Upcoming Events (this week)
Duke Young Writers Campat in store on 07/28/2015, 07:15 pm
Duke Young Writers' Camp This summer marks the thirty-second year young writers from all over the country and around the world have been coming to Duke University to craft stories, poems, plays, and essays. Every two weeks for six weeks out of the summer, approximately 100 to 120 adolescents form a creative writing community at Duke Young Writers’ Camp. They take two classes a day on such genres as fantasy and science fiction, hip hop poetry, detective fiction, argumentative essay writing, and multimedia presentations. The camp even boasts a newspaper website that puts out three editions a summer. Selected by their instructors, between fifteen and twenty of those writers will share at the Regulator their poetry and excerpts from stories and essays. Event date: 07/28/2015 - 7:15pm
Book Club of the Fantastic: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennanat in store on 07/28/2015, 08:15 pm
Book Club of the Fantastic: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennan Event date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:15pm to 9:15pm When We Meet: Fourth Tuesday of the month, 8:00pm to 8:45pm, at Avid Bookshop, 493 Prince Ave., Athens, GA 30601 What We Read: The Book Club of the Fantastic reads science fiction and fantasy, both hardcover new releases and paperbacks. Book club members decide what books to read by voting either in person or via email.The Book Club of the Fantastic is that little something you've been missing. The Book Club of the Fantastic is expanding your horizons. The Book Club of the Fantastic is holding your future hostage. The Book Club of the Fantastic is aware of your existence. The Book Club of the Fantastic is not going to wait much longer. The Book Club of the Fantastic is drinking your blood out of a coffee cup. The Book Club of the Fantastic is diametrically aligned. The Book Club of the Fantastic is holding a laser gun, and is terrified of using it. The Book Club of the Fantastic is not sure we should go to space, but even less sure we can stay here. The Book Club of the Fantastic is incorporated in numerous dimensions. The Book Club of the Fantastic is not about to kowtow to the shareholders. The Book Club of the Fantastic is doing victory laps around the Daytona 500 and the Fortune 500. The Book Club of the Fantastic is letting everybody in to heaven. The Book Club of the Fantastic is unstable dynamite in the sack. The Book Club of the Fantastic is far and away. The Book Club of the Fantastic is standing in a clearing, locking eyes with the majestic. The Book Club of the Fantastic's power... is yours. How to Join: Email Rachel Kaplan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the shop (706-352-2060) to join our book clubs. We may have to limit participation so it's important that you tell us if you would like to join.Why Buy the Book From Avid: While we don't charge a Book Club membership fee, the only way we can offer you this free service is if you buy the book club books from Avid. If this is a month that you borrowed the book from the library or a friend, we ask that you remember us as you purchase gifts.
Author Event: Dasha Kelly - Almost Crimsonat in store on 07/28/2015, 07:00 pm
Author Event: Dasha Kelly - Almost Crimson From a young age CeCe copes with her mother's crippling depression, their severe poverty, an absentee father, and her own insecurities. With gorgeous language, a vivid cast of characters, and an eye for poignant detail, Dasha Kelly tells the story of CeCe's struggle to break free from the grips of codependency and poverty to find confidence and success in her career and her personal life, finally becoming the strong woman she's always dreamed of being. "CeCe couldn't remember when her mother became too weak to carry anything but tears. When the Sad started to come, pressing her mother to their bed, her Mama cried slick silent tears for a long, long time. Longer than a game of hopscotch. Longer than singing the alphabet in her head five times. Longer than a nap, even. The Sad made her mother cry all the time." Event date: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm Event address: 4139 Park Road Park Road Shp Ctr Charlotte, NC 28209
Ace Atkins signs The Redeemersat in store on 07/28/2015, 07:00 pm
Ace Atkins signs The Redeemers When-Tue, July 28, 7pm – 8pm Where-Eagle Eye Bookshop, 2076 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, United States (map) Description-We are very proud to announce the signing and talk with Ace Atkins for his newest book "The Redeemers". Due to the popularity of this author this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are 5 dollars, which goes toward the book if you buy it with us. You can buy them ahead of time by phone, in the store, or buy them at the time of the event. He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless—voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he’s got one more job to do—bring down Stagg’s criminal operations for good.
Author event with Mark Claypool author of We're In This Togetherat in store on 07/28/2015, 06:30 pm
Author event with Mark Claypool author of We're In This Together Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming Nashville's own Mark Claypool for a discussion and signing of his book, We're In This Together: Private-Public Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education. We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk-Education is a timely book that explores the use by public schools of private education companies to meet the needs of some of the nation’s most challenged and challenging students. The book examines variations of use by states as well as the cultural attitudes toward the private sector to address these core functions of public schooling. The book offers grounded and thought provoking perspectives on: the legal framework of PL94-142 and its successor IDEA; the disconnect between the needs of young children with autism and public school special education services; and the significant size of the at-risk population and the shortcomings of efforts to serve those students. Mark Claypool is president and CEO of Educational Services of America (ESA), which he founded in 1999. Prior to forming ESA, he held various positions in both state government and the private sector in mental health, juvenile corrections, and education. Today, ESA is the nation’s leading provider of behavior therapy and alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. He is president of the board of directors of Book’Em, a Nashville nonprofit that seeks to inspire a love of books and reading in all children.
Salon@615 with JR Ward author of The Bourbon Kingsat in store on 07/28/2015, 06:15 pm
Salon@615 with JR Ward author of The Bourbon Kings Ticket Information: This is a ticketed event. You can reserve your tickets online by visiting www.Salonat615.org two weeks prior to the event. A limited number of advance tickets will be available online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket. A limited number of free tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event. We recommend that you arrive early for the on-site ticket line. To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! Visit email@example.com for more information. About The Bourbon Kings: Set in the heart of bourbon and horse country, The Bourbon Kings marks a departure for Ward who hasn’t written extensively about Kentucky, though she lives in The Bluegrass State and has deep ties to the surrounding community. The Bourbon Kings series will follow the Bradfords, those who work for them on their estate, Easterly, and several other wealthy Southern families involved in Kentucky’s bourbon industry. About J.R. Ward: With more than 15 million of her novels in print worldwide, Ward is an international bestselling author best known for her phenomenally popular paranormal Black Dagger Brotherhood series about a group of warrior vampires. About Salon@615: Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, Parnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Together, we nurture and celebrate the literary life of Nashville by presenting author talks and book signings to our community. Since its inception in early 2011, Salon@615 has become a regular and vital author reading series on Nashville’s cultural calendar.
Samuel Fromartz -In Search of the Perfect Loafat in store on 07/29/2015, 07:00 pm
Samuel Fromartz -In Search of the Perfect Loaf Samuel Fromartz chronicles a rip-roaring baking adventure with his latest book In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey. In 2009, Fromartz was offered the assignment of a lifetime: to travel to France to work in a boulangerie. For the next four years, Fromartz traveled across the United States and Europe, perfecting his sourdough in California, his whole grain rye in Berlin, and his country wheat in the South of France. Along the way, he met historians, millers, farmers, wheat geneticists, sourdough biochemists, and everyone in between, learning about the history of breadmaking, the science of fermentation, and more. The result is an informative yet personal account of bread and bread-baking, complete with detailed recipes, tips, and beautiful photographs. SAMUEL FROMARTZ is a veteran journalist who focuses on the intersection of the food, farming and the environment. He is a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network. Event date: 07/29/2015 - 7:00pm
Author Event: Ace Atkins - The Redeemersat in store on 07/29/2015, 07:00 pm
Author Event: Ace Atkins - The Redeemers He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless--voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he's got one more job to do--bring down Stagg's criminal operations for good. At least that's the plan. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, a trio of criminals stage a bold, wall-smashing break-in at the home of a local lumber mill owner, making off with a million dollars in cash from his safe, which is curious, because the mill owner is wealthy--but not that wealthy. None of this has anything to do with Colson, but during the investigation, two men are killed, one of them the new sheriff. His friend, acting sheriff Lillie Virgil, and a dangerous former flame, Anna Lee Stevens, both ask him to step in, and reluctantly he does, only to discover that that safe contained more than just money--it held secrets. Secrets that could either save Colson--or destroy him once and for all. Event date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
New York Times–bestselling author Ace Atkins discusses his new Quinn Colson novel, The Redeemersat in store on 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm
Chapel Hill, NC
New York Times–bestselling author Ace Atkins discusses his new Quinn Colson novel, The Redeemers Thu 7/30, 7pm – 8pm New York Times–bestselling author Ace Atkins discusses his new Quinn Colson novel, The Redeemers He is only in his early thirties, but now Quinn Colson is jobless—voted out of office as sheriff of Tibbehah County, Mississippi, thanks to the machinations of county kingpin Johnny Stagg. He has offers, in bigger and better places, but before he goes, he’s got one more job to do—bring down Stagg’s criminal operations for good. At least that’s the plan. But in the middle of the long, hot summer, a trio of criminals stage a bold, wall-smashing break-in at the home of a local lumber mill owner, making off with a million dollars in cash from his safe, which is curious, because the mill owner is wealthy—but not that wealthy. None of this has anything to do with Colson, but during the investigation, two men are killed, one of them the new sheriff. His friend, acting sheriff Lillie Virgil, and a dangerous former flame, Anna Lee Stevens, both ask him to step in, and reluctantly he does, only to discover that that safe contained more than just money—it held secrets. Secrets that could either save Colson—or destroy him once and for all.
John E. Wade II: The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operationat in store on 07/30/2015, 06:00 pm
New Orleans, LA
John E. Wade II: The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation Thursday, July 30th 6-7:30PM John E. Wade II, author, investor, and millionaire, reveals in his memoir, The Bipolar Millionaire and the Operation, his personal struggle with bipolar disorder and his experience being the focus of an all-encompassing and benevolent entity he calls the Operation. Wade takes the reader through his family experiences, political aspirations and beliefs, spiritual journey, relationship trials and errors, battle with mental illness, and how he feels he has been cured of the detrimental aspects of bipolar disorder. With the help of a unique and powerful network he calls the Operation, and through religious beliefs, personal perseverance, and the help of friends, family, and his mental health professionals, Wade lives an active, creative, and successful life. His memoir doesn't end with contentment at achieving a balance in his life, however. Instead, Wade expresses a determined vision for the future, aiming to assist humanity in finding lasting peace and prosperity through his writing, political, and spiritual endeavors, as well as through being the focus of the ever-pervasive Operation. John E. Wade II discusses and signs his book, The Bipolar Millionaire and The Operation.
Author Event: Martin Clark - The Jezebel Remedyat in store on 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm
Author Event: Martin Clark - The Jezebel Remedy Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:33pm — Sally Brewster Martin Clark--who has set, according to the "Winston-Salem Journal, ""the new standard by which other works of legal fiction should be judged"--now delivers his finest novel yet. Lisa and Joe Stone, married for twenty years and partners in their small law firm in Henry County, Virginia, handle less-than-glamorous cases, whether domestic disputes, personal injury settlements, or never-ending complaints from their cantankerous client Lettie VanSandt ("eccentric" by some accounts, "certifiable" by others). When Lettie dies in a freakish fire, the Stones think it's certainly possible that she was cooking meth in her trailer.But details soon emerge that lead them to question how "accidental" her demise actually was, and settling her peculiar estate becomes endlessly complicated. Before long, the Stones find themselves entangled in a corporate conspiracy that will require all their legal skills--not to mention some difficult ethical choices--for them to survive. Meanwhile, Lisa is desperately trying to shield Joe from a secret, dreadful error that she would give anything to erase, even as his career--and her own--hangs in the balance. In "The Jezebel Remedy," Clark gives us a stunning portrait of a marriage, an intricate tour of the legal system, and a relentlessly entertaining story that is full of inventions, shocks, and understanding. Event date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Jaclyn Spainhourat in store on 07/30/2015, 12:30 pm
Jaclyn Spainhour Gilded Age Norfolk, Virginia Tidewater Wealth, Industry, and Propriety Book Signing from 12:30 - 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 30, 2015 About the Book: Gilded Age Norfolk, Virginia is the newest addition to The History Press. The book is by local author Jaclyn Spainhour and is set to release on May 11, 2015. Norfolk's rise as a premier seaport brought with it an increase in power, wealth and industry in the nineteenth century. Local prominent families lived in exquisitely crafted homes and owned flourishing local businesses. Cobblestone lined the Freemason District and downtown streets. The area's elite participated in numerous social clubs, religious groups and philanthropic organizations. One family, the Hunters, lived so luxuriously that they became one of the most fashionable families in the city. Join author Jaclyn Spainhour as she explores Norfolk's social customs, cosmopolitan soirées and more that truly embodied the Gilded Age. The book traces the footsteps of life amongst the local elite of 19th Century Norfolk. The book tells the narrative of the building of 19th Century Norfolk by systematically explaining the rise of local businesses, social clubs, schools, churches, etc. The book takes a look into one of Norfolk's most prestigious social clubs, the Virginia Club.
Benjamin Hedin - In Search of the Movementat in store on 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Benjamin Hedin - In Search of the Movement The multi-faceted Benjamin Hedin presents In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now on Thursday, July 30, at 7 pm. In the last 50 years, has America progressed on matters of race, or are we stalled—or even moving backward? This journalist, teacher, editor, and documentary film producer visits the places and people who shaped the civil rights movement and seeks to discover what has changed (or hasn't) since the 1960s. He profiles some legendary figures as well as many whose stories have never been told and who continue the fight today. Event date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: 3522 Wade Ave Raleigh, NC 27607-4048
Kathleen DuVal -Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolutionat in store on 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm
Kathleen DuVal -Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution Over the last decade, award-winning historian Kathleen DuVal has revitalized the study of early America’s marginalized voices. Now, in Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution, she recounts an untold story as rich and significant as that of the Founding Fathers: the history of the Revolutionary Era as experienced by slaves, American Indians, women, and British loyalists living on Florida’s Gulf Coast. KATHLEEN DUVAL teaches Early American history and American Indian history at UNC. Her previous books include The Native Ground: Indians and Colonists in the Heart of the Continent, winner of the J. G. Ragsdale Book Award from the Arkansas Historical Association. She is also co-editor of Interpreting a Continent: Voices from Colonial America. Event date: 07/30/2015 - 7:00pm
Author event with Dan Washburn author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dreamat in store on 07/30/2015, 06:30 pm
Author event with Dan Washburn author of The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream Please join Parnassus Books in welcoming author Dan Washburn for a discussion and signing of his book, The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream. Dan will appear in conversation with Jeremy Goldkorn. Statistically, zero percent of the Chinese population plays golf, a politically taboo topic still known as the “rich man’s game.” Yet China is in the midst of a golf boom – hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal to build them. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn charts a vivid path through this contradictory country by following the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene. We meet Zhou, a peasant-turned-golf-pro who discovered the game after winning a job as a security guard at an exclusive golf club – and believes golf to be his ticket to joining China’s emerging middle class; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is turned upside down when a massive top-secret golf complex moves in next door to his tiny ancient village; and Martin, a Western executive trying to navigate China’s byzantine and highly political business environment, ever watchful for Beijing’s “golf police.” The Forbidden Game is a rich and engrossing portrait of the world’s newest superpower and three very different paths to the Chinese Dream. About Dan Washburn: Dan Washburn is an award-winning journalist and Chief Content Officer at the Asia Society. His writing has appeared in FT Weekend Magazine, Slate, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Economist, Golf World, Golf Digest, ESPN.com, The Telegraph, Quartz, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. His work has been featured in the anthologies Unsavory Elements: Stories of Foreigners on the Loose in China and Inside the Ropes: Sportswriters Get Their Game On. Dan is also the founding editor of Shanghaiist.com, one of the most widely read English-language websites about China. After almost a decade in China, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife Bliss and their dogs Ozzie and Tux. About Jeremy Goldkorn: Jeremy Goldkorn is the founder and director of Danwei, a research firm which began life in 2003 as a website and blog that translated and analyzed Chinese media, Internet, government regulation, and censorship. In 2009, shortly after Goldkorn opened a consulting business in Beijing to operate the website, the site was blocked, and the company pivoted to providing commercial research services. The Financial Times acquired Danwei in 2013. Goldkorn is is co-host of the Sinica podcast, and founder of Great Wall Fresh, a social enterprise to help Chinese peasant farmers run small tourism businesses catering to foreign outdoor enthusiasts. Goldkorn's writing, public speaking, and podcasting activities cover a range of subjects from the Chinese internet industry, media regulation, Internet business, censorship, the habits of Chinese Internet users, Chinese consumer culture, to Sino-African affairs and the Great Wall. He is working on a book on the first 20 years of the Chinese Internet. Goldkorn and his wife, the musician Wu Fei, moved to Nashville with their children earlier this year. Event date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 6:30pm Event address:
MARGARET BRADHAM THORNTON presents CHARLESTONat in store on 07/30/2015, 07:00 pm
MARGARET BRADHAM THORNTON presents CHARLESTON We are so lucky to welcome Margaret Bradham Thornton, editor of Tennessee Williams: Notebooks and author of the novel Charleston, back to Malaprop’s! Influenced by a decade of unearthing Williams’ life and a 19th century Charleston garden, Thornton penned a love story where “the real femme fatale is the city itself, a place where the breeze in the laurel oak sounds ‘like a slow kind of applause,’…and the citizens speak with ‘dropped r’s that almost sound English.’” (The New York Times Book Review) Filled with lush detail and sumptuous art, Charleston beautifully evokes Thornton’s native city. Event date: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Reading and Booksigning with Steve Ruedlingerat in store on 07/31/2015, 03:00 pm
Reading and Booksigning with Steve Ruedlinger Event Date Friday, July 31 Event Time 3 p.m. Event Location Pomegranate Books Join us for a reading with Steve Ruedlinger, local author of the riveting, engaging, and adventurous book series ALMOST PARADISE: THE BROADSWORD CHRONICLES! Book description from publisher: http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000203189/Almost-Paradise.aspx Enthusiasm and nerves are running high on board the nuclear-powered Coast Guard cutter Broadsword as the crew prepares for their maiden voyage. Confident that they have prepared and trained for every possible contingency during their deployment, they are eager to get underway. But a new storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico is about to sweep these sailors into truly uncharted waters. As the winds settle, chaos reigns on the command deck. Instruments are malfunctioning, and the crew struggles to make sense of nonsensical readings. The only explanation seems impossible, but soon it’s one they have no choice but to accept as their new reality. They have been transported back to the Mid-Cretaceous, a voyage of nearly 92 million years into the planet’s past. It’s a time of unrecognizable peril and challenge for the crew, where incredible beasts control land, sea, and air. A warm and humid Earth presents a changing landscape of geologic instability, super storms, and shifting continents. Lead by the enigmatic JD Stoner, the ragtag crew races to understand their new situation and find a way home. Survival is far from guaranteed in an environment rife with danger that none of them is equipped to handle. Can a group of twenty-first-century humans survive long enough to make it back to their own time?
Michele Young-Stone Signingat in store on 07/31/2015, 09:30 am
Michele Young-Stone Signing Michele is a resident of Kill Devil Hills and her previous book, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, was published to starred reviews and wide acclaim in the book world. She will be signing at Duck's Cottage on 7/31 from 9:30am - 11:30am. Event date: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 9:30am to 11:30am Event address: 1240 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949
Ace Atkins - The Redeemersat in store on 07/31/2015, 07:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books & Music is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and specializes in fine literature for adults and children, with a special focus on the South.
Ace Atkins - The Redeemers Ace Atkins returns on Friday, July 31, at 7 pm with the fifth in his Quinn Colson series, The Redeemers - it looks like some scores will be settled in this one. "One of the best crime writers at work today."--Michael Connelly. Ace is also the novelist chosen to keep Robert Parker's beloved Spenser series alive. The most recent is Robert B. Parker's Kickback. Event date: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
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