Upcoming Events (this week)
Elizabeth Berg -Read It & Eat Author Luncheonat The Venue on 05/04/2015, 12:00 pm
Who: Elizabeth Berg What: Read It & Eat Author Luncheon When: Monday, May 4th at 12pm Where: The Venue Tickets are $15 and include lunch and $5 toward the book purchase. New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Berg has written a lush historical novel based on the sensuous Parisian life of the nineteenth-century writer George Sand—which is perfect for readers of Nancy Horan and Elizabeth Gilbert.
Tom Hayden - Listen, Yankee! - Gablesat in store on 05/04/2015, 08:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL
Tom Hayden - Listen, Yankee! - Gables Start: May 4 2015 8:00 pm Based on unprecedented access to both Cuban and American officials, a book that offers fresh insight into one of history's most enigmatic relationships between nation-states—from one of America's best-known voices of political and social activism. In Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters, Tom Hayden gives us two countries that share much more than a fifty-five-year disagreement. He writes both as an observer of Cuba and as a US revolutionary student leader telling his own story, someone whose efforts to mobilize political change in the US mirrored the radical transformation simultaneously going on in Cuba. His astute observations are often dazzling and always based on his years of research and special access to key figures.
An Evening with at Length Magazineat in store on 05/04/2015, 07:00 pm
An Evening with at Length Magazine A various and talented group of editors and contributors to At Length will be in the store to read and discuss their latest work. At Length is a Durham and NYC-based literary magazine focusing on long-form poetry and prose. http://atlengthmag.com/ In attendance for this evening of all-things-literary will be: Elaine Bleakney, the author of For Another Writing Back, which Publishers Weekly called "meditative and searching....an evocative consideration of a life." Her writing has appeared in jubilat, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, At Length, and others. She is an editor at large for At Length's art section. Meaghan Mulholland’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in At Length, Five Chapters, Playboy, Post Road, and storySouth, among other publications. She is past recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. She is currently working on a collection of linked stories and a novel set in Sicily. Trace Ramsey has written the zine Quitter since 2004. In 2008, he finished their first book, an anthology of the first five issues of Quitter. In 2014, this anthology (Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying) was re-released by Pioneers Press and includes issue number six. Quitter #9 was finished in February of 2015. Trace is currently writing a memoir titled Carrying Capacity. In December 2014, he received a Certificate in Documentary Arts from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. He is a recipient of the 2015 Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Award in Literature. After the readings, At Length editors Belle Boggs and Jonathan Farmer will lead a spirited and thoughtful discussion.
Mary Ann Rose Hart -Mary Ann's Mountainat in store on 05/04/2015, 05:00 pm
Mary Ann Rose Hart -Mary Ann's Mountain Children's Book Week Event: Mary Ann Rose Hart, Mary Ann's Mountain Monday, May 4, 5pm Mary Ann Rose Hart, a retired teacher, began her career of 36 years teaching French in grades 3-6 in East Tennessee transitioning to grades 3-5 in North Carolina. The author received a master’s degree in education from Appalachian State University with emphasis on the emerging adolescent and reading skills instruction. Mary Ann enjoyed teaching reading, creative writing, and math in a multi-cultural school. It was her fifth graders who inspired their Mrs. Hart to write more stories to read aloud to them. While serving for many years as math lead teacher, Mary Ann wrote math activities which were presented at regional and state math conferences. Mary Ann’s Mountain is the author’s first novel, a nod to her mountain heritage. Mary Ann’s Mountain has the timeless theme of the life of a preadolescent girl caught between being a child and a teenager. Life on a farm in the mountainous coalfields of Virginia and challenges at school make this mountain girl aware that life changes from day to day while she is changing as well. A caring family and friends help Mary Ann face the unknowns of tomorrow.
Ladene Hayes -The Continuing Saga of Rikki Tikki Taviat in store on 05/04/2015, 07:00 pm
Ladene Hayes -The Continuing Saga of Rikki Tikki Tavi Children's Book Week Event: Ladene Hayes, The Continuing Saga of Rikki Tikki Tavi Monday, May 4, 7pm Ladene Marie Hayes was born in Asheboro, North Carolina. She has an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology and Medical Transcription. Mrs. Dudley is an administrative assistant. Mrs. Dudley spent three years active duty and three years reserves in the United States Marine Corps and received two honorable discharges for her tours. Mrs. Dudley worked in the government for 10 years before moving back to her home state of North Carolina. She has always loved to write and has a collection of poems and short stories written over 40 years ago. The Continuing Saga of Rikki Tikki Tavi What happened to the egg? That was the question that plagued author Ladene Dee Hayes years after she met Rikki Tikki Tavi. This book reveals secrets as Rikki Tikki Tavi's greatest fear becomes a reality in this newest installment to the popular children's story. With exciting new characters and lost of adventure, what could have been the end is now the beginning in The Continuing Saga of Rikki Tikki Tavi. Tik! Tik! Tik!
Seamus McGraw signs Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Changeat in store on 05/04/2015, 06:30 pm
Seamus McGraw signs Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change We are excited to announce author Seamus McGraw coming to the Fountain Bookstore to sign copies of his latest book, Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change Seamus McGraw is a journalist and author who has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Associated Press Managing Editors, as well as honors from the Casey Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists. He has written for publications such as Playboy, Reader's Digest, Radar, and The Forward.In 2011, Random House published his previous book, entitled The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone. Event date: Monday, May 4, 2015 - 6:30pm Event address: 1312 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23219
Pedro González Munné - Ebrio de luz - Gablesat in store on 05/05/2015, 06:30 pm
Coral Gables, FL
Pedro González Munné - Ebrio de luz - Gables Start: May 5 2015 6:30 pm Un extensivo estudio, parte de una trilogía, sobre inmigración cubana a los Estados Unidos, desde el descubrimiento del Continente Americano por los españoles, hasta el presente. El libro abarca las motivaciones y contradicciones de las distintas oleadas políticas y económicas de inmigrantes, haciendo especial énfasis en la parte del estado de la Florida y las figuras intelectuales destacadas, como José Martí. Sobre el autor: Pedro González Munné: Periodista profesional desde 1974. Obtuvo en la isla los Premios nacionales cubanos: Primero de Enero de historia, en libro de testimonio (1978), en reportaje de televisión el Juan Manuel Márquez (1986) y el Sol de Cuba en turismo; fue Vanguardia Nacional del Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Cultura y el Arte (1985) y de la Unión de Periodistas de Cuba (UPEC), la distinción José Martí. Graduado suma cum laude de Periodismo en la Universidad de La Habana, fue columnista de las revistas Arte 7 y Alma Mater, además, integró el Consejo de Dirección del periódico universitario Despegue. Resultando electo al frente de cultura de la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU). Trabajó en la radio y la televisión cubanas -donde fue miembro de las Comisiones de Evaluación Técnica y Juez Laboral, en el periódico pinareño Guerrillero, colaboró con Radio Rebelde y Radio Taíno, así como las revistas: El Caimán Barbudo y CubaInternacional, entre otras. Editor del Noticiero Nacional de Televisión y de Cubavisión Internacional, Corresponsal de Guerra en Angola e Indochina (1987). Al ser expulsado de su trabajo y de todas las organizaciones sociales y profesionales a las que pertenecía -nunca militó en ningún partido político en la isla- en una purga a la prensa cubana (1990), emigró a los EEUU en 1991. En La Florida ha creado y conducido programaciones alternativas de radio y televisión hispanas, como las llamadas Radio Progreso y Radio Miami, además de los tabloides comunitarios: La Nación Cubana, El País de Miami, El Nuevo Americano y Qué Pasa Miami. También ha sido Editor de revistas turísticas, Player y Aboard. Fundador del Consejo de los Medios Comunitarios por la promoción de la prensa de comunidades latinas. Ha sido presidente de la Asociación de la Florida de Periodistas Hispanos (FAHJ), fundador del Club Internacional de la Prensa de Miami (IPC-Miami), participando en congresos nacionales e internacionales, ha presidido Comités de Libertad de Expresión y Ética Profesional de organizaciones como la Asociación Nacional de Periodistas Hispanos (NAHJ), la Sociedad de Periodistas Profesionales de los EEUU (SPJ) y la Confederación Latinoamericana de la Prensa Turística (CLAPTUR).
Elizabeth Alexander - The Light of the World - Gablesat in store on 05/05/2015, 08:00 pm
Coral Gables, FL
Elizabeth Alexander - The Light of the World - Gables Start: May 5 2015 8:00 pm In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband's death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss. THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well-lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares what matters most, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is required reading. About the Author: Professor Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright, and teacher. In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She has published six books of poems, two collections of essays, and a play. Her book of poems, American Sublime, was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and was one of the American Library Associations “Notable Books of the Year.” Her play, “Diva Studies”, was produced at the Yale School of Drama.
Eileen Flanagan- Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfullness, and Hopeat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Eileen Flanagan- Renewable: One Woman's Search for Simplicity, Faithfullness, and Hope At age forty-nine, Eileen Flanagan had an aching feeling that she wasn’t living up to her potential—or her youthful ideals. A former Peace Corps volunteer who’d once loved the simplicity of living in a mud hut in Botswana, she now had too many e-mails in her inbox and a basement full of stuff she didn’t need. Increasingly worried about her children’s future on a warming planet, she felt unable to make a difference—until she joined a band of singing Quaker activists who helped her find her voice and her power. Renewable: One Woman’s Search for Simplicity, Faithfulness, and Hope is the story of a spiritual writer and mother of two who, while trying to change the world, unexpectedly finds the courage to change her life. With wit and wisdom, Eileen Flanagan shares the engaging journey that brings her from midlife spiritual crisis to fulfillment and hope—and, briefly, to jail. Eileen Flanagan is a Quaker writer, speaker, and activist. Her previous book, The Wisdom to Know the Difference, was endorsed by the Dalai Lama, and her articles have appeared in a wide range of national publications. A graduate of Duke and Yale, Eileen leads the board of Earth Quaker Action Team, which uses nonviolent direct action to work for a just and sustainable economy.
WILD BOOK CLUB discusses COVER HER FACEat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
WILD BOOK CLUB discusses COVER HER FACE Event date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm
CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB discusses THEY KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU Event date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: They Know Everything about You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy (Hardcover) By Robert Scheer
Mystery writer panel featuring Frances Brody, Elaine Viets, and Marcia Talleyat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Chapel Hill, NC
Mystery writer panel featuring Frances Brody, Elaine Viets, and Marcia Talley Tue 5/5 7pm – 8pm Mystery writer panel featuring Frances Brody, Elaine Viets, and Marcia Talley Meet these three mystery authors on their tour of the Triangle! A not-to-miss event for mystery readers. Frances Brody, hailing from Britain, is author of the Kate Shackleton series, set just after WW-I. Murder in the Afternoon, the fourth in the series, was selected by the Library Journal as one of the best mysteries of 2014. Marcia Talley, most recently of The Bahamas, has won the Agatha and Anthony awards for her long-running traditional mystery series, featuring breast-cancer survivor Hannah Ives. Elaine Viets, former St. Louis newspaper columnist, also has two traditional series: the first features Helen Hawthorn, who came to South Florida on the run, in the Dead-End Job series; the second features single mom Josie Marcus in the Mystery Shopper series. Event date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514
R. Flowers Rivera -Heathenat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
R. Flowers Rivera -Heathen R. Flowers Rivera, Heathen Tuesday, May 5, 7pm R. Flowers Rivera is native of Mississippi, she completed a Ph.D. in English, specializing in African American literature and creative writing, at Binghamton University and an M.A. in English at Hollins University in addition to an M.S. in human resource development from Georgia State University and a B.S. from The University of Georgia. Xavier Review Press published her debut poetry collection, Troubling Accents (July 2013), which received a nomination from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters and was selected by the Texas Association of Authors as its 2014 Poetry Book of the Year. Rivera’s second collection, Heathen, has been selected by poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller as the winner of the 2015 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, published by Lotus Press, Inc. and distributed by Wayne State University Press (forthcoming March 2015). Rivera’s work limns and re-imagines the intersections of race, gender, class, orientation, and regional identity. Rivera was awarded the 2009 Leo Love Merit Scholarship in Poetry in association with the Taos Summer Writers Conference. Her short story, “The Iron Bars,” won the 1999 Peregrine Prize, and she has been a finalist for the May Swenson Award, the Journal Intro Award, the Gary Snyder Memorial Award, the Paumanok Award, the Crab Orchard Series, and the Gival Poetry Prize as well as garnering nominations for Pushcarts. Rivera has been anthologized in Mischief, Caprice & Other Poetic Strategies and included in a book on poetics titled The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz and Poetry. She has been published in journals such as African American Review, Columbia, Evergreen Chronicles, Beloit Poetry Journal, Feminist Studies, Obsidian, The Southern Review, and UCity Review. Currently. She lives in McKinney, Texas.
Author event with Elle Luna, author of The Crossroads of Should and Mustat in store on 05/05/2015, 06:30 pm
Author event with Elle Luna, author of The Crossroads of Should and Must Start: 05/05/2015 6:30 pm Timezone: America/Chicago Please join Parnassus in welcoming author Elle Luna for a discussion and signing of her new book, The Crossroads of Should and Must. The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message--we get to choose the path between Should and Must. And it gives every reader permission to embrace this message. It's about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work. Why knowing what you want is often the hardest part. It gives eye-opening techniques for reconnecting with one's inner voice, like writing your own obituary (talk about putting life in perspective). It talks about the most common fears of choosing Must over Should--money, time, space, and the ultimate fear: total vulnerability--and shores up our hesitation with inspiring stories of and quotes from the artists and writers and thinkers who've faced their own crossroads of Should and Must and taken the leap. It explains the importance of mistakes, of "unlearning," of solitude, of keeping moving, of following a soul path. Presented in four chapters--The Crossroads, The Origin of Should, Must, and The Return--inspired by the hero's journey outlined by Joseph Campbell, The Crossroads of Should and Must guides us from the small moment, discovering our Must, to the big moment--actually doing something about it, and returning to share our new gifts with the world.
Paper Tail Zinester Camp Session Fourat in store on 05/05/2015, 05:00 pm
Paper Tail Zinester Camp Session Four (Students May Enroll at Any Time) Start: 17:00 End: 18:30 This meeting and all subsequent meetings will be generally facilitated by Amanda Mills (Murmur). She will also assist in coordinating the zine exhibit and panel. Amanda Mills’ educational background is in English Rhetoric. She has been involved in zine-making since elementary school, including an internship with the Denver Zine Library, teaching a weekly class on zine-making at her high school, forming the Atlanta Zine Library in college, and organizing the Atlanta Zine Fest. Her current project, Murmur, is a community resource for DIY and ephemeral media. Comics with Allyssa Lewis. Tuesday, May 5th. 5 - 6:30 PM Must be enrolled (can enroll at any time, max 12). Allyssa Lewis is an animator for FX's Emmy nominated series "Archer". She also serves as Vice President of one of the largest animation societies in the southeastern United states, ASIFA Atlanta. She is an avid zinemaker. Her specialties include 2D animation (traditional and digital) and illustration. Allyssa will speak about her zine-making process as it relates to zine comics. She will talk about the differences between commercial work and zine-making, highlighting the benefits of creating zines even when commercial art avenues are available. To demonstrate what comic zines may look like, she will bring some of her work as examples. We will then look at examples of comics from the Atlanta Zine Library. Attendees are encouraged to share things that stand out to them from the example zines. Using a prompt, everyone--including facilitators--will have time for a comics-oriented free-write. We will talk about what it means to create a safe space for sharing. Attendees will then share their work for feedback and encouragement. We will then share our draft fanzines as well. Enroll Now: http://murmurmedia.org/enroll-now-paper-trail-zinester-camp-for-youth/
Local Author Night- Miracle Herbs & Plants by Cami Onolfo Time is Cows: Timeless Wisdom of the Maasai and Maasai Yoga & Meditation by Tanya Pergola Roat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Coconut Grove, FL
Local Author Night May 5th, 2015 May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Bookstore in the Grove, 3390 Mary Street #166, Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States+ Google Map Here’s out Line-up of authors and books for May 5th: Miracle Herbs & Plants by Cami Onolfo Time is Cows: Timeless Wisdom of the Maasai and Maasai Yoga & Meditation by Tanya Pergola Rocko’s Big Launch by Yolande Jackson North of the Grove by William Hobbs This event is an effort to promote and raise awareness of talented local authors, by giving them an opportunity to share their work with other authors, friends, family and the community. Come and support our local authors!
Book launch for LESSER BEASTS by MARK ESSIGat in store on 05/05/2015, 07:00 pm
Book launch for LESSER BEASTS by MARK ESSIG Event date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 7:00pm Event address: Lesser Beasts: A Snout-To-Tail History of the Humble Pig
More Paddles in Paradise Authors Ed & Deb Higginsat in store on 05/05/2015, 06:00 pm
Punta Gorda, FL
More Paddles in Paradise Authors Ed & Deb Higgins Tuesday May 5, 2015 6:00 PM Join us on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 pm for a BOOK LAUNCH of More Paddles in Paradise (sequel to Paddles in Paradise) with authors Ed and Deb Higgins. They will talk about kayaking around Punta Gorda and about some of the 25 new paddle tours featured in the new book, still within 4 hours from Punta Gorda. Both books are perfect for the kayak and canoe aficianado as well as those who want to become one, offering detailed information about the wonderful places to paddle, including maps and color photos of what you may encounter. RSVP to 941-205-2560 or email@example.com.
Elizabeth Alexander - The Light of the World - Temple Israelat Temple Israel on 05/06/2015, 11:00 am
Coral Gables, FL
Elizabeth Alexander - The Light of the World - Temple Israel Start: May 6 2015 11:00 am She composed and recited “Praise Song for the Day” for President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration. Now, she remembers the sudden death of her husband, just 50, in an intensely rendered elegy of a remarkable man and marriage. Meet one of America’s greatest contemporary poets ELIZABETH ALEXANDER discussing The Light of the World: A Memoir (Grand Central Publishing, $26) Wednesday, May 6, 11am Temple Israel
Rupert Nacoste -Taking on Diversityat in store on 05/06/2015, 07:00 pm
Rupert Nacoste -Taking on Diversity In this enlightening book, Taking on Diversity: How We Can Move from Anxiety to Respect, a campus “diversity doctor” relates stories that individuals have shared with him about their anxieties in situations involving people who are in some way different than themselves. Dr. Rupert W. Nacoste regularly counsels students at North Carolina State University about their problems dealing with diversity of all kinds, including of gender, race, ethnicity, and sexual-orientation. Here, he shares his most effective techniques for handling the unavoidable realities of being in a neo-diverse community, whether that means in college or America as a nation. The author’s proven “safe space” strategy can be applied to the campus, community groups, churches, and workplaces as a means to facilitate positive dialogue about diversity. Dr. Nacoste will be in the store for a discussion and signing.