Because I Come from a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist, with Edward M. Hallowell, M.D

07/10/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

From the bestselling author of the classic book on ADD, Driven to Distraction, comes a memoir of the strange upbringing that shaped Dr. Edward M. Hallowell's celebrated career, Because I Come From a Crazy Family: The Making of a Psychiatrist.

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Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

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Gibson's Bookstore
6032240562

A Girl Stands at the Door

07/18/2018 - 6:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Before Brown v. Board of Education, there was Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher. Her successful challenge of segregation at the University of Oklahoma laid the foundation for Brown in 1949. More than a decade later, in New Orleans, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American child to integrate an elementary school in the South.

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Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library
4801 Main st.
Kansas City, MO 64112

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

Author Talk with Patrick O’Donnell — The Unknowns (book signing)

06/16/2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Patrick K. O’Donnell is a bestselling, critically acclaimed military historian and an expert on elite units. He is the author of eleven books, including Washington’s Immortals, We Were One, and Dog Company, and he is the recipient of several national awards. He served as a combat historian in a Marine rifle platoon during the Battle of Fallujah and speaks often on espionage, special operations, and counterinsurgency.

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National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools

08/30/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Historian Rachel Devlin uncovered over a dozen unknown or unexamined school desegregation lawsuits filed by girls and their families in the late 1940s. In A GIRL STANDS AT THE DOOR (Basic Books; May 15, 2018), she argues that Brown v. Board of Education would not have happened without the leadership of young women in early desegregation cases.

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Margaret Mitchell House
130 West Places Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools

05/31/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning historian and Rutgers professor RACHEL DEVLIN for a discussion of her latest book, A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools. She will be joined in conversation by Harvard Law School professor KENNETH W. MACK.

About A Girl Stands at the Door

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Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183646-585-2183

A Girl Stands at the Door - Rachel Devlin in conversation with Nikki Brown

06/09/2018 - 4:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Historian Rachel Devlin uncovered over a dozen unknown or unexamined school desegregation lawsuits filed by girls and their families in the late 1940s. In A GIRL STANDS AT THE DOOR (Basic Books; May 15, 2018), she argues that Brown v. Board of Education would not have happened without the leadership of young women in early desegregation cases.

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Leona Tate Foundation for Change
1235 Deslonde St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools

06/02/2018 - 2:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Historian Rachel Devlin uncovered over a dozen unknown or unexamined school desegregation lawsuits filed by girls and their families in the late 1940s. In A GIRL STANDS AT THE DOOR (Basic Books; May 15, 2018), she argues that Brown v. Board of Education would not have happened without the leadership of young women in early desegregation cases.

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Barnes & Noble
4801 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

Writers LIVE: Rachel Devlin, A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

06/12/2018 - 6:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

The struggle to desegregate America’s schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools.

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Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Library, African American Department
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools (with Katherine Carper Sawyer)

06/23/2018 - 1:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Historian Rachel Devlin uncovered over a dozen unknown or unexamined school desegregation lawsuits filed by girls and their families in the late 1940s. In A GIRL STANDS AT THE DOOR (Basic Books; May 15, 2018), she argues that Brown v. Board of Education would not have happened without the leadership of young women in early desegregation cases.

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Barnes & Noble
6130 SW 17th St
Topeka, KS 66615

Contact Information

Abigail Welhouse
646-585-2183

Beyond the First Draft with Sergio Troncoso

07/12/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fiction
Workshop

You have finished the first draft of your short story or novel chapter. What do you do now to take it to the next level? This workshop will offer practical advice to help you revise your work. We will focus on identifying the essence of your fiction, reviewing the narrative for its ups and downs, and analyzing and fixing problems with voice, character, dialogue, and setting. Each writer will receive specific and practical critiques to create tailored strategies for rewriting manuscripts. The class will work collaboratively on exercises to sharpen writing skills.

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Hudson Valley Writers Center
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Lauren Groff discusses and signs FLORIDA

06/16/2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Celebrated author Lauren Groff discusses and signs her new collection of stories, Florida.

Join us at Pegasus Books Downtown for one of the most eagerly anticipated book releases of 2018, with the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies. Free to attend and open to all.

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Pegasus Books Downtown
2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704

Yrsa Daley-Ward: Reading & Conversation

06/20/2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Yrsa Daley-Ward presents her prose poetry memoir, The Terrible, a lyrical odyssey of the Diaspora as seen through the eyes and felt through the flesh and bone of a first generation Jamaican-Nigerian blooming in the United Kingdom. Featuring a book reading and signing, plus music from special guest ASTU. Tickets available now.

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Mills College
Littlefield Concert Hall 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613

Bestselling author Lauren Groff presents FLORIDA

07/05/2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Bestselling author Lauren Groff (Fates and Furies, Arcadia) is coming to Concord, and Gibson's Bookstore is happy to host her for one of the most anticipated books of the year, Florida!

In Florida, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature.

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Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301

Conversations at the Culver: Voices Against Violence

06/03/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Panel

Join the Inlandia Institute on June 1, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for Conversations at the Culver: Voices Against Violence featuring Nikia Chaney and Shonda Buchanan with Allyson Jeffredo and Lydia Theon Ware i. This event will take place at the Culver Center, located at 3834 Main St, Riverside, CA 92501.

 

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The Culver Center
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

"Tree" by Melina Sempill Watts: Book Reading + Converation

05/26/2018 - 2:00am to 3:00am
Fiction
Reading

ear her read from her novel, TreeTree is a novel about a tree written from a unique point of view: the chief narrator is a tree. Tree uses magical realism as a key to access the interrelated emotional realities of the many species that share one pristine valley in Topanga, California. 

Melina Sempill Watts’ writing has appeared in various publications including Sierra Magazine, the New York Times motherlode blog, Earth Island Journal and Sunset Magazine. This is her first novel. 

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Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street West Auditorium
Oakland, CA 94612

Melina Sempill Watts’ “Tree” and Buddhism: Joy and Evanescence

06/17/2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Fiction
Talk

“The Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating under a tree. To what extent did the tree’s being contribute to the Buddha’s shift of consciousness?” – Melina Sempill Watts

Tree is the story of 229 years in the life of a California live oak from the perspective of … the tree.  This work of fiction is imbued with Buddhist values and provides a unique perspective to explore compassion, grief and acceptance from the point of view of other living beings.

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Zen Center Los Angeles
923 Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006

The Renaissance Writers: Writers Who Art, Artists Who Write

06/02/2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Inlandia Institute is thrilled to host the inaugural Renaissance Writers Group event featuring the work of writers who are also artists. This project has been several years in the making and represents many hours of collaboration and hard work. Artists include Jenna Bao, Lavina Blossom, Deenaz Coachbuilder, and many more!

 

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Riverside Community Arts Association Gallery
3870 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501

Nick White and Dennis Norris II

06/05/2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Join us at Book Culture on 112th for a conversation between Nick White and Dennis Norris II on the occasion of White's new collection of short stories, Sweet & Low,on Tuesday, June 5th at 7pm. 

Praised by the Washington Post as "Tennessee Williams . . . transposed to the twenty-first-century South," Nick White returns with a stunning short-story collection that tackles issues of masculinity, identity, and place, with a sharp eye for social commentary and a singular handling of character.

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Book Culture
536 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Stacy Horn: Damnation Island

05/26/2018 - 1:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Join us on Saturday, May 26th, with author Stacy Horn for a discussion about her book Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, & Criminal in 19th-Century New York, followed by a walking tour of Blackwell Island itself. The discussion will center around Blackwell Island, now known as Roosevelt Island, which as we know it today is an odd stretch of land resting in New York’s East River. At 2 miles long and 800 feet across at its widest point, it’s a place you might go for a quiet, residential escape from nearby Queens and Manhattan.

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Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106

Green Writers Press Reading

05/26/2018 - 3:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Please join Green Writers Press for a reading, reception, and book signing with poet and publisher Dede Cummings, Rachel Vasquez Gilliland, Ellen Skowronski-Polito, James Crews, and Vermont state poet laureate, Chard deNiord.

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Poets House, Kray Hall
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282

Travis Jeppesen on See You Again in Pyongyang

05/31/2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Join us at Book Culture on 112th as Travis Jeppesen discusses his new book See You Again in Pyongyang: A Journey into Kim Jong Un's North Korea on Thursday, May 31st at 7pm!

From ballistic missile tests to stranger-than-fiction stories of purges and assassinations, news from North Korea never fails to dominate the global headlines. But what is life there actually like?

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Book Culture
536 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

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