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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Update on our Upcoming Events
Here's a quick update on the events at the Regulator for the next two weeks.
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Family Language Learning: Learn Another Language, Raise Bilingual Children is a practical guide designed to support, advise and encourage any parents who are hoping to raise their children bilingually. It is unique in that it focuses on parents who are not native speakers of a foreign language. It gives parents the tools they need to cultivate and nurture their own language skills while giving their children an opportunity to learn another language. The book combines cutting-edge research on language exposure with honest and often humorous stories from personal interviews with families speaking a foreign language at home. By dispelling long-held myths about how language is learned, it provides hope to parents who want to give their children bilingual childhoods, but feel they don't know where to start with learning foreign languages. Jernigan teaches at North Carolina State and lives in Chapel Hill.
Thursday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from Tuesday Feb. 17)
There was a time when being a part of a church was not a decision you made but a reality you inhabited. But today belonging to the church has become a lost art, especially for millennials whose church experience is often summed up in one word: none. Erin Lane's church experience might be better described in two words: "It's complicated." InLessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment-phobe she has an appreciation for liturgy and covenant community. Having graduated from divinity school and taken a job in spiritual formation, she appreciates the structured, shared pursuit of theological and spiritual integrity. Having married a pastor, she sort of had church coming. Yet she wasn't always sure how to belong. With earnest persistence, Erin practiced the hard (and often surprising) lessons of community. Her story is an invitation to reclaim God's promise of inclusion and live like we belong to one another. Lane holds a masters degree from the Duke Divinity School.
Thursday, March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Trace Ramsey has written the zine Quitter (currently in issue #8) for a little over a decade. The first six issues were anthologized and published by Pioneers Press under the title Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying. A deeply honest narrative on struggling to break the binds that hold us down, Quitter is a devastating, thrilling read; a beautifully written examination of the frustrations and pitfalls of life in the current age.Trace will read pieces from several issues of Quitter and also from his work-in-progress Carrying Capacity. Carrying Capacity is a book of essays about ancestral mythology, recovery from depression and substance abuse, and the disintegration of generational memory in the absence of physical evidence. Each of the chapters is both standalone and cumulative, built of memoir style vignettes.
Monday, March 9, 7:00 p.m.
Readers keep coming back for another helping of Joanne Fluke's cozy mysteries, starring Minnesota bake shop owner Hannah Swensen and her delicious original recipes. Fluke's latest installment, Double Fudge Brownie Murder, features more than 20 recipes interspersed throughout, including Maple Fudge Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Baked Doughnuts, Tangerine Dream Cake and, of course, Double Fudge Brownies. Joanne Fluke never fails to cook up culinary mysteries that are just as famous for their scrumptious excess of calories as for their eccentric characters and unexpected endings. Here, Fluke serves fans her most deliciously shocking series installment yet as Hannah works to clear her name, follow her heart, and find a killer more elusive than the perfect brownie... which Fluke will be providing for the audience!
Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 p.m.
Gretchen Wing returns to her hometown to read from Headwinds, the sequel to her young adult novel The Flying Burgowski. Set on an island in Washington State, Headwinds picks up the story of fourteen-year-old Jocelyn Burgowski, an otherwise normal girl who just happens to be a Flyer. But now, someone wants to bring the Flyer down. Where The Flying Burgowski focused on Jocelyn's discovery of her powers of flight, and her struggle to redeem her troubled mother, Headwinds sets Jocelyn on a darker course. In a race to discover her antagonist before she can be disempowered, Jocelyn must confront the questions all people face: Why is it so hard to be a good person? And how do you know when love is real?
Thursday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.
NC author David Joy's debut novel, Where All Light Tends to Go, deals with eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely whose father runs a local meth ring. When Jacob botches a murder, he is torn between appeasing his kingpin father and leaving the mountains with the girl he loves. The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob lives in is crueler than most. Having dropped out of high school, subsequently cutting himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for his father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town. The world that Jacob inhabits is bleak and unrelenting in its violence and disregard for human life, and having known nothing more, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above it. This novel is already drawing comparisons to Winter's Bone, "Breaking Bad," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Justified.