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Friday, October 9, 2015
9th Street Sidewalk Sale, Bland Simpson and more!
Ninth Street Sidewalk Sale this weekend!
North end, South end, all along the block. There will be lots of good reasons to stroll down Ninth Street this weekend, as the wonderful Ninth Street independent businesses join together for an old-fashioned sidewalk sale. See the poster below for a list of some of the businesses participating.
Here at The Regulator we'll have carts of great sale books out in front of the store (weather permitting). In the store we will be offering 20% off on all books whose authors last names include the letters "n," "i," "t," or "h." To get the discount, just ask for the "Ninth Street Special" when you bring your books to the sales counter!
Saturday, October 10, 3:00 Note the time
Jackrabbit McCabe and the Electric Telegraph is a handsomely illustrated tall tale for preschool and elementary grade children. McCabe is the fastest boy around. He runs errands and carries important messages in his town of Windy Flats. When the newest technology, the telegraph, comes to town, it's McCabe against the machine! Who will win the race?
LUCY ROZIER was born in West Virginia but grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. Rozier grew up to be an artist, illustrator, and folk dancer in Boston and Philadelphia. In 2010, she moved back to North Carolina and began to write. She currently lives in Durham.
BLAND SIMPSON and ANN CARY SIMPSON
Tuesday, October 13, 7:00 pm
In Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian's Eastern Streams, Bland Simpson presents the ways that waterways-- streams, creeks, and rivers--shape coastal North Carolina's culture and geography. Simpson and his wife/photographer Ann Cary Simpson tell the stories of those who have lived and worked in this country, chronicling both a distinct environment and a way of life.
With nearly sixty of Ann Simpson's photographs, Little Rivers joins the Simpsons' two previous works, Into the Sound Country and The Inner Islands, in offering a rich narrative and visual document of eastern North Carolina. BLAND SIMPSON is Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and pianist for the Red Clay Ramblers. Photographer ANN CARY SIMPSON is a consultant with Moss + Ross of Durham and interim director of NC Catch, a nonprofit supporting fishermen and local seafood.
YA BOOK CLUB
Friday, October 16, 6:00 p.m.
Come one, come all to the greatest book club of all! Do you love YA? Are you interested in discussing or starting to read YA? The we'd love to have you! This is a book club for all ages, the only requirement is that you are interested in the young adult genre. (This is to discuss the book alone, not a writer's group). Hosted by Isabel of Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews. Snacks will be provided. This month we'll be reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 pm
Michael McGregor's Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax, is a biography of a poet who was an influential figure in avant-garde circles in the late 20th century and the best friend of writer and monk Thomas Merton. Lax lived a fascinating life, working for the New Yorker and Time, writing scripts in Hollywood, and traveling with a circus while restlessly searching for a place that was right. In the midst of his search, Lax pursued graduate studies in Philosophy and taught for a while at the University of North Carolina. Among the philosophies he studied at UNC was that of Thomas Aquinas, which deeply influenced his life. Lax maintained a strong love for the Raleigh-Durham area and wrote about it in several lovely poems. He finally found his place among poor fishermen and sponge divers on a remote island in Greece. The biographer, Michael McGregor met him in Greece in 1985 when Lax was 69 (and McGregor was 26) and the two kept up a friendship for the last 15 years of Lax's life.
MICHAEL McGREGOR is a Professor of English and Creative Writing and a former Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Portland State University. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University and a BA in Journalism from the University of Oregon. His essays, articles and short stories have appeared in a wide variety of publications. Before earning his MFA, he worked as a lecturer and guide for European tours and editor-in-chief of World Concern magazine. He has lectured at universities, conferences and community events on both Robert Lax and Thomas Merton and is a member of Biographers International Organization and the Thomas Merton Society.
Thursday, October 22, 7:00 pm
Since the establishment of the Supreme Court, the justices have shaped a nation of child labor in factories and mines, internment camps based on race and forced sterilization of women. The modern Court is no better, with its rulings on voting rights and its willingness to place elections for sale. In Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the AfflictedIan Millhiser explores how the Supreme Court has hurt everyday people. In Injustices, Millhiser argues that the Supreme Court usurped power for itself that rightfully belongs to elected representatives, steering American history away from justice.
IAN MILLHISER lives in Washington, DC. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice. His writings have appeared in such publications as, the "New York Times", the "Nation", and the "Duke Law Journal".
Saturday, October 24, 7:00 p.m.
Nothing is going right for Romie Futch, a South Carolina taxidermist. His wife is gone; his mortgage overdue, and his nights lost to drunken web-surfing. But The New and Improved Romie Futchis the result of his enrollment as a research subject at the Center for Cybernetic Neuroscience. Romie and his newly enhanced brain return home to revolutionize his taxidermy and win back his wife. As he looks for specimens for his new elaborate works, he becomes obsessed with "Hogzilla," a huge wild hog. Drawn into an underworld of biotech operatives, FDA agents, and environmental activists, Romie investigates Hogzilla's origins.
JULIA ELLIOTT, winner of a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Writer's Award, has written for Tin House, the Georgia Review, and other publications. The Wilds, her debut story collection, was chosen by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Buzzfeed, and Book Riot as one of the Best Books of 2014 and was a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. She is working on a new novel about Hamadryas baboons, a species she has studied as an amateur primatologist. She teaches English and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, where she lives with her daughter and husband.
BILL SMITH, born and bred "down east" in coastal NC, is the chef at Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill. He will be reading Crabs and Oysters: A Savor the South Cookbook. Smith is the author of two previous cookbooks, Seasoned in the South and Food & Wine. Smith is a two-time finalist for best chef in the South from the James Beard Foundation and the Chef's Collaborative nominated him for a sustainability award.
In Sunday Dinner: A Savor the South Cookbook, BRIGETTE LACY reminisces about the classic Sunday family dinner, with stories about the grandfather whose culinary enthusiasm inspired her and 51 recipes. Lacy is a journalist who writes about food for the NC Arts Council and The Independent Weekly. She also works as a features and food writer for the Raleigh News & Observer.
SANDRA GUTIERREZ calls legumes the "culinary equalizer." In Beans and Field Peas: A Savor the South Cookbook, she explores the many roles beans and field peas have played at the Southern table, serving rich and poor, traditional and trendy, and now a favorite of nutritionists. Gutierrez is the author of two previous books, Latin American Street Food and the New Southern-Latino Table. She is a well-known culinary instructor, who lives in Cary, NC
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