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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Kathleen Grissom and Independent Bookstore Day!
Our events schedule this week is short...
but oh so sweet. Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening we host NY Times bestselling author Kathleen Grissom (The Kitchen House), reading from her new novel, Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House.
Then Saturday we join more than 400 bookstores across the country in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day with prizes, music, free (temporary) tattoos and more!
Next week we welcome the month of May with events with two fine Durham writers.
See all the details below
Wednesday, April 27, 7:00 PM
Bestselling author Kathleen Grissom will discuss and sign her new book, Glory Over Everything. Grissom's first novel, The Kitchen House, depicted the cruelty of slave owners and their overseers through the eyes of the young Irish indentured servant, Lavinia. "Glory Over Everything" revisits this 19th-century southern plantation life, yet works as a stand-alone novel with its focus on Jamie Pyke, a boy raised in the big house at Tall Oaks, who assumes he is white until his heritage is revealed and he escapes the plantation to avoid being sold into slavery. Jamie grows up, finds a home with a silversmith's family in Philadelphia and mixes with the upper class as he continues to hide his identity-- until Pan, a small boy Jamie agrees to take on as a house servant, is kidnapped by unscrupulous slavers down at the town docks. Jamie's secret compels him to make a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad in a race to rescue Pan.
Kathleen Grissom is the New York Times bestselling author of "The Kitchen House." Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Grissom is now happily rooted in south-side Virginia, where she and her husband live in the plantation tavern they renovated.
INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY -- JOIN THE PARTY!
Saturday, April 30, 10:00 AM -- 6:00 PM
YOU ARE INVITED! Celebrate "Independent Bookstore Day" with your friends at The Regulator. We are one of 400 Indie Bookshops celebrating nationwide!
10:30AM- 11:15AM: Storytime with Paul Clark (Nibbles the Squirrel) and other special guests
11AM -- 6PM: Hourly raffles for customers, with prizes from Vaguely Reminiscent, Durham Cycles, One World Market, Wavelengths Salon, and The Playhouse Toy Store.
12PM -- 4PM: Litograph's™ "World's Longest Tattoo Chain"-- featuring "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" temporary tattoos (as long as supplies last); http://tattoos.litographs.com
1PM -- 2:30PM: Strolling musicians: Jeremy Marcotte (banjo) and Friends
And special one-day-only merchandise for sale, such as a Neil Gaiman coloring book, a signed and numbered special edition of "Raimie Nightingale" by Kate DiCamillo, and "A $6 Story" by Ann Patchett, and more! See our website for details:
Why do some students succeed while others do not? A World Beyond Home, looks at student success through the eyes of two remarkable young people. George was a drug dealer at age 15; five years later, he was a world-famous spoken-word poet. Siddiq was a gang member who became a college football star with a passion for community service. How did this transformation take place?
A World Beyond Home follows George, Siddiq, and a host of other students who have succeeded (and failed) in Stuart Albright's classroom. Their stories illustrate the major obstacles students face in a public school, such as poverty, broken families, identity issues, racism, and finding a purpose in the larger world. Success, the book argues, has little to do with ability and everything to do with purpose. A World Beyond Home is a call to action for teachers, parents, and an entire generation of students and demonstrates how everyday people can change the world in powerful ways.
Stuart Albright earned his B.A. in English and Creative Writing from UNC Chapel Hill and his M.Ed. from Harvard University. For the past 14 years, he has been an English teacher and football coach at Jordan High School. In 2006, Albright was named the Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year. In 2008, he received the Milken National Educator Award, dubbed the "Oscars of Teaching" by Teacher Magazine. He lives with his wife and sons in Durham.
Wednesday, May 4, 7:00PM
Author Lucia Peel Powe will be at The Regulator to read and sign her new book, The Osprey's View. Join us for cake and celebration!
What does an osprey diving for fish and causing an awful boating accident on the Roanoke River have to do with a romance years later in Richmond and Milan? Follow the sly stylings of Lucia Peel Powe in her novella The Osprey's View, as she reveals many keen observations of life and love, of surprises and reversals, in the World War II-era South. Featuring illustrations by Francis Speight, Emily Eve Weinstein, Pamela Henry Pate, Vita Jones, Myra Bowen, Christine Amory Long, and Elaine O'Neil.
Lucia Peel Powe earned her BFA in speech and drama at Wesleyan Conservatory in Macon, Georgia, and later attended UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke and East Carolina University for graduate work. Eastern North Carolinians remember her as "Miss Lucia" on the syndicated program, "Romper Room," produced in Greenville, N.C. Over the years she has taught creative writing, speech, drama, music and art history at both college and high school levels.
APS CAT/RABBIT ADOPTION EVENT
Sunday, May 8, 2:00 PM
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat and rabbit adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.