Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Great Upcoming Events!

 We're sipping, strolling, reading poetry, solving murders, driving Miss Norma, and sampling some potlikker-all in the next two weeks!
You can see our complete events calendar on our website

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00PM (TONIGHT!)
Author John Trump (no relation!) comes to The Regulator for a reading and book signing of his new book, Still & Barrel: Craft Spirits in the Old North State. Local Distillers will provide samples of their craft at the event: Chapel Hill's TOPO Organic Distillery; Pittsboro's Fair Game Beverage Company; and our hometown Durham Distillery!

Although legal spirits in the Tar Heel state only go back about ten years, making liquor in North Carolina is not new. Wilkes County, which was once dubbed the "Moonshine Capital of the World," was the leading producer of illegal liquor for decades. Today descendants of famous moonshiners are now respectable craft distillers carrying on the family tradition. In Still & Barrel, Trump traces the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum in the state all the way to today's boom from the artisan movement. The book also serves as a guide so you can visit the almost 50 distilleries that are now in business. The information about the distillers and their products is surrounded by history and compelling stories about people and their passion.
John Daniel Trump is a writer, journalist, editor and Air Force veteran with a love for good food, good beer, wine, bourbon and coffee. Married and the father of twin boys, Trump lives in a small town in the Triad area of North Carolina.
Wednesday, May 17, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!
Thursday, May 18, 7PM
Kelly Lenox comes to The Regulator for a reading and book signing in celebration of the launch of her new book of poetry, The Brightest Rock. Lenox's debut collection finds resonance within the natural world for a life undergoing a tectonic shift. Her poems face the void without flinching, and without losing hope.
"[The Brightest Rock] is full of wonders-a heart made of soapstone, a bungee cord freefall, hope itself outfitted with talons. What a rare and lovely thing to dive deeper into the mysterious essence of a woman's being in poem after poem ...The Brightest Rock is a splendor itself, deserving front and center standing on anyone's bookshelf." - Robert Vivian, author of Mystery My Country
Kelly Lenox is inspired by the workings and mystery of the natural world. She is the editor-in-chief of the Environmental Factor, for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of National Institutes of Health. She earned her MFA at the Vermont College of Fine Arts and her BA in environmental science at the University of Virginia. She worked at Powell's Bookstore in Portland, has edited literary journals and taught as a poet in the schools in Portland, Oregon, where she lived until 2011. Lenox was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2015.
Thursday, May 18th from 5:30PM- 8PM
Join us for an evening stroll down 9th St!
Books about Food & Drink at The Regulator will be 30% off for the evening. Stop by The Regulator to enter a free raffle for a fancy bottle of French Champagne!
Participating 9th St. Retail Shops will be open until 8pm and will have fun beverages to sip at many locations in addition to specials, giveaways, and raffles. Participating Restaurants will have a special for the night (food or drink). See more at http://www.discover9thstreet.com/events/
Saturday, May 20, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich for a reading and book signing of her award-winning new book, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.
When Marzano-Lesnevich--the child of two lawyers--begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear; she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes and she hears him speak of his crimes, she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Something in his story is unsettlingly, yet uncannily familiar. By examining the details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.
Alexandria Marzan-Lesnevich is a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, an award given for her work on The Fact of a Body. Her essays appear in the New York Times, Oxford American, and the anthology Waveform: Twenty-first Century Essays by Women. She lives in Boston, where she teaches at Grub Street and in the graduate public policy program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Tuesday, May 23, 7:00PM
Join Tony Reevy with poet Maria Rouphail for a reading and book release party at The Regulator Bookshop in celebration of the publication of Reevy's newest collection of poems, Socorro.
In Socorro, Reevy explores childhood on the edge of the desert. Socorro, New Mexico is a town haunted by its past and by legend, where the sidewalks are still marked "WPA 1935" and the past--and even the supernatural--never seem far away. Tony Reevy is Senior Associate Director of the Institute for the Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill. His previous publications include poetry, nonfiction and short fiction. Reevy spent much of his childhood in Socorro, New Mexico and spent his teen years in Durham, North Carolina. He went to Northern High School, graduated from NC State and Carolina and remembers when The Regulator opened 1976; he lived within walking distance of the store. Reevy and his family live in Durham.
Maria Rouphail is the author of Apertures, a 2012 finalist in Finishing Line Press's "New Women's Voices" competition. Second Skin, her second collection of poems, was published in Fall, 2015, by Main Street Rag.
Wednesday, May 24, 10:15AM
RICHARD RUSSO has been rescheduled for Monday, June 19.

Thursday, May 25 at 7:00PM
Tim Bauerschmidt, Ramie Liddle, and their dog, Ringo, come to The Regulator for a reading and book signing of their new book, Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey to Saying "Yes" to Living. Miss Norma

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Norma-newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage-rose to her full height of five feet and told her doctor, "I'm ninety years old. I'm hitting the road."
Norma took off on an unforgettable cross-country journey with three professional nomads-her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie, and their Standard Poodle Ringo-in a thirty-six-foot RV. With each passing mile (and one educational visit to a cannabis dispensary), Miss Norma's health improves and conversations that had once been taboo begin to unfold. Driving Miss Norma is the infectiously joyful and charming chronicle of their life on the road-a transformative journey where it is never too late to begin an adventure, inspire hope, or become a trailblazer.

Tim Bauerschmidt and Ramie Liddle are professional nomads who retired by age 50 to travel full-time in an Airstream travel trailer with Ringo, their Standard Poodle. They have explored every state but Alaska and consider Mexico's Baja California Peninsula the closest thing to home.
Ringo is a Standard Poodle who enjoys the open road.
Wednesday, May 31, 10:15AM
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey. Free!
Amy Godfrey loves telling stories. Whether on the ground in a traditional storytime or in the air with her aerial storytelling troupe, she loves to bring the joy of books to kids of all ages. With 10 years of experience as a Children's Librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator every Wednesday!
Wednesday, May 31, 7:00PM -- Please note location
Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC 27701
James Beard award-winning author John T. Edge comes to Fullsteam Brewery for a reading and signing of his new book, The Potlikker Papers: Potlikker A Food History of the Modern South. The Lantern's Andrea Reusing will introduce the author. Books will be available for sale at the event.
The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South tells the story of food and politics in the South over the last half century. Beginning with the pivotal role of cooks in the Civil Rights movement, noted authority John T. Edge narrates the South's journey from racist backwater to a hotbed of American immigration. In so doing, he traces how the food of the poorest Southerners has become the signature trend of modern American haute cuisine. This is a people's history of the modern South told through the lens of food.
John T. Edge has served as director since the 1999 founding of the Southern Foodways Alliance. He holds an M.A. in Southern Studies from University of Mississippi and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. A columnist for Garden & Gun and Oxford American, Edge is a winner of the M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award from the James Beard Foundation.
Andrea Reusing was named one of "15 Green Chefs" on Grist's international list, has written for Saveur, Domino, Fine Cooking, Gourmet.com and the News and Observer. She serves on the boards of the Center of Environmental Farming Systems and Chefs Collaborative. Reusing is the 2011 winner of the James Beard award for Best Chef: Southeast and the author of Cooking in the Moment.
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