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Book and Author Events June-July 2017

Author Events

  • Saturday June 17, 2017 12:00 PM
    D.W. Beam
    “The Adventures of Kimball McRyan Vol. 3 Times are Harder” Meet local author D.W. Beam and learn about the latest book in his Kimball McRyan series The Adventures of Kimball McRyan Vol. 3 Times are Harder. D.W. will be here from 12 to 2pm.
    Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem
  • Thursday, June 22 at 7 PM – 9 PM
    Travis Mulhauser, novelist
    Originally from Michigan, Rose Senehi landed in Syracuse, New York, where she worked as a reporter for several years before entering the corporate sphere. Seeking a respite from the snow, Rose relocated to South Carolina in 1996, and purchased a house in the North Carolina mountains shortly thereafter. Her most recent book, entitled Carolina Belle, was published in January of this year and charts the trials of Belle, a fifth generation apple grower hellbent on cultivating the perfect apple, as well as keeping at bay the man who spurned her years before.
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC
  • Saturday, June 24 at 4 PM – 5 PM
    Sharon Reed
    Sharon Reed is a blogger, author, advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, and innovative change-agent, who lived in Davidson. Meet her at Main Street Books for a reading and signing of her book, Walking the Heart Path. Influenced by the author’s own leadership journey and some of the lessons and learnings along the way, Walking the Heart Path marries original art and insights that touch on nine key themes that are central to living and leading a heart-aligned life: Finding Your Authentic Voice, The Art of Becoming, Dreaming in Full Bloom, Growing Strong, Navigating Change, Building Relationships, Living Your Values, Serving Above Self, and Leadership.
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC
  • Tuesday, June 27 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM
    Kathryn Smith
    Kathryn Smith, author of The Gatekeeper, a groundbreaking biography of Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, visits Main Street Books for a noontime reading and signing. Widely considered the first female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt—both personally and professionally—for more than twenty years.
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC
  • Thursday, July 6 at 7 PM – 8 PM
    Billy Coffey
    Join us with Billy Coffey, storyteller and author of Small Made Magic.
    Main Street Books — Davidson, NC
  • Monday, July 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
    Daniel Wallace
    A large-hearted and optimistic novel, Extraordinary Adventures is the latest from the New York Times bestselling Daniel Wallace. Daniel Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the author of the novels Big Fish, Ray in Reverse, The Watermelon King, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, and The Kings and Queens of Roam.
    Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem
  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    John Grisham
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    Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem
  • Monday, July 24 – 6pm
    Emily Colin
    Emily Colin’s debut novel, The Memory Thief, has been a New York Times bestseller and a Target Emerging Authors Pick. Her diverse life experience includes organizing a Coney Island tattoo and piercing show, hauling fish at the Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys, roaming New York City as an itinerant teenage violinist, helping launch two small publishing companies, and serving as the associate director of DREAMS of Wilmington, a nonprofit dedicated to immersing youth in need in the arts.
    Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem
  • July 26, 2017, 7 p.m.
    4 on 4th Local Author Series
    Four local authors will be featured at this live reading at Bookmarks’ nonprofit independent bookstore and gathering space at 634 Fourth Street. Books will be available for purchase from Bookmarks, and a book signing will follow the event.
    July featured authors: Martha Chamberlain, historical fiction author; Bonnie Doerr, young adult fiction author; Janet Joyner, award-winning poet; Ray Morrison, short fiction author
    Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem
  • Saturday July 29, 2017 3:00 PM
    Jarrod D. Dixon
    “The Traveler’s Touch” Please join us from 3 to 5pm and meet local author Jerrod D. Dixon. He is the author of The Traveler’s Touch Saga: The Traveler’s Touch, Another World, and Showdown in the Land of Zo.
    Barnes & Noble, Winston-Salem
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6 p.m.
    Christopher Swann – Inside the Writer’s Studio with Charlie Lovett
    Christopher Swann is the author of the gripping literary thriller, Shadow of the Lions, a moving coming-of-age story that is as much about the mystery as it is about the redemption of a broken friendship and a Christopher Swann lost soul. Bookmarks Board President Charlie Lovett will interview Swann for this new series.
    Bookmarks, 634 West Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem

Special Events

  • Summer Reading Discussion #3 – Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson
    Tuesday, June 13th 7:00 pm
    Dr. Ken Walden, a professor at Hood Theological Seminary will lead a discussion about “Blood Done Sign My Name” by Timothy Tyson. When, in 1970, a young black veteran was beaten to death in public by a white store owner and his two sons, the whole town of Oxford, N.C., took sides, including the author’s father, the pastor of the all-white Methodist church. Tyson, who was 10 at the time, spins a riveting account of the summer-long trial, which calls to mind “To Kill a Mockingbird” — except this story is true.
    Hurley Room of Rowan Public Library in downtown Salisbury
  • Summer Reading Discussion #2 – 1984
    Tuesday, July 11th 7:00 pm
    Wendy Beeker, owner of South Main Book Co will lead a discussion about George Orwell’s “1984,” a topical choice with all the talk of fake news. If you read it back in college or high school, we encourage you to read it again. The message Orwell presents is chilling, to say the least, and it seems even more possible in 2017 than it did in 1984.
    Hurley Room of Rowan Public Library in downtown Salisbury
  • Bookmarks‘ Grand Opening Celebration
    Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
    634 W. Fourth Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Summer Reading Discussion #1 – 1984
    Tuesday, June 13th 7:00 pm
    Deirdre Parker Smith, book editor of the Salisbury Post will lead a discussion about “Almost Famous Women,” a collection of short stories about, well, exactly what the title says. The collection is fiction, but the characters are all real, like Daisy and Violet Hilton, Siamese twins who performed in shows and Vaudeville and ended up in Charlotte, where they died.
    Hurley Room of Rowan Public Library in downtown Salisbury
  • A Breath of Fresh Air: Air Quality and Climate in North Carolina
    Monday, June 12th, at 6:30 pm
    Brian Magi, assistant professor at UNCC in Atmospheric Sciences and member of the worldwide science and education program Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, (GLOBE), will discuss air quality science, air quality in the Piedmont, and the effects of climate change on the air.  Topics will also include how citizen science is playing a role in learning about our atmosphere.  This program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration necessary.
    Rowan Public Library, South Rowan Regional (China Grove)

Book Clubs

  • Book Bites Book Club, South Rowan Regional Rowan Public Library – Do you enjoy good books, fun fellowship, and tasty food?  If so, join us for this free book club where we discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme. Book Bites Book Club meets the last Tuesday of every month, and all are welcome. South Rowan Regional, China Grove.
  • Sustainability Book Club hosted by Bread Riot, second Thursdays 6:30 pm -8 pm at South Main Book Co., Salisbury
  • College, Career, and Coffee Book Club – Adult book club program at the Statesville branch of the Iredell County Public Library. The first Thursday of every month, we gather together to discuss the books we have read dealing with a particular theme. Instead of everyone reading the same book, we are able to read according to our preferences within a general topic.
  • Teen/Children – Check local library for events

Rowan Public Library • Iredell Library • Kannapolis  Library


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