Friday July 19, 2013:
First off, as I’ve updated the July Newsletter with them, here are some newly-added events coming up in the next few months. And no, it’s not a typo that one of the events is for one Susan Cooper, author of the beloved children’s fantasy series The Dark is Rising.
- July 25 (Thursday) 7:30 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts author Lydia Netzer for the new paperback edition of Shine Shine Shine. More info: http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/lydia-netzer-shine-shine-shine
- September 4 (Wednesday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts Susan Cooper, the Newbury Medal winning author of The Dark is Rising, for her new historical fiction novel for young readers, Ghost Hawk. More info: http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/newbery-medalist-susan-cooper-ghost-hawk
- September 18 (Wednesday) 7 pm — The Regulator Bookshop hosts Greensboro native Emily Croy Barker for her new novel The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic.
- November 6 (Wednesday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts bestselling YA dystopia author James Dashner (The Maze Runner series) for his new novel The Eye of Minds, the first book in his new series The Mortality Doctrines. More info: http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/james-dashner-eye-minds
Now, a pretty big part of my attention is focused on the Saturday, August 3 Bull Spec summer speculative fiction event with Karen Lord, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Nathan Ballingrud, Robert V.S. Redick, Will Hindmarch, and Mur Lafferty. (And for folks nearer Asheville, there’s a Saturday, July 28 event at Malaprop’s you will be interested in.) But! There’s a lot going on between now and then as well, so without further adieu…
18-27 — Urban Garden Performing Arts presents Richard Butner’s “Vogue Men’s Fashions” at 213 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh. More info at the Facebook event. “Vogue Men’s Fashions is not a play. It’s about a man who has come to 213 Fayetteville Street with a problem, a camera, and a lot of memories. Join him on his journey through a psychic landscape populated by Ewoks, turtles, and executioners. This show contains adult language and is recommended for mature audiences.”
25 (Thursday) 7 pm — Flyleaf Books hosts local author Jenna Black for her new novel Replica, first in a series set in near-future NYC.
25 (Thursday) 7:30 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts author Lydia Netzer for the new paperback edition of Shine Shine Shine. More info: http://www.quailridgebooks.com/event/lydia-netzer-shine-shine-shine
28 (Sunday) — The annual NC Browncoats “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity screening of Serenity at the Raleighwood Cinema Grill. Note that this is a ticketed event and tends to sell out completely in advance. More info: http://www.ncbrowncoats.com/2013/01/blog-post.html
30 (Tuesday) 7 to 9 pm — The Barnes & Noble of the Streets at Southpoint hosts Durham author Jay Posey for a “meet and greet” signing for his debut post-apocalyptic novel, Three. More info: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/4468621
3 (Saturday) 7 to 9 pm — Quail Ridge Books hosts the annual Bull Spec summer speculative fiction event. This year it is an absolutely fantastic lineup with Karen Lord, Nathan Ballingrud, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Robert V.S. Redick, and Will Hindmarch all coming up from the Shared Worlds Teen Writing Camp at Wofford College, being joined locally by Durham author Mur Lafferty. We had a blast hosting Ann and Jeff back in 2011 and it’s sure to be another great evening. And! From 9 pm to late, The Raleigh Review is hosting an after-reading “meet the authors” reception (also free and open to the public) at their Writers’ Loft. And! See below for more info on additional events with Karen Lord while she is in the Triangle area. More info: http://bullspec.com/2013/03/29/announcement-the-third-annual-bull-spec-summer-speculative-fiction-event/
4 (Sunday) — The Orange County Library hosts Karen Lord for an afternoon “meet the author” event at its main branch in downtown Hillsborough.
5 (Monday) 4 pm — The newly renovated Chapel Hill Library hosts Karen Lord for a “meet the author” event. Refreshments served at 3:30 pm ahead of the event.
5 (Monday) 7 pm — Chapel Hill’s Flyleaf Books hosts Karen Lord for a reading and signing of her deep future anthropological sf novel, The Best of All Possible Worlds.