Vol 11 No 1. Wednesday, January 11, 2023: OK, so, the past three years have been… something. (Understatement much?) As we navigate how to have in-person events again, there’s a few of note this month, along with a year of conventions ahead, and plenty of books to read and talk about.
UPCOMING EVENTS, JANUARY 2023
11 (Wednesday) 8 pm — A virtual event ahead of MarsCon in Virginia Beach this weekend, Raleigh’s own Madison Metricula Roberts hosts a “tailgate and preview” Facebook live stream which asks: “Excited for MarsCon? Join us Wednesday night to hear previews of the music, events, friends coming, and more!”
13 (Friday) 7 pm — Quail Ridge Books presents an off-site event at NC State’s McKimmon Center, Leigh Bardugo | Hell Bent (OFF SITE). Alas, the event is sold out, but it’s quite the keystone to kick off the in-person events calendar this year.
18 (Wednesday) 7 pm — Again at Quail Ridge Books, Culley Holderfield in conversation with Heather Bell Adams | Hemlock Hollow (In-store). Holderfield is a Durham author, and this “haunted cabin” novel is his debut.
19 (Thursday) 7 pm — He’s baaaaaaack! Quail Ridge Books hosts Grady Hendrix | How to Sell a Haunted House (in store) as the oft-visiting author returns with his newest novel.
19 (Thursday) 5:30 pm (signing) / 6 pm (talk) — Flyleaf Books hosts Joanna “Jo” Sisk-Purvis presents THE WATCHERS, another debut novel from a local author, this time a YA fantasy adventure.
20 (Friday) 7 pm — Chapel Hill’s Epilogue Books/Chocolate/Brews presents Cool. Awkward. Black. with Karen Strong and Tracy Deonn at the Varsity Theatre. “Blerds and Black creatives are invited to an evening of expression to center and celebrate the many experiences of being cool, awkward and Black. This event coincides with the January 10th release of Cool. Awkward. Black., a YA anthology of short stories. Karen Strong, the anthology’s editor, and Tracy Deonn, a contributor to the anthology, will be joining us as special guests. There will also be light refreshments, spoken word, swag, and more! Friends, family, and all ages are welcome.”
30 (Monday) 6 pm to 8 pm — Books and Beer at Charlotte‘s The Casual Pint (14236 Rivergate Pkwy) with authors John G. Hartness, Rachel A. Brune, Patrick Dugan, and James P. Nettles.
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