Sunday, December 3 at 1 pm
The creatives behind Boshemia Magazine invite you to join them for an afternoon of
readings, wine, and feminist conversation to celebrate the US release of their second issue.
Boshemia Magazine is an independent print magazine examining arts, culture, and politics through a feminist lens. Boshemia is published bi-annually in the UK by a transatlantic team of women and sold internationally. Boshemia is funded entirely by it's readers.
In an era which propels us forward technologically at nauseating speed, yet often neglects Mother Earth, we’ve created this issue to celebrate the intersection of technology and the natural world. Issue 02 features articles on space, sex robots, global warming, the rise of emojis, poetry championing nature and lesbian sex, a guided walk through a genderless utopia, a speculation on the taboo of female pleasure, and a fair bit of British satire.
Saturday, December 3 at 1 pm
A reading with author Alex Tsiatsos from his book, M's Celebrity.
M’s opposition to the modern, celebrity-driven world attracts followers, including the narrator, who want something to believe in. The narrator’s growing obsession with M’s project mirrors M’s growing obsession with Amanda, an actress and the epitome of modern celebrity. M’s fateful encounter with Amanda tests whether his project is a work of genius, or a more troubling aspect of his, or the narrator’s, obsession.
Alex Tsiatsos lives with his wife and son in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He held various jobs before going to law school, and now works as an attorney. When not spending time with his family or outdoors, Alex is given to brief but obsessive studies of various obscure topics. "M's Celebrity" is Alex’s first novel.
Saturday, December 3 at 1 pm
Join us in our children's room for a reading from Rabbit's Snow Day, with author Todd Strader.
While dangers roam about outside, a little rabbit enjoys the safety and comfort of home and family. This is the perfect cuddle together and read for a snow day or any day. Rabbit's Snow Day also includes information about the lives of wild and pet rabbits delivered in a manner both fun and engaging. A final section shares the story of St. Francis and The Little Rabbit and the poem What Francis Thought, an encouragement to treat our world with care.
Todd Strader is a lifelong spiritual seeker with a poet's heart. In his writing he endeavors to entertain, move and inspire the reader. His greatest ambition is that he might provide a reader with a lingering, meaningful experience. In his writing, Todd weaves together a love for nature, subtle spiritual themes, and fiction blended with nonfiction educational elements. Presently, he is crafting books for children from early read aloud to adventures for middle grade readers. Todd lives and writes in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. When not writing he can be found working at the local library. He shares a “home by the lake” with his wife and daughter.
Sunday, December 17 at 4 pm
Hosted at Reynolds Hall
National Book Award finalist Nancy MacLean visits for a lecture, Q&A, and book signing.
Finalist for the 2017 National Book Award
“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . .” – The Atlantic
Behind today’s headlines of billionaires taking over our government is a secretive political establishment with long, deep, and troubling roots. The capitalist radical right has been working not simply to change who rules, but to fundamentally alter the rules of democratic governance. But billionaires did not launch this movement; a white intellectual in the embattled Jim Crow South did. Democracy in Chains names its true architect—the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan—and dissects the operation he and his colleagues designed over six decades to alter every branch of government to disempower the majority.
Based on ten years of unique research, Democracy in Chains tells a chilling story of right-wing academics and big money run amok. This revelatory work of scholarship is also a call to arms to protect the achievements of twentieth-century American self-government.
Nancy MacLean is the award-winning author of Behind the Mask of Chivalry (a New York Times "noteworthy" book of the year) and Freedom is Not Enough, which was called by the Chicago Tribune “contemporary history at its best.” The William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, she lives in Durham, North Carolina.
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