Hugh Price @ Williams Club
Sep
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hugh Price @ Williams Club

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Hugh Price's recently published autobiography, This African-American Life, shows how his background led him to champion education and the creation of opportunity to help others reach the high levels he has been able to achieve during his lifetime. During this informative evening Mr. Price will talk about some of his life experiences that shaped him and led to his professional successes, which include serving as president and CEO of the National Urban League from 1994 to 2003. His story begins with the segregated Washington, DC community he grew up in, and continues on to fraternity life and being one of five black students in his class at Amherst in the late '50's/early 60's; to the Civil Rights movements of the '60's; and continuing to the present.

Hugh will be in conversation with Norm Jones the Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer at Amherst College where he works with President Biddy Martin, other Senior administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni to create increasingly inclusive spaces on campus, and throughout the Amherst community.

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Ben Anderson @ Haywood County Library
Sep
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Ben Anderson @ Haywood County Library

In Smokies Chronicle, Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry.

Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a writer who has an extensive history with the park.

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Hugh Price @ Westchester Clubmen Gala
Sep
21
5:00pm 5:00pm

Hugh Price @ Westchester Clubmen Gala

Price’s memoir recounts his distinguished achievements as an activist, journalist, and educator, and traces key episodes of American history through the lives of his ancestors, including one who fought under Washington and another who was a fugitive slave and drew support from Frederick Douglass. Price himself started his career in New Haven and served as the first executive director of the city’s Black Coalition. In 1978 he joined the editorial board of The New York Times. Ten years later, he was appointed vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, and from 1994 to 2003 he served as president of the National Urban League, before moving on to Brookings and then to the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton.

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Jeremy Jones @ App State, Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writing Series
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Jeremy Jones @ App State, Hughlene Bostian Frank Visiting Writing Series

Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland

Across the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches a world both charming and complicated.

Jeremy Jones and his wife move into a small house above the creek where his family had settled 200 years prior. He takes a job alongside his former teachers in the local elementary school and sets out on a search to understand how this ancient land has shaped its people—how it shaped him. His search sends him burrowing in the past—hunting buried treasure and POW camps, unearthing Civil War graves and family feuds, exploring gated communities and tourist traps, encountering changed accents and immigrant populations, tracing Wal-Mart's sidewalks and carved-out mountains—and pondering the future. He meshes narrative and myth, geology and genealogy, fiddle tunes and local color about the briskly changing and oft-stigmatized world of his native southern Appalachians.

Somehow, these journeys continually lead him back to the mystical Bearwallow Mountain, a peak suddenly in flux.

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Jeremy Jones @ UNCA Reuter Center (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)
Sep
22
11:30am11:30am

Jeremy Jones @ UNCA Reuter Center (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute)

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (map)
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Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland

Across the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches a world both charming and complicated.

Jeremy Jones and his wife move into a small house above the creek where his family had settled 200 years prior. He takes a job alongside his former teachers in the local elementary school and sets out on a search to understand how this ancient land has shaped its people—how it shaped him. His search sends him burrowing in the past—hunting buried treasure and POW camps, unearthing Civil War graves and family feuds, exploring gated communities and tourist traps, encountering changed accents and immigrant populations, tracing Wal-Mart's sidewalks and carved-out mountains—and pondering the future. He meshes narrative and myth, geology and genealogy, fiddle tunes and local color about the briskly changing and oft-stigmatized world of his native southern Appalachians.

Somehow, these journeys continually lead him back to the mystical Bearwallow Mountain, a peak suddenly in flux.

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Donald Davis @ Cave Run Story Telling Festival
Sep
29
to Sep 30

Donald Davis @ Cave Run Story Telling Festival

  • "Twin Knobs Campground 5195 KY HWY 801 SOUTH Morehead KY 40351" (map)
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A featured storyteller at festivals around the world, Donald Davis makes his home right here on Ocracoke Island! He was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world also rich in stories. "I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them," he says, as he recounts tales (and more tales) learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folk tales, and most importantly, nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. It was Uncle Frank, a man who "talked in stories," who helped Donald capture the real and daily adventures of life. . . and it was Uncle Frank who gave him the creative courage to tell about them.

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Donald Davis @ National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN
Oct
2
to Oct 8

Donald Davis @ National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN

  • 116 West Main Street Jonesborough, TN, 37659 United States (map)
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A featured storyteller at festivals around the world, Donald Davis makes his home right here on Ocracoke Island! He was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world also rich in stories. "I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them," he says, as he recounts tales (and more tales) learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folk tales, and most importantly, nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. It was Uncle Frank, a man who "talked in stories," who helped Donald capture the real and daily adventures of life. . . and it was Uncle Frank who gave him the creative courage to tell about them.

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Copy of Donald Davis @ The SWAG
Oct
9
to Oct 15

Copy of Donald Davis @ The SWAG

  • 2300 Swag Road Waynesville, NC 28785 (map)
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Renowned storyteller Donald Davis hails from Western North Carolina. He is deeply knowledgeable of flora, fauna, and mountain folklore. Featured at festivals throughout the U.S. and the world, Davis is also known as a prolific author, producer of books and CDs, and as a guest host for NPR’s Good Evening. He will take hikes and tell stories about the uniqueness of the place and the people who have lived in these mountains. Folks love their Dutch Oven cooking during the hors d’oeuvres time in the Dogtrot. Donald and his wife, Merle, have been a part of The Swag family since 2006.

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Macon Brock @ Old Dominion University Master Class Lecture
Oct
12
12:00pm12:00pm

Macon Brock @ Old Dominion University Master Class Lecture

  • Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (map)
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Time TBD

One Buck at a Time is an informal history of budget retail and a how-to on doing it right. Brock credits everyone from executives to store managers and associates for their devotion to a corporate culture of value and service. And yes, he paints an entertaining picture of how Dollar Tree fulfills its mission—how it scours the globe to maintain the all-important price point while fashioning a product mix that never fails to surprise and delight.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Southern Festival of Books
Oct
13
1:30pm 1:30pm

Michael Farris Smith @ Southern Festival of Books

  • Nashville Public Library (NPL) Conference Room 1A (map)
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The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written WordSM is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.

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Sharyn McCrumb @ Southern Festival of Books
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

Sharyn McCrumb @ Southern Festival of Books

  • Nasheville Public Library, Banner Room (map)
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The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written WordSM is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.

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Emily Herring Wilson @ Southern Festival of Books
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Emily Herring Wilson @ Southern Festival of Books

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written WordSM is a three-day Festival celebrated each year during the second full weekend of October. It is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America's foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children's literature among others.

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Ben Anderson @ Bag Lunch Program at Trannsylvania County Public Library
Oct
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Ben Anderson @ Bag Lunch Program at Trannsylvania County Public Library

  • Trannsylvania County Public Library (map)
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In Smokies Chronicle, Anderson offers observations on natural and human history, mountain culture, geography, geology, flora and fauna. The book also deftly blends the personal with the universal in a compelling mix of entries from the backcountry.

Although this book can be used as a helpful trail guide, it also provides a fresh look and an engaging narrative about our most heavily visited national park, through the eyes and ears of a writer who has an extensive history with the park.

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James Gindlesperger @ York (PA) Book Expo
Oct
21
9:00am 9:00am

James Gindlesperger @ York (PA) Book Expo

  • 2985 East Prospect Road York, PA, 17402 United States (map)
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Most Americans have heard of Arlington National Cemetery, yet many of those interred rest in obscurity.  This book seeks to honor their memories by telling the stories of 250 people buried here. Many were battlefield heroes, but some survived war to achieve major accomplishments. There are also stories of the original inhabitants of the cemetery, slaves and freedmen who worked on the Lee estate. There are even some humorous stories such as that of the 110-year-old veteran who was asked the secret of his long life. His response was “When you start to die, don’t.” In addition, the book covers the obvious sites that everyone wants to see such as the Tomb of the Unknowns and President Kennedy’s gravesite.

Navigating the cemetery can be frustrating at times. Searching for a particular section of the cemetery is impractical without a map and locating a specific grave within a section can lead to expenditure of significant time and energy.  To aid visitors, a series of maps presents logical starting points. There is a GPS coordinate for each gravesite, which combines with the cemetery’s smart phone application to make location simple. Each of the sites is accompanied by a color photograph.

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Donald Davis @ Athens Storytelling Festival
Oct
25
to Oct 28

Donald Davis @ Athens Storytelling Festival

  • Courthouse Square Downtown Athens, AL 121 Marion Street Athens, AL 35611 (map)
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Donald Davis was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world rich in stories. “I didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them,” he says as he recounts tales and more tales learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folktales and most importantly, nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin.

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Donald Davis @ Chincoteague Storytelling Festival
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Donald Davis @ Chincoteague Storytelling Festival

  • Chincoteague, VA United States (map)
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A featured storyteller at festivals around the world, Donald Davis makes his home right here on Ocracoke Island! He was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world also rich in stories. "I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them," he says, as he recounts tales (and more tales) learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folk tales, and most importantly, nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. It was Uncle Frank, a man who "talked in stories," who helped Donald capture the real and daily adventures of life. . . and it was Uncle Frank who gave him the creative courage to tell about them.

http://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/storytelling-festival.html

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Hugh Price @ Schomburg Society event
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Hugh Price @ Schomburg Society event

  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037 (map)
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Reception/screening/book discussion followed by sales/signing at Schomburg bookstore

Hugh Price has held an array of positions of leadership during his life. After obtaining a B.A. from Amherst College, he graduated from Yale Law School. He began his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT. During the turbulent 1960s, he served as the first executive director of the Black Coalition of New Haven.

In 1978, he began his position as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, where he wrote editorials on an array of political issues. He served as senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, the nation’s largest public television station and in 1984, became director of all national production. In 1988, he was appointed vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he was instrumental in launching innovative youth initiatives. From 1994 to 2003, he served as president of the National Urban League. He then served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.  He lives in New Rochelle, NY.

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Donald Davis @ Storytelling Weekend at Balmoral Presbyterian Church
Nov
9
to Nov 12

Donald Davis @ Storytelling Weekend at Balmoral Presbyterian Church

  • Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Rd, Memphis, TN 38119 (map)
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A featured storyteller at festivals around the world, Donald Davis makes his home right here on Ocracoke Island! He was born in a Southern Appalachian mountain world also rich in stories. "I didn't learn stories, I just absorbed them," he says, as he recounts tales (and more tales) learned from a family of traditional storytellers who have lived on the same Western North Carolina land since 1781. Davis grew up hearing gentle fairy tales, simple and silly Jack tales, scary mountain lore, ancient Welsh and Scottish folk tales, and most importantly, nourishing true-to-life stories of his own neighbors and kin. It was Uncle Frank, a man who "talked in stories," who helped Donald capture the real and daily adventures of life. . . and it was Uncle Frank who gave him the creative courage to tell about them.

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James Gindlesperger @ Cambria County Historical Society
Nov
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

James Gindlesperger @ Cambria County Historical Society

Most Americans have heard of Arlington National Cemetery, yet many of those interred rest in obscurity.  This book seeks to honor their memories by telling the stories of 250 people buried here. Many were battlefield heroes, but some survived war to achieve major accomplishments. There are also stories of the original inhabitants of the cemetery, slaves and freedmen who worked on the Lee estate. There are even some humorous stories such as that of the 110-year-old veteran who was asked the secret of his long life. His response was “When you start to die, don’t.” In addition, the book covers the obvious sites that everyone wants to see such as the Tomb of the Unknowns and President Kennedy’s gravesite.

Navigating the cemetery can be frustrating at times. Searching for a particular section of the cemetery is impractical without a map and locating a specific grave within a section can lead to expenditure of significant time and energy.  To aid visitors, a series of maps presents logical starting points. There is a GPS coordinate for each gravesite, which combines with the cemetery’s smart phone application to make location simple. Each of the sites is accompanied by a color photograph.

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James Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center
Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

James Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center

Most Americans have heard of Arlington National Cemetery, yet many of those interred rest in obscurity.  This book seeks to honor their memories by telling the stories of 250 people buried here. Many were battlefield heroes, but some survived war to achieve major accomplishments. There are also stories of the original inhabitants of the cemetery, slaves and freedmen who worked on the Lee estate. There are even some humorous stories such as that of the 110-year-old veteran who was asked the secret of his long life. His response was “When you start to die, don’t.” In addition, the book covers the obvious sites that everyone wants to see such as the Tomb of the Unknowns and President Kennedy’s gravesite.

Navigating the cemetery can be frustrating at times. Searching for a particular section of the cemetery is impractical without a map and locating a specific grave within a section can lead to expenditure of significant time and energy.  To aid visitors, a series of maps presents logical starting points. There is a GPS coordinate for each gravesite, which combines with the cemetery’s smart phone application to make location simple. Each of the sites is accompanied by a color photograph.

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Donald Davis @ The Barn at Fearington Village
Dec
16
11:00am11:00am

Donald Davis @ The Barn at Fearington Village

  • Fearrington Village Barn, 2000 Fearrington Village Center, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (map)
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We are thrilled that Donald Davis is returning to The Fearrington Barn on Saturday, December 16th at 11am and Sunday, December 17th at 2pm to delight us with his stories!

Renowned story teller Donald Davis is back! Donald has been visiting The Fearrington Barn to spin his tales for over 20 years and is one of the foremost storytellers in the country. He has been featured at the World’s Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Storytelling Festival, and as guest host on NPR’s “Good Evening.”

In lieu of admission, donations of canned goods to CORA and gently used Children’s Books to Book Harvest will be accepted. This event fills up quick so get there early!

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Hugh Price @ American Women of African Heritage Literary Celebration
Jan
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Hugh Price @ American Women of African Heritage Literary Celebration

  • Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY (map)
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Hugh Price has held an array of positions of leadership during his life. After obtaining a B.A. from Amherst College, he graduated from Yale Law School. He began his career as a legal services lawyer representing low-income clients in New Haven, CT. During the turbulent 1960s, he served as the first executive director of the Black Coalition of New Haven.

In 1978, he began his position as a member of the editorial board of The New York Times, where he wrote editorials on an array of political issues. He served as senior vice-president of WNET/Thirteen in New York, the nation’s largest public television station and in 1984, became director of all national production. In 1988, he was appointed vice-president of the Rockefeller Foundation, where he was instrumental in launching innovative youth initiatives. From 1994 to 2003, he served as president of the National Urban League. He then served as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.  He lives in New Rochelle, NY.

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Philip Gerard @ On the Same Page Literary Festival
Sep
16
8:30am 8:30am

Philip Gerard @ On the Same Page Literary Festival

“Finding Your Audience: Best Practices for Submitting Your Work to Editors” Workshop with Jill and Philip Gerard Learn how to choose which work to send out, where to send it, and what the protocol is. The Gerards offer an editor’s eye view and explain how publishing decisions are made. Registration is limited, and a reservation is required. 8:30 am at Ashe County Public Library

http://www.onthesamepagefestival.org/

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