Hugh Price @ Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Hugh Price @ Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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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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Michael Farris Smith @ A Cappella Books
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Farris Smith @ A Cappella Books

A Cappella Books presents "Writers @ The Wrecking Bar," a monthly fiction series at local brewpub The Wrecking Bar. Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the conversation starting at 7:30PM.

April's WWB features two of the South's most powerful storytellers, Michael Farris Smith (The Fighter) and Chris Offutt (Country Dark), in a conversation moderated by the editor of The Bitter Southerner, Chuck Reece.

 

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Ben Anderson @ Wilderness Wildlife Week
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Ben Anderson @ Wilderness Wildlife Week

Nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week™ in Pigeon Forge!

From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. What better place to celebrate the features, creatures, and cultures of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than in the Center of Fun in The Smokies?

Ben Anderson will be signing copies of his book, Smokies Chronicle, at the GSMA booth on Friday, May 11, from 2-4:30 PM.

 

Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year.  On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails familiar to him from previous excursions as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years.To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity. 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 lifelong devotee.

 

Ben Anderson was media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 to 2015. Before that he was assistant professor of mass communications at Florida Southern College. He worked on the staffs of The Asheville Times, the Waynesville Mountaineer, Greensboro Record, Athens Banner-Herald, Atlanta Journal, Athens Daily News. He has been a backcountry volunteer for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 20 years. He now does marketing and public relations work for the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation in Asheville. A native of Atlanta, he lives in Asheville, NC.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Greater Altoona Area Book Festival
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Greater Altoona Area Book Festival

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

 

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Meyersdale Public Library
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Meyersdale Public Library

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Butler County Historical Society
Jun
7
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Butler County Historical Society

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Martin Library
Jul
15
2:00 PM14:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Martin Library

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Ligonier Valley Civil War Round Table
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Ligonier Valley Civil War Round Table

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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Baltzer Meyer Historical Society
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Baltzer Meyer Historical Society

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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Civil War Military and Relic Show
Oct
27
to Oct 28

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Civil War Military and Relic Show

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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Times to be finalized. Booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ York Book Expo
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ York Book Expo

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Heritage Center

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor Center

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JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Time to be finalized. Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Michael Farris Smith @ Page 158
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Page 158

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Malaprop's
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Farris Smith @ Malaprop's

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Parnassus Books
Apr
17
6:30 PM18:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Parnassus Books

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Novel
Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Michael Farris Smith @ Novel

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Sons of Unions: Veterans of the Civil War
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Sons of Unions: Veterans of the Civil War

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture & booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Michael Farris Smith @ Book Mart & Cafe
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Book Mart & Cafe

With Michael Kardos, author of Bluff

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Hugh Price @ Northfield Mount Hermon School
Apr
12
5:30 PM17:30

Hugh Price @ Northfield Mount Hermon School

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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Ben Anderson @ Skyland/South Buncombe Library
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Anderson @ Skyland/South Buncombe Library

Local author Ben Anderson spent a year hiking through the distinct seasons of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come listen to him share stories from his book and get ideas for great hikes of your own.  This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the South Buncombe Library.

 

Since its creation in 1934, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has become the most heavily visited of all our national parks, with yearly visitation sometimes surpassing 10 million people. As the national park system celebrated its centennial in 2016, Ben Anderson decided to explore and closely observe, across the seasons, as much of the nation’s most popular national park as practicable during the year.  On the three or four hikes he took each month, he revisited a number of trails familiar to him from previous excursions as a Smokies backcountry volunteer for more than 20 years.To many, the Smokies are among the loveliest and most interesting mountains anywhere, favored by a remarkable biodiversity. 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 lifelong devotee.

 

Ben Anderson was media relations director at Warren Wilson College from 1997 to 2015. Before that he was assistant professor of mass communications at Florida Southern College. He worked on the staffs of The Asheville Times, the Waynesville Mountaineer, Greensboro Record, Athens Banner-Herald, Atlanta Journal, Athens Daily News. He has been a backcountry volunteer for Great Smoky Mountains National Park for more than 20 years. He now does marketing and public relations work for the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation in Asheville. A native of Atlanta, he lives in Asheville, NC.

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Hugh Price @ Frost Library, Amherst College
Apr
10
to Apr 11

Hugh Price @ Frost Library, Amherst College

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Opening of Hugh Price archive collection.

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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Michael Farris Smith @ Quais du Polar Festival
Apr
6
to Apr 8

Michael Farris Smith @ Quais du Polar Festival

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Don Morrill @ UNC Asheville
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Don Morrill @ UNC Asheville

Donald Morrill and Lisa Birnbaum, husband and wife, will read from and discuss their wide range of works, from Birnbaum's novel Worthy, a philosophical tale of love among con artists, to Morrill's award-winning poetry, non-fiction and forthcoming novel, Beaut, winner of the Lee Smith Novel Award.

This reading, part of the English Department Visiting Writers Series, is free and open to everyone at 7 p.m. in Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum.

Contact for this event:
Department of English
williams@unca.edu
828.251.6411

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John Francis Trump @ Twin City Talks
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

John Francis Trump @ Twin City Talks

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Join the Winston-Salem Journal for the second in a series of Twin City Talks Community Forums.  This free event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required

For the second forum, the topic will be Spirited Talk: Can We Drink Our Way to Prosperity?  

With the influx of wineries, breweries and distilleries in and around our community, what kind of economic impact does this have in #wsnc? How many does Winston-Salem need? How does the alcohol industry contribute to the City of Arts & Innovation?

Public input: We welcome questions from the public around this topic.  Citizens may email their question in advance to promotions@wsjournal.com or via Twitter via@twincitytalks.  Written questions will also be collected at the forum and the moderator will address as many questions as possible within the time allowed. 

Panelists

  • Jamie Bartholomaus - Owner, Foothills Brewery
  • Mark Friszolowsk - Winemaker, Childress Winery
  • John Trump - Author, "Still and Barrel"
  • Marcheta Cole Keefer - Visit Winston-Salem

 

About Twin City Talks

Discussion. The definition of the word is consideration of a question in open and informal debate.

Simply talking about an idea is a powerful exercise. We do it all the time at work and at home. We talk to people close to us and we share ideas with random strangers.

Discussion is how we find our way through the world. We talk to each other, share ideas and oftentimes take action.

The staff at the Winston-Salem Journal is continually looking for new ways to get people talking to each other, in meaningful ways, which led to the idea to do something rather simple: Let’s get people together to talk about things that matter to them.

 

A lifelong newspaper reporter & editor in NC, Trump received an MFA in narrative nonfiction from Goucher College. His thesis, which told the stories and profiles of North Carolina’s craft distilleries, evolved into a regular Huffington Post blog focused on the subject. That blog was the impetus for Still & Barrel.

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Michael Farris Smith @ Rosenzweig Arts Center
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Michael Farris Smith @ Rosenzweig Arts Center

Michael Farris Smith is the author of Desperation RoadThe FighterRivers, and The Hands of Strangers. He is the recipient of the MLA's Mississippi Author Award for Fiction and the Transatlantic Review Award for Fiction. Rivers was named to numerous Best of the Year lists and his short fiction has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He lives in Mississippi with his wife and daughters.

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Georgiana Kotarski @ Local Author Fest
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Georgiana Kotarski @ Local Author Fest

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Featuring over 20 local authors! Fiction, non-fiction, children and young adult genres! Book signings and sales!

Georgiana C. Kotarski is the director of the Sequatchie Valley campus of Chattanooga State Technical Community College. She holds degrees from the University of the South, Kennesaw State University, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She lives in Dunlap, Tennessee.

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James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Somerset Rotary Club
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

James & Suzanne Gindlesperger @ Somerset Rotary Club

JAMES AND SUZANNE GINDLESPERGER are members of the Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Save Historic Antietam Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Civil War Preservation Trust. Suzanne is a cofounder of Pennwriters, a professional organization for published and aspiring authors. James is the author of three previous Civil War books. The couple lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Lecture and booksigning. Books will be supplied by authors.

 

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Sybil Morial @ New Orleans Tricentennial Symposium: Civil Rights Roundtable
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sybil Morial @ New Orleans Tricentennial Symposium: Civil Rights Roundtable

SYBIL HAYDEL MORIAL is an educator, activist, and community leader in New Orleans, Louisiana. The wife of the first African American mayor of New Orleans, Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, Sybil spent her career in the education field, first as a public school teacher and later as an administrator at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Times to be finalized.

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Hugh Price @ Billie Holiday Theatre
Mar
7
9:00 PM21:00

Hugh Price @ Billie Holiday Theatre

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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John Trump @ Bookmarks
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

John Trump @ Bookmarks

A lifelong newspaper reporter & editor in NC, Trump received an MFA in narrative nonfiction from Goucher College. His thesis, which told the stories and profiles of North Carolina’s craft distilleries, evolved into a regular Huffington Post blog focused on the subject. That blog was the impetus for Still & Barrel.

Books available for sale from Bookmarks.

 

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Hugh Price @ Retired Men's Association of Greenwich
Feb
28
11:00 AM11:00

Hugh Price @ Retired Men's Association of Greenwich

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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Sybil Morial @ Harlem Fine Arts Festival
Feb
15
to Feb 18

Sybil Morial @ Harlem Fine Arts Festival

SYBIL HAYDEL MORIAL is an educator, activist, and community leader in New Orleans, Louisiana. The wife of the first African American mayor of New Orleans, Ernest N. “Dutch” Morial, Sybil spent her career in the education field, first as a public school teacher and later as an administrator at Xavier University in New Orleans.

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Stephen C. Compton @ Artful Afternoon Luncheon and Lecture Series
Feb
13
11:30 AM11:30

Stephen C. Compton @ Artful Afternoon Luncheon and Lecture Series

Stephen C. Compton is an independent scholar and an avid collector of historic, traditional North Carolina pottery. Steve has written numerous articles and books about the state’s pottery. Widely recognized for his North Carolina pottery expertise, the author is frequently called upon as a lecturer and exhibit consultant and curator. He has served as president of the North Carolina Pottery Center, a museum and educational center located in Seagrove, North Carolina, and is a founding organizer, and former president, of the North Carolina Pottery Collectors’ Guild.

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John Trump @ Gastonia East Rotary
Jan
29
12:35 PM12:35

John Trump @ Gastonia East Rotary

A lifelong newspaper reporter & editor in NC, Trump received an MFA in narrative nonfiction from Goucher College. His thesis, which told the stories and profiles of North Carolina’s craft distilleries, evolved into a regular Huffington Post blog focused on the subject. That blog was the impetus for Still & Barrel.

Author will have books available.

 

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Hugh Price @ American Women of African Heritage Literary Celebration
Jan
15
2:00 PM14:00

Hugh Price @ American Women of African Heritage Literary Celebration

This African-American Life

“People who believe a problem can be solved tend to get busy solving it,” William Raspberry wrote in the Washington Post in July 1994. “Hugh B. Price is a believer.”

This comment on Price’s inaugural keynote address as head of the National Urban League proved prescient. During his tenure as president and CEO from 1994 to 2003, Price conceived and launched its Campaign for African-American Achievement, spearheaded pressure on the federal government to combat police brutality and racial profiling, vigorously defended affirmative action, and helped repair frayed relations between the black and Jewish communities. Yet his role with the League was just one among many for this impressive man.

In This African-American Life, Price traces his forbears, among them Nero Hawley, who fought at Valley Forge under George Washington; George and Rebecca Latimer, who escaped slavery by stowing away on a boat and traveling north as master and slave; and Lewis Latimer, who worked with Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison and played a pivotal role in perfecting the light bulb.

Price writes about his childhood in a segregated neighborhood near Howard University in Washington, his love of baseball, and his student days in a newly integrated high school and then at Amherst and Yale Law School. He covers his varied and highly successful careers, from his early days as a legal services lawyer and director of the Black Coalition in New Haven, Connecticut, to his time as an editorial writer at the New York Times, as senior vice president in charge of national production at America’s largest public television station, as a vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation, and as a faculty member of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.

“It’s easy to sound radical,” syndicated columnist E. J. Dionne wrote of Price. “By contrast, ideas built on cool reason and the possibility of action often sound moderate. But they can be genuinely radical in their analysis of what’s wrong and of what needs to be done.”

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Hugh Price @ John Jay Homestead
Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Hugh Price @ John Jay Homestead

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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Hugh Price @ Billie Holiday Theatre
Dec
22
1:30 PM13:30

Hugh Price @ Billie Holiday Theatre

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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Dec
16
11:00 AM11:00

Donald Davis @ The Barn at Fearrington Village

In his first new book in six years, Donald Davis, considered by many to be the father of family tales, returns to recollections of growing up in the southern Appalachians, and especially of his relationship with his sibling Joe.

Davis has remarked that he “didn’t learn stories, I just absorbed them” from a family of traditional storytellers that has lived on the same western North Carolina land since 1781. Among this collection of 18 chronologically arranged stories, Davis explains why 28 second-graders petitioned the school board to reestablish paddling as their preferred form of punishment, instead of the new policy of “suspension.” He also spins family tales about how his mother was finally convinced to give his brother Joe’s naturally curly, “wasted-on-a-boy” hair its first cut; how he and his cousin Andy got fired from their job of “watching the baby”; how his brother convinced their mother to adopt her first cats; and how he got a chemistry set designated for children over 10 when he was only eight.

Through his tender, often humorous stories about his life experiences, Davis captures the hearts and minds of readers while simultaneously evoking their own childhood memories. One reviewer described Davis’s storytelling style this way: “He invites each listener to come along, to pull deep inside for one’s own stories, to personally share and co-create the common experiences that celebrate the creative spirit.” Even if you can’t enjoy Davis’s storytelling live, his written voice is so strong that you will actually hear these tales as you read them.

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Schomburg Society Film Screening of "The March" & Conversation with Hugh B. Price
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Schomburg Society Film Screening of "The March" & Conversation with Hugh B. Price

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You are invited to the a film screen of
The March & Conversation with Hugh B. Price
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 PM

Join us for a film screening of The March which captures the historic 1963 March on Washington followed by a conversation with Hugh B. Price (former president of the National Urban League) and Duarte Geraldino (PBS NewsHour correspondent) to discuss the film and Price's new memoir "This African-American Life".

Book signing and reception to follow.

RSVP 212.491.2004 or schomburgcenter.org/membersrsvp

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