Upcoming Events

William McKeever presents Emperors of the Deep

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

In this groundbreaking book, a documentarian and conservationist, determined to dispel misplaced fear and correct common misconceptions, explores in-depth the secret lives of sharks—magnificent creatures who play an integral part in maintaining the health of the world’s oceans and ultimately the planet.

From the Jaws blockbusters to Shark Week, we are conditioned to see sharks as terrifying cold-blooded underwater predators. But as Safeguard the Seas founder William McKeever reveals, sharks are evolutionary marvels essential to maintaining a balanced ecosystem.

Colin Asher presents Never a Lovely so Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren

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Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren is the unparalleled biography of one of America’s most celebrated and least understood writers. It is a beautifully written and rigorously researched tribute to the fraught and complicated life of a singular spirit. Celebrated by writers including Richard Wright, Don DeLillo, Simone de Beauvoir, Thomas Pynchon, Betty Friedan, Cormac McCarthy, and others, Nelson Algren (1909–1981) wrote eleven books and countless essays and won the first National Book Award for his novel The Man with the Golden Arm, which was later turned into a film starring Frank Sinatra. Yet his brilliant literary successes were shadowed by secret FBI scrutiny that spanned decades, and his promising literary career was ultimately foreshortened by the strain of the seemingly inexplicable loss of support from publishers and peers (in fact the result of the FBI investigation), and his name diminished.

Laurie Ford presents You Are Enough

Event date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Mary Flinn presents Lumina

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Latifahia Brown presents Vision Journal

Event date: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm


Patricia Colleen Murphy in conversation with Jacinta V. White

Event date: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Bully Love, Patricia Colleen Murphy's second book, won the 2019 Press 53 Award for Poetry, selected by Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo. Bully Love follows the poet from Ohio to Arizona, from cows and cornfields to the Sonoran Desert, from youth to middle age, from daughter to orphan, from child to childfree, from loneliness to love. As the poet leaves a broken home to build a new life for herself, she struggles to adapt to a land teeming with dangers.

Laura Vaccaro Seegar presents Why?

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm