Upcoming Events

Andrew Lawler presents The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

Event date: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke. 

Foodie Book Club discusses Life From Scratch

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Foodie Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month. Join us on Tuesday, June 25th at 7PM.

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

Event date: 
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.

Patricia Colleen Murphy presents Bully Love

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.