Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Randall Munroe - 'How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems' (Sold Out)

  • 1070 Partners Way Raleigh, NC, 27606 United States (map)
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This event will be held at the Hunt Library. Tickets are sold out, but a waitlist can be joined on Eventbrite via the 'Buy Tickets' link

The world's most entertaining and useless self-help guide, from the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer

By exploring the most complicated ways to do simple tasks, Munroe doesn't just make things difficult for himself and his readers. As he did so brilliantly in What If?, Munroe invites us to explore the most absurd reaches of the possible. Full of clever infographics and amusing illustrations, How To is a delightfully mind-bending way to better understand the science and technology underlying the things we do every day.

Randall Munroe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, the science question-and-answer blog What If, and the popular webcomic xkcd. A former NASA roboticist, he left the agency in 2006 to draw comics on the internet full-time. He lives in Massachusetts.

Munroe will be in conversation with Katie Mack (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack), astrophysicist, cosmologist, freelance science writer, and connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes. She is Assistant Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University. Her book, The End of Everything, will be out next year.

Co-sponsored by the NC State Friends of the Library.

Event date:

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

James B. Hunt Jr. Library

1070 Partners Way

Raleigh, NC 27606

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Open Discussion Project

  • 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)
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October's book for discussion is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

The group's goal is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with different political viewpoints and to provide a space for civil discourse on controversial or divisive topics. There are several moderators whose viewpoints span the political spectrum: left, right and neutral. The book selections are also chosen to represent issues and viewpoints across the political spectrum.  The aim of each discussion is to promote understanding ... “Ah, now I understand how they can think that!” ... rather than convince anyone of a particular point of view. Open Discussion Project meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

As with all of our in-store book clubs, participants receive a 21% discount on the discussion book; just let us know at the counter when you purchase it.

Find further info on this discussion group here!

Event date:

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Writers Coffeehouse Discussion Group

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The Writers Coffeehouse meets on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The moderator is Gray Rinehart, grayman@graymanwrites.com. Discussions will focus on the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration and defeating writers block. Not a peer critique group, this is discussion and networking. No publishing experience is necessary, and everyone from beginners to award winners are welcome to drop in, whether a writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, comics, or journalism. Come enjoy the camaraderie of other writers.

Event date:

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Andy Greenberg - 'Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers'

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Wired senior writer Andy Greenberg and author of This Machine Kills Secrets follows a small group of cybersecurity detectives as they’re pulled into the mysterious orbit of the Kremlin’s most dangerous hackers — beginning with investigations into local disruptions and blackouts throughout Eastern Europe and followed by full blown cyberwarfare targeting the world’s largest shipping firm, the drug maker Merck, and hundreds of American hospitals. Along the way, Andy Greenberg visits Russia to track down Sandworm himself and meets with the political leaders and security experts involved with NotPetya to determine how the next, even more destructive cyberwar debacle might be prevented.

Sandworm is a sobering examination of an underreported story: the menace Russian hackers pose to the critical infrastructure of the West. With the nuance of a reporter and the pace of a thriller writer, Andy Greenberg gives us a glimpse of the cyberwars of the future while at the same time placing his story in the long arc of Russian and Ukrainian history.”
—Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gulag and Red Famine

Event date:

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Open Discussion Project

  • 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)
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The club's goal is to foster dialog and better understanding between people with different political viewpoints and to provide a space for civil discourse on controversial or divisive topics. There are several moderators whose viewpoints span the political spectrum: left, right and neutral. The book selections are also chosen to represent issues and viewpoints across the political spectrum.  The aim of each discussion is to promote understanding ... “Ah, now I understand how they can think that!” ... rather than convince anyone of a particular point of view. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm.

As with all of our in-store book clubs, participants receive a 21% discount on the discussion book; just let us know at the counter when you purchase it.

Find further info on this Book Club here!

Event date:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Writers Coffeehouse Discussion Group

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The Writers Coffeehouse meets on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The moderator is Gray Rinehart, grayman@graymanwrites.com. Discussions will focus on the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration and defeating writers block. Not a peer critique group, this is discussion and networking. No publishing experience is necessary, and everyone from beginners to award winners are welcome to drop in, whether a writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, comics, or journalism. Come enjoy the camaraderie of other writers.

Event date:

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Sep
8
2:00 PM14:00

Writers Coffeehouse Discussion Group

  • 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road Raleigh, NC, 27609 United States (map)
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The Writers Coffeehouse meets on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The moderator is Gray Rinehart, grayman@graymanwrites.com. Discussions will focus on the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration and defeating writers block. Not a peer critique group, this is discussion and networking. No publishing experience is necessary, and everyone from beginners to award winners are welcome to drop in, whether a writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, comics, or journalism. Come enjoy the camaraderie of other writers.

Event date:

Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Arts & Lecture Series: Sarah Rose Etter - 'The Book of X' in conversation w/ Jeff Jackson

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Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by several news outlets, The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born with her stomach twisted in the shape of a knot. From childhood with her parents on the family meat farm, to a desk job in the city, to finally experiencing love, she grapples with her body, men, and society, all the while imagining a softer world than the one she is in. Twining the drama of the everyday—school-age crushes, paying bills, the sickness of parents—with the surreal—rivers of thighs, men for sale and fields of throats—Cassie’s realities alternate to create a blurred, fantastic world of haunting beauty.

Sarah Rose Etter is the author of Tongue Party. She is the recipient of writing residencies at the Disquiet International Program in Portugal, and the Gullkistan Creative Program in Iceland. She earned her MFA from Rosemont College. She lives in San Francisco.

Jeff Jackson is a novelist, playwright, visual artist, and songwriter. His second novel Destroy All Monsters was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in Fall 2018. It received advanced praise from Don DeLillo, Janet Fitch, Dana Spiotta, Ben Marcus, and Dennis Cooper. His novella Novi Sad was published as a limited edition art book and selected for “Best of 2016” lists in Vice, Lit Reactor, and Entropy. His first novel Mira Corpora, published in 2013, was a Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and featured on numerous "Best of the Year" lists, including Slate, Salon, The New Statesman, and Flavorwire. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, New York Tyrant, and The Collagist and been performed in New York and Los Angeles by New River Dramatists.

 

Event date:

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 7:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Quail Ridge Books Presents: A Year of Reading James Baldwin with Jaki Shelton Green

JAKI SHELTON GREEN, Poet Laureate of North Carolina, will be the facilitator for a series of four discussions featuring the work of writer James Baldwin.  This is the first in the series.

August 18:  Baldwin's 1963 book of essays, The Fire Next Time

November 17: Going to Meet The Man 

February 2: If Beale Street Could Talk

The 4th date will be announced soon.

Are all welcome. Quail Ridge Books is offering a 21% discount to anyone buying James Baldwin's books for the discussion.

James Baldwin was an acclaimed writer whose work spans many genres, explores themes of race, sexual identity, class and religion and remains relevant today.

Jaki Shelton Green is North Carolina's Poet Laureate and the award-winning author of 8 volumes of poetry. She teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies.

Event date:

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Event address:

North Hills

4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road

Raleigh, NC 27609

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Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Doug Waller - Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation

A major addition to the history of the Civil War, Lincoln’s Spies is a riveting account of the secret battles waged by Union agents to save a nation. Filled with espionage, sabotage, and intrigue, it is also a striking portrait of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered. 

Veteran journalist Douglas Waller, who has written ground-breaking intelligence histories, turns his sights on the shadow war of four secret agents for the North—three men and one woman. From the tense days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to the surrender at Appomattox four years later, Waller delivers a fast-paced narrative of the heroes—and scoundrels—who informed Lincoln’s generals on the enemy positions for crucial battles and busted up clandestine Rebel networks.

Douglas Waller is a former correspondent for Newsweek and Time, where he covered the CIA, Pentagon, State Department, White House and Congress. He lives in Raleigh.

Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Jennifer Dasal - The #MeToo Movement in 17th Century Art

The #MeToo movement: it's a huge part of what’s happening around the world, right now, and in nearly every facet of society. Women are speaking up about their experiences with abuse, inequality, and injustices, and stepping up to make a difference. In the midst of the most trying circumstances and the most harrowing life events, some have been able to stand out and make a lasting statement about their pain, their history, and their wishes for retribution. Such resistance, though, has not been limited to the 21st century: one of the best examples was completed in oil paint upon a huge six-foot canvas... in the 17th century. Jennifer returns with the empowering tale of Artemisia Gentileschi's masterpiece of revenge writ large, her Judith Beheading Holofernes (c. 1620).

Jennifer Dasal is a contemporary arts curator at the NCMA. She is the creator of the ArtCurious podcast.

Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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Book Launch for the Companion Journal to The Alchemy of Grief
Jun
27
4:00 PM16:00

Book Launch for the Companion Journal to The Alchemy of Grief

Join author Nancy Loeffler and friends to celebrate the arrival of her new book The Companion Journal to The Alchemy of Grief: Your Journey to Wholeness. This journal compliments her self-help book Alchemy of Grief: Your Journey to Wholeness published in 2016. The journal gives anyone struggling with a loss a safe place to explore their own feelings. The journal has prompts that coordinate with her book chapters so it is a perfect companion journal. Available everywhere books are sold.

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Elin Hilderbrand - Summer of 69

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country. In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.

Elin Hilderbrand was born on July 17, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts. She has used her 50 years to write 23 novels and raise three children on Nantucket Island.

Seats will be available for the public without any purchase required. If you'd like a reserved seat and priority signing line ticket, you can prepurchase the book­. For big events all seats may fill up as we are limited in the number of people we can accommodate in-store. For more info on reserving a seat, click here.

Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Ocean Vuong - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years.

Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and the T.S. Eliot Prize. His writings have also been featured in The AtlanticHarper'sThe NationNew RepublicThe New Yorker, and The New York Times. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is his first novel.

Seats will be available for the public without any purchase required. If you'd like a reserved seat and priority signing line ticket, you can prepurchase the book­. For big events, all seats may fill up as we are limited in the number of people we can accommodate in-store. For more info on reserving a seat, click here.

Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Carrie Knowles - Black Tie Optional: 17 Stories

These stories are spare, tightly woven narratives with crisp, compelling dialogue. They cut to the bone. The themes in this collection are far-reaching, touching on family ties and friendship, infidelity, loss, Alzheimer's and impending death, fear of terrorism, border patrol, and life after death. The stories are guaranteed to challenge perceptions and assumptions and to spark lively discussion. As a reviewer recently said about one of her earlier books: "If all writing were this good, I'd read more books."

Carrie Knowles was selected to be North Carolina's 2014 Piedmont Laureate for her work in short fiction.

Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

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Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Writers Coffeehouse Discussion Group

The Writers Coffeehouse meets on the second Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. The moderator is Gray Rinehart, grayman@graymanwrites.com. Discussions will focus on the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration and defeating writers block. Not a peer critique group, this is discussion and networking. No publishing experience is necessary, and everyone from beginners to award winners are welcome to drop in, whether a writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, screenplays, comics, or journalism. Come enjoy the camaraderie of other writers.

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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Donald Davis - Master Storyteller

Get in the holiday mood with a visit with master storyteller Donald Davis. He returns to the Fearrington Barn to tell richly woven stories of his childhood. The retired Methodist minister has been piecing together these yarns for close to 40 years. Storytelling comes naturally for Davis, who grew up with a host of chatty aunts and uncles in Waynesville, in the western tip of North Carolina. Davis has been featured at the World’s Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Storytelling Festival, and as guest host on NPR’s “Good Evening.”
 

The details: Dec. 15, 11 a.m. and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. The Fearrington Barn, 220 Market St., in Fearrington Village in Pittsboro. 919-542-3030

The cost is a donation of canned goods and gently used children’s books. This event fills up quickly so get there early.

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Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Panel Discussion on Effects of Social Media on Writing and Creativity

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More and more writers are struggling with their work while simultaneously struggling with promoting their work on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. Has the world tilted too far into social media as something required of creative people? What are the effects on a writer’s relationship to her work when overly involved in social media? Is social media the amazing marketing tool it’s billed to be, and at what cost to creativity?

Join Piedmont Laureate Nancy Peacock with writers Anna Jean Mayhew, Ralph Hardy, Michele Berger, Charles Fiore and Kim Church in a panel discussion on creativity and social media. 

 

 

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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Susan Harlan - 'Decorating a Room of One's Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables'

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English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and “interviews” the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth’s favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby’s McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as “Setting Up an Ideal Governess’s Room,” and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One’s Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.

"A masterful mash-up of highbrow literature and pervasive pop culture, this clever take on the classics will appeal to any book lover who can sheepishly admit their HGTV addiction." — Ken Fulk. 

Susan Harlan is an associate professor of English literature at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a writer whose work has appeared in the Guardian US, the ToastRoads & Kingdoms, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Literary Hub, Jezebel, Curbed, the Hairpin, the Establishment, the Common, and the Awl.

ISBN: 9781419732379

Availability: Coming Soon - PREORDER NOW!

Published: Abrams Image - October 9th, 2018

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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Nell Irvin Painter “Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over”

Celebrated historian Nell Irvin Painter turned to painting after her retirement from Princeton University. She shares her second act in “Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over.” (Counterpoint Press, June 19) This insightful memoir reminds us that it’s never too late to start over and learn something else. Painter, a sharp observer of human behavior, explores the themes of women, artists, beauty and self-worth. She’s also the author of “Standing at Armageddon,” “Sojourner Truth” and the New York Times bestseller “The History of White People.”
 

The details: Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Quail Ridge Books. A limited number of reserved seats are available for this event. General unreserved seating may also be available. Receive a signing line ticket with all Quail Ridge purchases.

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Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Pete Souza Book Signing “Shade”

Pete Souza, the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, uses photos on Instagram to illustrate the differences between Obama and President Donald Trump in his new photograph book. The photos are assembled in the new book “Shade: A Tale Of Two Presidents.” (Little, Brown and Company, Oct. 16). “Shade” includes more than 100 photographs that did not appear in his previous book, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait.”
 

The details: Oct 26, 6 p.m. Flyleaf Books. 919-942-7373 or flyleafbooks.com/petesouza. This will be a signing, not a presentation. Tickets are required to enter the signing line, and copies of the book must be bought at Flyleaf to get a ticket. Souza’s other book will be available for sale and signing.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

John Scalzi - 'The Consuming Fire' (Reserved Seating Event)

The Consuming Fire—the sequel to the 2018 Hugo Award Best Novel finalist and 2018 Locus Award-winning The Collapsing Empire—an epic space-opera novel in the bestselling Interdependency series, from the Hugo Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author John Scalzi.

The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse. The Flow, the extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible, is disappearing, leaving entire star systems stranded. When it goes, human civilization may go with it—unless desperate measures can be taken.

Reserved seat/signing line ticket with QRB purchase of The Consuming Fire.

John Scalzi won the 2006 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, the 2013 Hugo Award for Best Novel for Redshirts, and his debut novel Old Man’s War was a finalist for Hugo Award as well. His other books include The Ghost BrigadesThe Android’s DreamThe Last Colony and The Human Division. He has won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for science-fiction, the Seiun, The Kurd Lasswitz and the Geffen awards. His weblog, The Whatever, is one of the most widely-read web sites in modern SF. 

$26.99

ISBN: 9780765388971

Availability: Coming Soon - PREORDER NOW!

Published: Tor Books - October 16th, 2018


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Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

How to Start a Branded Podcast by Jason Gillikin and Javier Leiva

How to Start a Branded Podcast

by Jason Gillikin and Javier Leiva

Podcasting is a great way to create evangelists for your brand and stand out from the competition.

But how do you get started? Two successful Raleigh podcasters share their secrets on building an audience, buying gear, and turning listeners into customers.

How to Start a Branded Podcast is for:

- Marketers looking to stand out and become thought leaders.

- Small businesses looking to grow their business.

- Beginners wanting to learn how to launch a podcast.

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Oct
19
to Oct 20

Wake Forest Lit Fest

Page 158 Books and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts are hosting a two-day literary and art festival in and around downtown Wake Forest. This family-friendly weekend offers a stage performance, writing workshops, cooking classes, children’s story times and speed-dating with local authors. Sit down and chat with bestselling Raleigh author Diane Chamberlain or N.C. English professor and author Elaine Neil Orr. Or talk about children’s books with Wake Forest author and illustrator Jonathan Voss. He made his debut earlier this year with his picture book, “Brave Enough for Two.” (Henry Holt & Company, June 12).
 

Schedule

Friday, Oct. 19

“Biscuit” presented by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre

Show times are 11 am and 6:30 pm.

Tickets are $12 each

Saturday, Oct. 20

10-11 am – Story time with Peppa Pig (Ages 7 and under). A fun craft activity will follow the story time.  Tickets are $3 each and parents are free

Purchase Tickets (via the Wake Forest Renaissance Center site)

10-11 am - Illustration Workshop with Brian Clopper (Ages 10 and up)

Learn how to draw a variety of beasties. Brian Clopper, teacher/cartoonist/writer walks budding cartoonists through a variety of drawing tips as the class draws: dragons, zombies and other monstrosities.

Free Event - Register Here (via the Wake Forest Renaissance Center site)

10-11 am - Brain Balance Workshop

Does your child have no interest in books and struggles to read? That's where Brain Balance comes in! Often, kids have areas of the brain that are underdeveloped, which causes struggles academically, behaviorally or socially. Brain Balance's holistic approach to strengthening the brain gives kids the tools they need to take on life's challenges. When reading is easier - it's more fun! Let's see our students reach their fullest potential and dive into a love for books! Adventures await at every turn! 

Free Event - Register Here (via the Wake Forest Renaissance Center site)

Workshops:

All are 1-4pm

Writing Workshop with Win Neagle - Buy Tickets

Writing Workshop for Young Adults with Nicole Sarrocco - Buy Tickets

Romance Writing with Jenny Luper - Buy Tickets

Publishing your book with Blue Ink Press - Buy Tickets

Cooking Class with Debbie Moose - Buy Tickets

Writing Compelling Historical Fiction with Susan Rivers - Buy Tickets

6 pm - Author Speed Dating Dinner

Tickets are $45 each and include dinner

The details: Oct 19-20. For details, go to Page 158’s website, page158books.com/litfest.

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Oct
18
to Oct 21

Back ON!! SPARKcon: IF IT'S WEIRD, IT BELONGS AT SPARKCON!

It’s an open-source, “FOR THE COMMUNITY, BY THE COMMUNITY” approach with an intentionally dynamic focus.

Each year, SPARKcon features more than 2,000 artists in 200+ events. Each segment of the creative community plans their own “SPARKs” to showcase their talent. SPARKcon’s goal is to connect and educate emerging, creative leaders through training, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an open source structure leading to the creation of a unique four-day creativity explosion in Downtown Raleigh. Each category, or group of activities, is called a “SPARK” (musicSPARK, fashionSPARK, etc.) and is organized by volunteers who create programming that best represents their art form, whether a performance, an exhibition, showcase. or interactive digital game. This open source leadership structure allows any organizer, talent or audience member to create and add value to the experience in their own way.

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Self Samyama
Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Self Samyama

Session Four – In our forth session you will: Learn a way to directly experience everything – life, others, nature, relationships, etc., rather than through the veils of our ideas, beliefs, & our stories. Learn how to be receptive to devotion and how to open to your deepest wisdom and intuition. Learn how to receive guidance and direction, receive solutions for apparent problems, rather than agonizing or over analyzing.

Here is what you will experience in each 90 minute session.

Self Samyama is something you already know how to do, but probably don’t know that you know. 
The practice of Samyama helps us to open to what is, as it is. This is so even in the most heart-shattering experiences. We learn to experience the perfection of Life as it is, no matter how it seems to be. Samyama alleviates the suffering of wanting things to be different than they are–no matter what they are.
This is not a method to fix what is wrong. You will learn that nothing needs to be fixed. Samyama consistently reveals so beautifully that there is nothing wrong, and no one needing to be fixed. It leads us to realize that every wound is a pathway to the Holy, if we can be present enough to recognize it. Samyama Healing teaches us presence.

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

James Mustich - '1000 Books to Read Before You Die'

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1000 Books to Read Before You Die is the ultimate book for book lovers compiled by a veteran bookseller, James Mustich. The 1,000 must-read books cross genres and eras, each accompanied by a thought-provoking short essay on why the book is so essential. Special features include the best editions to read, other books by the author, an “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendation, definitive audio versions and so much more!

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ISBN: 9781523504459

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Published: Workman Publishing - October 2nd, 2018

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Self Samyama - Session Three
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

Self Samyama - Session Three

Session Three – In our third session you will: Learn how to be present to your own feelings, rather than our stories about your feelings. Learn how to learn to surrender, to trust, to open to love, and to dissolve your fear and defenses. Learn a way to open to what is, as it is, whatever it is.

Here is what you will experience in each 90 minute session.

Self Samyama is something you already know how to do, but probably don’t know that you know. 
The practice of Samyama helps us to open to what is, as it is. This is so even in the most heart-shattering experiences. We learn to experience the perfection of Life as it is, no matter how it seems to be. Samyama alleviates the suffering of wanting things to be different than they are–no matter what they are.
This is not a method to fix what is wrong. You will learn that nothing needs to be fixed. Samyama consistently reveals so beautifully that there is nothing wrong, and no one needing to be fixed. It leads us to realize that every wound is a pathway to the Holy, if we can be present enough to recognize it. Samyama Healing teaches us presence.

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