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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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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
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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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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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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Self Samyama - Session Two
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Self Samyama - Session Two

Session Two – In our second session you will: Learn a way to increasingly live life from your hearts rather than from your head. Learn a way to be truly present : to your own heart, body and feelings.– Learn that when you can be present to yourself, you can be present to others, to Life.

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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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

POSTPONED DUE TO FLO. litSPARK 2018 presents a special storytime with Author-Illustrator of "Brave Enough for Two."

Have fun with children in downtown Raleigh at the cutest little bookshop, Read with Me, during SPARKcon 2108. litSPARK presents a special storytime with Author-Illustrator Jonathan D. Voss, author of Brave Enough for Two.

After storytime, go #Beyondthebook to make crowns and wands in Read with Me's Creativity Corner, explore in our toddler sensory bin, or chat with Jonathan.


COST- FREE!

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Oh La La French Wine Taste Fest with Carrie Knowles

Join us to taste some of our finest French wines at Taylor’s Wine Shop on September 14th from 6:30pm until 8pm! While you savor these sips, Carrie Knowles, award-winning author, will regale you with tales from her time in France that inspired her acclaimed novel, “A Garden Wall in Provence.” She’ll share the secrets to living like a true French citizen (including how to grocery shop there!) Copies will be available for autograph and purchase.

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Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Visual Trumpery - A Talk by Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami and author of The Functional Art and The Truthful Art, brings his Visual Trumpery lecture tour to the NCSU Libraries. The very title of this talk, Visual Trumpery, is an example of its content. It is intended to trigger your ideological defenses and trick you into believing what is not so.

The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum.

Cairo will use these examples to equip you with a solid understanding of “graphicacy,” the term he uses to refer to visual literacy, as he believes a literate, numerate, and graphicate citizenry is the best antidote for a world where trumpery runs rampant.

Following the talk, Cairo will sign copies of his book The Truthful Artwhich will be available for on-site purchase from the NC State Bookstores.

Complimentary coffee and light refreshments will be availble from local sweet shop Anisette.

This event is free and open to the public. Registrants will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a personal copy of Cairo's The Truthful Art.

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