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APRIL EVENTS at The Regulator Bookshop


Wednesday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Duke professor Laurent Dubois and filmmaker (and Duke Soccer alumna) Gwendolyn Oxenham for a talk on “Writing Soccer” in celebration of the launch of Dubois’s newest book, The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer.

Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, Dubois’s The Language of the Game is a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer. Profiling soccer's full cast of character, historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story and how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness.

Laurent Dubois is a professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University, where he teaches the popular course Soccer Politics. The prize-winning author of five books, including The Banjo, Haiti, and Soccer Empire, he lives in Durham.
The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer, 978-0465094486, Basic Books/Hachette
Soccer Empire, 978-0520269781, University of California Press

Gwendolyn Oxenham is the author of Finding the Game: Three Years, Twenty-five Countries and the Search for Pickup Soccer and the director of Pelada, an award-winning documentary. She has written for The Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, and Slate, and has an MFA in creative writing. A Duke soccer alum who played for Santos FC in Brazil, she currently lives in Dana Point, California.
Under the Lights and In the Dark, 978-1785781537, Icon Books
Finding the Game, 978-1250002044, St. Martin’s Press

Sunday, April 8, 2:00 pm
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00PM
The Regulator welcomes Durham author Jeanne Yocum for a reading and signing of her new book, The Self-Employment Survival Guide.  If you are considering self-employment or are already self-employed, The Self-Employment Survival Guide provides proven strategies for success and provides practical solutions for the various obstacles that might cross your path.

Jeanne Yocum has been self-employed as a PR consultant and ghostwriter since 1989. She is co-author of New Product Launch and has co-written or ghost written seven other business books.
The Self-Employment Survival Guide: Proven Strategies to Succeed as Your Own Boss, 9781538108710, Rowman & Littlefield

Thursday, April 12, 6:30PM
The Regulator welcomes the inimitable writers and scholars Michael Chitwood and Michael McFee in celebration of the launch of their new publications. Mike Chitwood will be reading and signing his new collection, Search and Rescue: Poems, winner of the 2018 L. E. Phillabaum Poetry Award. Michael McFee will be reading from his new collection of essays, Appointed Rounds.

Born in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Michael Chitwood lives and works as a writer and teacher in Chapel Hill, NC.
Search and Rescue, 978-0-8071-6735-9, LSU Press

Michael McFee has published fifteen books--eleven volumes of poetry, most recently WE WERE ONCE HERE; one collection of prose, THE NAPKIN MANUSCRIPTS; and several anthologies, including THE LANGUAGE THEY SPEAK IS THINGS TO EAT. He received the James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. A native of Asheville, he is professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Appointed Rounds, 978-0881466386, Mercer Univ. Press

KONMARI WORKSHOP with Holly Bourne
Sunday, April 15, 2:00 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes North Carolina’s first certified KonMari Consultant, Holly Bourne, for a free workshop based on the New York Times best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Based on The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, KonMari is a step-by-step process for tidying, organizing, and curating our homes. With an emphasis on mindfulness, it is centered around the idea that we can create a more peaceful life through “the magic of tidying up.” This workshop is free. Books will be available for sale.

In this class you will learn:

  • The KonMari philosophy and principles

  • Steps to prepare for your tidying journey

  • Ideas to maintain your home once your tidying journey is complete

  • The KonMari folding method, with time for you to practice

Learn from Holly Bourne, North Carolina’s first Certified KonMari Consultant.
For questions/registration, contact Holly Bourne at holly@hollyhbourne.com, or visit www.hollyhbourne.com.

Tuesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Elaine Neil Orr (A Different Sun) for a reading and signing of her new book,  Swimming Between Worlds -- a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement.

Elaine Neil Orr is professor of English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where she teaches world literature and creative writing. Author of A Different Sun, two scholarly books, and the memoir Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life, she has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In 2016, she was Kathryn Stripling Byer writer-in-residence at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Born and raised in Nigeria, Neil Orr considers the American South her second home. Visit her website at elaineneilorr.com
Swimming Between Worlds, 978-0425282731, Berkeley

Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Larry Burk, co-author of Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases. Burk’s newest book is an exploration of dreams as a spiritual source of healing and inner guidance for health and well-being. Citing medical studies and ongoing research on the diagnostic power of precognitive dreams, including Dr. Burk’s own medical research, Dreams That Can Save Your Life includes an introduction to dream journaling and interpretation techniques.

Larry Burk, M.D., C.E.H.P., did his medical school and residency training at the University of Pittsburgh and was former associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke. He is a Certified Energy Health Practitioner, and is also certified in clinical hypnosis and trained in medical acupuncture. He is a former board president of the Rhine Research Center and is currently president of Healing Imager, Inc. in Durham.
Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases, 9781844097449, Findhorn Press/S&S

Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes photographer Elizabeth Matheson and writer Callie Connor, contributors to Hidden Hillsborough: Historic Dependencies and Landscapes in a Small Southern Town, for a reading and book signing.

Hidden Hillsborough was inspired by mysterious elements around town: a structure in someone's backyard, stone steps that don't seem to lead anywhere, berms along certain Hillsborough streets that serve no apparent purpose, and other unusual features.

A native of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Elizabeth Matheson is a noted photographer whose work has been featured at the NC Museum of Art, Duke, the National Humanities Center, and the Gregg Museum at NC State, and others. She was awarded the North Carolina Award for Excellence in the Arts, the state`s highest civilian honor.

Callie Connor has lived in Hillsborough for 22 years, and is Professor Emerita of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has published extensively in her field of Byzantine Studies. She has served on numerous boards, including the Preservation Fund of Hillsborough.
Hidden Hillsborough, 9780997314434, Eno Publishers

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Jerry Gershenhorn, author of Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle.
Louis Austin was a transformative leader of the long black freedom struggle in North Carolina. From 1927 to 1971, he published and edited the Carolina Times, the preeminent black newspaper in the state. In examining Austin’s life, Gershenhorn narrates the story of the long black freedom struggle in North Carolina from a new vantage point, shedding new light on the vitality of black protest and the black press in the twentieth century. For more information: https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469638768/louis-austin-and-the-carolina-times/
Jerry Gershenhorn is Julius L. Chambers Professor of History at North Carolina Central University.
Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle, 978-1-4696-3876-8, UNC Press

Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Ariel Dorfman for a reading and signing of his new book, Darwin’s Ghost. From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world, comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. Seamlessly weaving fact and fiction, Darwin's Ghosts is a poignant, mournful cry for those whose travails have been long forgotten, and a lesson in the power of empathy and memory, and the value of forgiveness.

A “literary grandmaster” (Time) whose work reveals how power and identity intersect, Ariel Dorfman has been hailed as one of the greatest living Latin American novelists. A Chilean expatriate, Dorfman has spent his life exploring the reality and dreams of the many Americas. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages, his plays have been performed in more than one hundred countries, and his Death and Maiden was made into a film by Roman Polanski. The recipient of many international awards, Dorfman contributes to major newspapers worldwide. He is a distinguished professor at Duke University and lives with his wife, Angelica, in Durham.
Darwin’s Ghost, 9781609808242, Seven Stories Press

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