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Robin Kirk

Kirk is the author of The Bond, the first in a fantasy series by Blue Crow Publishing. Her short story, “Love is a Wild Creature,” is featured in Wicked South: Secrets and Lies: Stories for Young Adults, also by Blue Crow. Her zombie short story, “The Quiet Company,” is published in Kayelle Press’s Beyond the Nightlight. She is an award-winning poet.

Kirk is a human rights advocate and serves as Faculty Co-Chair of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute and is a founding member of the Pauli Murray Project, an initiative of the center that seeks to use the legacy of this Durham daughter to examine the region’s past of slavery, segregation and continuing economic inequality. As a senior researcher, Kirk authored, co-authored and edited over twelve reports for Human Rights Watch, all available on-line.

Click here to view Robin Kirk's video reading of Chapter One of The Bond.
Click here to read an excerpt of Chanpter Two of The Bond.
You could win a signed copy of Robin Kirk's The Bond. Click here and comment with the title of your favorite science fiction or fantasy adventure and be entered into the giveaway. 

Upcoming Events....

August & September at The Regulator


Every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. (August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4, 11, 18, 25)

SUMMER INDIE NOIR SERIES with Eryk Pruitt and Katy Munger (Book Launch)
Thursday, August 8, 7:00 p.m.

Second Sunday of every month from 1:30pm - 3:00pm (August 11 & September 8)

DAN ARIELY, "Amazing Decisions: The Illustrated Guide to Improving Business Deals and Family Meals"
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.

POETRY SERIES: DEB KAUFMAN, “God Shattered” (Book Launch) with the poets of "Wishbone Moon"
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.

HAIDER WARRAICH, "State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease"
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m.

Community & Scholars Series: NAGER MOTTAHEDEH, "Whisper Tapes: Kate Millet in Iran"
Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m. 

MAB SEGREST, "Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South"
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.

Community & Scholars Series: ORIN & KEITH PILKEY, "Sea Level Rise: A Slow Tsunami on America's Shores"
Thurs. Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m.


Click here to view the details of our events.

For more on all our events, see our full Events Calendar.

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