Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Duke professor Laurent Dubois and filmmaker, author, and Duke Women's Soccer alum, Gwendolyn Oxenham for a talk about "WRITING SOCCER" and a book signing. For writers, players, and fans of the sport. All are welcome. Free!
LAURENT DUBOIS is the author of the new book, "The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer" -- a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer. Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University, where he teaches the popular course Soccer Politics. He is the prize-winning author of five books, including "The Banjo," "Haiti," and "Soccer Empire" and lives in Durham.
GWENDOLYN OXENHAM is the author of the new book, "Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer," that takes an unprecedented look inside the lives of professional football players around the world. She is also 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 University soccer alum who played for Santos FC in Brazil, she currently lives in Dana Point, California.