Upcoming Events....

 

AUGUST EVENTS at The Regulator Bookshop

 

Story Time with Amy Godfrey
Wednesday, August 1, 8, 15,  22, 29 at 10:15 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free!


Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 p.m.
The Teen Advisory Board will have a “Meet & Greet” at The Regulator. By invitation.
Contact: Isabel Coyne or Amy Godfrey
 

[Offsite] Paul Greenberg, "The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for Long Life and a Healthier Planet": 
Saturday, August 11, 7:00 p.m.; LOCATION: The Durham Hotel; this paid event reguires pre-registration; for more info.: https://thedurham.com/event/oysterfest-2018/
Location: The Durham Hotel, 315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
The Durham Hotel will host Paul Greenberg, author of The Omega Principle, for a dinner with recipes from The Omega Principle. For tickets and more info.: (Amy S., add the Durham Hotel event link here). The Regulator will have books available at The Durham Hotel event for purchase.
Books to order:
The Omega Principle (by Paul Greenberg), 978-1594206344, Penguin 30 ono 7/30
Other books to order:
American Catch (by Paul Greenberg), 978-0143127437, Penguin 5 ono 7/30
Four Fish (by Paul Greenberg), 978-0143119463, Penguin 5 ono 7/30
Contact: Kristin Bedinger kristin@thedurham.com or Amy Nunez amy@thedurham.com
 

APS Cat Adoption Event
Sunday, August 12, 2:00 p.m.
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.


WBWC Breastfeeding Class -- this paid event requires pre-registration
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.; to register: https://ncbirthcenter.org/event/class-breastfeeding-basics-in-durham/2018-08-26/
Location: The Regulator Bookshop, 720 9th St., Durham, NC 27705 (downstairs)
This is a paid class offered by the  Women’s Birth and Wellness Center that will be held downstairs at the Regulator Bookshop. Pre-registration and payment are required. Contact WBWC for more information. https://ncbirthcenter.org/classes/
Learn how you and your partner can get breastfeeding off to a great start! This class will cover everything you need to know to get started:

  • Latch and positioning

  • How to know your baby is getting enough

  • Partner’s role

  • Minimizing difficulties

  • Taking care of mom

  • And more!

This is a fun and interactive class with time for questions. We cover a lot of information, plus practice latching with baby dolls! You’ll get an informational packet to take home so you can refer back to it whenever you need it. Bring your support person! For more info, contact Rebecca Costello (rebecca@ncbirthcenter.org)

Media contact: Gina Berger, ginamargarita@gmail.com

 

SEPTEMBER EVENTS at The Regulator Bookshop

Story Time with Amy Godfrey
Wednesday, September 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:15 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator. For ages 2-5; siblings, caregivers, and grandparents welcome. Free!


MARTHA JONES, "Birthright Citizens," in conversation with DEONDRA ROSE
Tuesday,September 4, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Martha Jones, author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, for a reading and book signing. Birthright Citizens tells how African American activists radically transformed the terms of citizenship for all Americans. Free and open to the public.

Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in legislatures, conventions, and courthouses. They faced formidable opposition, most notoriously from the US Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott. Still, Martha Jones explains, no single case defined their status. Former slaves studied law, secured allies, and conducted themselves like citizens, establishing their status through local, everyday claims. All along they argued that birth guaranteed their rights. With fresh archival sources and an ambitious reframing of constitutional law-making before the Civil War, Jones shows how the Fourteenth Amendment constitutionalized the birthright principle, fulfilling the long-held aspirations of African Americans.

Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. She was formerly a Presidential Bicentennial Professor at the University of Michigan and was a founding director of the Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law & History. She is the author of All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830– 1900 and coeditor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (2015). For more information, please visit www.marthasjones.com.  

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, 978-1316604724, Cambridge University Press

Contact: Laurent Dubois; Marth Jones (author), msjonz@jhu.edu, Michelle Blankenship, PR; Office: (732) 499-0182; Cell: (917) 903-4013


POETRY SERIES: NC Poet Laureate JAKI SHELTON GREEN
Thursday, September 6, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Jaki Shelton Green, Poet Laureate of North Carolina, for a reading and book signing.  Ms. Shelton Green will launch Regulator’s new Poetry Series. She will be introduced by poet and playwright Joanna Davidson. This event is free and open to the public.

A long-time friend of The Regulator Bookshop, Jaki Shelton Green, North Carolina Poet Laureate, teaches Documentary Poetry at Duke University Center for Documentary Studies. Publications include: Dead on Arrival, Masks, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song (Carolina Wren Press), Feeding the Light (Jacar Press), i want to undie you (Jacar Press). She was inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame inductee in 2014 and was awarded the 2007 Sam Ragan Award in Fine Arts and the 2003 NC Award in Literature. Jaki Shelton Green was chosen as the first Piedmont Laureate in 2009 and was selected and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of North Carolina (in 2018).

Poet and playwright Joanna Imogen Davidson serves as Poetry Editor for Treehouse literary magazine. Her ten-minute play “Unfolding” was read recently at the Women's Theatre Festival's Occupy the Stage 2018. In 2015 she was a student in the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Witness: Appalachia to Hatteras and Heron Clan IV. A native of Wilkes County, she can't help but draw much from her Appalachian heritage and accent even while living in other parts of the state. Davidson is a queer, transgender woman, a southern belle with love of hats who lives in Carrboro.


AMY LAURA HALL, "Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich"
Tuesday,September 11, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Duke Divinity professor Amy Laura Hall for a reading and book signing of her newest book, Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich.

Laughing at the Devil is an invitation to see the world with a medieval visionary now known as Julian of Norwich, believed to be the first woman to have written a book in English. In this impassioned, analytic, and irreverent book, Amy Laura Hall emphasizes Julian's call to scorn the Devil. Julian of Norwich envisioned courage during a time of fear. Laughing at the Devil describes how a courageous woman transformed a setting of dread into hope, solidarity, and resistance.

Amy Laura Hall is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University Divinity School. She is the author of Kierkegaard and the Treachery of Love; Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction; and Writing Home, With Love: Politics for Neighbors and Naysayers.

Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich, 978-1478000259, Duke Press (pub date: Aug. 10, 2018)
Contact: Amy Laura Hall, rev.al.hall@gmail.com


"What Makes a Good Crime Novel" with NORA GASKIN ESTHIMER ("The Worst Thing")
Thursday,September 13, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Nora Gaskin Esthimer, editor of the anthology Carolina Crimes, and author of the new crime thriller, The Worst Thing, for a reading and talk about elements of suspense and what makes a great crime novel.

"Who says a nice girl can't write a convincing psychopath? ..." --Kim Church, author of Byrd

When Kellah Mace’s parents are killed in an accident, she overhears someone say, “She’ll go through life knowing the worst thing has already happened.” Kellah takes these words to mean she need fear nothing -- only the loss of someone else she loves. Albert Darwin operates outside of society's norms, but so does his nemesis --Kellah Mace. If the FBI can't catch him, can she?

The Worst Thing turns the commonplace objects from young women’s lives— selfies, cellphones, Google maps, scissors, glossy magazines, vintage fashion, and ponytails— into elements of suspense. The book talk is free and open to the public.

Nora Gaskin Esthimer is the author of two previous books, Time of Death: The True Tale of a Quest for Justice in 1960s Chapel Hill, and a mystery, based on a true crime, Until Proven: A Mystery in 2 Parts. As the founder, editor, and publisher of Lystra Books based in Chapel Hill,, Gaskin has stewarded more than twenty books into publication. She is also the editor of  Carolina Crimes: 21 Tales of Need, Greed, and Dirty Deeds, an anthology set in the Carolinas. A North Carolina native, she loves the Piedmont landscape with its hills, woods, and curves that keep viewers from seeing what's ahead; it’s the perfect place for a mystery/suspense writer to live.

The Worst Thing, 978-0999195857, Lystra Books
Contact: Katherine Walton, katharinewalton@mindspring.com


MEG FEE, "Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace"
Thursday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Meg Fee, author of Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace, for a reading and book signing.

In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee plots a decade of her life in New York City- from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere to finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village. Places I Stopped on the Way Home is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope.

Meg Fee is a Texas-born writer who spent her formative adult years in NYC. In 2017 she said goodbye to New York to pursue a Master of Public Policy at Duke University.

Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace, 978-1785783036, Icon Books
Contact: Emily Cook <emily@thinkcursor.com; Richard Nash. rnash@thinkcursor.com; Kiera Jamison, Kiera@iconbooks.net


WBWC Breastfeeding Class -- this paid event requires pre-registration
Sunday, September 23, 2:00 p.m.; to register: https://ncbirthcenter.org/event/class-breastfeeding-basics-in-durham/2018-08-26/
This is a paid class offered by the Womens' Birth and Wellness Center. Contact WBWC for more information.
Contact: Gina Berger, ginamargarita@gmail.com


BOBBIE ANN MASON, "Patchwork: A Bobbie Ann Mason Reader"
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m.
Details to come
 

SINISTER WISDOM Release Party
Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening of celebration of the release of the newest issue of Sinister Wisdom,  a quarterly multicultural lesbian literary & art journal. Contributors to the journal will be on hand to do a reading and signing. All are welcome. FREE.

Julie R. Enszer is the editor of Sinister Wisdom. She is the author of three poetry collections, as well as the non-fiction collection Homesteading: Essays on Life, Death, Sex and Liberation.
Contact: Laurel Ferejohn, laurel.o@earthlink.net, and Nancy Blood, nlblood@frontier.com


 

 

 

 

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