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October events at The Regulator


Wednesday, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30;  10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator with Amy Godfrey every Wednesday from 10:15 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. (For ages 2ish to 5ish; siblings are welcome) Free!

STAGE READING & DISCUSSION: “If This Were a Movie,” a play by Almir Imsirevic
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator Bookshop presents a Stage Reading and Discussion about the war in Bosnia through the lens of an apartment in Sarajevo based on Almir Imsirevic’s play, If This Were A Movie…, translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac. Free and open to the public.

The Regulator and CSEEES of UNC (Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East Europeans Studies) host the premiere stage reading of the play in its English translation. Conceived, directed, and cast by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern’s Jaybird O’Berski and Dana Marks. Ellen Elias-Bursac will introduce the play and lead a discussion afterward. (Almir Imsirevic is not scheduled to appear.)

Almir Imsirevic is the author of eight plays and two micro dramas. His works have been produced in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, France, Turkey, Poland, Kosovo, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Included as a playwright in the Twentieth Century Anthology of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Drama, he has also served as a dramaturg on many B&H productions, and as a critic for Sarajevo-based magazines. Imsirevic is a part-time professor in the Department of Dramaturgy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, and an editor of the portal Nomad, where he regularly publishes prose.

Ellen Elias-Bursac has been translating novels and non-fiction by Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian writers since the 1980s. ALTA's National Translation Award was given to her translation of David Albahari's novel Götz and Meyer in 2006. Her book Translating Evidence and Interpreting Testimony at a War Crimes Tribunal: Working in a Tug-of-War was given the Mary Zirin Prize in 2015. She is vice-president of the American Literary Translators Association.

Media contact: Nina Kamberos: editor@laertesbooks.org

CAT WARREN, “What the Dog Knows Young Readers’ Edition” (BOOK LAUNCH)
Saturday, October 12, 11:00 a.m.
The Regulator welcomes Cat Warren for the launch of her new book, What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World. All ages are welcome. Cat Warren will be introduced by science writer Eleanor Spicer Rice.

"Learn about the fascinating world of training working dogs to identify scents, rescue people, find explosives, and assist law enforcement." -- Temple Grandin, NYT bestselling author of ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION and ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN

In this young readers edition of the New York Times bestseller, Cat Warren and her canine companion, Solo, teach readers that the nose knows no bounds when it comes to working together, being persistent, and helping others.

All these dogs love to use their noses. They think their job is simply the best, most interesting game they’ve ever played! What good working dogs can do may seem magical or mysterious, but What the Dog Knows shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these amazing abilities.

Cat Warren is a professor at NC State, where she teaches science journalism, editing, and creative nonfiction courses. Before starting her academic career, Warren worked for newspapers across the United States, reporting on crime, poverty, and politics, from California to Wyoming to Connecticut. Warren started training her young German shepherd, Solo, as a cadaver dog in 2004. She and Solo were called to search for the missing across North Carolina for a number of years. Cat Warren lives in downtown Durham with her husband, David Auerbach, a retired professor of philosophy at NC State, and their two German shepherds.

What the Dog Knows Young Readers Edition: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World, 9781534428140, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Media contact: Cat Warren,cat_warren@icloud.com; Milena Giunco, milena.giunco@simonandschuster.com

Sunday, October 13, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Durham Animal Protection Society holds a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator, every 2nd Sunday of the month. Come visit our furry friends from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Please note the time and date.

[OFFSITE: MOTORCO] RICKY MOORE, “Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook”-  
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at  6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) --Please note location and time. Location: Motorco Music Hall,  723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC

To reserve your free ticket to this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hook-screening-and-saltbox-seafood-joint-cookbook-launch-tickets-73792867453?aff=bandlink

Celebrate the Publication of SALTBOX SEAFOOD JOINT COOKBOOK and watch THE HOOK with Chef Ricky Moore before its Broadcast Premiere!

Join Chef Ricky Moore (Saltbox Seafood Joint) at Motorco Music Hall on Tuesday October 15th for a special preview screening of “The Hook,” a half-hour television special that will air on UNC-TV on Thursday October 17, 2019 at 10pm --and to celebrate the publication of his inaugural cookbook, “Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook” (University of North Carolina Press) that will be available for purchase at the event.

THE HOOK is a production of Markay Media, the production team behind Emmy and Peabody-award winning docu-series A Chef's Life. It is co-directed by Saleem Reshamwala and Shirlette Ammons and hosted by Chef Ricky Moore. THE HOOK is presented by UNC-TV.

This event is free and open to the public. A very special guest DJ will spin old school hip hop and R&B. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. This event is brought to you by Markay Media, UNC Press, The Regulator Bookshop, and UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina.


Ricky Moore was born and reared in the North Carolina coastal town of New Bern, where catching and eating fresh fish and shellfish is what people do. Today, Moore is one of the most widely admired chefs to come out of the region. In this cookbook, he tells the story of how he started his wildly popular Saltbox Seafood Joint® restaurants and food truck in Durham, North Carolina. Moore, a formally trained chef, was led by a culinary epiphany in the famous wet markets of Singapore to start a restaurant focused purely on the food inspired by the Carolina coast and its traditional roadside fish shacks and camps. Saltbox Seafood Joint’s success is a testament to Moore’s devotion to selecting the freshest seasonal ingredients every day and preparing them perfectly.

In 60 recipes that celebrate his coastal culinary heritage, Moore instructs cooks how to prepare Saltbox Seafood Joint dishes. This cookbook, written with K. C. Hysmith, explains how to pan-fry and deep-fry, grill and smoke, and cook up soups, chowders, stews, and grits and seafood. Moore has even included the recipe for his famous Hush-Honeys®, an especially addictive hushpuppy!

Ricky Moore is the founder, proprietor, and chef of Saltbox Seafood Joint in Durham, North Carolina. The book is written with K. C. Hysmith, a writer, editor, and scholar.

Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook, 978-1-4696-5353-2, UNC Press, (Pub date: October 14, 2019)

Media contact: Alison M. Shay, ashay@uncpress.org, 919-962-0585

Karla FC Holloway, “A Death in Harlem” (Book Launch)
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 p.m.  **Please note 6:30 p.m start time**
The Regulator welcomes Karla FC Holloway for a reading and signing of her new mystery, A Death in Harlem. This event is co-sponsored by the Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE) and the Department of African and African American Studies at Duke.

In A Death in Harlem, Holloway weaves a mystery in the bon vivant world of the Harlem Renaissance. Taking as her point of departure the tantalizingly ambiguous “death by misadventure” at the climax of Nella Larsen’s Passing, Holloway accompanies readers to the sunlit boulevards and shaded side streets of Jazz Age New York. A murder there will test the mettle, resourcefulness, and intuition of Harlem’s first “colored” policeman, Weldon Haynie Thomas. Thomas’s investigation illuminates the societies and secret societies, the intricate code of manners, the world of letters, and the broad social currents of 1920s Harlem.

KARLA FC HOLLOWAY is the James. B. Duke Professor Emerita of English and Law at Duke University, where her research and teaching have included African American literary and cultural studies, bioethics, gender, and law. She is the author of eight books, including Passed On: African American Mourning Stories; Private Bodies, Public Texts: Race, Gender, and a Cultural Bioethics; and Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature. A Death in Harlem (Triquarterly) is the first novel in Holloway’s #HarlemBooks series.

[Note from editor: Please note that her full name “Karla FC Holloway” should be used and that there is no punctuation with her middle name “FC”]

A Death in Harlem: A Novel, 9780810140813, Northwestern Univ. Press/Triquarterly

Media contact: Camille Jackson, camille.jackson@duke.edu

SHALOM GOLDMAN with Tom Campbell, “Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel”
Thursday, October 17, 7:00 p.m.
The Regulator welcomes Shalom Goldman, author of Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel, for a reading and book signing. Goldman will be joined in conversation by Tom Campbell, the founder and former owner of The Regulator Bookshop.

From the days of steamship travel to Palestine to today's evangelical Christian tours of Jesus’s birthplace, the relationship between the United States and the Holy Land has become one of the world’s most consequential international alliances. While the political side of U.S.-Israeli relations has long played out on the world stage, the relationship, as Shalom Goldman shows in this illuminating cultural history, has also played out on actual stages. Telling the stories of the American superstars of pop and high culture, such as James Baldwin, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Madonna, who journeyed to Israel to perform, lecture, and rivet fans, Goldman chronicles how the creative class has both expressed and influenced the American relationship with Israel.

Shalom Goldman, a popular opinion writer on U.S.-Israeli affairs and librettist of Philip Glass's opera Akhnaten, is a professor of religion at Middlebury College. Among his books are Zeal for Zion and God's Sacred Tongue. He taught at Duke from 2006 - 2014.

Tom Campbell is the founder and former co-owner of The Regulator Bookshop. A native of Philadelphia, Campbell served as the editor of The Duke Chronicle, and earned a master's degree in environmental management. After graduating from Duke, Campbell co-founded The Regulator Bookshop, was elected to the Durham City Council, and served on the board of directors of the American Booksellers's Association. He continues to be active in social and environmental issues in the area.

Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel. 9781469652412, UNC Press

Media contact: Allie Shay, ashay@uncpress.org, UNC Press

ELAINE FUNARO, “Harpsichord Diaries: A Musical Journey”
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 2:00 p.m.

The Regulator Bookshop welcomes Elaine Funaro for a reading and book signing of her new book, “The Harpsichord Diaries: A Musical Journey.”

The Harpsichord Diaries takes readers on a magical, musical journey with Elena who discovers a time-travel book in her grandmother’s attic. Transported through five centuries, Elena meets eccentric talking harpsichords that bring history and music to life. This beautiful children’s book is a perfect bedtime story to share. For more information about HARPSICHORD DIARIES: https://www.harpsichorddiaries.com

Elaine Funaro is one of the leading performers of contemporary harpsichord music. She has performed on five continents, premiering new works in London, Amsterdam, Rome, Sydney, Boston, Tallinn, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. She has recorded twelve CDs for record labels including Arabesque, Centaur, Classic Concert, Gasparo, and Wildboar. For over 35 years, Elaine has played a pivotal role in Aliénor, the international competition for new harpsichord music. Ms. Funaro collaborated on the making of The Harpsichord Diaries with her children Andrea Love, an independent stop motion animator and illustrator, and Eric Love, an equity actor and theater director. Elaine lives with her husband, pianist Randall Love, in Durham.

Media contact: e.funaro@gmail.com

MARIA DEGUZMAN, “Understanding John Rechy”
Tuesday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.

The Regulator welcomes María DeGuzmán for a reading and signing of her new book, Understanding John Rechy.

In this first book-length monograph on the Mexican American novelist, essayist, and playwright John Rechy, best known for his debut novel City of Night, María DeGuzmán offers a conceptually clear yet aesthetically, philosophically, and socio-politically fine-grained analysis of the spectrum of his writing.

In Understanding John Rechy, María DeGuzmán traces the development of Rechy’s craft through his major works. She examines the complexities of his representation of identity, the subjectivity in his male homosexual odyssey and identity quest novels, and his experimentation with genre. The book’s guiding analysis pays particular attention to the ways in which Rechy’s works function as cultural critique challenging mainstream values in a deep-structure manner.

María DeGuzmán is a professor of English and comparative literature and founding director of the UNC Latina/o Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire and Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night, as well as many essays and articles on Latina/o cultural production.

Understanding John Rechy, 9781643360065, The University of South Carolina Press

Media contact: Maria DeGuzman, mdeguzman@earthlink.net; Suzanne Axland, AXLAND@mailbox.sc.edu

Poetry Series: MEET & GREET with Poet li-young Lee
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m.  Please note 7:30 p.m. start time
The Regulator Bookshops welcomes poet Li-Young Lee for a “Meet & Greet.” Lee’s poetry is noted for its use of silence and its mysticism, engaging in life and memory while building and shaping the self from words. Li-Young Lee's books will be available for sale and he will be available to sign them. Sponsored with generous support by Jacar Press.

Poet Li-Young Lee was born in Indonesia to Chinese political exiles. Lee’s father was arrested and held as a political prisoner for a year, and after his release, the Lee family fled through Hong Kong, Macau, and Japan, arriving in the United States in 1964. Lee and his parents moved from Seattle to Pennsylvania. His father read to him frequently as a child. Lee began to seriously write poems at the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied with Gerald Stern. His work has been awarded the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award, the Lamont Poetry Selection, and the William Carlos William Award.

Media contact: Richard Krawiec, jacarpress@gmail.com

Saturday, Oct. 26, 11:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m. -- Please note time
Join us at The Regulator for KIDS VOTING DURHAM! Durham K-12 students can “vote” on the same candidates for Mayor and City Council as adults at The Regulator Bookshop on Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. -- 2:00 p.m. as part of Kids Voting Durham 2019. Stop by The Regulator on Sat. 10/26 to pick up your ballot -- we will have a voting booth, ballots, and “I Voted” stickers for participating kid voters who submit a ballot.

The completed kids’s ballots will be tabulated by Kids Voting Durham on Election Day and we will post the results on our social media page! For more information and to find the online version of the 2019 Youth Candidate Guide, visit: www.kidsvotingdurham.org./2019-youth-candidate-guide

ANN PATCHETT Book signing
Monday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.
Meet Ann Patchett at The Regulator Bookshop on Monday, Oct. 28 at 10:00 a.m. for a book signing and meet & greet.

Ann Patchett will be at The Regulator signing copies of her new novel, "The Dutch House," a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go.

Ann Patchett is the author of seven novels, "The Patron Saint of Liars," "Taft," "The Magician’s Assistant," "Bel Canto," "Run," "State of Wonder," and "Commonwealth," and three books of non-fiction. In 2019, she published her first children’s book, "Lambslide."

A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Patchett has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships and her books have been both New York Times Notable Books and New York Times bestsellers. She was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine in 2012. Patchett is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.

Media contact: Jane, Beirn, Jane.Beirn@HARPERCOLLINS.com

Heather Havrilesky, “What If This Were Enough”
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 pm
The Regulator welcomes Durham native Heather Havrilesky for a reading and book signing in celebration of the paperback release of What If This Were Enough, her impassioned and inspiring collection about the expectations of modern life and the sweet imperfections of the everyday. ★A Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year.

Heather Havrilesky's writing has been called "whip-smart and profanely funny" (Entertainment Weekly) and "required reading for all humans" (Celeste Ng). From the allure of materialism to our misunderstandings of romance and success, Havrilesky deconstructs some of the most poisonous and misleading messages we ingest today, all the while suggesting new ways to navigate our increasingly bewildering world.

Heather Havrilesky is the author of How to Be a Person in the World and the memoir Disaster Preparedness. She writes the "Ask Polly" column for New York magazine, and has written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and NPR's All Things Considered, among others. She was Salon's TV critic for seven years. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a loud assortment of dependents, most of them nondeductible. She was raised in Durham.

What If This Were Enough, 978-0525434962, Anchor/Random House

Media contact: Sarah Nisbet, snisbet@penguinrandomhouse.com

Thursday, Oct. 31 -- Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
Media contact: michelle.siegel@cpsfc.org; katieC@cpsfc.org

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Kids (and adults!) are welcome to come in costume.

Thursday, October 31, 3:00PM -- 5:00PM
Come Trick-or-Treat on 9th Street! The Regulator Bookshop will join our fellow Ninth Street merchants in welcoming Halloween trick or treaters. We will, (of course!) be handing out candy to all our trick or treaters. This event is co-sponsored by the 9th St. Merchants Association.





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