MARCH 2019 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Thursday Mar 21
TA-NEHISI COATES TO RECEIVE DLPP AWARD

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 7 PM At Kettering Fairmont High School Auditorium

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE TA-NEHISI COATES INJURED HIS FOOT AND CANNOT TRAVEL.

TA-NEHISI COATES, winner of the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction for We Were Eight Years in Power, was unable to attend the award ceremony in October, but will accept that award on Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm at the Kettering Fairmont High School Auditorium, 3301 Shroyer Road, Kettering. Seating is free but ticketed. To attend, please visit the Dayton Literary Peace Prize website and order your ticket through Eventbrite. A booksigning will follow the presentation. Books & Co. will have books for sale at the event, Doors will open at 6:15 pm.


The emcee will be Gilbert King, author of Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was the 2013 DLPP nonfiction runner-up. David Wood, the 2017 DLPP nonfiction winner for What Have We Done will introduce Mr. Coates. Devon Berry and Shannon Isom will also be on stage to participate in a conversation about We Were Eight Years in Power.

Friday Mar 29
KAMERON HURLEY DEBUTS HER SCI-FI NOVEL

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29; 7 PM

KAMERON HURLEY will introduce her new book, The Light Brigade, a science fiction thriller about a futuristic war during which soldiers are broken down into light in order to get them to the front lines on Mars. This fast-paced, thought-provoking novel reads like The Terminator meets Looper and is a gripping take on the future of war.

Kameron Hurley is the author of God’s War, Infidel, and Rapture, a science-fantasy noir series. She has won the Hugo Award twice and been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel.

Friday Apr 5
APRIL POETRY READING

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5; 7 PM

We are pleased to host a POETRY READING in recognition of April being National Poetry Month. The three poets, who will read their original works, are JULIE L. MOORE, MYRNA STONE and SHANNA POWLUS WHEELER.

Julie’s poems can be found in Full Worm Moon and In Particular Scandals. Myrna’s poems are published in The Casanova Chronicles and Luz Bones. Shanna’s are published in Evensong for Shadows. The books can be ordered at the event.

Saturday Apr 6
COMIC STRIP "CATHY" CREATOR TO VISIT

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>SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2 PM

Line numbers will be given out beginning at 1 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault to get a line number.

CATHY GUISEWITE, creator of the iconic “Cathy” comic strip, will discuss her book, Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault: Essays from the Grown-Up Years. Through this collection of essays, Cathy invites readers into her experiences of caring for an aging parent and parenting a teenage daughter at the same time. We see how she is navigating the mother-daughter relationship from both vantage points. Humor is the bond that cements these relationships and Cathy, in her delightful “girlfriendish” manner, shows us the way

As part of the program, Sharon Short, literary columnist for the Dayton Daily News and author of The Widows, which is written under her pen name of Jess Montgomery, will engage in a Conversation with Cathy followed by a Q&A with the audience and then the booksigning.


Sunday Apr 7
MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX TO VISIT

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SUNDAY, APRIL 7; 2 PM

MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX will introduce her new children’s book, Greystone Secrets: The Strangers. This is Book 1 in her new thrilling adventure series that is filled with mysteries and plot twists and centers around family and friendships. In it, we meet the Greystone kids: Chess, Emma, and Finn, and their mom. They are a happy family, or so they think, until they hear about 3 kidnapped children and are shocked by the startling similarities between themselves and these complete strangers. They share their same first and middle names; are the same ages and even have identical birthdays. When their mother takes off on a sudden work trip and leaves them in the care of Ms. Morales and her daughter, Natalie, they discover puzzling clues left behind that lead to complex codes, hidden rooms, and a dangerous secret that will turn their world upside down.

Ms. Haddix has also written The Missing Series, The Shadow Children Series, The Under Their Skin Series and The Palace Chronicles.

Friday Apr 12
KATE KAUFMANN DISCUSSES LIFE SANS CHILDRENN

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12; 7 PM

KATE KAUFMANN will discuss her book, Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No. As a non-mom, Kaufmann has talked about the topic with hundreds of women and men. In her book she hopes to dispel stubborn stereotypes and stigmas about the childfree and childless. It is not a guide for finding solace in the midst of infertility or for consciously choosing not to have children. Rather it serves as a roadmap for what the childless and childfree can expect as they go about leading fulfilling lives without children.

Kaufmann defines “childless” as women who wanted children but found circumstances precluded parenthood. She defines “childfree” as women who consciously chose not to have kids. She includes herself in the “childless” category. Some people from the Dayton community were interviewed for the book.

Sunday Apr 14
FREE POETRY WRITING MINI-SEMINAR

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SUNDAY, APRIL 14; 2-3:30 PM

Antioch Writers Workshop invites you to attend their free mini-seminar in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poems from Robert Browning to Ai to Natasha Tretheway will be read. The session’s focus will be FROM ANOTHER VOICE: Reading and Writing the Persona Poem, using images, ads, and our own histories to create poems that speak from voices that aren’t our own.

The presenter will be LORI ANNE GRAVLEY. Many of her poems have been published online and in print in a number of journals, in Slipstream, SOFTBLOW, and Shooter Literary. She has been nominated for Pushcart and Best New Poets and has taught poetry and writing throughout the United States. She is the Community Voices radio producer on WYSO.org where you can hear her interviews with poets and her recordings of poems.