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September 2014
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Nancy Castaldo discusses her kids’ nonfiction book Sniffer Dogs (with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Orange County Animal Shelter)!

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Anyone who has ever spent time with a dog knows that dogs love sniffing! They sniff out hidden food, dirty socks, and the visitor who comes to the door.  But some dogs work with police officers, soldiers and even scientists to put their “sniffers” to work.  Sniffer dogs make use of the amazing biology behind their noses to protect people from bombs, catch criminals smuggling drugs, or help researchers locate a hard to find snail in a forest. A dog’s…

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Connie Weis discusses and samples from her book Extreme Brownies: 50 Recipes for the Most Over-The-Top Treats Ever

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering,
750 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill , NC 27514 United States

Extreme Brownies is a collection of 50 wildly creative, extensively tested recipes from pastry chef and restaurant consultant Connie Weis, owner of brownie business Brownies & S’more in Virginia Beach, VA. Connie believes that brownies can’t just look great, they have to taste great and have the right texture, making them above all, calorie-worthy. Pastry chef techniques and flavors are incorporated into detailed easy-to-follow recipes, elevating brownies and blondies into baked goods that could easily be morphed into high-end restaurant…

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Bruce McLaren discusses his memoir The Plain of Dead Cities: A Syrian Tale

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Three years of war. One hundred-fifty thousand dead. One million refugees. No end in sight. This is the grim reality of the conflict in Syria, one of the great tragedies of the modern era. Yet many people remain confused as to what the fighting is all about. The Plain Of Dead Cities makes sense of this complex scenario by delving deep into the wells of Syrian history and examining the vital role that Syria has played in human development over…

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Sue Barry discusses her new all-ages poetry book Toadly Twisted

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

We’re celebrating local poet SJ Barry’s Toadly Twisted. It’s her new book of poems and tongue twisters, filled with her typical whimsy and word magic.  Like her earlier collection of poems  Poet Tree, this offering salutes the written and spoken word for all ages, this time with “rhymes to wrap your tongue around.”  Our “playshop” event on Sunday afternoon will feature the poet’s readings, as well as audience participation and some tongue twister competitions.  Kids and speakers of other languages…

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Ashley Warner discusses her book The Year After: A Memoir (a benefit for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center)!

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

With unflinching honesty and unsinkable spirit, The Year After offers a rare and intimate portrait of trauma. Inspired by original journal entries, the daily challenges of recovery from rape at the restless age of 24 are artfully interwoven with reflections from early childhood and twenty years beyond in the search for understanding so familiar to those who have wrestled with life-changing upheaval. Now a psychoanalyst, Warner subtly brings a forward-looking perspective to the narrative while remaining true to the arduous…

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Gregg Cusick discusses his short story collection My Father Moves Through Time Like a Dirigible, with complimentary refreshments

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The cast of characters and settings in My Father Moves Through Time Like a Dirigible are quite diverse, moving from an eleven-year-old at a wake to an octogenarian in a grade school principal’s office (with much in between). But the stories are linked by the common strivings of the individuals, by their attempts to make connections and to acknowledge and deal with their (seemingly ever-present) pasts. Here’s what Lee Smith (author of Guests on Earth) recently wrote about the collection: “Poet…

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Gesche Wuerfel discusses & signs her photo book Basement Sanctuaries

September 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Join us for a presentation and book signing of Basement Sanctuaries, a photo book that depicts how superintendents decorate the basements of apartment buildings in Inwood and Washington Heights, NYC. The photos were taken from 2011-2013 and explore the process of migrant adapation to the metropolis from an intimate perspective. Basement Sanctuaries was published by Schilt Publishing in Spring 2014. Gesche Würfel will talk about her project and sign books. Gesche Würfel, born in Bremerhaven, Germany, has lived in the…

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October 2014
Free

Ezra Greenspan discusses William Wells Brown: An African-American Life

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Flyleaf Books,
752 MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone’s, rented out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as Sandy reinvented himself as William Wells Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest…

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