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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

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May 2016
Free

Matthew Quick discusses his new YA novel, Every Exquisite Thing

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
biopic

A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest. MATTHEW QUICK (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film, and The Good Luck of Right Now. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has received a PEN/Hemingway Award Honorable Mention, among other accolades

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June 2016
Free

Bronwen Dickey and John Lane discusses their books Pit Bull and Coyote Settles the South

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bronwen Dickey is an essayist and journalist who writes regularly for the Oxford American. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Slate, The Best American Travel Writing 2009, Newsweek, and Outside, among other publications. In 2009 she received a first-place Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. John Lane is a professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College. His books include Waist Deep in Black Water, Chattooga: Descending into the Myth of Deliverance River, Circling Home, and…

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Grady Hendrix discusses his new novel My Best Friend’s Exorcism

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hendrix Grady

Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. His previous novel, Horrorstör, was named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio.

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$20

Spanish Language Lunch

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, June 6, 2016 Spanish Lunch Hélène de Fays, Senior Lecturer of Spanish Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Flyleaf Books for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language for the hour. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. A brown bag lunch will be provided. Language Lunches are…

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Faulkner and Steinbeck, Aging Together: American Authors in the Cold War

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

June 7, 2016 Heidi Kim, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature Heidi Kim discusses her research into American literature and literary criticism in the 1950s, a decade when established authors like William Faulkner and John Steinbeck suddenly found themselves political icons, representing the best of American culture in the fight against communism. How did they navigate these pressures in their continuing artistic output, at a time when (in spite of their Nobel Prizes) critics often pronounced both of them…

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Young Authors, Young Artists

June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

June 14, 2016 Laurie Langbauer, Professor of English and Comparative Literature The creative power of young people continues to fascinate us: Anne Frank began her diary at thirteen. Malala Yousafzai, youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace prize, came to fame as a blogger for the BBC when she was eleven. Laurie Langbauer explored the history of important writing by teenagers in her recent book The Juvenile Tradition. Now she is researching young artists around the turn of the twentieth century…

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French Language Lunch

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Monday, June 20th, 2016 French Lunch Jessica Tanner, Assistant Professor of French Interested in polishing or refreshing your foreign language speaking skills? Join UNC faculty discussion leaders at Flyleaf Books for a lunch where participants are encouraged to speak only in a foreign language for the hour. All participants will receive a short foreign language article prior to the lunch that will serve as the foundation for our discussion. A brown bag lunch will be provided. Language Lunches are at…

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Human Rights in the Modern Middle East

June 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

June 22, 2016 Sarah D. Shields, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of History No place on Earth has seen more violence and disruption in the past 20 years than the Middle East. From economic sanctions to wars, to terrorism and torture, to dictatorships and superpower interventions, human rights violations seemingly define the region’s recent history. Sarah Shields discusses cases of human rights transgressions from an historical perspective, and offers her take on the reasons for the desperate state…

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Human Rights in the Contemporary World: From the Cold War to Guantanamo

June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

June 29, 2016 Michael Cotey Morgan, Assistant Professor of History The idea of human rights gained worldwide currency in the 1960s and 1970s and played a key role in ending the Cold War. This complex idea has provoked fierce debates about US foreign policy, the meaning of peace, and the use of torture. Michael Cotey Morgan examines contemporary arguments about human rights and discusses how the Cold War’s legacy influences ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and beyond. TIME: 5:00…

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