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Chew on this…Books & Lunch 3/22/13: April Lindner


 

 

 

Friday March 22, 2013
Noon – 1:30pm
Wachterhauser Seminar Room
2nd floor, Post Learning Commons

Take a break and join us for lunch!

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April Lindner, Ph.D.
Professor of English

 

 

 

CatherineApril Lindner will read selections from her new book, Catherine.

This will be followed by a brief question and answer session.

A light lunch will be served. Hope to see you there!

10/19 Noon: Book Discussion – Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

Book Discussion – Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories

 

October 19, 2012
Noon
Wachterhauser Seminar Room,
2nd Floor Post Learning Commons

Please join us as we celebrate the recent release of Dean William Madges’ book, Vatican II: 50 Personal Stories (William Madges and Michael J. Daley, editors).

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first session of Vatican II. In this collection of 50 stories, authors provide their assessment and personal experience of this important event in Catholic history. Authors include Francis Murphy (who, as “Xavier Rynne,” penned an inside account of the Council for The New Yorker), Martin E. Marty, Lisa Sowle Cahill, John O’Malley, Joan Chittister, Gregory Baum,Michael Novak, Basil Pennington, Richard McBrien, Cardinal Avery Dulles, John Dominic Crossan, Joseph Komonchak, Brother Roger of Taizé, Cardinal Francis Arinze, Elizabeth Johnson, David Hollenbach, and many more.

A light lunch will be served.

9/21 noon: Book Talk with Angilee Shah and James Carter, Ph.D.

Please join us for the Book Launch and Discussion of

Chinese CharactersChinese Characters: Profiles of Fast-Changing Lives in a Fast -Changing Land
featuring Co-editor, Angilee Shah, and Contributors Jay Carter and Megan Shank

Friday, September 21, 2012
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Wachterhauser  Seminar Room
Post Learning Commons, 2nd floor

A light lunch will be served.

Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing

“It is refreshingly free of cant and far better-written than most non-fiction about China:
well worth the time and effort,” Peter Gordon, Editor, Asian Review of books

Oct.13th Book Reading: Concha Alborg

Sunset Park

Join us for a Wine & Cheese Reception for Concha Alborg who will read from her latest novel:.

American in Translation: a Novel in Three Novellas

(About the Book)         (About the Author)

This event will take place on the second floor of Drexel Library
Thursday, October 13th
4:00 to 5:00 PM.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star?

Thursday, October 21, 11:30am

Associate Professor of English April Lindner will read from her new novel, Jane, a contemporary retelling of the classic Jane Eyre.

View the book trailer: Jane, by April Lindner

Praise for Jane:

” I couldn’t put Jane down!  Whether you love literature, romance, thrillers, or anything in between, you’ll get swept up in Jane all the way to its scrumptious, satisfying end.”  – Sara Shepard, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Little Liars series

“There’s nothing plain about JaneApril Lindner executes the cool trick of being stubbornly loyal  to the well-loved original while creating something totally new and captivating”
– Ceciily van Ziegesar, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gossip Girl Series

Copies of Jane will be available for purchase by cash or check.

Shakespeare Alive and Well

As a former English major and lifetime lover of good literature, it’s always exciting for me to see how the Web 2.0 world is pushing the bounds of how we think about the Classics.  Moving content online and beginning dynamic discussions breathes new life into old topics.  News on the Rialto, a blog created and updated by Shakespeare Magazine’s staff, is no exception.  From new movie and play productions to new discoveries about Shakespeare’s life, see how his life and work is still relevant, how cultures across the globe are retelling his stories, and how incredibly interesting a guy who lived almost 400 years ago can really be.

African American Read-In

As many of you probably know, February is Black History month, and, in the spirit of celebrating African American contributions to society and culture, the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English sponsors a nation-wide read-in of African American literature.  All across the country, all month long, schools, college campuses, churches, libraries, and other community and cultural centers will host gatherings where people can come, listen, and read their favorite writing from African American authors.

The Drexel Library, too, has a history of joining in with their own hosted read-in, which will take place on Monday, February 2, at 3:30 p.m.  Come join in by bringing your favorite African American writer’s work to read, or just come by to listen and reflect.

We hope to see you there!

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