Author Event: Kat Spears

Kat Spears – The Tragedy of Dane Riley

Help us give a warm welcome to author Katarina Spears, with her new book, The Tragedy of Dane Riley! Kat writes realistic, edgy, honest, sometimes heartbreaking, often funny books about and for young people, and this one is no exception. Follow Dane Riley as he confronts his feelings about his father’s death, his new family, and the girl next door. Order soon or stop by on the 18th for a signed copy!

Free admission.

Book Signing: Sharon Krasny, IceMan Awakens

The Book Gallery welcomes Sharon Krasny for a book signing! From questions surrounding the mystery of Ötzi’s mummy preserved from the Neolithic Era, this debut novel explores how he got some of his sixty-one tattoos, found his life’s purpose in his copper axe, and how he lived. Iceman Awakens speaks of the timeless voices of love, destiny, and betrayal.

Author Talk: Private Confederacies

Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

Author James J. Broomall will show the crisis of the war and a forced a reconfiguration of the emotional worlds of the men who took up arms for the South. The talk will also focus on returning to civilian life and how Southern veterans questioned themselves as never before, sometimes suffering from terrible self-doubt. Drawing on personal letters and diaries, Broomall argues that the crisis of defeat ultimately necessitated new forms of expression between veterans and among men and women. The talk is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase by The Winchester Book Gallery.

Author Series with Ahmed Naji

The Virginia Center for Literary Arts Author Series at Handley Regional Library continues with Egyptian novelist and journalist Ahmed Naji.

Naji will read from his work and discuss the ordeal of being imprisoned for “violating public modesty,” as a result of calculated outrage based on an excerpt from his novel Using Life.

VCLA’s Founding Director Sean Murphy and the author will discuss the ways Naji’s experiences have informed his fiction and journalism, and the ways his life has—and has not—changed since becoming a literary and political cause célèbre.

Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. This is a free event!