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Summer Events

Summer is upon us and we have some great book events coming up. Beat the heat by checking out our authors at these readings and talks.

Rwandan Women RisingJune 7: Tony Bennett, co-author of Collecting, Ordering, Governing will participate in a panel discussion at the Australian Museum. Note that this is a ticketed event.
6:00pm, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010 Australia

June 13: Cambridge Forum welcomes Ambassador Swanee Hunt for a discussion of her book Rwandan Women Rising.
7:00pm, First Parish Church, 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

June 22-25: The Barbican Centre will honor film critic B. Ruby Rich, author of New Queer Cinema and Chick Flicks, with a series of panels and screenings entitled “Being Ruby Rich.”
Cinema 2, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS


June 26: Swanee Hunt discusses Rwandan Women Rising at the United States Institute for Peace.
TBA, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

July 22: Hear John Corbett reading from his new book Vinyl Freak at Chicago’s Seminary Coop. This is one you’ll want to buy early: the first printing contains a limited-edition flexidisc featuring a never-before-released track by Sun Ra.
TBA, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago 60637

July 24: It’s New York’s chance to catch John Corbett and buy Vinyl Freak at McNally Jackson bookstore.
TBA, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

July 27: Swanee Hunt will discuss her new book Rwandan Women Rising at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver.
7:00pm, 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

We hope you can make it to an event near you soon.

Author Events in May

May is a great month to catch some of our authors discussing their work around the country. Hope you can make it to an event.

LawrenceMay 1: For an evening of conversation and music head to the Jersey City Free Public Library to see Tim Lawrence discuss his book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983.
6:00pm, 472 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

May 2: See Tim Lawrence again at the University of Massachusetts speaking about his book and New York City party culture from 1980-1983.
3:00pm, Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540, Boston, MA 02125-3393

May 6: William Brumfield will presentation a photo exhibition of work from his book Architecture at the End of the Earth at the University of Washington.
2:00pm, Odegaard Library, floors 2 & 3; Kane Hall, Walker 978-0-8223-5906-7Ames Room 225

May 11: The Graduate Center at CUNY will host an event with Love, H author Hettie Jones and Claudia Moreno Parsons on Letters, Friendship, & Feminism.
6:00pm, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9100: Skylight Room, New York, NY 10016

May 15: South of Pico author Kellie Jones, will also be at The Graduate Center to discuss her book.
6:30pm, 365 Fifth Avenue, 9100: Skylight Room, New York, NY 10016

May 17: As part of Red May Seattle, catch Jaleh Mansoor discussing her book Marshall Plan Modernism at Glassbox Gallery.
7:00pm 831 Seattle Blvd S, Seattle WA 98134

May 19: In another Red May Seattle event Jaleh Mansoor joins Kathi Weeks, author of The Problem with Work, in conversation with Asad Haider, Jason Read, and Andrew Ryder to discuss (Re)Production Struggles in the Age of Trump.
7:30pm Seattle Labor Temple 2800 1st Ave #140, Seattle, WA 98121

Weeks and Mansoor also have several other events during Red May Seattle. Check them out!

May 31978-0-8223-6349-1: Catch Ilan Stavans and ADÁL at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico where they’ll present their new book I Love My Selfie
6:00pm, 299 Avenida de Diego, Santurce, Puerto Rico 00909

April Events

978-0-8223-6272-2This month you can check out some of our authors at these upcoming events.

April 5: Spill author Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be giving a talk at the University of Denver.
4:00pm, Sturm Hall, 457, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208

April 6-9: Randy Weston (whose autobiography African Rhythms was published in 2010) celebrates his 91st birthday this month with a series of events at Jazz Standard in New York City. He’ll take the stage with his band, the African Rhythms Quartet, for two sets nightly with special guests each evening.
7:30 and 9:30pm, Jazz Standard, 116 E 27th St. New York, NY 10016

brilliant-imperfection-coverApril 8: See Eli Clare give the keynote address at Rice University’s Critical Care: Disability Interventions and Medical Humanities Symposium.
8:00am, Farnsworth Pavillion, Rice University, 6100 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005

April 13: SUNY New Paltz will host a talk with Lorgia García-Peña on her book The Borders of Dominicanidad.
5:30pm, Honors Center, College Hall, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561

April 14: Alexis Pauline Gumbs keynotes the Northwestern University conference Engendering Change.
5:15pm, University Hall 102, 1897 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208

LawrenceApril 18: Duke University President Richard Brodhead, who is stepping down this spring, participates in the Faculty Bookwatch sponsored by Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke University Libraries. His new book is Speaking of Duke: Leading the Twenty-First-Century University.
5:30pm, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705

April 28: Catch Brilliant Imperfection author Eli Clare read from his latest book at Access Living.
6:30pm, 115 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654

Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, returns to the U.S. for his second tour this month. Catch him in Pittsburgh, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Riverside, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids. See more details here.

March Events

March is a great time to catch one of our authors at an event.

March 2: Flyboy 2 author Greg Tate will moderate a panel discussion at the Institute for Contemporary Art on “The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now”
6:30pm, 118 S. 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Life and Death on the New York Dance FloorMarch 3: Tim Lawrence will lecture on his book, Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983, participate in a Q&A, and spin some records to kick off Downtownsounds DISCO-VERSARY. Lawrence heads to the US in April. Plan ahead and check out those events here.
7:00pm, Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin, Ireland

March 3: Indian Given author María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo gives a talk at Duke University’s  John Hope Franklin Center.
4:30pm, John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240, 2204 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

brilliant-imperfection-coverMarch 7: See activist Eli Clare discuss “Gaping, Gawking, Staring” and his book Brilliant Imperfection at Western Washington University.
All day,  Artnzen Hall 405, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

March 7: The editors of Collecting, Ordering, Governing will take part in a panel to launch the book at UCL Grant Museum of Zoology.
6:00pm, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE, United Kingdom

March 8: The Museum of American Finance will host a discussion with Wall Street Women author Melissa Fisher and Candace Straight.
12:30pm, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

March 8: See Eli Clare, author of Brilliant Imperfection, give the keynote presentation at the Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clarke College
7:00pm, Templeton Campus Center, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd. MSC 63, Portlanddecolonizing-dialectics-cover, OR 97219

March 15: Catch Decolonizing Dialectics author George Ciccariello-Maher in conversation with Carlos Martinez hosted by SoleSpace.
7:00pm, 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

March 16: The Independent Living Resource Center will host a reading and book signing with Eli Clare and his new book, Brilliant Imperfection.
6:00 pm, 825 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

March 18: Tim Lawrence in conversation with Paul Tarpey about his book Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983.
5:00pm, Mother Macs978-0-8223-6316-3, 10 High Street, Limerick, Ireland

March 24: Louis Sell, author of From Washington to Moscow, joins the panel It’s Complicated: US and USSR Relations at the Virginia Festival of the Book
10:00am, UVA Bookstore, 400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903

March 30: Head over to Labyrinth Books and see Lalaie Ameeriar discuss her book, Downwardly Global.
6:00pm,  122 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
Hope you can catch one of our authors at one of these great events. Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest for more events news.

February Events

Our authors have some great events lined up this month. Check them out and be sure to get your signed copy!

978-0-8223-6272-2February 1: Alexis Gumbs will be giving a talk at Fox Tech Valley’s Oshkosh Riverside Campus get a copy of her new book Spill.
11:30am, Room 133, 150 N Campbell Rd, Oshkosh, WI 54902

February 2: See Alexis Gumbs at Fox Tech Valley’s Appleton Campus and get a copy of Spill.
11:30am, Room E130, 1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, WI 54912

February 2: Mounting Frustration author Susan Cahan will talk at The Museum of Contemporary Art and sign copies of her book.
7:00pm, MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

February 2: Barnard College presents a salon honoring Christina Sharpe, author of In the Wake. She will be in conversation with Hazel Carby, Kaiama Glover, Arthur Jafa, and Alex Weheliye.
6:00pm, Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

February 6: University of Washington’s Law School will host a conversation with Alexis Gumbs where she’ll sign copies of her new book.
4:00pm, William H. Gates Hall, Room 138, 4293 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195

February 6: Catch Christina Sharpe in-conversation with John Keene at The Graduatesharpe_wake Center about her new book In the Wake.
6:30pm,  365 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

February 9: Wesleyan University will host a reading with Eli Clare for his new book Brilliant Imperfection.
4:30pm, Russell House, 45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459

February 13: Rebecca Karl will participate in a forum at Brown University’s Watson Institute for her book The Magic of Concepts.
12:00pm, 111 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02912

February 15: Spill author Alexis Gumbs will give a lecture at Evergreen State College.
11:30am, Lecture Hall 1, 2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505

brilliant-imperfection-coverFebruary 16: Phoenix Books will host a reading with Eli Clare on his latest book Brilliant Imperfection.
6:30pm, Ticketed Event, 191 Bank Street, Burlington, VT 05401

February 24: Jaleh Mansoor will have a launch event for her new book Marshall Plan Modernism at Simon Fraser University.
7:00pm, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3


January Events

Happy New Year! Start 2017 off right by visiting our authors at events throughout January.

978-0-8223-6286-9_prJanuary 5: Tattered Cover bookstore will host a discussion with The Revolution Has Come author Robyn Spencer and fellow author Emily Hobson.
7:00pm, 1628 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

January 12: Hettie Jones will be at City Lights to read from her new book Love, H.
7:00pm, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

January 17: Catch Robyn Spencer again at Potter’s House discussing her latest The Revolution Has Come.
7:00pm, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW Washington, DC, 20009

978-0-8223-6165-7_prJanuary 18: Hettie Jones will talk about her book Love, H at the SOMOS Winter Writers Series along with Leslie Ullman & Jean Nordhaus.
7:00pm, Ticketed event, 108-B Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571

January 19: See Robyn Spencer again in New Jersey at WORD Bookstore and get a signed copy of her book, The Revolution Has Come.
7:30pm, 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

January 25: Bluestockings bookstore celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Black Panther Party with Robyn Spencer’s The Revolution Has Come.
7:00pm, 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

January 28: Sherrie Tucker gives a talk on her book Dance Floor Democracy at the American Jazz Museum.
6:00pm, 1616 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

November Events

November is a great time to head out to local bookstores and other venues and meet our authors.

spillReaders in Durham, Montreal, and Atlanta can all catch poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs this month.
November 1: Alexis Gumbs will read from her new book Spill at The Regulator.
7:00pm, 720 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705

November 9:  The Concordia Centre will host a workshop Alexis Gumbs and Rachel Zellars around her book Spill.
6:00pm,  H-763, Hall Building,  1455 de Maisonneuve West, Annex V-01, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

November 18: Spill author Alexis Gumbs will be at Charis Books to discuss her book.
7:30pm, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

978-0-8223-5931-9November 5: Shane Greene will participate in a panel discussion at Cornell University for their Musicology Colloquium.
3:00pm, Klarman Hall Auditorium KG70, 232 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850

November 7: Shapeshifters author Aimee Cox will be at the University of Miami to discuss “Black Girlhood.”
12:00pm, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33143

November 10: Christina Sharpe speaks at Northwestern University on her book In the Wake.
12:00pm, Northwestern University, TGS Commons, 2122 Sheridan Road, 1st Floor, Evanston, IL 60208
Followed by a conversation with Alex Weheliye.
5:30pm, Harris Hall 108, Evanston, IL 60208

Cahan cover image, 5897-8November 12: Susan Cahan will be at Laumeier Sculpture Park to discuss and sign copies for her book Mounting Frustration.
1:00pm, 12580 Rott Road, Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63127

November 14: Susan Cahan in conversation with Lowery Stokes Sims at the Museum of Modern Art on her book Mounting Frustration.
7:00pm, Education and Research Center, Theater 3, 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

November 17: Hettie Jones will discuss her new book, Love, H, at the Poets House. This is a ticketed event.
7:00pm, Kray Hall, 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282

November is also a huge month for conferences. Be sure to come by our booths at the National Women’s Studies Association, Society for Ethnomusicology, American Studies Association, American Anthropological Association, American Academy of Religion, American Society for Theater Research, American Society for Ethnohistory, Middle East Studies Association, and African Studies Association. Save 30% on all our titles in the booths and meet our staff members.

Author Events in October

There are a lot of great opportunities to see our authors in person in October at locations all around the U.S. Check out one of these great events!

From Washington to MoscowTim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983 has more than a dozen events in New York this month.

October 4th: Louis Sell gives talk at the Harvard Davis Center on his latest book From Washington to Moscow.
12:15pm, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S354, Harvard University

October 5th: A conversation with Lurgio Gavilán on his book When Rains Become Floods.
12:00pm, Center for Scholars and Publics, 011 Old Chem, West Campus, Duke University

flyboyOctober 6th: In-conversation with Greg Tate and author Jordannah Elizabeth at Red Emma’s about his book Flyboy 2.
7:30pm, 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

October 10th: Yale University Library talk with Susan Cahan about her book Mounting Frustration.
4:30pm, Sterling Memorial Library, Lecture Hall, 120 High St., New Haven, CT 06511

October 13th: Greg Tate returns to The Hammer Museum in-conversation with artist Sanford Biggers to discuss Flyboy 2.
7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024

October 13th: Susan Cahan speaks about her book Mounting Frustration at the Tyler School of Art.
6:00pm, Temple Contemporary, 2001 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

doing developmentOctober 27th: Reading and Q&A with Charles Piot on his book Doing Development in West Africa.
4:00pm, Duke Office of Civic Engagement, Smith Warehouse, 114 South Buchanan Blvd.,  Durham, NC 27701

October 29th: Margaret Randall will read and sign her book Only the Road at Bookworks.
3:00pm, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

October 29th: Hettie Jones will discuss her new book Love, H. at the Cape Ann Museum for the Gloucester Writers Center’s 2016 Charles Oslon Lecture.
1:00pm, Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA



September Events

September is a great time to go out and see many of our authors around the country.
Septstaying withember 13th: Donna Haraway will be at the University of Hawai`i-Manoa talking about her new book Staying with the Trouble.
3:30pm, Kuykendall Hall 402, Room 417, 1733 Donaghho Road, Honolulu, HI 96822

September 14th: Attend a talk and reception for William Brumfield’s Architecture at the End of the Earth photography exhibit at the Wolk Gallery at MIT.
7:00pm, MIT Building 7, Room 338, at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

September 15th: Catch Gary May at the Delaware Historical Society, discussing his book Bending Toward Justice and the past, present, and future of voting rights.
6:00pm, Delaware History Museum,  505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

September 16th: Visit the Left Bank Butchery and see Brad Weiss discuss his new book Real Pigs.
7:00pm, 1729 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

September 26th: BookPeople will host a Q&A with author Chuck Eddy and music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine discussing Eddy’s book Terminated for Reasons of Taste.
7:00pm, 603 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703978-0-8223-5906-7

September 28th: See Donna Haraway in the Bay Area at City Lights reading from her book Staying with the Trouble.
7:00pm, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco , CA 94133

September 30th: Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art and see William Brumfield discuss Architecture at the End of the Earth.
6:00pm, One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park
New Orleans, Louisiana 70124

April Events

April will be a busy month for Duke authors. You’ll have several chances to get out and see some of them.

April 6th: Esther Newton, author of Cherry Grove, Fire Island and Margaret Mead Made Me Gay gives the Distinguished Alumni Lecture at the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. She draws on work from her forthcoming memoir My Butch Career, expected in 2017.

Sublime Perversion of CapitalApril 8th: Drawn & Quarterly hosts a book launch for Gavin Walker’s new The Sublime Perversion of Capital.
7:00pm, 211 Rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K5, Canada

April 11th: Duke University Press Editorial Director Ken Wissoker discusses the process of turning a Ph.D. dissertation into a first book.
6:30pm, Skylight Room, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

978-0-8223-6123-7_prApril 13th: Charles E. Cobb Jr. reads from his latest This Nonviolent Stuff′ll Get You Killed at The Regulator bookstore.
7:00pm, 720 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

April 13th: Jyoti Puri will be at MIT to celebrate recently published works on topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, including her book Sexual States.
sexual states5:30pm, The Moore Room, Building 6 Room 321
77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

April 14th: Kristen Hogan at Charis Books for The Feminist Bookstore Movement.
7:30pm, 1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30317

April 20th: Kristen Hogan also speaks at the University of 978-0-8223-6129-9Texas at Austin.
3:00pm, Multicultural Engagement Center
1oo West Dean Keeton Street Stop A5600, Austin, TX, 78712

April 14th: Homay King discusses her book Virtual Memory at the Institute of Contemporary Art
6:30pm, 118 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

April 16th: Polished Pebbles presents Marcia Chatelain speaking about her book South Side Girls.
10:00am, Chicago Urban League
4510 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60653

April 26th: Catherine Besteman reads from Making Refuge at the Lewiston Public Library.
6:30pm, 200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240