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

June Events

To beat the heat slip into your local bookstore and see some Duke University Press authors this summer. It’s the perfect time pick up a new book. Come see our authors discuss their latest books at the following events:

Lion Songs

You have four chances to see Afropop Worldwide producer, writer, and musician Banning Eyre this month, on both coasts!

June 12th: See Banning Eyre promote his new book Lion Songs and play some music along with author Ron Singer (Uhuru Revisited) at Porter Square Books.

7pm, Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140

June 14th: What’s summer without live music? Swing by Amoeba Records to see Banning Eyre perform and sign copies of Lion Songs.

2pm, Amoeba Records Hollywood
6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

June 23rd: If you missed Banning Eyre in Hollywood, don’t to worry, he’s not far away. Catch him again at City Lights.

7pm, City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Ordinary MedicineJune 13th: Join Sharon Kaufman at her local bookstore Book Passage to discuss her book Ordinary Medicine.

1pm, Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Its Been Beautiful

June 28th: Need some soul? Gayle Wald will be discussing her latest It’s Been Beautiful at Politics and Prose.

5pm, Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC 20008

Events for Amitava Kumar’s Lunch with a Bigot

Lunch with a BigotIf you’re in the New York area this month there are several chances to catch Amitava Kumar discuss his new book, Lunch with a Bigot: The Writer in the World. In essays that are a mix of memoir, reportage, and criticism, Kumar tells a broader story of immigration, change, and a shift to a more globalized existence, all the while demonstrating how he practices being a writer in the world.

To see Kumar discuss his book, which author Geoff Dyer (author of But Beautiful: A Book kumarabout Jazz) called “exactly what one wants from a book of essays,” check out his upcoming events:

May 7th: Amitava Kumar and Akhil Sharma discuss their books and life experiences as Indian-Americans. Moderated by Andy Tepper.
7:00 pm, Tsion Cafe & Bakery
763 St Nicholas Ave, New York, New York 10031

May 9th: See Kumar read from his new book and get your copy signed at Oblong Books!

7:00pm, Oblong Books & Music
6422 Montogomery St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

May 12th: Enjoy a gin and tonic while enjoying Kumar and Dani Shapiro in conversation at Community Bookstore!
7:00pm, Community Bookstore
143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

May 15th: Not in the city? No problem. Check out Kumar at a reading in New Paltz at Inquiring Minds Bookstore!
7:00pm, Inquiring Minds Bookstore
6 Church St, New Paltz, NY 12561

If you can’t make it to these events, you can still buy Lunch with a Bigot at 30% off. Simply call our customer service department at 888-651-0122 and mention the code E15KUMAR. Or order the book from your favorite local or online bookstore!