Barry Gifford and Peter Maravelis discuss Gifford’s new story collection THE ROY STORIES at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco
January 15, 2014
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 7pm
57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Co-sponsored by City Lights Bookstore.
Barry Gifford will be at The Mechanics’ Institute on Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm to discuss his newest story collection, The Roy Stories, with Peter Maravelis, events coordinator at City Lights Bookstore. These long-time friends will discuss the inspiration behind Barry’s stories followed by an audience Q&A and signing.
Spanning time and space—the Southern and Midwestern United States from the 1940s through the early 1960s—The Roy Stories chronicle the personal history of Gifford from Chicago to the deep south, reminiscent of Hemingway’s Nick Adams stories. Emotional, exploratory, and brimming with photographic realism.
BARRY GIFFORD, called “a master of the short story” by the New York Times Book Review, is the author of more than forty published works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, which have been translated into twenty-eight languages.
January 30, 2014
Thursday, January 30th @ 7pm
Ann Arbor District Library
343 S 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Join author and journalist James Mitchell to celebrate his newest book, Walrus and the Elephants: John Lennon’s Years of Revolution, at the Ann Arbor District Library on Thursday, January 30th. A reading and discussion on John Lennon’s special relationship with Ann Arbor will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
The opening chapter of the book takes place in Ann Arbor and focuses on the historic benefit concert that Lennon headlined that was held for poet-activist John Sinclair to challenge his ten year prison sentence for possessing two joints.
Based entirely on new interviews and research, The Walrus and the Elephants is the first book about John Lennon to show how his emergence as a solo artist, his embrace of radical politics and feminism, and his love affair with New York City coincided. From controversial television appearances, to benefit concerts, to his new, post-Beatlemania band The Elephant’s Memory, Walrus and the Elephants is Lennon’s story told by a cast of close friends and fellow activists who lived the gritty and colorful lives in legendary Greenwich Village.
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