Posts tagged “philadelphia”
March 22, 2013
Laurie Rubin, acclaimed mezzo soprano and author of Do You Dream in Color?, recently appeared at the Free Library of Philadelphia in an moving, inspiring event created in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History. If you were unable to attend the event, you can listen to a free podcast at the Free Library’s website.
March 21, 2013
Laurie Rubin, author of the memoir Do You Dream In Color?, has been everywhere this week, making appearances yesterday at the Free Library of Philadelphia and on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. Mezzo-soprano Rubin talked with Coane about her experiences as a blind singer, revealing her experiences with music directors who refused to allow her to perform in operas due to concerns over her disability.
Don’t miss her charming performance at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she delighted crowds singing with her partner, Jenny Taira accompanying her on piano, and read an excerpt from her memoir.
Tags: Authors, blindness, disability, Do You Dream in Color, free library of philadelphia, interviews, jenny taira, laurie rubin, marty moss-coane, memoir, mezzo-soprano, music, nonfiction, opera, philadelphia, piano, radio times, whyy
March 19, 2013
Laurie Rubin, acclaimed mezzo–soprano and author of Do You Dream of Color? Insights from a Girl Without Sight, will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia Tuesday, March 19th at 7:30pm.
Rubin describes her past as a “journey towards identity,” one she hopes will resonate with young people struggling with two fundamental questions: “Who am I?” and “Where do I fit in?” Although most of us aren’t blind, Rubin believes that many of us have traits that make us something other than “normal.” These differences, like blindness, may seem like barriers but for the strong and the persistent, dreams can overcome barriers, no matter how large they may seem. This is what makes her story so unique yet universal and so important for young readers.
To learn more about the event, go to the Philadelphia Library events page. This event is in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History, and is free of charge.
May 31, 2012
Eva Gabrielsson will be coming to YOU on Thursday, May 31, at 7:30pm. She will be talking about her best-selling book “There Are Things I Want You to Know” About Stieg Larsson and Me,” and copies will be available for purchase. She will be in conversation with John Timpane of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The event will be at the Central Library, located at:
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Click here to learn more!
November 15, 2011
Gregory Sumner will be in the City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, November 15th to promote his new book Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels. The event will take place at Moonstone Arts Center at 7pm.
Moonstone Arts Center is located at:110A S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-735-9600, 215-735-9598Click here to check out more awesome events hosted at Moonstone.
July 21, 2011On Thursday, July 21st at 7pm, Andrew Laties will be speaking on the new edition of Rebel Bookseller at Moonstone Arts Center, located on 10A S. 13th Street in Philadelphia, PA. Find out more about this event on the Moonstone Arts Center website.
July 20, 2011On Wednesday, July 20th, at 7pm, Andrew Laties will be speaking at Wooden Shoe Books & Records in Philadelphia, PA on 704 South Street. RSVP to this event through Facebook. About Rebel Bookseller: The revival of independent bookselling has already begun and is one of the amazing stories of our times. Bookseller Andy Laties wrote the first edition of Rebel Bookseller six years ago, hoping it would spark a movement. Now, with this second edition, Laties’ book can be a rallying cry for everyone who wants to better understand how the rise of the big bookstore chains led irrevocably to their decline, and how even in the face of electronic readers from three of America’s largest and most successful companies—Apple, Amazon, and Google—the movement to support locally owned independent stores, especially bookstores, is on the rise.
November 18, 2010November 18, 2010, Time TBA, Robin's Bookstore will be hosting a reading and signing event for Linh Dinh's long-awaited first novel, Love Like Hate. Location: 108 South 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107-4532. Updates for time will be available soon, or go to www.robinsbookstore.com for more information.
November 4, 2010November 4, 2010, Time TBA, Linh Dinh will be at the Free Library of Philadelphia speaking about his long-awaited first novel, Love Like Hate. Location: 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information go to www.freelibrary.org.
September 28, 2010September 28, 2010, 7:00PM, Ted Rall will speak at Wooden Shoe Bookstore, a local Philadelphia store that features literature specializing in social justice, radical theory, and anarchism. Rall will present his work The Anti-American Manifesto. Location: 704 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147. For more information, visit www.woodenshoebooks.com.