We’re planning a special story time in our kids section on October 23 with members of the Greenville Fire Department, reading their favorite picture books about fire trucks, firehouse dogs, fireman gear and firefighting. We’re not sure what could be more exciting for the picture book lover in your life. Starting at 1pm.
Mark Beaver is the author of Suburban Gospel (Hub City, 2016), a memoir about growing up in the 80’s Bible Belt. His prose has appeared in Gulf Coast, North American Review, Tampa Review, storySouth, Fugue, Southeast Review, Third Coast, Ninth Letter, and many other publications. He lives with his wife and daughters in Atlanta, where he teaches at The Lovett School.
Julia Franks has roots in the Appalachian Mountains and has spent years kayaking the rivers and creeks of Tennessee, North Carolina, and West Virginia. She lives in Atlanta, where she teaches literature and runs loosecanon.com, a web service that helps schools manage independent choice reading in the classroom.
Named one of Rolling Stone’s Must Read Music Tell-Alls of 2016, Homeward Bound:The Life of Paul Simon, by Peter Ames Carlin is the definitive biography of one of the greatest musical influences of the 20th century. Veteran rock biographer Carlin (who’s also written biographies on Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney) took on the task by interviewing more than 100 people from Simon's past, from ex-girlfriends to collaborators, even though Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel refused to participate.
Join us at M. Judson at 5pm for what’s sure to be a fascinating discussion about music, fame, songwriting, and the challenges of telling other people’s stories.