Join us for our weekly children's event, Story Time on the Steps! Each week on Saturday mornings at 10:30am an M. Judson Story Teller will set up shop in the Southern sunshine to read stories of adventure, mayhem, and joy.
Refreshments are always available from our café. For winter time or inclement weather we will move inside to our Kid's Nook.
Elizabeth Cox has published novels, short stories, and poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Kentucky Review, The Southern view, The Oxford American, The Atlantic Monthly, among others. Her short stories have been cited for excellence in both Best American Short Stories and Pushcart Press. One story, “Third of July” was chosen for The O. Henry Award Collection. Other stories have been read on NPR and Symphony Space by Joan Allen. She has published four novels and was awarded the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction in 2013 by Fellowship of Southern Writers, and inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Cox taught creative writing at Duke University for 17 years. She held the Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence at UMass-Lowell, and taught at MIT in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. She also taught for 10 years in the Bennington Writing Seminars and for six years at Wofford College, sharing the John Cobb Chair with her husband C. Michael Curtis. She is presently not teaching and spends her time working on a book of essays, a book of stories, and a new novel.
A native of South Carolina, longtime Charlotte resident, Diana Pinckney is the winner of the 2010 Ekphrasis Prize and Atlanta Review’s 2012 International Poetry Prize. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize five times. Cream City Review, Crucible and Persimmon Tree are among the journals that have given her awards. Published in RHINO, Cave Wall, Arroyo, Green Mountains Review, Tar River Poetry, The Pedestal magazine, Iodine, Jacar anthologies and other journals and anthologies, Pinckney has five books of poetry, including 2015’s The Beast and The Innocent. Her first collection won contests from South and North Carolina presses.
M. Judson is launching a new kind of bookish evening this winter, bringing together a couple of our favorite pastimes for a laid-back approach to a literary happy hour. Join us Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter for authors talking about their books and breweries talking about their beers, stories sure to complement each other.
Georgia-native Taylor Brown’s debut novel, Fallen Land, is set in the last days of the Civil War, starring a young couple on the run, pushing back against the devastation that is Sherman’s March to the Sea. Callum, a seasoned horse thief, and Ava, a pregnant young woman with no man around, have only each other in the world, and their noble horse, Reiver. Their story is one of love and loss, honor and difficult choices. Now in paperback, Fallen Land earned comparisons to Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy (more heart) and Charles Fraizer’s Cold Mountain (more tension).
Joining Taylor this evening will be the folks from 13 Stripes Brewery. They’ll be bringing samples of their particular brand of balanced, traditional European style beers, as well as their craft-influenced classic American styles. (These guys are also history buffs, so be prepared for some curious cross-pollination in the conversation.)
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