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Events for Fall 2014

Sept 2014 Lecture Series

Najla Said Book Talk and Signing: Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

Friday, September 5, 2014, 10:00 AM
ZSR Library Auditorium

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Najla Said, author of Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family. This book is a memoir of her childhood and young adulthood as the daughter of renowned scholar Edward Said and his accomplished Lebanese wife. Her story is a very personal take on issues of racism, family dynamics, and ethnic identity, told with honesty and humor.

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Lev Grossman Book Talk and Signing: The Magician’s Land

Friday, September 5, 2014, 3:00 PM
ZSR Special Collections and Research Room (Room 625, Reynolds Wing)

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Lev Grossman, best known as the author of the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. The third and final book in the fantasy series, The Magician’s Land, was released this month to enthusiastic reviews.

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Oct 2014 Lecture Series

LGBT Pride Parades: Then and Now

Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:30 PM
ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

As Winston-Salem gets ready to host its own LGBT Pride parade on Sunday, October 19, we look back at the parades got their start. Held simultaneously in New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, the first Pride events brought gays and lesbians together to fight for greater social acceptance. Today, Pride parades are held in over 100 U.S. cities and 30 countries across the world. Do they still serve a role in the struggle for social change?

This lecture is presented by Dr. Kate Bruce, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department.

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Poetry and Fiction Readings

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 5:00 PM
ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

An event celebrating the spoken and written word with Amy Catanzano, WFU Poet-in-Residence, and Joanna Ruocco, WFU Asst. Professor in Creative Writing (Fiction) reading selections from their recent works.

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Buried Treasure: Howard Pyle and the Silver Screen, or “Pyle’s Pirates”

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 4:00 PM
ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404, Reynolds Wing)

David Lubin, Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art, explores the work of late 19th century American book illustrator Howard Pyle and his influence on movies, television, and comic books.

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LLS-November

Gallery Talk: “The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 3:30
Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Phil Archer, Reynolda House Director of Public Programs, will speak about the Museum’s latest exhibit, featuring more than 40 iconic chairs that tell the dynamic and engaging story of the history, design, and culture of American seating. “The Art of Seating” carries the viewer through three centuries of design ranging from a Shaker rocking chair to Frank Lloyd Wright’s office chair.

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