Library Lecture Series
Events for Fall 2014
Najla Said Book Talk and Signing: Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
About the Series
The Library Lecture Series features discussions that support the current curriculum, addresses current issues and events, acknowledges and accentuates the current collection, and brings together the many diverse points of view found in our community.
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