Carrboro Cybrary Join our discussion of The Lovely Bones and the bestselling novel it is based on by Alice Sebold. The movie stars Susan Sarandon, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Stanley Tucci, and it releases in theaters on December 11th.
Movie/Book Group: The Lovely Bones
Time:7:00PM Thursday, January 7th Location:100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro, NC 27510
Hi Everyone- We’re thrilled that beginning Dec 12th Nancy Peacock will be holding her Prompt Writing Class here at Flyleaf every 2nd Saturday from 10am to Noon. Grab a coffee from Foster’s Market and head on over. This class is free and open to the public.
Suzy Barile, a 1975 UNC Journalism grad, will read from her new book — Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Belle and a Yankee General — at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Bulls Head Bookshop in the Student Store on the UNC campus.
Undaunted Heart tells the story of Ella Swain, the daughter of UNC President David L. Swain, and her controversial courtship and subsequent marriage to General Smith D. Atkins, the leader of the Union troops occupying Chapel Hill at the close of the Civil War.
Barile is a great-great-granddaughter of Ella Swain and Smith Atkins. She tells their story, separating facts from the elaborate embellishments the famous courtship and marriage have taken on over the generations. Interwoven throughout are excerpts from Ella’s never-before-published letters that reveal the difficult challenges of post Civil War life and a loving marriage that transcended outrage and scandal.
After a long career in journalism, Barile now teaches English and Journalism at Wake Tech Community College in Raleigh.
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Open Eye Café and Carrboro Recreation & Parks bring back their monthly Poets Open Mic Night on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00pm. This event is staged to provide the venue for people to celebrate, to share, and to encourage the writing, reading, and listening of poetry.
The bookstore is located at 752 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Chapel Hill. Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday 9 – 5:00 pm. Stop by to visit and browse as they fill up their shelves and add some finishing touches.
Join us at Carrboro Book beat on Monday December 14th when we talk with the owners about the making of a bookstore and what special things we can find when we come in the door.
You can call them at 919-942-7373 to get the latest news about the timing of their Grand Opening in January.
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