Start: 7:00 pm
On Monday, May 9th at 7 PM, Carmichael's is delighted to host a reading and book signing with critically acclaimed independent filmmaker and author, John Sayles, for his latest novel, A Moment in the Sun. Spanning five years and half a dozen countries, A Moment in the Sun takes the whole era in its sights -- from the white-racist coup in Wilmington, North Carolina, to the first stirrings of the motion-picture industry, to the bloody dawn of U.S. interventionism in Cuba and the Philippines. Shot throughwith a lyrical intensity and stunning detail that recalls Doctorow and Deadwood both, this is a story as big its subject: history rediscovered through the lives of the people who made it happen.
Actor and musician Will Oldham will be joining us for the event to give the introduction. Oldham was a featured actor in Matewan, a 1987 John Sayles film set in a 1920 West Virginia mining town.
Start: 4:00 pm
Carmichael's and The Fairness Campaign are partnering to present a conversation on the book and YouTube project created by Dan Savage and Terry Miller calledIt Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living. On Wednesday, May 11th at 7 PM a panel of community leaders and activists, including Mary Lou Marzian, Brian Buford and Alicia Pedreira, will discuss the book, the project, and the problem of bullying those who are different.
Start: 7:00 pm
Friday, May 13th at 7 PM at The Bard's Town, InKY Reading Series will host poets Adrian Majetka, author of Mixology, and Phoebe Reeves, author of Lobes and Petals of the Inanimate.
Carmichael's will be on hand to sell copies of their books.