POETRY & LITERATURE
Upcoming Events at BookPeople, featuring Luis Alberto Urrea and Ben Marcus
January 19 - February 11, 2012
January 19 - February 11, 2012
Luis Alberto Urrea, Queen of America
Thurs, Jan 19 7PM
Award-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea is back at BookPeople with Queen of America, featuring the beloved Teresita from The Hummingbird's Daughter. When Teresita flees to America from Mexico during the revolution there, she meets immigrants and tycoons, European royalty and Cuban poets, all waking to the new American century. As she decides what her own role in this modern future will be, she must ask herself, can a saint fall in love?
Elizabeth Engelhardt, Mess of Greens
Fri, Jan 20 7PM
Curated by Edible Austin
Combining the study of food culture with gender studies, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt examines what southern women's choices
about food tell us. Panelists at this event will include special guests Carol Ann Sayle from Boggy Creek Farm, Stephanie McClenny
of confituras, and Lara Nixon of Bad Dog Bar Craft. Enjoy special tastings inspired by the book along with Saint Arnold Brewing Company beverages.
At Westlake Community Performing Arts Center
Sat, Jan 21 7PM
We are absolutely thrilled to be able to bring the one and only John Green to Austin to speak & sign his brand new book, The Fault
In Our Stars! John and his brother Hank, the duo behind Vlogbrothers, will be singing, answering questions, and entertaining everyone! Tickets are required to attend this event and are available online, in-store and over the phone. Tickets are nearly sold out,
so get yours asap!
James Carlos Blake, Country of the Bad Wolfes
Sun, Jan 22 3PM
A master of the historical novel, James Carlos Blake is back with Country of the Bad Wolfes. It is based in part on his own ancestors, spanning three generations, centering on two sets of identical twins and the women they love. Join us for a great event, that even includes beverages provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler, The Future of Us
Mon, Jan 23 7PM
Tonight we are a very lucky bookstore, indeed, to welcome authors Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. Their new novel, The Future of Us, has already met with critical acclaim. The New York Times said in its review, "The real value of The Future of Us...is the rich crop of questions it will raise in teenage readers." A book that gets us talking? We love it!
The Flame Alphabet
Tues, Jan 24 7PM
Co-sponsored by American Short Fiction
A terrible epidemic has struck the country, and the sound of children's speech has become lethal. For Sam and Claire, it seems their only means of survival is to flee from their daughter, who laughs at her parents' sickness. But Sam and Claire find it isn't so easy to leave the daughter they still love, even as they waste away.
Can't make it to an event but would like a signed copy of the book? We're happy to reserve one for you - just give us a call 512-472-5050 or order online at www.bookpeople.com
1/19 7PM - LUIS ALBERTO URREA - Queen of America
1/20 7PM - ELIZABETH ENGELHARDT, with EDIBLE AUSTIN - Mess of Greens
1/21 12PM - JAN BOZARTH - Fairy Godmother Academy #5: Sumi's Book
1/21 4PM - KEIJA PARSSINEN - Ruins of Us
1/21 7PM - JOHN GREEN at the WESTLAKE COMMUNITY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER - Tickets on sale now in store and at bookpeople.com.
1/22 3PM - MYSTERYPEOPLE PRESENTS JAMES CARLOS BLAKE - Country of the Bad Wolfes
1/23 7PM - LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT - featuring Jerry Butler and M.E. Patterson
1/23 7PM - JAY ASHER & CAROLYN MACKLER - The Future of Us
1/24 7PM - BEN MARCUS, co-sponsored by AMERICAN SHORT FICTION- The Flame Alphabet
1/25 7PM - HARD WORD BOOK CLUB - discussing Death Along the Spirit Road
1/25 7PM - KIM SIMPSON - Early '70s Radio
1/26 5:30PM - HAPPY HOUR BOOK CLUB AT THE HIGHBALL - discussing Under the Banner of Heaven
1/26 7PM - THREE MESSAGES & A WARNING: CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN SHORT STORIES OF THE FANTASTIC - featuring the editors and two of the writers included in the collection
1/27 7PM - MYSTERYPEOPLE PRESENTS RJ ELLORY - A Quiet Vendetta
1/28 2PM - NOT JUST ANOTHER TEEN BOOK CLUB - discussing Why We Broke Up
1/28 7:30PM - DANIEL HANDLER & MAIRA KALMAN - Why We Broke Up
1/29 4PM - WINGBEATS WORKSHOP - featuring Katherine Durham Oldmixon
1/29 7PM - VOYAGE OUT BOOK CLUB - discussing The Tiger's Wife
1/30 7PM - NEW & NOTEWORTHY BOOK CLUB - discussing A Prayer for Owen Meany
1/30 7PM - LEWIS SORELY - Westmoreland
2/1 7PM - REWRITTEN HISTORY BOOK CLUB - discussing The Gates of the Alamo
2/3 7PM - LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT - featuring L. Audel Cayce and Bruce Marshall
2/4 7PM - JACKIE LUCKETT, in conversation with ZZ PACKER - Passing Love
2/5 3:30PM - HISTORY OF MYSTERY CLASS - discussing Dorothy Hughes' In a Lonely Place
2/6 7PM - 7% SOLUTION BOOK CLUB - discussing Sandman Slim
2/7 7PM - RANDY FERTEL - The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak
2/8 7PM - AUSTIN CHRONICLE SHORT STORY CONTEST WINNERS PARTY
2/9 7PM - JAMES SCURLOCK - King Larry
2/10 7PM - MY VICIOUS VALENTINE: SPINE-TINGLING YA AUTHOR PANEL
2/11 7PM - DAVE ISAY - All There Is
For a full listing of all planned events, visit our website: www.bookpeople.com
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