found objects

by Keith Barber

This week’s edition of Found Objects kicks off with a book signing by famed author, poet, activist and Wake Forest professor Maya Angelou Saturday, Jan. 22 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at Special Occasions bookstore, located at 112 North Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Winston-Salem. Angelou, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Arts and the Lincoln Medal, will sign copies of her new book, Great Food, All Day Long. For further information, call 336.724.0334.

The Greensboro United Arts Council presents Diversity in the Arts, a forum for diversity series, on Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Greensboro Cultural Center, located at 200 N. Davie St. Speakers include Tom Philion, president and CEO of the United Artists Council of Greater Greensboro, and Alma Adams, a co-founder of the African American Atelier. The program will include a vocal and dance performance by Duane Cyrus commemorating the Civil Rights Movement. Admission is $5. For further info, call 336.292.1911 or visit

Salem College presents the Alban Elved Dance Company with new works by choreographer Karola Luttringhaus Jan. 21-24. Showtime is 7 p.m. nightly. For further info, call 336.917.5493.

The Forsyth County Public Library presents John McNally’s Tips for Writers on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Central Library in Winston- Salem. McNally, an associate professor of English at Wake Forest, will offer tips from his new book, Creative Writer’s Survival Guide: Advice for an Unrepentant Novelist. McNally has written three novels and two short-story collections. Also on Saturday, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art presents The Key Said Run and the Door Said Fly at 7 p.m. at the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium at SECCA’s headquarters, located at 750 Marguerite Drive in Winston-Salem. The Scared Fox Archive will perform this modern spin on the tale of Mr. Fox using traditional songs and found objects. For further info, call 336.725.1904.

And finally, Krankies Coffee will host the next Piedmont SLAM poetry event on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in downtown Winston-Salem. Sign-ups start at 7:30 p.m. and end at 8:15 p.m. G of the Sacrificial Poets will be the featured artist. Admission is $3. For further info, call 336.692.0588.