Some fun and exciting events set for June and July Events at Bookmarks in Winston-Salem
All events are free and held at Bookmarks, 634 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC – unless noted otherwise. For more events and details, please visit: https://www.bookmarksnc.org/upcoming-events
Chef Tim Grandinetti & Soulful Harvest
Sunday, June 2, 2019 • 2:00 pm at Bookmarks
Chef Tim Grandinetti of Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen, & Bar will lead a cooking demo with recipes from his Soulful Harvest cookbook (available for purchase at Bookmarks). Grandinetti is a fourth-generation culinarian with decades of experience in both the U.S. and Japan, and is the recipient of Marriott’s Award for Culinary Excellence and has been named Best Chef in the Piedmont Region for the past two years. Free and open to the public.
Jean Kwok and Searching for Sylvie Lee
Friday, June 7, 2019 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Bookmarks presents Jean Kwok, award-winning and international bestselling author of Girl In Translation and Mambo in Chinatown, and her new book Searching for Sylvie Lee. Kwok’s latest work of fiction is a suspenseful drama that explores the complicated ties between three women and the dark secrets that emerge during tragedy in a Chinese immigrant family. Searching for Sylvie Lee was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Nylon, Huffington Post, Crime Reads, BookBub, and Book Riot. Free and open to the public. Kwok will be in conversation with Sarah McCoy, Winston-Salem author of Marilla of Green Gables. This event is part of Bookmarks’ Book Club Connection program.
Lecture Night in Camel City: Sisters & Rebels
Saturday, June 8, 2019 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
National Humanities Award-winning historian Jacqueline Dowd Hall will speak about the Lumpkin sisters, descendants of a prominent slaveholding family who were “estranged and yet forever entangled.” Hall is the author of Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, which is grounded in decades of research, the Lumpkin family’s private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace Lumpkin, who reinvented themselves as radical thinkers and activists. Free and open to the public.
Inside the Writers’ Studio LIVE with Charlie Lovett and Gwendolyn Womack
Monday, June 10, 2019 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
New York Times bestselling author, Charlie Lovett, will host a live recording of his “Inside the Writers’ Studio” podcast. Lovett will interview the bestselling and PRISM award-winning author of The Memory Painter and The Fortune Teller, Gwendolyn Womack, about her latest fantasy thriller. Free and open to the public.
Lecture Night in Camel City: Celebrity & Youth
Saturday, June 22 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
In this installment of Lecture Night in the Camel City, join us for a discussion on contemporary celebrity culture with an emphasis on how young celebrities are manufactured, how fan communities are cultivated, and how young audiences consume and aspire to fame with Spring-Serenity Duvall, Chair of the Communication and Media Studies Department at Salem College. Duvall is the author of the new book Celebrity and Youth: Mediated Audiences, Fame Aspirations, and Identity Formation. Booksigning to follow the discussion. Free and open to the public.
Sports Writers’ Booksigning
Sunday, June 23 • 2:00 pm at Bookmarks
The National Sports Media Association, headquartered in Winston-Salem, is celebrating their 60th Awards Weekend. As part of the celebrations, sports writers will be reading and signing from their latest work at Bookmarks. Books are available for purchase from Bookmarks. Free and open to the public.
Bookmarks Presents Louise Penny
Thursday, June 27 • 6:30 pm at Reynolds Auditorium
Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry Awards, as well as five Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards. Penny is on tour for the paperback release of Kingdom of the Blind and the forthcoming release of A Better Man. Tickets required. Visit www.bookmarksnc.org for details.
Lecture Night in Camel City: The American Revolution
Saturday, July 6 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, will discuss his NC Humanities Road Scholar lecture: “The Race to the Dan: The Retreat that Won the American Revolution.” This pivotal event proved to be the undoing of Cornwallis’s army and the British “Southern strategy” to defeat the American rebellion — and it took place here in the NC Piedmont. Booksigning to follow. Free and open to the public.
Moon Celebration: 50 Years Celebrating the Moon Landing
Sunday, July 14 • 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Bookmarks
Join us as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing (a few days early) featuring activities and crafts for kids, author appearances, and moon-themed books and snacks. Featured author, Kristy Dempsey, will share her new picture book Papa Put a Man on the Moon, at 4:00 pm. This book is based on the true story of the small mill village in Slater, SC, and the factory workers who manufactured fabric that would be used in spacesuits. Free and open to the public.
Bookmarks’ Preface Party & Fundraiser
Thursday, July 25 • 6:30 p.m. at Bookmarks and Footnote
Be the first to learn who will attend Bookmarks Fifteenth Festival (Held September 5-8 2019) AND have the opportunity to buy tickets before anyone else! The evening will feature a silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres, Raffaldini wine, and live music. Tickets on sale June 3. Visit www.bookmarksnc.org for details.