Upcoming Events at Bookmarks
Partitioning Palestine with Penny Sinanoglou
Tuesday, December 3 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Wake Forest University’s Department of Jewish Studies presents Penny Sinanoglou and Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire. Sinanoglou asks what drove and constrained British policymaking around partition, and why partition was simultaneously so appealing to British policymakers yet ultimately proved so difficult for them to enact. Taking a broad view not only of local and regional factors, but also of Palestine’s place in the British empire and its status as a League of Nations mandate, Sinanoglou deftly recasts the story of partition in Palestine as a struggle to maintain imperial control.
Flying South Book Launch with Winston-Salem Writers
Friday, December 6 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Bookmarks is proud to host the launch of the Flying South anthology with Winston-Salem Writers. Hear from three of the contributors — Janet Joyner, Donna Love Wallace, and Patricia J. Slaga — as they read their featured poems. Join us to celebrate local writing and writers and get a signed copy of Flying South. Winston-Salem Writers is a local nonprofit organization that works to help writers interact with other writers, improve their craft, and realize their goals.
Holiday Open House
Monday, December 9 • 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Happy Holidays! Join Bookmarks staff in the bookstore to learn about our 2019 outreach and what’s coming up in 2020 at our literary arts nonprofit. Hear from Leadership and Organizational Staff and learn more about their roles in the organization and Bookmarks’ mission to connect the community with books and authors. Do some holiday shopping with help from booksellers, and enter to win discounts up to 40%!
Don’t forget! Coming up in November…
Rhett & Link
Friday, November 1 • 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm SOLD OUT at Brendle Recital Hall
YouTube sensations Rhett & Link will speak about their new book, The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek. From the authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Rhett & Link’s Book of Mythicality and creators of Good Mythical Morning, comes a thrilling and darkly funny novel about two best friends fighting the sinister forces at the heart of their Southern town (Bleak Creek is loosely based on Rhett & Link’s Buie’s Creek hometown!). Bookmarks is thrilled to host the only NC stop on their national tour. Get your tickets at bpt.me/4309803.
Tea with Sarah McCoy
Sunday, November 3 • 3:00 pm at Henry F. Shaffner House
Celebrate the paperback release of Marilla of Green Gables with bestselling author Sarah McCoy! Marilla of Green Gables is a bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables … before Anne. A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, Marilla of Green Gables is set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak — and unimaginable greatness. Enjoy a light tea, conversation, and a copy of the book. Get your tickets at bpt.me/4333982.
Fall Book Club Social
Monday, November 4 • 7:00 pm at Footnote Coffee & Cocktails
Join us to celebrate book clubs and fall reading! Hear from our representative from Macmillan Publishing, Kristen Knox of Great Group Reads, and author Therese Anne Fowler about exciting, upcoming releases and recommended reading for your book club. For just $5 per person, enjoy a night out with giveaways, wine, and pre-order discounts! Get your tickets at bpt.me/4323049.
Honoring North Carolina Veterans with Martin Tucker
Sunday, November 10 • 4:00 pm at Bookmarks
Martin Tucker is a Vietnam-era US Navy veteran and award-winning photojournalist, author, and filmmaker. Join us to hear about Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans: The Memories They Brought Home, a collected of selected glimpses into unforgettable experiences.
Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women
Tuesday, November 19 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Three of the authors who contributed to Ribbons of Scarlet — Laura Kaomie, Eliza Knight, and Heather Webb — will speak about their novel that brings six unforgettable characters to life. Ribbons of Scarlet details the lives of women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history, the French Revolution. Join us to hear from the authors about this timely story about the power of women to start a revolution.
We Speak! Open Mic Night for Teens
Friday, November 22 • 7:00 pm at Bookmarks
Teens are invited to sign up for five minutes on stage to share their stories, poems, or other talents! No pre-registration is required, come on out to have your voice be heard, or come to listen and support.