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Courtney Maum for "Costalegre," in conversation with Sally Franson
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Courtney Maum for "Costalegre," in conversation with Sally Franson

Join SubText Books in the store on Friday, November 1st at 7:00 PM for a reading with Courtney Maum for her novel “Costalegre.” Maum will be in conversation with Sally Franson, author of “A Lady’s Guide to Selling Out.” Book signing to follow!

Sinuous and striking, heartbreaking and strange, Costalegre is heavily inspired by the real-life relationship between the heiress Peggy Guggenheim and her daughter, Pegeen. Acclaimed author Courtney Maum triumphs with this wildly imaginative and curiously touching story of a privileged teenager who has everything a girl could wish for except for a mother who loves her back. 

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Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang for "What God Is Honored Here?"
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang for "What God Is Honored Here?"

Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, November 7 at 7:00 PM for an event with Shannon Gibney and Kao Kalia Yang, editors of “What God Is Honored Here?: Writings on Miscarriage and Infant Loss by and for Native Women and Women of Color.” Book signing to follow.

What God Is Honored Here? is the first book of its kind—and urgently necessary. This is a literary collection of voices of Indigenous women and women of color who have undergone miscarriage and infant loss, experiences that disproportionately affect women who have often been cast toward the margins in the United States of America. Powerfully and with brutal honesty, they write about what it means to reclaim life in the face of death.

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Joan Mathison for "An Illustrated History of Saint Paul's River Gorge"
Aug
13
12:00 PM12:00

Joan Mathison for "An Illustrated History of Saint Paul's River Gorge"

Join Joan Mathison at the store on Tuesday, August 13th at Noon for a presentation on “An Illustrated History of Saint Paul’s River Gorge.”

Are you a native, and the river has always been here for you? Or can you relate to the early explorers excitement in discovering this place? Joan Mathison, local historian, writer, and tour guide will explore the past, present, and future as she highlights 20 scenic picnic sites on a map you can take home.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Read and Response: An Open Mic

Join SubText Books on Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 PM in the store for the next installment of Read and Response! The first half of the evening will be open for anyone to share their work, followed by readings from the featured artists.

All are welcome to read their work, or sit back and listen to wonderful local talent (don't worry, you won't be forced to participate). There will be time after the reading for audience members to give feedback to the authors as well. For those interested in participating in the open mic section, there will be a signup sheet at the event.

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Dobby Gibson for "Little Glass Planet" in conversation with Jeff Shotts
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Dobby Gibson for "Little Glass Planet" in conversation with Jeff Shotts

SubText Books is pleased to present an evening with Dobby Gibson on Thursday, May 23rd at Black Dog Café to celebrate the release of Gibson’s “Little Glass Planet.” Gibson will be in conversation with Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor at Graywolf Press.

The event will take place at Black Dog Café (308 E Prince Street), and there will be a reception starting at 6:00 PM followed by the reading and conversation at 7:00 PM. Both are free and open to the public!

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