Bookmarks and Salemtowne Retirement Community present Parapalooza and Movable Feast Events
Our seventh annual Movable Feast will change venues and expand to a two day event at Footnote! Attendees will have the opportunity to talk and get their books signed by all visiting authors before and after the events.
Details for Saturday and Sunday follow.
Bookmarks and Salemtowne Retirement Community present A Parapalooza
Saturday, February 9
7 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Bookmarks & Footnote, 634 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem
Saturday features a three course meal with wine and the opportunity to hear from all 18 featured authors as they read from their work. Authors will rotate between tables during courses so each table will be visited by four authors.
$60/person or $450 for a table of 8 plus tax and fees.
Bookmarks and Salemtowne Retirement Community present A Movable Feast
Sunday, February 10
3 5 p.m. ( Doors open at 2 p.m.)
Bookmarks & Footnote, 634 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem
Sunday features light hors doeuvres and sangria with our traditional format. Over the course of two hours, each table will meet with 10 authors who will rotate every ten minutes to a new table.
$45/person or $320 for a table of 8 plus tax and fees.
Business Sponsor Information
Interested in sponsoring a table at either event for $600? Contact Ginger Hendricks, email@example.com, to learn about the opportunities!
Bookmarks and Salemtowne Retirement Community are thrilled to present this years Movable Feast authors, who write about a variety of compelling topics, from status and nightlife to partnership and aging, history and exploration, and incarceration and loss. This years featured authors are Amber Brock, Judy Goldman, Patrice Gopo, Cathryn Hankla, DaMaris Hill, Ariel Lawhon, Sarah McCoy, Valeria Nieman, Elaine Neill Orr, Terry Roberts, Daniel Stone, Tommy Tomlinson, and Kristy Woodson Harvey, with five more to be announced soon.
Lady Be Good marks AMBER BROCKS mesmerizing return, sweeping readers into the world of the mischievous, status-obsessed daughter of a hotel magnate and the electric nightlife of three iconic cities: New York, Miami, and Havana.
A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet JUDY GOLDMANS husband of four decades paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their normal life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested. Together is a story of the life we imagine versus the life we leadan elegant and empathetic meditation on partnership, aging, and, of course, love.
PATRICE GOPO grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, the child of Jamaican immigrants who had little experience being black in America. From her white Sunday school classes as a child, to her early days of marriage in South Africa, to a new home in the American South with a husband from another land, Patrices life is a testament to the challenges and beauty of the world we each live in, a world in which cultures overlap every day. In All the Colors We Will See, Gopo seamlessly moves across borders of space and time to create vivid portraits of how the reality of being different affects her quest to belong.
Founded in fieldwork and reflection, Lost Places follows CATHRYN HANKLA from small towns and rural landscapes, through a transitional city neighborhood, to the challenging construction of an urban renewal loft, as she struggles to renovate living spaces and transform relationships after an early divorce.
A revelatory work in the tradition of Claudia Rankines Citizen, DAMARIS HILLS searing and powerful narrative-in-verse, A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing, bears witness to American women of color burdened by incarceration. Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes in this Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title.
ARIEL LAWHON is a critically acclaimed author of historical fiction. She is the author of The Wife the Maid and the Mistress, Flight of Dreams, and I Was Anastasia. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, four sons, black Lab, and a deranged Siamese cat. Both pets are, thankfully, girls.
SARAH MCCOYs Marilla of Green Gables is a bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne. This bestselling novel is an entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the 19th century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreakand unimaginable greatness.
Leopard Lady: A Life in Verse by VALERIE NIEMAN tells the story of Dinah, an orphan child of Appalachia who runs away to a carnival, and the emotional, physical, and spiritual journey she embraces. Born in the depths of the Depression, self-educated with the King James Bible and a volume of Shakespeare, Dinahs voice blends Elizabethan phrasings with Appalachian and carnival speech in this unexpected adventure of discovery.
Swimming Between Worlds by ELAINE NEIL ORR is a Southern coming-of-age novel that sets three very different young people against the tumultuous years of the American civil rights movement. As Winston-Salem is pulled into the tumultuous 1960s, these three young adults find themselves at the center of the civil rights struggle, coming to terms with the legacies of their pasts as they search for an ennobling future.
Told with haunting lyricism set in 1920s Appalachia, The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival by TERRY ROBERTS is the story of a traveling preacher who delivers salvation as well as whiskey to his followers during the height of prohibition. Joyous and melancholy all at once, this picaresque narrative of loyalty and love will appeal to secular and religious audiences alike.
DANIEL STONEs The Food Explorer is the true adventures of David Fairchild, a late-19th-century food explorer who traveled the globe and introduced diverse crops like avocados, mangoes, seedless grapesand thousands moreto the American plate. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. But his culinary ambition came during a formative era, and through him, America transformed into the most diverse food system ever created.
In the tradition of Roxane Gay's Hunger, TOMMY TOMLINSONS The Elephant in the Room is a searing, honest, and candid exploration of what its like to live as a fat man in America. When he was almost fifty years old, Tomlinson weighed an astonishingand dangerous460 pounds. Intimate and insightful, The Elephant in the Room is Tomlinsons chronicle of taking the first steps towards health, and trying to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point.
After finding out her military husband is missing in action, Sloanes world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true in KRISTY WOODSON HARVEYS The Secret to Southern Charm. Harveys signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances.
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634 W. Fourth Street #120
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|