Start: 12:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: As the European Union struggles with a variety of complex issues, many of them financial, Germany has emerged as a critical player in the development of economic policy for the region. Recent German elections served as a referendum on how the German government, under the leadership of Angela Merkel, has performed in the eyes of Germans. Join Active Minds as we explore the role of Germany in the world as well as how the process of German reunification has evolved, especially given Merkel’s roots in the government of the former Communist East Germany. For information on Active Minds go to www.activeminds.com PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Debut novelist James Scott will read from and sign his acclaimed first book The Kept ($25.99 HarperCollins). Set in rural New York state at the turn of the twentieth century, The Kept is a propulsive novel reminiscent of the works of Michael Ondaatje, Cormac McCarthy, and Bonnie Jo Campbell, in which a mother and her young son embark on a quest to avenge a terrible and violent tragedy that has shattered their secluded family. “With its vivid sense of time and place, lyrical writing, and complex questions of what constitutes a family, The Kept is an outstanding debut by a bright new voice in American fiction.” —Ron Rash, author of Nothing Gold Can Stay Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com James Scott’s website
Start: 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: Writer and critic Olivia Laing will discuss and sign her new book The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking ($26.00 Picador), which examines the link between creativity and alcohol through the work and lives of six extraordinary men: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, and Raymond Carver. Beautiful, captivating, and original, The Trip to Echo Spring strips away the myth of the alcoholic writer to reveal the terrible price creativity can exert. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org Olivia Laing’s website