Start: 5:00 pm
As we look back 70 years since "D-Day," join Active Minds for a look at this crucial turning point in World War II. We will examine the dynamics that led up to the Invasion of Normandy, the complicated and challenging preparation process, and the decisive impact this battle had upon the outcome of the war. For information on Active Minds go to www.activeminds.com PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:00 pm
Josh Weil was the recipient of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction for his debut novella collection, The New Valley. He has been named a National Book Award “5 Under 35” author, a Fulbright scholar, and was a Jersey Fellow at Columbia University. Weil will sign his debut novel The Great Glass Sea ($27.00 Grove Press), his breathtakingly ambitious novel of love, loss, and light, set amid a bold vision of an alternative present-day Russia. Mike Harvkey is a graduate fellow of Columbia University’s Creative Writing MFA Program, a winner of Zoetrope All-Story Magazine’s short fiction contest, and a black belt in Kyokushin karate. Harvkey will read from and sign his debut novel In the Course of Human Events ($24.00 Soft Skull). Called “a gripping, bold, and daring novel” by Dinaw Mengestu, the author of All Our Names, Harvkey’s book is equal parts satire and morality play, which shines a sharp light on the radical underbelly of the floundering American Midwest. Josh Weil’s website Mike Harvkey’s websiteCan’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here:email@example.com
Start: 7:00 pm
University historian Steve Fisher will discuss and sign The University of Denver: A History ($19.99 History Press), which traces the school’s illustrious history from its founding through to today, celebrating the school’s 150-year story. Founded Dr. John Evans in 1864, the University of Denver is among the oldest institutions in Colorado, and is a highly ranked private university, attracting students from around the globe. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org