What's Happening At Talking Leaves
|Tuesday June 11th, 5pm||Larkin Square--Toronto writer Ania Szado will read from and talk about her new novel Studio Saint-Ex, set in New York in the 1940s, between the shock of Pearl Harbor and the first landing of American troops in Europe, about a wartime triangle involving a twenty-two-year-old fashion designer poised to launch her promising career . . . the acclaimed French expatriate writer/war pilot, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who's fled his Nazi-occupied country and come to Manhattan for a month, only to stay for two years . . . and his beautiful, estranged Salvadoran wife, the tempestuous, vain Consuelo, determined to win back her husband at all costs--and seductions. Details here.|
|Tuesday June 11th, 6pm||Cinema at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center--a book release party in conjunction with the national conference of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), which begins the following day, featuring BALLE co-founder Judy Wicks and her new book, Good Morning Beautiful Business: the Unexpected Journey of an Activist Entrepreneur and Local-Economy Pioneer. A collaboration of Talking Leaves, Buffalo First, and Block Club Magazine. Details here.|
|Thursday June 13th, 6pm||Central Library Auditorium--Ron Tanner will talk about and sign copies of his memoir of fixing up an old house, From Animal House to Our House: a Love Story. A collaboration with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and Preservation Buffalo Niagara. Details to come.|
|Saturday June 15th, 5pm||Main St store--Miriam Rubin will talk about and sign copies of her just published Tomatoes: a Savor the South Cookbook. She will also be appearing at 11am at the Bidwell Farmer's Market across the street from the Elmwood Avenue store. Details here.|
|Monday June 17th, 6pm||Mike A's in the Hotel Lafayette--Amy Stewart will distill for us the information contained in her Drunken Botanist: the Plants that Create the World's Great Drinks, while we drink some of those cocktails prepared in the beautifully restored Hotel Lafayette Bar. Details here.|
|Saturday June 22nd, 5pm||Main Street store--Buffalo native Ron Irwin returns home from South Africa to celebrate publication of his impressive first novel, Flat Water Tuesday, the gripping coming of age story of a working class Buffalo boy who earns a scholarship to row for a prestigious New England boarding school--a book about rowing, crowing, throwing and growing, about lives earned and lives lost, lessons learned, and lessons not learned, about cooperation and competition. Details here.|
|Thursday June 27th, 7pm||Main Street store--Darcy Thiel will read from and talk about her new book Bitter and Sweet: a Family's Journey with Cancer, a personal narrative recounting the experience of her family after her seemingly healthy husband was suddenly diagnosed with stage IV gallbladder cancer at age 48 and died five months later. Details to come.|
|Saturday June 29th, 2pm||Main Street store--Buffalo native sisters Catherine (writer) and Pam (illustrator) Golden will talk about their collaboration on a new series of historical picture books for children--Victorian Cat Tales. Today we celebrate Book One: The Life and Times of Rose and Leopold. Catherine teaches Victorian and children's literature at Skidmore College; Pam is a teacher and sculptor. Details to come.|
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