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From a reading by experimental essayist Leslie Jamison to a lecture from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, here's five talks and readings we don't want to miss. Read more

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Journalist Casey Cep's fascinating book picks up a true-crime story that the "To Kill a Mockingbird" author left unfinished, upending cliches about her in the process. Read more

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"N.C. ranks third in the U.S. in hurricane landfalls. Though we often focus on landfalls on our coast, it’s important to note that all one hundred counties of our state are vulnerable." Read more

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For writers with a desk-drawer novel and a dream deferred, Arshia Simkin and Emily Cataneo's Redbud Writing Project offers a new way forward. Read more

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"On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous" explores generational trauma, war violence, queer masculinity, and the precarious of immigrant experience via letters to Vuong's mother. Read more

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The backdrop of psychiatry allows Joanna Pearson to explore the fault lines that underlie personal and professional identity in contemporary America. Read more

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Since her first collection of darkly humorous fiction in 1985, Hempel has been changing the short-story form—often, by abbreviating it. Read more

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Taking note of new books and reading events by Jonathan Farmer, Alan Shapiro, Belle Boggs, and other local authors. Read more

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The River Hymns author wins a 2019 Whiting Award, joining a distinguished literary line of prior honorees. Read more

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Durham's chapter of Silent Book Club meets every second Tuesday at Bull City Ciderworks. Read more

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Tobia brings Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story to Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, Mar. 7. Read more

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Kasell spent three months traveling across China sampling and photographing street food, recording tasting notes and anecdotes, and cataloguing them by province and city. Read more

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Abdurraqib, author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest, appears at Kings on Sunday afternoon. Read more

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Turner discusses his ethnographic study of more than one hundred current and former pro football players at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, Jan. 31. Read more

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Gurganus reads at Duke's Rubenstein Library this week, just ahead of the closing of his painting exhibit at Power Plant Gallery. Read more

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Our speculative-fiction expert runs down the best sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre books the Triangle produced this year. Read more

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As Our State’s New Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green Amplifies Her Life’s Work of Literary Empowerment Read more

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Kirk, an accomplished nonfiction writer and human-rights advocate, launches her debut YA novel at The Regulator on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Read more

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Themed "Excess Women," the series begins with Dorothea Lasky at Duke Coffeehouse on Saturday, Dec. 1. Read more

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