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Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville Author Event Offsite

Join the Monsters of Poetry in welcoming Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville for an author reading and book signing on Saturday June 11th at 7:30pm at the historic Gates of Heaven Synagogue, 302 E. Gorham St., in James Madison Park.

After the reding, come by Sardine restaurant for an evening of drinks and mingling!

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ISBN: 9780151013449
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - June 7th, 2011

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ISBN: 9780982580813
Availability: Backordered
Published: Featherproof Books - November 16th, 2010

Joanne Boyer, author of Wisdom of Progressive Voices

photo of Joanne Boyer, a middle-aged woman with white hair and glasses, wearing a white and orange floral print shirt and smilingThe first edition in The Wisdom Voices Book Series, Wisdom of Progressive Voices presents biographical sketches and important quotations from some of the most inspirational figures in our history. 

Wisdom of Progressive Voices reminds us that progressives today should see themselves as the next generation of an American bloodline of progressivism that began with our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents in this country. This book provides an historical perspective on those wonderful progressives who have fought the good fight from the advent of the American Progressive Movement onward. Readers can enjoy profiles on many of America’s most articulate leaders who never lost sight of the struggle for social justice, workers’ rights, a clean environment and a world in which peace – not war – is the norm. 

Wisdom of Progressive Voices by Joanne Boyer

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WisCon Reception and Guest of Honor Reading

A Room of One's Own is once again proud to host WisCon for the reading and
reception that kicks off the convention!

The Reception will begin at 6pm
at A Room of One's Own with refreshments in the store, then we welcome WisCon's
fabulous Guest of Honor Nisi Shawl for a reading of her Tiptree Award-winning
work, which will begin at 6:30, followed by a book signing.

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ISBN: 9781933500195
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Published: Aqueduct Press - August 1st, 2008

Kathie Giorgio, author of The Home for Wayward Clocks

Kathie Giorgio is the director and founder of AllWriters’ Workplace
& Workshop, a creative writing studio, and the
editor/owner/publisher of the literary magazine, Quality Fiction
(formerly Quality Women’s Fiction).

writes both short stories and novels in the literary genre.  Her work

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ISBN: 9781599482552
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Published: Mint Hill Books - March 1st, 2011

Bridget Birdsall, author of Ordinary Angels

Local author Bridget Birdsall's first young adult novel is the story of
May O'Mally, a shild of humor and perseverance who comes to terms with
the mysterious death of her baby brother. Join us in welcoming Bridget
for a reading and book signing!

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ISBN: 9781453850503
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 28th, 2011

Mary Gordon, author of The Love of My Youth

Join renowned author Mary Gordon for a reading of her latest novel, The Love of Our Youth!

About the book:

Miranda and Adam, high-school sweethearts now in their late fifties, arrive by chance at the same time in Rome, a city where they once spent a summer deeply in love, living together blissfully. A story about what first love means and how it is shattered, and the lessons old lovers may still have to share with each other many years later, The Love of My Youth is also a poignant look back at the hopes and dreams of a generation and what became of them.

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ISBN: 9780307377425
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Published: Pantheon - April 5th, 2011

Rae Meadows, author of Mothers and Daughters

Rae Meadows, celebrated author of Calling Out, will be reading from her latest book, Mothers and Daughters!!

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ISBN: 9780805093834
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 29th, 2011

Shameless Hussies Book Club

The Shameless Hussies are reading Broken For You by Stephanie Kallos this month! Join them in discussing it on Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30pm!

Get 10% off when you buy the book club pick at Room!

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ISBN: 9780802142108
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Published: Grove Press - June 7th, 2005

Gay Men's Book Club

Join the Gay Men's Book Club, which will discuss The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach on Sunday, November 27th at 2:00pm.

Get 10% off when you buy the book at Room!

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ISBN: 9780316126694
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 1st, 2011

The Gay Men's Book Club will discuss this book on 10/30/11 at A Room of One's Own!

'Birds of a Feather' Poetry Reading!

"Birds of a Feather" features three Wisconsin poets and their new collections of poetry!!

Join BJ Best, Andrea Potos, and Sandy Stark for a fabulous night as these poets take flight with their poetry!


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