Talk of the Stacks, a free author series exploring contemporary literature and culture, will host three acclaimed authors for the 2013 spring season: masters of food, memoir and poetry. If you haven't been before, indulge in an evening of literature and comradery with fellow like-minded souls. It'll warm your heart, even on a rainy spring evening. Mark your calendars:
March 5: Manhattan food blogger, Deb Perelman, will discuss her New York Times bestseller The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
March 21: Celebrated memoirist, John Robison, will share his newest work Raising Cubby.
April 4: Renowned poet Andrei Codrescu will present his new Coffee House Press collection So Recently Rent a World.
Held at the Central Minneapolis Hennepin County Library in Pohlad Hall (300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401), the programs are free and open to the public. Book sales/signings follow presentations. Come early; seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:15 and programs begin at 7 PM.
Talk of the Stacks with Deb Perelman
Tuesday, March 5, 7 PM
Perelman, a self-taught home cook, photographer and foodie, writes an award-winning blog (SmittenKitchen.com) with a focus on stepped-up home cooking through unfussy ingredients. Her chatty, familiar, and reassuring style of writing is matched by her recipes, created and tested in her tiny Manhattan kitchen. She brings her friendly style to print in her New York Times bestseller, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, an approachable and accessible collection gorgeously illustrated with hundreds of her own beautiful photographs.
Talk of the Stacks with John Robison
Thursday, March 21, 7 PM
Robison is the New York Times bestselling author of Be Different and Look Me in the Eye, colorful and heartfelt memoirs about unknowingly growing up with Asperger’s syndrome and finally emerging as a fully realized adult. He is the elder brother of memoirist Augusten Burroughs, and has appeared in People, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Boston Globe and elsewhere. Raising Cubby, his newest book, is an unforgettable and hilarious chronicle about a different kind of boy being raised by a different kind of father and coming to terms with being “on the autism spectrum.”
Talk of the Stacks with Andrei Codrescu
Thursday, April 4, 7 PM
Heavyweight champion poet, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, and world-class raconteur, Andrei Codrescu was born in Sibiu, Romania in 1946, and immigrated to the United States in 1966. Author, translator, and anthologist of more than thirty-five books, Codrescu has edited the literary magazine Exquisite Corpse, and his provocative commentary is featured regularly on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” His newest poetry collection So Recently Rent a World includes 90 new poems, as well as his classics. Andrei will discuss ‘life as a writer and 41 years of wrestling the muse’ and read from his new collection.
The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank presents Talk of the Stacks, a program of the Friends of the Hennepin County Library. Additional support provided by Dorsey and Whitney LLP, Marquette Hotel, MinnPost and Magers and Quinn Booksellers.
Friends of Hennepin County Library is an active community of supporters—helping the Library fulfill its mission to nourish minds, transform lives, and build community. By raising critically needed funds for books, movies, music, programs and technology, and through presentation of the highly regarded Pen Pals and Talk of the Stacks author series, the Friends of Hennepin County Library opens doors and minds to new worlds.
For more information: www.supporthclib.org or 612-543-8107.
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