Mitzi Szereto at Elliott Bay Books Seattle
"Meet author Mitzi Szereto, editor of The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers (listed in "Top 5 True Crime Books to Read" by CrimeReads). Listen to her read, participate in a Q&A session, and get your book signed. This will be a spellbinding evening!
Marilyn Maye & Jannette Domingo, Seven Sisters and a Brother
Marilyn Allman Maye & Janette O. Domingo
Seven Sisters and a Brother
Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s
Wednesday, February 5, 7pm
Meet the inspirational students: This narrative tells the story of seven women and one man at the heart of a sit-in protesting decreased enrollment and hiring of African Americans at Swarthmore College and demanding a Black Studies curriculum. The book, written by the former students themselves, also includes autobiographical chapters, providing a unique cross-sectional view into the lives of young people during the Civil Rights era.
Correcting media representation: For years the media and some in the school community portrayed the peaceful protest in a negative light--this collective narrative provides a very necessary and overdue retelling of the revolution that took place at Swarthmore College in 1969. The group of eight student protestors have only recently begun to receive credit for the school's greater inclusiveness, as well as the influence their actions had on universities around the country.
Stories that inspire change: This book chronicles the historical eight-day sit-in at Swarthmore College, and the authors also include untold stories about their family backgrounds and their experiences as student activists. They share how friendships, out-of-the-box alliances, and a commitment to moral integrity strengthened them to push through and remain resilient in the face of adversity.
The incredible true story featured in Seven Sisters and a Brother will teach you:
- No matter how old or established, institutions can change and will continue to change
- How to identify fears and work to overcome them
- That truth will prevail when we unite with others and refuse to accept surrender
"In this fascinating group narrative, the organizers of Swarthmore College's 1969 eight-day sit-in join voices to tell the story of how "Seven Sisters and a Brother" used peaceful protest to effect change. Looking back on the events of fifty-years ago, the authors have combined their stories as a "choral memoir" of the Takeover which forced their college to respond to the demands of Swarthmore's Afro-American Students Society. As well as a history of their activism, this account includes the authors' own autobiographies, providing compelling portraits of the lives of the young people who risked their futures to make a difference."
-Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University, including Stony the Road: White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow
Jannette Domingo, Ph. D., retired Dean of Graduate Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Professor of Economics and Africana Studies, New York City area
Book Passage Class: Joan Gelfand - You Can be a Winning Writer - The 4 C's of Successful Authors
Four Wednesdays: February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, 6:00-8:00 pm Tuition: $150
The 4 C’s of Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community and Confidence
Why are some authors catapulted to success while others take forever? Learn the secrets of how you can become a successful author in four sessions. Topics include: What are the four C’s and how can you make them work for you? What are your writing challenges? What is a book proposal and who needs one? What is the difference between a non-fiction and a fiction proposal? Does poetry need a book proposal? Will also cover query letters, identifying agents and publishers and what to do once your book is published.
Tuition includes a copy of Joan's book You Can Be a Winning Writer: The 4 C’s of Successful Authors: Craft, Commitment, Community and Confidence.
Dr. John Duffy at Barnes & Noble in West Dundee, Illinois
Dr. John Duffy will be doing a meet & greet on 2/8/20 at Barnes & Noble in West Dundee, Illinois.
Further details to follow.
Simple Steps to Being More Productive and Less Stressed with Paula Rizzo
What you'll learn in this productivity class:
Learn simple tweaks to your daily routine that can maximize your efficiency, allow you to get more done in less time, and create a more productive you.
Paula Rizzo will walk you through ways to rethink how you plan out your day so you can cut down on procrastination, make more attainable goals and have time to do the things you really want to do. Plus, she'll help you be less stressed and more mindful in the process. Topics covered will include: How to make simple changes to your everyday routine to get more done. Discover how you’re really spending your time and find out how to optimize it so you’re not “busy” all the time. Start building momentum towards the things you want most by creating a time-management system that works for you. Feel in control of your life and your goals instead of feeling stuck.