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May 2019

Themes of Sisterhood in Writing with Award-Winning Author Cary Holladay

Thursday, May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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olladay will discuss themes of sisterhood in her work and in writing in general. Writers and those interested in short fiction will enjoy this evening. Over 100 of her stories and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies of the highest regard including the Kenyon Review, New Stories from the South, Oxford American, Tin House, and many more. Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella is Cary Holladay’s eighth volume of fiction. Much of her work is inspired by…

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June 2019

Ticketed Event – Lunch with Andrew Lawler- New Findings On The Lost Colony

Monday, June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sam Miller’s, 1210 E Cary St
Richmond, VA 23219 US
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I have already heard Lawler speak on his fascinating investigation into new information about the lost colony of Roanoke. Not only is he fascinating, he is also very funny! Join me in welcoming him back to Richmond with a big crowd! He's one of my personal favorite speakers! - Kelly Justice, owner of Fountain Buy Tickets Here!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-with-author-andrew-lawler-tickets-61460878141 We will contact you closer to the event to get your meal choice.  There will be 3 options including a vegetarian one. Ticket includes:…

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Monthly Mashup

Wednesday, June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diversity Thrift, 1407 Sherwood Ave
Richmond, VA 23220 US
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• What we'll do:Join us as we share "writerly news", calls for submissions, and other opportunities for the writing community. We'll discuss our hits and misses of the month (things that worked and things that didn't) and seek/offer advice for unique writing and time management struggles we may be facing. If accountability is what you need to hit that next goal, then you'll find it here! • What to bring:Note-taking tools of your choice. • Important to know

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Meet and Treats with Cozy Mystery Writer Lynn Cahoon

Saturday, June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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We'll be serving scones (SURPRISE!) at this informal meet and greet with the charming and fun Lynn Cahoon! Drop by for a snack and bring your questions about writing, the new series, and more! Lynn Cahoon is the award-winning author of several New York Times and USA Today bestselling cozy mystery series. The Tourist Trap series is set in central coastal California with six holiday novellas releasing in. She also pens the Cat Latimer series available in mass market paperback.…

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Clifford Garstang and Valerie Nieman In Conversation: Mountain Fiction

Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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The mountains of Virginia and West Virginia have inspired American fiction writers for centuries. Authors Valerie Nieman and Clifford Garstang continue the conversation in their newest works. Listen in with us and bring your questions about the regions that inspired the books, their writing, and why this landscape continues to be such a rich source of inspiration. Valerie Nieman's fourth novel, To the Bones, is a genre-bending satire of the coal industry and its effects on Appalachia. Her third poetry…

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Meet and Greet with Maritime Thriller Writer Robert N. Macomber

Saturday, June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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We're hosting a meet and greet with Robert N. Macomber! Visit with the author in an informal setting and bring all your questions about the book, his series, and more. Robert N. Macomber is an award-winning author, internationally acclaimed speaker, former Department of Defense consultant/lecturer, and accomplished seaman. When not trekking the world for research, book signings, or lectures, he lives on an island in southwest Florida, where he enjoys cooking foreign cuisines from his books and sailing among the…

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A Thrilling Evening with Debut Science Fiction Author Cadwell Turnbull

Monday, June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Come join us as we host an evening with the author of one of the most talked-about debuts in any genre this season! The Lesson is a stunning first contact novel set against the backdrop of a near-future US Virgin Islands. Comparisons to Octavia Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin are already being made. Fountain Bookstore owner Kelly Justice has picked it as one of her "must-reads" of the summer! Cadwell Turnbull is a graduate from the North Carolina State…

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In conversation with Professor of Law Robert Tsai: America’s fight for eqaulity

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fountain Bookstore, 1312 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA US
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Please join us for a captivating evening of discussion with Professor of Law Robert Tsai. He will be discussing his newest work Practical Equality: Forging Justice in a Divided Nation. Bring your questions and prepare for an engaging, accessible discussion about the legal battle for equality in America. Robert L. Tsai is Professor of Law at American University and the author of three book: Practical Equality, America’s Forgotten Constitutions, and Eloquence and Reason. Practical Equality, a call to arms to…

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July 2019

Monthly Mashup

Wednesday, July 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Diversity Thrift, 1407 Sherwood Ave
Richmond, VA 23220 US
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• What we'll do:Join us as we share "writerly news", calls for submissions, and other opportunities for the writing community. We'll discuss our hits and misses of the month (things that worked and things that didn't) and seek/offer advice for unique writing and time management struggles we may be facing. If accountability is what you need to hit that next goal, then you'll find it here! • What to bring:Note-taking tools of your choice. • Important to know

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Ruta Sepetys at North Chesterfield Library

Saturday, July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys will discuss her award-winning books as part of the Chesterfield County Public Library author series. The highly acclaimed young adult author has written three historical fiction book novels, including her most recent book “Salt to the Sea,” an international bestseller which received the Carnegie Medal for best children’s writing. Sepetys will share her experience as an author, including what inspired her to begin writing. A book sale and signing will follow the program.…

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