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Category: Book Signing

Memphis Reads Selects “The Underground Railroad” as 2018 Community Book

MEMPHIS — Memphis Reads has selected the The Underground Railroad by New York writer Colson Whitehead as its 2018 community read book. The Underground Railroad is an alternate history about two slaves in the 1800s, Cora and Caesar, who flee their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad—which, in Whitehead’s ingenious conception, is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, August 10, 2018

The Book Thief: Memphis Reads Public Author Events

MEMPHIS — Each year, Memphis Reads chooses a novel that is read by the Memphis community and celebrated by a month-long series of book-related events including panel discussions, art-related happenings, and film screenings. This year, Memphis Reads has selected the international best seller The Book Thief by Australian writer Marcus Zusak as its 2017 community read book. Appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 500 weeks, The Book Thief has... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, September 7, 2017

Sister Simone Campbell Keynote Speaker for Vanderhaar Symposium

Fresh off her latest “Nuns on the Bus” tour, this special Vanderhaar Symposium event welcomes Sister Simone Campbell, SSS to Memphis to share the stories of injustice, poverty, and division she gathered from America's heartland. In her talk she looks to amplify the concerns of the individuals, families, and communities she connected with on her recent travels. She will speak at the Dr. Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium, held Friday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary at First... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Seidman Lecture Series Presents Dr. Jim Bailey

MEMPHIS — The M. L. Seidman Memorial Town Hall Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jim Bailey as its 2015 speaker on April 7 in the University Theater at Christian Brothers University at 7:00 p.m. Bailey's topic will be “ The Industrial Giants of Modern Healthcare Whose Time is Past .” Bailey’s address will explore the modern-day insurance, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and hospital industries and the servant-leader champions of person-centered health care who are at work to replace them with new... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CBU Will Host Speaker on "Faith and Our Food System"

MEMPHIS — The Christian Brothers University Department of Religion and Philosophy and the Memphis Center for Food and Faith will present  Dr. Jennifer Ayres on March 26 with an address entitled “Come to the Table: Faith and Our Food System.” Dr. Ayres' lecture will take place in CBU's University Theater at 7:00 p.m. The table around which Christians regularly gather—the Lord’s table—stands as a witness to God’s abundance, God’s presence in the material gifts of the earth, and... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, March 3, 2015