Sep
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Film Screening: The Book Thief

  • Benjamin Hooks Library, Meeting Room C (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Memphis Reads is screening the 2013 film, The Book Thief, hosted by the Benjamin L. Hooks Library. Daniel Unowsky, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History at U of M will give an introduction prior to the movie.

This event is free and open to the public.

September 17, 2017 • 2:00 p.m.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Meeting Room C
3030 Poplar Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

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Markus Zusak Talk and Q & A at Christian Brothers University
Sep
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Markus Zusak Talk and Q & A at Christian Brothers University

Markus Zusak will discuss his New York Times bestselling book The Book Thief and host a Q & A session at the University Theater on the CBU Campus. A book signing will follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

September 12, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
University Theater | CBU Campus
650 East Parkway South
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

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Jesmyn Ward in Conversation
Sep
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Jesmyn Ward in Conversation

Memphis Reads author Jesmyn Ward will participate in a Q&A the night following her book talk and signing on September 28th at Rhodes College. The conversation will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. After some opening remarks, Jesmyn Ward will participate in an open, free question and answer session at 6 p.m. 

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Free Screening of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke—Parts I and II"
Sep
15
5:30pm 5:30pm

Free Screening of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke—Parts I and II"

Spike Lee’s documentary about Hurricane Katrina provides a searing lens into the hours leading up to the storm and the personal experiences of the devastation that followed. This event is organized in conjunction with Memphis Reads, whose 2016 book choice Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward focuses on the days before the storm hit in a poor, rural African American community on the Mississippi gulf coast.

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Nov
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

Conversation with Valentino Achak Deng

  • Rhodes College - Hardie Auditorium (map)
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Join Rhodes College and Memphis Reads for a program with Sudanese Lost Boy Valentino Achak Deng, whose life has been documented by Dave Eggers in his book What is the What.

Deng, one of the so-called "lost boys" of Sudan, left Sudan during the civil war and ended up a refugee in the United States. Deng will be participating in an open Q&A at Hardie Auditorium at Rhodes College at 6pm on November 4th following a reception which will begin at 5:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on Valentino, check out .

 

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Oct
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Film Screening of "The Good Lie"

  • Memphis Library and Information Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Memphis Reads at the Memphis Library and Information Center for a free screening of the 2014 film The Good Lie, a movie based off the stories of Sudanese lost boys like What is the What protagonist Valentino Achak Deng. After the movie there will be a Q & A with Stacey Hydrick and 'Lost Boy' Joseph Atem.

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