Markus Zusak Talk and Q & A
Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

Markus Zusak Talk and Q & A

  • 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

Markus Zusak Brief Talk and Q & A
Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

Markus Zusak Brief Talk and Q & A

  • Rhodes College

Markus Zusak will discuss his New York Times bestselling book The Book Thief and host a Q & A session at Rhodes College. A book signing will follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

September 12, 2017 • 7:00 p.m.
Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, Tennessee 38112


Jesmyn Ward in Conversation
Sep
29
5:30 pm17:30

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. 

Free Screening of Spike Lee's "When the Levees Broke—Parts I and II"
Sep
15
5:30 pm17:30

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

  • University of Memphis

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.

Nov
5
7:00 pm19:00

Talk and Book Signing with Dave Eggers

  • Creative Arts Building

Join Memphis Reads for the climactic event of the month to hear from author Dave Eggers and "What is the What" protagonist Valentino Achak Deng! After the lecture Dave Eggers will hold a book signing for guests. This event is free and open to the public! 

Nov
4
5:30 pm17:30

Conversation with Valentino Achak Deng

  • Rhodes College - Hardie Auditorium

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.

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Oct
29
5:30 pm17:30

Film Screening of "The Good Lie"

  • Memphis Library and Information Center

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.