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June 2018

The Never-Quite Ending War: A WWII GI Daughter’s Stories by Nancy Corson Carter

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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FREE READING The stories of this book stretch from the '40s & '50s to the present. Reflecting on her family, especially her father, and the war, Nancy Corson Carter's stories seek peace and healing in personal as well as in wider worlds.

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November 2018

Reading & Book Launch for The Last Straw by Bryant Holsenbeck

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Rd
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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Free
The Last Straw book cover

Join RCWMS in celebrating the publication of The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic. Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck had long wondered where trash goes when we throw it "away." Realizing that what we discard never really goes away, she became concerned about all the disposable plastic that piles up in landfills and clogs our streams. Bryant began saying NO to single-use plastic, and she spent a year discovering ways to live without it. This book documents…

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Reading by Lynette Hartsell

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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book cover for Stanly Has a Lynching

In 1892 Alexander Whitley, a white man, was lynched in North Carolina and became a local legend. Written by his great-granddaughter, Stanly Has a Lynching explores the ways his murder was justified for over a century through media, religion, balladry, and folklore. Leader: M. Lynette Hartsell was born in 1948 in the heart of Stanly County. She practiced law in Durham, NC, for 36 years and also served as a mediator and as an arbitrator in civil matters. Hartsell lives…

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December 2018

Reading: Georgann Eubanks

December 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Month of Their Ripening book cover

Telling the stories of twelve North Carolina heritage foods, each matched to the month of its peak readiness for eating, in The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods Through the Year, Georgann Eubanks takes readers on a flavorful journey across the state. She begins in January with the most ephemeral of southern ingredients-snow-to witness Tar Heels making snow cream. In March, she takes a midnight canoe ride on the Trent River in search of shad, a bony fish with a…

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January 2019

Dust Bunnies & Sparrows: A Reading and Writing Workshop

January 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free – $10

Sparrows bathe in dust to absorb the oil that would collect on their wings and keep them from flying. This is a reminder, from nature, that healing and wholeness can be found even in the most unlikely places. Kimberly Gaubault (McCrae) is a 20+ year survivor/victim of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Her book, Dust Bunnies and Sparrows: A Poetic Declaration of Liberation from/through Domestic Violence, is how she has chosen to tell her story to break the silence and…

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February 2019

Reading: The Last Straw by Bryant Holsenbeck

February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Durham County Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Rd
Durham, NC 27707 United States
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The Last Straw book cover

Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck had long wondered where trash goes when we throw it "away." Realizing that what we discard never really goes away, she became concerned about all the disposable plastic that piles up in landfills and clogs our streams. Bryant began saying NO to single-use plastic, and she spent a year discovering ways to live without it. The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic documents her journey and the creative alternatives she found. Free and open…

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April 2019

Reading: The Last Straw by Bryant Holsenbeck

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pleiades Gallery, 109 E Chapel Hill St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The Last Straw book cover

Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck had long wondered where trash goes when we throw it "away." Realizing that what we discard never really goes away, she became concerned about all the disposable plastic that piles up in landfills and clogs our streams. Bryant began saying NO to single-use plastic, and she spent a year discovering ways to live without it. The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic documents her journey and the creative alternatives she found. Free…

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Earth Day Reading: The Last Straw by Bryant Holsenbeck

April 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Spiral 1, 38 BILTMORE AVENUE
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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The Last Straw book cover

Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck had long wondered where trash goes when we throw it “away.” Realizing that what we discard never really goes away, she became concerned about all the disposable plastic that piles up in landfills and clogs our streams. Bryant began saying NO to single-use plastic, and she spent a year discovering ways to live without it. The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic documents her journey and the creative alternatives she found. Free and open…

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Reading: The Last Straw by Bryant Holsenbeck

April 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Quail Ridge Books, 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609 United States
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The Last Straw book cover

Environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck had long wondered where trash goes when we throw it “away.” Realizing that what we discard never really goes away, she became concerned about all the disposable plastic that piles up in landfills and clogs our streams. Bryant began saying NO to single-use plastic, and she spent a year discovering ways to live without it. The Last Straw: A Continuing Quest for Life Without Disposable Plastic documents her journey and the creative alternatives she found. Free…

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August 2019

Reading from Women Rise Up by Katey Zeh

August 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RCWMS Office, 1202 Watts St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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In a time when biblical texts are being used to shame survivors, vilify immigrants, and excuse exclusion, Rev. Katey Zeh has written Women Rise Up: Sacred Stories of Resistance for Today’s Revolution (FAR Press, May 2019) to offer an alternative witness for readers, students, leaders, and pastors who love their faith but can no longer abide its misuse in today’s revolution. A timely take on the tenacious women of the Bible, Women Rise Up connects these ancient texts to our…

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