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Books “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” Author at Labyrinth
Jane Sharron de Hart, the author of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life will appear at Labyrinth Books on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. The book was written with the cooperation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg herself and is based on many interviews with the justice, her husband, her children, her friends, and her associates. According to a starred review in Booklist, “De Hart dynamically devotes more than 500 pages to the amazing life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Telling anecdotes skillfully illuminate Ginsburg’s devotion to her family and her wonderfully supportive late husband, her long-standing friendships with an array of public figures, her love of opera, and her humorous wit. This extensively documented account, incorporating more than 100 pages of chapter notes and a bibliography that cites hundreds of resources, is also quite engaging and very easy to read. Expect high demand.” Jane Sherron de Hart is professor emerita of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among her previous books is Sex, Gender, and the Politics of Sex: A State and a Nation.
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Author of Naples Memoir of a previous book of po- Labyrinth Hosts Talk ems, Stranger’s Notebook. On Writing for Children At Dorothea’s House Princeton University graduate Katherine Wilson will be reading from her memoir, Only in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-law, on Sunday, April 7, at 5 p.m. at Dorothea’s House. Wi l s on w as b or n a n d raised in Washington, D.C., and has lived in Italy for the past 19 years. In addition to writing her memoir, she has worked in television, film, and theater. Dorothea’s House is located at 120 John Street in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Par ticipants are encouraged to bring refreshments to share at the reception following the program.
Dickman and Stone Reading April 9
Poets Michael Dickman and Nomi Stone will be reading at Labyrinth Books on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. Dickman’s poems in Days and Days touch on parenthood, childhood, local natural habitats, graffiti culture, roses, and romantic love. In Kill Class, Stone explores the world of war games in mock Middle Eastern villages in which the U.S. military trains. Michael Dickman is the author of three books of poems: The End of the West; Flies, winner of the James Laughlin Award; and Green Migraine. He is coauthor, with his twin brother, of 50 American Plays (Poems) and Brother. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University. Nomi Stone is a poet, anthropologist, and author
Winner of a 2018 Pushcart Prize, Stone’s poems appeared recently in Poetry Magazine, American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The New Republic, Tin House, New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a postdoctoral fellow in anthropology at Princeton University.
Danez Smith, Seniors To Read at Labyrinth
Award-winning poet Danez Smith and four seniors in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University will read from their work at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street. The reading is part of the C. K. Williams Reading Series, named in honor of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Awardwinning poet who served on Princeton’s creative writing faculty for 20 years. The series showcases senior thesis students of the Program in Creative Writing alongside established writers as special guests. Featuring student writers Cody Cortes, Madeleine Le Cesne, Annabelle Tseng, and Jonah Herzog Arbeitman, the event is free and open to the public. Danez Smith is the author of Don’t Call Us Dead (Graywolf Press, 2017), a finalist for National Book Award, and boy ( YesYes Books, 2014), winner of the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry. Smith’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Buzzfeed, and Best American Poetry.
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There will be a “Picture Book Writing and Illustrating” panel discussion at Labyrinth Books on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. The four participants are Airlie Anderson, the author and illustrator of Cat’s Colors, Momo and Snap Are Not Friends, as well as many other children’s books; Barbara DiLorenzo, the author-illustrator of Renato the Lion, which was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection; Laurie Wallmark, whose debut picture book, Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine, received numerous national awards; and the 2012 Caldecott Honor winner for Me… Jane, Patrick McDonnell, who created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries.
manipulation of poetic diction, and his dialogues with other artists, from Woody Guthrie to Arthur Rimbaud. Locating Dylan in the long history of artistic modernism, the book studies the relationship between form, genre, and the political and social themes that crisscross Dylan’s work.” Timothy Hampton is professor of comparative literature and French at U.C. Berkeley. His books include Fictions of Embassy: Litera-
ture and Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe and Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France. Nigel Smith is professor of English at Princeton University. His most recent books are Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon and Is Milton Better than Shakespeare? He was also a longtime member of the bands Rackett, which he founded with poet Paul Muldoon, and the Wayside Shrines.
“Bob Dylan’s Poetics” Subject of April 8 Talk
Timothy Hampton and Nigel Smith will be discussing Hampton’s new book, Bob Dylan’s Poetics: How the Songs Work at Labyrinth on Monday, April 8 at 6 p.m. Bob Dylan’s Poetics is the first comprehensive book on both the poetics and politics of Dylan’s compositions. L abyrinth and Princeton Public Librar y invite the community to a presentation and discussion with the author and scholar-musician Nigel Smith. “Hampton studies Dylan not as a pop hero but as an artist, as a maker of songs. Focusing on the interplay of music and lyric, he traces Dylan’s innovative use of musical form, his complex
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Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:30–6:00 pm | COMPUTER SCIENCE BUILDING, LECTURE HALL 104
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This lecture is free and open to the public.
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