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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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April 2019

Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Radislav Lapushin, Associate Professor of Russian Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23 "The great 19th-century Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov wrote nearly one thousand stories, a body of work that is unmatched in its alchemy of sensitivity, wisdom, precision, verve, soulfulness, and economy. Chekhov’s sensibility was radically human and thoroughly modern: write not how you think things should be, but rather as they are. Universally recognized as one of the greatest short story writers of all time,…

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May 2019

Touch by Adania Shibli

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Nadia Yaqub, Professor and Chair of Asian Studies Meeting Date: Tuesday, May 14 "Celebrated young Palestinian writer Shibli - a playwright, author and essayist now located in the UK - makes her American debut with an exquisite, powerful novella that transports readers to her West Bank homeland. Like a great volume of poetry,  has rhythm and unexpected momentum, and cries for re-reading."—Publishers Weekly "Shibli breaks with the traditions of modern Arabic fiction, creating a work that has been and will…

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The Trials of Socrates by Plato, Aristophanes, and Xenophon

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Al Duncan, Assistant Professor of Classics Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, May 21 and 28 "Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha."—Hackett Publishing "The trial and…

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Giants of North Carolina Jazz

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Stephen Anderson, Professor of Music Brian Horton, Assistant Professor of Music, North Carolina Central University Join Steve Anderson (piano) and Brian Horton (saxophone) as they introduce us to the music, stories, and impact of North Carolina legends such as John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Billy Strayhorn, among others. Come hear two virtuoso musicians pay homage to our state’s geniuses of jazz. All Flyleaf Summer Series Wednesdays events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events. Program…

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The Trials of Socrates by Plato, Aristophanes, and Xenophon

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Al Duncan, Assistant Professor of Classics Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, May 21 and 28 "Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha."—Hackett Publishing "The trial and…

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From the Front Porch to the Smartphone: A Bluegrass Perspective on the Changing World of Music

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Russell Johnson, Lecturer in Music and Director, Carolina Bluegrass Band Russ Johnson, former member of the popular bluegrass band Grass Cats, will share his insights on how the music business has changed with technology, and he will play several songs from his long career. Join us for this engaging and informal country-style conversation and demonstration. All Flyleaf Summer Series Wednesdays events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events. Program Tuition: Advance registrants pay $18 per lecture…

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June 2019

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 11, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Hilary Lithgow, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, June 4 and 11 "Considered by many the greatest bildungsroman in the English language"—Encyclopedia Britannica "James Joyce’s supremely innovative fictional autobiography is also, in the apt phrase of the biographer Richard Ellmann, nothing less than 'the gestation of a soul.' Joyce immerses the reader in his emerging consciousness, employing language that ranges from baby talk to hellfire sermon to a triumphant artist’s manifesto. The result is a…

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The Call of Freedom: Slave Narratives Written and Sung

June 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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William L. Andrews, E. Maynard Adams Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature LaToya A. Lain, Assistant Professor of Music Readings and discussion of William Andrews’ new work, Slavery and Class in the American South: A Generation of Slave Narrative Testimony, 1840-1865, will be interspersed with vocal performances by world-renowned singer LaToya Lain, who will offer commentary from her performative lecture “Narrative of a Slave Woman: Songs of Hope, Justice, and Freedom.” All Flyleaf Summer Series Wednesdays events take place at Flyleaf Books…

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 11, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Hilary Lithgow, Teaching Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature Meeting Dates: Tuesdays, June 4 and 11 "Considered by many the greatest bildungsroman in the English language"—Encyclopedia Britannica "James Joyce’s supremely innovative fictional autobiography is also, in the apt phrase of the biographer Richard Ellmann, nothing less than 'the gestation of a soul.' Joyce immerses the reader in his emerging consciousness, employing language that ranges from baby talk to hellfire sermon to a triumphant artist’s manifesto. The result is a…

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Measured Tones: The Science of Musical Sound

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Laurie E. McNeil, Bernard Gray Distinguished Professor of Physics What makes a guitar sound like a guitar, and a flute like a flute? Join physicist and mezzo-soprano Laurie McNeil as she demonstrates key mathematical and acoustic concepts behind tone, timbre, time, and harmonics.With live music demonstrations (including some hands-on instruments avail- able for audience participation), we’ll explore the mysterious world of waves and numbers underpinning musical sound. All Flyleaf Summer Series Wednesdays events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no…

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen’s first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound...unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change."—Penguin Random House "Ignore its uptight reputation—Mansfield Park seethes with sex and explores England's murkiest corners."—The Telegraph "While Mansfield Park appears in some ways to continue where Pride and Prejudice…

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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

June 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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$35

featuring Rachel Gurvich, Clinical Assistant Professor of Law "Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen’s first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound...unique in its moral design and its brilliant interplay of the forces of tradition and change."—Penguin Random House "Ignore its uptight reputation—Mansfield Park seethes with sex and explores England's murkiest corners."—The Telegraph "While Mansfield Park appears in some ways to continue where Pride and Prejudice…

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