Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Gothic Reading Room, Rubenstein Library, Duke West Campus (map) Contact: Will Hansen, (919) 660-5958 or email@example.com
To celebrate the publication of Reynolds Price’s final book, Midstream, as well as the fiftieth anniversary of his first book, A Long and Happy Life, the Libraries welcome a distinguished group of Price’s friends, family, and colleagues to discuss his life, work, and legacy.
– Rachel Davies WC’72 AM ’89, student and friend of Reynolds Price
– Allan Gurganus, acclaimed author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and White People
– Susan Moldow, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Scribner, and editor of many of Reynolds Price’s books
– William Price T’63, former Director of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, and Reynolds Price’s brother
The event will include a display of materials from the Reynolds Price Papers in the Rubenstein Library, including early handwritten manuscripts of A Long and Happy Life, rare photographs and letters, and more.
Free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow the program.
Duke students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other members of the Duke community are invited to a night of seriously graphic fun, sponsored by the the Duke Marketing Club and Duke University Libraries.
Bringing together the entire Duke community, Heroes & Villains will be an adventure of its own, drawing inspiration from the Duke University Libraries’ vast collection of comic books from all periods and genres.
When: Friday, February 24 What Time: 9 PM to Midnight Where: Perkins Library Admission: Free Dress: Cocktail Attire, or Your Best Heroic/Villainous Costume
Students: Midterms got you feeling like a mere mortal? Throw on your cape and utility belt. Things are about to get supernaturally weird in Perkins.
Join us for a special celebration of Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday!
When: Wednesday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. Where: Biddle Rare Book Room, Perkins Library (Map)
Throughout the 1850s and 1860s, Charles Dickens performed in a series of dramatic public readings adapted from his own works, impersonating characters from famous scenes in Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Great Expectations, and other beloved novels. In celebration of Dickens’s 200th birthday in February, please join award-winning Duke author, Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies, and consummate Dickensian Michael Malone as he re-enacts these entertaining performances.
The event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Charles Dickens: 200 Years of Commerce and Controversy, on display outside of the Biddle Rare Book Room beginning January 30, featuring rare first editions of Dickens’s works and other materials from the holdings of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
A reception with refreshments will be held after the performance. This event is free and open to the public.