Virtual One Shot Comics with author Blue Delliquanti
Thursday November 05 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for a virtual discussion with local comics creator Blue Delliquanti! We'll be discussing their book MEAL (co-authored with Soleil Ho), looking at art, talking about process, and since this is a virtual meeting, no there will be no bug snacks served. Books are available online from Moon Palace with options to ship or pick up! Thanks for supporting local comics and your local independent bookstore!
ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
"You moved cross-country to work at a bug restaurant. There's no way I'm gonna miss what happens next."
Yarrow is a young chef determined to make her mark on the cutting edge of cookery with her insect-based creations. Though her enthusiasm is infectious, it rubs some of her fellow cooks the wrong way, especially Chanda Flores, Yarrow's personal hero and executive chef of an exciting new restaurant. Her people have been eating bugs for centuries, and she's deeply suspicious of this newbie's attempt to turn her traditions into the next foodie trend. While Chanda and her scrappy team of talented devotees struggle to open on time, Yarrow must win over Chanda -- and Milani, the neighbor she's been crushing on for weeks -- or lose this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to achieve her dreams.
Co-written with chef and food writer Soleil Ho (Edible Manhattan, Bitch), Blue Delliquanti's sweet coming-of-age story takes us deep into a world of art, mystery, and memory on the culinary frontier.
“This is a complex, well-told story with interesting, distinct, and diverse characters and a compelling plot complemented by the artwork.” ― VIRGINIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Join us on zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82914604570
Virtual Cinema Book Club: Orlando
Sunday November 08 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
For the next installment of the CINEMA BOOK CLUB, we're going back in time with Virginia Woolf, Tilda Swinton and Sally Potter as we delve into the life and loves of ORLANDO. Orlando is Woolf's gender-bending tale of the mysterious nobleman of the title who, at age 30, decides to change from being a man to a woman... and then lives 300 years. Considered by many to be Woolf's novel-length love letter to Vita Sackville-West, this charming and adventurous story was given life on the silver screen by Sally Potter, and the great Tilda Swinton, who became a star. Buy your copy at Moon Palace Books online, where they'll ship it or hand it to you through an open window at the store, and watch the movie on various streaming services or on DVD from the public library or eBay (it's pretty cheap.) We will meet on Zoom to discuss!
WHAT: That Movie Was A Book? presents a discussion of Virginia Woolf's Orlando: A Biography and Sally Potter's film Orlando
WHEN (DISCUSSION ONLY): Watch the movie on your own and then join us all on Sunday, November 8 at 4:00pm (Via Zoom, see link below)
HOW: Find us on Zoom!
Virtual Queer Book Club: The Deep
Wednesday November 11 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for Virtual Queer Book Club on Wednesday, November 11 at 7pm! We'll be discussing River Solomon's The Deep.
Octavia E. Butler meets Marvel’s Black Panther in The Deep, a story rich with Afrofuturism, folklore, and the power of memory, inspired by the Hugo Award–nominated song “The Deep” from Daveed Diggs’s rap group Clipping.
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Virtual Book Launch with Mike Alberti & Charles Baxter
Tuesday November 17 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Join us for a conversation with Mike Alberti and Charles Baxter, moderated by V.V. Ganeshananthan at 7 pm on November 17 as they discuss their newly released books Some People Let You Down (Texas A&M University Press) and The Sun Collective (Pantheon). Register here. Preorder a copy of Some People Let You Down from us and get a signed copy!
Mike Alberti's short fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, One Story, and elsewhere. His work has been supported by fellowships and residencies including the Camargo Foundation, the James Merrill House, the Ucross Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He lives in Minneapolis, where he serves as the Managing Director for Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop and teaches in prisons across the state.
Charles Baxter is the author of the novels The Feast of Love (nominated for the National Book Award), First Light, Saul and Patsy, Shadow Play, The Soul Thief, and The Sun Collective, and the story collections Believers, Gryphon, Harmony of the World, A Relative Stranger, There’s Something I Want You to Do, and Through the Safety Net. His stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories. Baxter lives in Minneapolis and teaches at the University of Minnesota and in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
V.V. Ganeshananthan is a Sri Lankan American fiction writer, essayist, and journalist. Her work has appeared in many leading newspapers and journals, including Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post.