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Celeste and BookTuesday Talks:
Reading & Book Signing with Celeste Gainey, Author of The GAFFER
Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 pm

Light infuses much of Celeste Gainey's debut collection of poems, The GAFFER. The first female gaffer to be admitted to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Gainey vividly depicts her terrain: from the sets of Taxi Driver and The Wiz, to a lighting session with Lucille Ball. The GAFFER explores the quest for identity and synchronicity within the imagined and experimental realm of light and cinema, and the physical world where notions of gender, sex, desire, and ambition are prescribed a priori.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 20:07

Alice McDermottFridays at Five with Author Alice McDermott 
Friday, August 28, 2015
Gates open at 4:30 pm Lecture begins at 5:00 pm

Admission $20.00 per person

Alice McDermott, novelist, essayist and university professor, is the author of Someone as well as several previous novels, including After ThisChild of My Heart;Charming Billy, winner of the American Book Award and the National Book Award for Fiction; and At Weddings and Wakes. Her short stories have appeared in Ms.Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker and Seventeen. She has also published articles in The New York Times and The Washington Post. She has taught at the University of California at San Diego, has been a writer-in-residence at Lynchburg College and Hollins College in Virginia, and was a lecturer in English at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. McDermott is the Johns Hopkins University’s Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities

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