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Tuesday Talk: Celeste Gainey

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.

Fridays At Five August 28 with Alice McDermott

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

Fridays at Five August 21 with Brooke Shields and Special Guest Kathleen Marshall

Brooke ShieldsFridays at Five August 21 with Brooke Shields and Special Guest Kathleen Marshall

Gates open at 4:30 pm, Lecture begins promptly at 5:00 pm
Admission $20.00
No advance tickets will be sold

Brooke Shields is the author of There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me. She is an award-winning actress and a Princeton graduate with honors in French Literature. She began modeling and acting during childhood and went on to star in film, on television, and on Broadway. She wrote the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, and has also written two children’s books. In addition to her professional career, Ms. Shields continues to be a strong advocate for women’s issues and for keeping the arts alive in schools. She lives with her husband, writer/producer Chris Henchy, and their daughters, Rowan and Grier, in Los Angeles.
 
Rain Location: Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 2350 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

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