Upcoming Events--including brain surgery!  

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Thursday, March 30, 7:00PM
Pulitzer finalist Tony Bartelme comes to The Regulator for a reading and book signing of his new book, A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa -- an inspiring story of doctors Surgeon who changed the health care of an African nation.

"A lyrical, inspirational and altogether rewarding account of first- and third-world surgeons working together to perform neurosurgery miracles in the heart of Africa." -Tom Brokaw

Tony Bartelme is the senior projects reporter for the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. He spent four years researching and writing this book, including multiple trips to Tanzania. In 2011, Bartelme was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his series of articles that is the basis for this book, the third time he has been a Pulitzer finalist.

Friday, March 31, 7:00PM
Join us for Lisa Dickey's talk about her critically-acclaimed new book, Bears in the Streets: Three Journeys Across A Changing Russia. Dickey Bears traveled across the whole of Russia three times--in 1995, 2005 and 2015--making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back over the course of 20 years to see how their lives had changed. From the caretakers of a lighthouse in Vladivostok, to the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, to a group of gay friends in Novosibirsk, to a rap star in Moscow, Dickey profiles a wide cross-section of people in one of the most fascinating, dynamic and important countries on Earth. Including powerful photographs of people and places over time, Bears in the Streets offers an unprecedented on-the-ground view of Russia today.

Lisa Dickey helped write and/or edit seventeen published books, including eight New York TImes Best Sellers, on notable topics such as the musicians Herbie Hancock and Whitney Houston, modern citizenship with Gavin Newsome, overturning the Defense of Marriage act, and the AOL/Time Warner merger.

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:00PM -- 5:00PMPauli Murray Family Home, 906 Carroll Street, Durham. Please note time and location.
The Regulator will be on-site selling books as we celebrate the designation of the Pauli Murray Family home as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service; plaque presentation from the National Park Service, readings, poetry, art, food, and community walks. All are welcome. For more information: http://paulimurrayproject.org/homecoming-celebration-of-national-historic-landmark-designation-saturday-april-1-2017/
Monday, April 3, 7:00PM -- 8:00PM, Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701 Please note time and location. 
Author Kiese Laymon (How to Kill Yourself and Others in America) will read from his forthcoming memoir and participate in a discussion with the audience and the moderator, Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal.A reception will follow, and The Regulator will have Laymon's books available for sale. This program is presented as a partnership between Duke's Forum for Scholars and Publics and Scalawag , a Durham-based magazine about politics and culture in the American South. For more information: https://fsp.trinity.duke.edu/projects/heavy-american-memoir-reading-and-conversation
Kiese Laymon is Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi. The author of the novel Long Division (winner of the 2014 Saroyan International Writing Award) and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Laymon was selected a member of Ebony Magazine Power 100 in 2015. He has two books forthcoming, including a memoir, Heavy: A Fat Black Memoir, and a novel, And So On.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:00PM, Motorco Music Hall: 723 Rigsbee Ave. Please note location. 
Entry is FREE; books will be for sale at the event.
Join Durham's own yoga superstar Jessamyn Stanley for her hometown Yoga book launch and book signing at MOTORCO Music Hall! A yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, Jessamyn will talk about her path to internet fame and empowered entrepreneurship, as well as her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga. In Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body, Jessamyn Stanley offers an unprecedented new guide to yoga- specifically for anyone who has ever felt as though their body was too different to start a practice. Written for both beginners and experienced readers looking to refresh their practice, the book shares easy-to-follow instructions to 50 basic yoga poses and ten sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. Along the way, Stanley upends the paradigm by showing that yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels. Her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positive advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. Jessamyn uses high energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Stanley's funny, brash, kind, and brutally honest approach to tackling big topics- fat-shaming, body image and the media, the tyranny of unattainable beauty standards- has garnered her over 226K followers on Instagram, features in Good Morning America, Glamour, Shape, Elephant Journal, The Sunday Times, New York Times, and People, among others, and acclaim as an internationally- celebrated yoga instructor.
Wednesday, April 8, 10:15AM -- please note the time.
Join us for Preschool Storytime at The Regulator. With 10 years of experience as a children's librarian, Amy Godfrey is known for her energetic musical story times and is bringing that fun to The Regulator on Wednesday mornings! Ages 2-5.
Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00PM
Join Marie Hicks for a reading and signing of her new book, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. Programmed Inequality takes aim at the fiction of technological meritocracy. Hicks explains why, even today, possessing technical skill is not enough to ensure women will rise to the top in science and technology fields. Programmed Inequality shows how, following World War II, the disappearance of women from the field had grave macroeconomic consequences for Britain, and why the United States risks repeating those errors in the twenty-first century.
Marie Hicks is an assistant professor of history of technology at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Hicks received her MA and Ph.D. from Duke University and her BA from Harvard University. Before entering academia, she worked as a UNIX systems administrator.
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 7:00PM, Motorco Music Hall,
723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701. Please note the location. 
Put on your dancing shoes! Join John Manuel for a "Night of Reading and Music" at Motorco to celebrate the launch of his new book, Hope Valley. Books will be available for sale courtesy of The Regulator Bookshop. The Bull City Beatniks and the Chit Nasty Band will provide the dance music. The event is free and open to the public.
John Manuel is a long-time Durham resident who has published two nonfiction books, The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina's Coast and The Canoeist. As a freelance environmental journalist, he has published numerous articles in such magazines as Audubon, Environmental Health Perspectives, and Wildlife in North Carolina. His short stories have appeared in The Savannah Journal and New Southerner. Hope Valley is his first novel.
Sunday, April 9, 2:00PM
Durham Animal Protection Society will hold a monthly cat adoption event at the Regulator. Come visit our furry friends from 2:00 - 3:30. Note the time and date.

[ NO PRESCHOOL STORYTIME THIS WEEK - (Wed. April 12 - NO Story Time) -- Join us the following Wednesday when we return to our every-Wednesday schedule.]

Wednesday, April 12, 7:00PM
Stephanie Powell Watts joins Travis Mulhauser (Sweetgirl) in conversation about Powell Watts's debut novel, No One is Coming to Save Us --a brilliant recasting of The Great Gatsby among African Americans in the South. A story about the ghosts of the past and departed, as well as the lives of the living, the novel is a complex, post-integrationist tale that charts new territory in the New South. "Stephanie Powell Watts's inspired reimagining of the novel long regarded as the American masterwork of the twentieth century gives soul, body, and voice to those left out of Scott Fitzgerald's vision of the American dream."-- Sigrid Nunez, author of The Last of Her Kind and Sempre Susan.
Stephanie Powell Watts is an associate professor of English at Lehigh University, and has won numerous awards, including a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Southern Women's Writers Award for Emerging Writer of the Year. She is the author of the short story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need. Travis Mulhauser's novel Sweetgirl was long-listed for The Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, an Indie Next Pick, and winner of a Michigan Notable Book Award in 2017. He is from northern Michigan and lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and two children.
Thursday, April 13, 7:00 p.m.
Bestselling author and Hillsborough darling Lee Smith will read from her memoir, Dimestore: A Writer's Life in celebration of its paperback release. Set deep in the rugged Appalachian Mountains, the Grundy, West Virginia of Lee Smith's youth was a place of coal miners, mountain music, and her daddy's dimestore. It was in that dimestore--listening to customers and inventing life histories for the store's dolls--that she began to learn the craft of storytelling.
"Smith delivers a memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity."-The New York Times Book Review
Lee Smith began writing stories at the age of nine and selling them for a nickel apiece. Since then, she has written seventeen works of fiction, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and, most recently, Guests on Earth. She lives in Hillsborough with her husband, the writer Hal Crowther.
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