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A Novel Experience: We celebrate SlowExposures 2017!

 

 

 
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Dear Friends of A Novel Experience,  
    
      Oh, we love September when we get to meet photography lovers from across the United States who gather in Pike County during the third weekend of September for SlowExposures. That's the nationally-known juried show (and a dozen other satellite exhibits) that celebrates photography of the rural American South. Yes, in Pike County! And, we are pleased to present a satellite show featuring the work of Memphis photographer Ryan Steed. He calls the show "Went Out for Cigarettes" which perfectly introduces the viewer to his thoughtful survey of the places and sights that can be glimpsed on southern roadways. We guarantee you will won't leave the store without a grin--and, a second thought. Join us for our traditional Show Brunch from 9-11 on Saturday, September 16th--you'll meet Ryan and a whole host of interesting folks. For the complete show schedule, stop in the store or visit www.slowexposures.org for more information.

      School is back in session and the weather is moderating a little, little bit--that snap, crackle, pop of Fall is just around the corner. That's when the temp is just right for curling up with a book--we have just ordered a vast selection of titles that will temp every sort of reader. And, we're always happy to suggest a book that will provide that respite from the demands and distractions of technology. Indeed, our book clubs are fantastic opportunities to discover books that you would never have picked up in a million years--and, love! (Try one we deliberated over a couple of months ago: The Wangs vs. the World.) Our book clubs are strictly no-guilt-drop-in gatherings--no mandatory audience required--come to enjoy and meet great people. 

     We are introducing a new contest--we're calling it "Show Us Your Book Pile". (All enthusiastic readers know what we mean...) Take a photo of that pile of books you have purchased and are just meaning to read as soon as you finish that other one...the stack that seems to grow every time you turn your back. Send us the photo and we'll post on our Facebook page--and award a special prize to the winner!  See you in September! Without further ado, on with the show! 


     
         
                                                                    


  
   
     

                                                                                                                    Ryan Steed
  
 
  
 September 2017 Calendar

  
WE ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 10 TILL 7 P.M.!

BUT, WE ARE CLOSED ON LABOR DAY, MONDAY, 9/4!   
 


 
SEPTEMBER at the GALLERY: Went Out for Cigarettes by Ryan Steed. Ryan's juried-in work captured our attention for several years at SlowExposures and now, we're featuring him during the show and for the month of October.   

Come and visit for our traditional SlowE Brunch to honor Ryan at A Novel Experience. 9-11 am Saturday, Sept. 16th. Then, visit all 12 photography exhibits throughout Pike County (6 are located around the Courthouse Square and the Main Exhibition is in Concord). For more information visit www.slowexposures.org .
 
THE NOVEL POETS AND PROSE WRITERS GROUP: 
This Friday, Sept. 1st, 7 p.m.
 For writers and poets--keep writing!  

 
EVERY  MONDAY MORNING (except Labor Day):
The Knit-a-Longs are here to purl, slip, and practice their knitting--they are also great helpers for those who are just getting the hang of it! Come from 11 am-1 pm with your project and your questions! (We hear they crochet, too). 
  

 
TUESDAY, Sept. 5: Our Spirituality Book group is a treasure! 1 p.m. We continue to mine The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.

 
TUESDAY EVENINGS: EVENING KNITTERS
The knitters are here on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 7 to do the knitting thing! And, needlepointers and crocheters are more than welcome. Come on out!  
   
 
                                                                                                                  Ryan Steed
 
THURSDAY, SEPT 7: Our DROP-IN, GUILT FREE BOOK CLUB
This month we're reading "In the Unlikely Event" by Judy Blume--it's going to be a good discussion!
  

  

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14: THE NERD HERD
meets at 6:00 p.m. Shawnasee welcomes all fans of great Young Adult reads--This month the group will be reading Now I Rise by Kiersten White. And, check out our Nerd Herd FB page!

  
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20 at Noon:
BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP: 
 This month's book: The Education of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart. Everyone welcome. High noon.



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SATURDAY, SEPT. 30th: CLASSICS BOOK GROUP discusses Master and Margarita by M. Bulgakov .  7:00 We continue to be amazed at how relevant the classics are in 2017!

 
LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS: NEXT MEETING: OCT 29
     Last month we had a great gathering about all-things-foreign-affairs. We're skipping our monthly exercise in civic conversation in September (we're sure the work in SlowE is going to prompt dialogue) but come out for our October gathering when we discuss "The First Amendment". There are only a dozen spots--sign up by emailing us at anovelexperience@gmail.com. We're looking for folks who want to be a part of a balanced, robust discussion on the topic in the hopes of discovering common ground and learning from each other. It's inspiring.

 
 
   
  

   
 KITTEN UPDATE from Susan!  

 

    

    
     Remember that little kitten who showed up behind the store back in June?   Well, there's a happy outcome for him. His name is Oliver, because he was so hungry and was always asking, "Could I have some more, please?" He's now installed as the "little prince" at Susan's house and thinks it's his job to keep older "brothers" Zeb and Charlie in line.