Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gnu's Room Events

Latest Events from the Gnu's Room, our own local bookstore and coffeeshop:

Thursday, February 18th, 5:30 p.m. - The Write Time

If you enjoy writing fiction, non-fiction or poetry and would be
interested in meeting others over coffee or tea to talk about the
writing life, to share ideas and tips about getting started, learn how
to cope with writers block, how to edit your work or get published,
then The Write Time might be just the place for you! All are welcome
no matter at what stage of writing they may be, including those who
have always wanted to write but don't know how to begin.  Come have
some fun with others who share your passion. The Write Time is hosted
by Helen Silverstein, editor of The Southern Women’s Review.

Friday, February 19th, 5:00 p.m. - Book Discussion: White Noise by Don DeLillo

(This event was rescheduled due to inclement weather last week)
Marc Silverstein, Hollifield Professor of English Literature at Auburn
University, will lead a discussion of the book "White Noise" by Don
DeLillo. Silverstein specializes in modern and contemporary drama,
feminist theory, postmodernism and literary theory. "White Noise" is
the eighth novel by Don DeLillo, and is an example of postmodern
literature. Widely considered his "breakout" work, the book won the
National Book Award in 1985 and brought him to the attention of a much
larger audience. Time Magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best
English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005. The discussion is open to
anyone who wishes to attend.

Friday, February 19th, 7:00 p.m. - Music by Jason Connelly

Originally a native of Fort Myers, Florida, Jason Connelly had his
vocal beginnings in a gospel choir. Now living in Georgia, he has
honed his skills over a ten year period and his latest recording,
"Songs From Inside the Attic," has exceeded the expectations of
industry critics and fans alike. Connelly recorded the cd live at
Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was an open mic winner
three times in 2009.  “In the beginning the music was all about a
melody and the challenge of filling a floor. Now, after two and a half
years of open road soul searching, it’s about a life and all of its
missed opportunity and misguided emotions. If the floor fills this
time, it’s because I said something worth hearing.”

Connelly's performance at the Gnu's Room will have no cover, but a
suggested minimum donation of $5.00 will be appreciated. He will have
cds available for purchase.

Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Grand Opening Party
for Mama Mocha's Coffee Beanery at the Gnu's Room

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. - Store opens - Local art on display today will include
works by Saya and Andrew Davis. Register for a free one pound bag of
Mama Mocha's coffee beans. One bag will be given away each hour.

11:00 a.m. - Coffee Cupping #1 - Register for a chance to participate
in the first of 3 cuppings today. The maximum number of participants
is 10, and you must be present if your name is drawn from the

12:00 Noon - Performance by Gypsy Blues Bellydance Troupe

1:00 p.m. - Readings by local poets and writers: Ashley Burroughs,
Reid Rogers and Charlene Redick

2:00p.m.- Local Music by Kayla Miller and Tommy Kratzert

3:00p.m. - Coffee Cupping #2 - 10 names will be drawn for
participation in the event.

4:00 p.m. - Reading by local writer Marian Carcache, this month's Gnu
Writers' Series featured writer.

4:30 p.m. - Music by Seth & Matthew

5:00 p.m. - Music by Dooley's Blue Revue

6:00 p.m. - Coffee Cupping #3 -10 names will be drawn for
participation in the event.

7:00 p.m. - Fine Wine & Beer by Gus will present a toast to the
opening of Mama Mocha's.

8:00 p.m. - Store closes

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