Nancy is coming back for her second Storytime at the bookstore!
My name is Nancy.
I have been a preschool teacher for 30 years, and I love children's books!
From the old classics such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the new classics like Pete the Cat, books take us to new places and introduce us to so many wonderful characters.
I love to see the excitement in young kids as they see and hear the story unfold.
I look forward to being the guest storyteller this week.
Thanks, Nancy! We look forward to your visit to Lion's Mouth!
Wednesday February 19 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Roger Bonair-Agard is a native of Trinidad & Tobago, and Brooklyn.
He is author of tarnish & masquerade, (Cypher Books, 2006), GULLY (Cypher Books, 2010), Bury My Clothes (Haymarket Books, 2013), which was long listed for the National Book Award, and won the Society of Midland Authors award for poetry; and Where Brooklyn At?! (Willow Books/Aquarius Press, 2016).
Among the places his poetry and prose have been published are Rattapallax, Louisville University Review, Union Station Magazine, Harvard Review Online, Gulf Coast, Academy of American Poets – Poem a Day, Drunken Boat, Poetry Magazine Online, Callaloo, Apex Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, and in several anthologies Roger is Writer-in-Residence at Brooklyn’s National Sawdust, co-founder of NYC’s LouderARTS Project, and frontman for the band Miyamoto is Black Enough.
A Cave Canem fellow, Roger is creator and facilitator of The Baldwin Protocols: Reading Series, and the Baldwin Protocols, a series of arts-based interventions in the form of workshops, seminars and lectures which help students of color and first generation students traverse the potential pitfalls of life in Primarily White Institutions of higher learning.
Roger has taught Creative Writing at every level from Kindergarten to Research 1 Universities. He is Program Director and writes on Pedagogy and Curriculum design with Free Write Arts & Literacy at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, Chicago, IL. He is the father of Uma, Nina and Arima.
* Roger will be performing with (M)iyamoto is Black Enough at the Weider Center on Thursday, February 20. Clickherefor more details!
Poetry at Large Featuring Callista Buchen
Thursday February 20 | 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets
Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Callista Buchen holds an MA from the University of Oregon, an MFA from Bowling Green State University, and a PhD from the University of Kansas. She is an assistant professor at Franklin College in Indiana, where she directs the creative writing program, advising the student literary magazine, The Apogee, and curating the visiting writers reading series.
The winner of DIAGRAM’s essay contest and the Lawrence Arts Center’s Langston Hughes Award, she is the author of the full-length collection Look Look Look (Black Lawrence Press, October 2019), the chapbooks The Bloody Planet (Black Lawrence Press, October 2015) and Double-Mouthed (dancing girl press, October 2017). Her poetry appears in Harpur Palate, Puerto del Sol, Fourteen Hills, Salamander, and others, while her reviews have been published in journals like Prick of the Spindle, The Literary Review, and The Collagist. She also writes frequently with the poet Amy Ash. Their collaborative work has appeared in journals like BOOAT and Poetry South, as well as been featured in the Inflectionist Review and in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing.
YWCA Family Night
Friday March 06 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The YWCA Greater Green Bay strives to support and build a community-like atmosphere in all aspects of our work. The Family Night event series provides a free, ongoing opportunity for the community to come together in celebration of family, friends and fun.
Lion's Mouth Bookstore is proud to join this event by providing a reading space, along with fun books books, games and toys for purchase.
*10% of the proceeds will be donated to the YWCA.
The YWCA provides fun, inclusive, family-friendly thematic programs, activities and games varying from month to month.
Friday March 06 | 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Reading and Book Signing The Wanting Life
Mark Rader was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, educated at Tulane University and Cornell University, and now lives with his family just outside Chicago. His short fiction has been published in Glimmer Train, Epoch, The Southern Review and shortlisted for an O. Henry Award, the Best American Non-Required Reading anthology, and a Pushcart Prize. He has taught creative writing at Cornell, Northeastern University, Grub Street, and the University of Chicago's Graham School. The Wanting Life is his first novel.
"An electric, joyful, and dangerous wit whips around under the floorboards of this stunning first novel. With the good cheer of a Midwestern neighbor winking at you while saving your life during a tornado, Rader dares the reader, over and over again, to feel sad at nature's oldest tricks, to be angry at simply death, or to hide from what we all know is true in our hearts."
-Patrick Somerville, author of The Cradle and This Bright River
About the book:
Set in Rome, Cape Cod, and Wisconsin over the course of the summer of 2009, and Rome during the spring of 1970, The Wanting Life tells the intertwined story of three members of the Novak family: Father Paul, a closeted gay Catholic priest who's dying of cancer and has secrets he desperately wants to share; Britta, his self-destructive sister and caretaker, who's struggling to find meaning in a world without her beloved husband; and Maura, Britta's daughter--a thirty-nine-year-old artist who's facing a choice between her husband and two children, or the man she believes is her one, true love.
Featuring one of most unconventional love stories you'll read this year, The Wanting Life is both a compulsively readable family drama about the toll that secrets and loyalty can take on us, and a gorgeous meditation on the comforts (and limits) of faith and intimacy that calls to mind novels like Marilynne Robinson's Home, Alice McDermott's Charming Billy, and Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending.
"In his wise and intimate debut, Mark Rader displays an uncanny understanding of the human heart in conflict with itself. At once a Roman idyll and family saga, The Wanting Life is a deeply compassionate cautionary tale of love and regret."-Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily, Alone and Henry, Himself
Greater Green Bay Community Read 2020 in Partnership with the YWCA
Tuesday March 31 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Join Lion's Mouth Bookstore in partnership with the YWCA for the part twodiscussion (pages 150-258) of Waking up White by Debby Irving
Part one (pages 1-150) will be discussed at the YWCA on Tuesday, February 11 from 6:30PM - 7:30PM
The final discussion will feature Debby Irving and will take place at St. Norbert College on Thursday, April 30. Click here to register for this free author event.
Lion's Mouth Bookstore
401 N Washington Street Ste 107 Green Bay WI 54301 USA