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If All 2005: Calendar of Events

Servants of the Map Events

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February

American Sign Language interpretation of Servants of the Map

  • Friday February 4, 6–7:30 pm
  • Borders Books & Music, 1000 Hylan Dr, Henrietta [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required

A story or portion thereof will be read in voice (by Brittney Best) and signed into ASL (by Terri Hayes) each Friday at 6pm at Borders Books & Music in Henrietta beginning January 21, until the book has been completely signed. Free. No pre-registration required. For more information call interpreter Terri Hayes at (585) 889-5701.

Creative Approaches to Teaching Servants of the Map

  • Saturday February 5, 10am–Noon
  • at Writers & Books
  • Free. Pre-registration required. Call (585) 473-2590, x104 to register

Join W&B’s Director of Youth Education and Outreach Wendy Low and Director of Special Projects (and “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…”) Karen vanMeenen for a presentation and discussion of various approaches to teaching Servants of the Map. Discussion will revolve around analyzing the writer’s craft; character development, choices and change; social, family and scientific issues raised within the text; the use of creative writing assignments in the classroom; and other pertinent information. This class is geared toward anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the book, especially teachers looking for insight and creative approaches to the learning process. Certificates of attendance for teachers will be available. Free, but pre-registration required: call 473-2590 , x. 104 by February 1.

American Sign Language interpretation of Servants of the Map

  • Friday February 11, 6–7:30 pm
  • Borders Books & Music, 1000 Hylan Dr, Henrietta [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required

A story or portion thereof will be read in voice (by Brittney Best) and signed into ASL (by Terri Hayes) each Friday at 6pm at Borders Books & Music in Henrietta beginning January 21, until the book has been completely signed. Free. No pre-registration required. For more information call interpreter Terri Hayes at (585) 889-5701.

American Sign Language interpretation of Servants of the Map

  • Friday February 18, 6–7:30 pm
  • Borders Books & Music, 1000 Hylan Dr, Henrietta [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required

A story or portion thereof will be read in voice (by Brittney Best) and signed into ASL (by Terri Hayes) each Friday at 6pm at Borders Books & Music in Henrietta beginning January 21, until the book has been completely signed. Free. No pre-registration required. For more information call interpreter Terri Hayes at (585) 889-5701.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map with Adult Reading Group

  • Wednesday February 23, 11:00 am
  • Seymour Library, 161 East Ave, Brockport [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Thursday Thinkers: “If All of Rochester Read the Same Fossil Record”

  • Thursday February 24, 5:15–6 pm
  • with Warren Allmon, Director of the Paleontology Research Institute at Cornell University
  • Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Gleason Auditorium, Bausch & Lomb Bldg, 115 South Ave [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

A recurring theme for Andrea Barrett, author of Servants of the Map, is the tension between a life of science and the desires of everyday life. In fact Barrett has said that it is easy for her to picture herself as Charles Darwin in a skirt. Does Darwin speak to all of us? Do his theories hold true? Learn what an outstanding paleontologist has to say about the relevance of Darwin today and the lessons his skills of observation hold for both scientists and writers. Speaker: Dr. Warren Allmon, Director, Paleontological Research Institute and Assoc. Professor, Cornell University .

American Sign Language interpretation of Servants of the Map

  • Friday February 25, 6–7:30 pm
  • Borders Books & Music, 1000 Hylan Dr, Henrietta [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required

A story or portion thereof will be read in voice (by Brittney Best) and signed into ASL (by Terri Hayes) each Friday at 6pm at Borders Books & Music in Henrietta beginning January 21, until the book has been completely signed. Free. No pre-registration required. For more information call interpreter Terri Hayes at (585) 889-5701.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

March

American Sign Language interpretation of Servants of the Map

  • Friday March 4, 6–7:30 pm
  • Borders Books & Music, 1000 Hylan Dr, Henrietta [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required

A story or portion thereof will be read in voice (by Brittney Best) and signed into ASL (by Terri Hayes) each Friday at 6pm at Borders Books & Music in Henrietta beginning January 21, until the book has been completely signed. Free. No pre-registration required. For more information call interpreter Terri Hayes at (585) 889-5701.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Thursday March 10, 7–9:30 pm
  • Rush Public Library, 5977 E. Henrietta Rd, Rush [ map ]
  • Free, registration required. Call (585) 533-1370

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Thursday March 10, 7:30 pm
  • Lift Bridge Books, 45 Main St, Brockport [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Friday March 11, 10:00am
  • Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Andrea BarrettAndrea Barrett talks live with host Bob Smith and local callers on “1370 Connection

Call“1370 Connection” at 263-WXXI (9994) from 1:00–2:00pm on Friday, March 11 to offer your comments on the book or pose a question to author Andrea Barrett, who will be on the line from her home in Massachusetts.

Wrap-up party for “If All of RIT Read the Same Book,” including book discussion of Servants of the Map

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Tuesday March 15, 7–8 pm
  • Downtown Community Forum, St Mary’s Church, 15 St Mary’s Place [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Servants of the Map Dinner: A Meal Inspired by the Stories

  • Wednesday March 16, 4:30–10 pm
  • Legends Grill, 1778 Penfield Rd, Penfield [ map ]
  • Reservations recommended. Call (585) 264-9880

Before Andrea Barrett’s readings at the Penfield Library/Community Center on Wednesday, March 16 and at St. John Fisher College on Thursday, March 17, enjoy a prix fixe meal inspired by the stories of Servants of the Map at Legends Grill in Penfield.

Created by Legends Grill owner Marcus Kubiak and talented executive chef Charlie Metzger, this special menu can be viewed on the Legends Grill web site and will be available from an early opening at 4:30pm to 10:00pm on both days. Vegetarian options will be available.

Andrea BarrettReading by Andrea Barrett, followed by Q&A and book signing

  • Wednesday March 16, 7–9:30 pm
  • Penfield Library, 1985 Baird Rd, Penfield [ map ]
  • Free, reservations required, seating limited.
  • Call (585) 340-8720

Andrea BarrettReading by Andrea Barrett, followed by Q&A and book signing

  • Thursday March 17, 2:30–4 pm
  • Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave [ map ]
  • Free, reservations required, seating limited.
  • Call (585) 770-1950

Servants of the Map Dinner: A Meal Inspired by the Stories

  • Thursday March 17, 4:30–10 pm
  • Legends Grill, 1778 Penfield Rd, Penfield [ map ]
  • Reservations recommended.
  • Call (585) 264-9880

Before Andrea Barrett’s readings at the Penfield Library/Community Center on Wednesday, March 16 and at St. John Fisher College on Thursday, March 17, enjoy a prix fixe meal inspired by the stories of Servants of the Map at Legends Grill in Penfield.

Created by Legends Grill owner Marcus Kubiak and talented executive chef Charlie Metzger, this special menu can be viewed on the Legends Grill web site and will be available from an early opening at 4:30pm to 10:00pm on both days. Vegetarian options will be available.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Thursday March 17, 7 pm
  • Barnes & Noble, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Ave
  • Free
  • For more information call (585) 586-6020

Andrea BarrettReading by Andrea Barrett, followed by Q&A and book signing

  • Thursday March 17, 7 pm
  • St. John Fisher College, Basil Hall 135, 3690 East Ave.
  • Free
  • For more information call M.J. Iuppa at (585) 385-8412

Andrea BarrettBook signing by Andrea Barrett

  • Friday March 18, 10:30–11 am
  • The Write Book and Gift Shop, 19 N Main St, Honeoye Falls [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.
  • For information call the Mendon Public Library at (585) 624-6067

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Friday March 18, 11:30am–12:30pm
  • The Write Book and Gift Shop, 19 N Main St, Honeoye Falls [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.
  • For information call the Mendon Public Library at (585) 624-6067

Andrea BarrettOn-stage interview with Andrea Barrett, followed by book signing

  • Friday March 18, Noon–1:30 pm
  • Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A & B, 1000 East Henrietta Rd [ map ]
  • Free, reservations required. Call (585) 292-2534

Andrea BarrettReception with Andrea Barrett for Members of Writers & Books

  • Friday March 18, 6:30–8 pm
  • Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave [ map ]
  • $15 W&B members only, includes presentation to follow.
  • Call (585) 473-2590, x. 107 for advance tickets.

Andrea Barrett“The Sea of Information”: A Presentation by Andrea Barrett, followed by Q&A and book signing

  • Friday March 18, 8pm
  • Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Ave [ map ]
  • $8 W&B members; $10 non-members; $5 students.
  • Call (585) 473-2590, x. 107 for advance tickets.

Andrea BarrettMaster Class for Readers & Writers with Andrea Barrett followed by an informal lunch 7

  • Saturday March 19, 11 am–1 pm
  • at Writers & Books
  • $45 W&B members; $55 non-members; $25 students, includes lunch. Seating is limited. Call (585) 473-2590, x107 to register

Join Andrea Barrett for a discussion of William Maxwell’s story “The Thistles in Sweden”.

We will explore how reading shapes our writing and why the obvious path isn’t always the best choice, as well as how learning how a writer reads a story can open up exciting new ways of reading literary fiction.

Come to class having read the story (copies available in advance with pre-paid registration). This 90-minute session is appropriate for any level of writer and reader. Followed by an informal lunch with the author.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

Book discussion of Servants of the Map with the Words on Women Book Discussion Group

  • Tuesday March 22, 7 pm
  • Barnes & Noble, 330 Greece Ridge Center [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Tuesday March 22, 7 pm
  • Webster Public Library, Meeting Room A/B, Webster Plaza, 980 Ridge Rd
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Screenplay Salon: Jack Garner presents the film Gorillas in the Mist (1988), directed by Michael Apted

  • Thursday March 24, 6 pm
  • at Writers & Books
  • $9 W&B members; $12 non-members; $5 students with ID.
  • No pre-registration required.
  • Bring a brownbag dinner or purchase popcorn, soda and coffee on site.

Based on the true story of Dian Fossey, who traveled to the African mountains to study the rare gorillas. The film is being screened as part of Writers & Books’ “Screenplay Salon” series. Every third or fourth Thursday of the month audience members meet with Gannett critic Jack Garner to view and discuss a selected film and its textual origins.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map with the MMB Book Club

  • Thursday March 24, 6:30pm
  • Mood Makers Books, Village Gate Square, 274 N Goodman St [ map ]
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Panel discussion: “Servants of the Map: The Short Story Collection Personified”

  • Tuesday March 29, 7 pm
  • with Sarah Freligh, M.J. Iuppa, Darby Knox & Kathryn Larrabee
  • at Writers & Books
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Join some of the finest writers in the region for a discussion of the nature of the short story.

  • Sarah Freligh is an adjunct professor of creative writing at St. John Fisher College . Her poems and short stories have been published in many literary journals.
  • M.J. Iuppa has poems forthcoming in several journals and creative nonfiction forthcoming in Short Takes: Brief Encounters With Contemporary Nonfiction. She has three chapbooks and a full-length collection, Night Traveler, and is the Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Arts Minor program at St. John Fisher College .
  • Darby Knox has been teaching fiction writing as well as workshops in critical reading at Writers & Books for several years. She is currently working on a novel
  • Kathryn Larrabee holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan , where she won the distinguished Hopwood Award. Her first novel, An Everyday Savior (Four Walls, Eight Windows, 2002), received excellent reviews.

April

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Tuesday April 12, 7 pm
  • at Writers & Books
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Book discussion of Servants of the Map

  • Tuesday April 12, 7 pm
  • Irondequoit Public Library, Pauline Evans Branch, 45 Cooper Rd.
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Poets Respond to Servants of the Map: A Reading and Publication Party

  • Tuesday April 26, 7 pm
  • at Writers & Books
  • Free. No pre-registration required.

Poems and prose poems for the “Poets Respond to Servants of the Map” chapbook must be submitted via email attachment with full name, telephone and surface mailing address to . Deadline to submit work for the chapbook: Monday, April 4 at 5pm . Open to all ages. All accepted contributors are invited to participate in the Reading on April 26, during National Poetry Month. Copies of the anthology will be available for $3.00 each at the reading and thereafter at the W&B bookstore.