The BookHampton Winter Lecture Series
2011 Calendar and Information
The BookHampton Winter Lecture Series returns for its second year!
Join us for a full season of lectures and conversations
led by an outstanding group of educators,
presenting a diverse and fascinating range of subjects.
Saturdays at 5pm at BookHampton in East Hampton
Admission is Free
We hope you will join us for this wonderful series!
Call: (631) 324-4939
January 8 MAKING SOMEONE’S TRUTH INTO YOUR FICTION with BETSY CARTER, former editor at Newsweek and Esquire. She is the author of Puzzle King, Swim to Me, and the best-selling memoir, Nothing to Fall Back On. Have you ever heard someone’s life-story and thought: that would make a great novel? Carter leads a discussion of the how-to and how-not in creating fiction from fact.
January 15 ANXIETY and DEPRESSION with JULIET FRODELLA, MS.CRC.LMHC. Safe-guarding our seniors and ourselves; hidden signs of depression and ways to cope with age-related anxiety. Depression has many faces: silence, rage, loss of appetite, fear,isolation. Frodella, Director of Senior Options and Solutions at Eastern Long Island Hospital, opens a fascinating conversation and follows through with practical ideas.
January 22 MODERN CHINA with REBECCA KARL, PhD, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, New York University. Can we understand China? Dr.Karl, author of Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World offers an overview of contemporary China and its intellectual history, social life, cultural life, and citizenship.
January 29 NEW BOOKS for the NEW YEAR BookHampton’s Booksellers present an afternoon of great Books! Some CDs and DVDs, too. Terrific suggestions, new authors, and Spring promises… and everything 20% Off!
February 5 CARING FOR THE CAREGIVER with JULIET FRODELLA, MS.CRC.LMHC. Does a family member give selflessly in providing the day-to-day of a loved-one’s care, and thus finds less and less time to take care of herself? When that role falls to a man, the burden might well be greater. Frodella offers a frank discussion about how we must protect ourselves so that we can continue to protect our loved ones, physically, financially, and emotionally.
February 12 CREATING HISTORY THROUGH LETTERS: A JOURNEY ACROSS THREE CENTURIES. PAMELA NEWKIRK (New York University) the award-winning journalist returns to discuss her acclaimed book, Letters from Black America. She has constructed an informed history of African-Americans through as revealed through personal correspondence.
February 19 at 4pm ALEC BALDWIN reads from HUCKLEBERRY FINN. Actor and great-book-lover Alec Baldwin joins us to read a favorite classic: Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. This event is especially intended to introduce Mark Twain to young readers and children will be given preferred seating. (note the 4pm start time – seating is on a first come basis.)
February 26 WRITING YOUR OWN STORY with LOU ANN WALKER (Professor, Stony Brook) the author of A Loss for Words and Hand, Heart & Mind, and recipient of The Christopher Award, will share her insights and practical advice in the art of self-observation and memoir writing
March 5 MINDING YOUR SOCIAL “Qs” with PHILIP GALANES The Sunday New York Times “Social Q’s” columnist will take a look at contemporary mores and manners and how we might play together, nicely. Galanes, author of the acclaimed novel Emma’s Table, writes a weekly column about civility in modern life, answering readers’ questions with a wonderful mix of social grace and life-saving wit. He will take questions from the audience, and offer gentle answers.
March 12 WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE with MARIO DeGANGI, Phd. The role of women in Shakespeare, in character but not on stage, will be explored by the noted Restoration scholar. DeGangi, who teaches the PhD Program in English at CUNY, is the author of Homoerotics of Early Modern Drama and editor of many editions of Shakespeare's works.
March 19 THE BRONTES: The Female Legacy of The Sisters with CAROLE STONE, Phd. An afternoon exploring the writings and influence of the three Bronte Sisters: Emily (Wuthering Heights) Charlotte (Jane Eyre) Anne (Agnes Grey). Poet and professor of 19th Century Lit at Montclair State, Carole Stone’s poetry collections include Paris Etudes and Traveling with the Dead.
March 26 JONATHAN FRANZEN AS OUR HENRY JAMES with JOSEPH SALVATORE, Professor of Literature at The New School and Founding Editor LIT Magazine, will explore the cultural observations and literary foothold that could make Franzen the 21st Century’s Henry James.