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The Force of a Story in Parts: Star Wars, Fandom, and Seriality

Presenter: Anne Moore
Time: May 4, 7:00pm
Place: Brooks Memorial Library (in person)

From Dickens to Game of Thrones, stories told in piecemeal style have shown their power to command a reader’s attention. In this apt talk for “Star Wars Day,” author Anne Moore examines how Star Wars’ serialized structure encourages readers to fill the gaps between installments with their own imaginative play.

Anne Moore is the author of After the Break: Serials, Fandom, and the Feeling of Reading, slated for publication by MacFarland Press in 2022.

Atlantic is a Sea of Bones

Presenter: Jarvis Green
Time: January 5, 7:00pm
Place: online

Jarvis Green, founder of the Black theater company JAG Productions, invites us to reflect individually and collectively on the afterlives and the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. Green will explore how Black queer and feminist artists have created ways to honor this history and heal ancestral trauma.

The talk will be presented online. To receive the link, click here to register.

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Get the scoop on the best new books across all genres. The Friends have renewed the library’s subscription to BookPage, an editorially-independent monthly magazine featuring only books it highly recommends.

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