Author Talks, Special Programs, and the Baltimore Book Festival Coming in September

JHU Press authors, editors, and staff launch a busy fall calendar in September with events from coast to coast, along with plenty of activities in Baltimore and the Chesapeake region. Of particular note is the start this month of the Odyssey program’s “Mini-Med School” (Odyssey is JHU’s acclaimed non-credit continuing studies program), which features talks by the authors of seven of JHUP’s well-regarded health books for general readers. September ends with a bang when the Press again partners with JHU’s Peabody Library for the latest edition of the Baltimore Book Festival, which will be held from September 27 to 29. The Book Festival line-up and logistics will be the subject of a future post. For a look at fall events beyond September, visit the Press calendar. As always, we love it when you help spread the word about these JHUP activities.

wolfe comp.indd7 September 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Michael Wolfe
Cut These Words into My Stone
Book Passage
Corte Madera, CA
Cut These Words Into My Stone (a collection that Richard Wilbur calls “simply stunning”) offers evidence that ancient Greek life was not only celebrated in great heroic epics, but was also commemorated in hundreds of artfully composed verse epitaphs. These epigraphs have been preserved in anthologies and gleaned from weathered headstones. Hear Michael read from and discuss his book at Book Passage in Corte Madera.

Admission: Free; visit the store online for more information.

Miller12 September 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Reception, Book Sale, and Talk – Dinah Miller, M.D., Annette Hanson, M.D., and Steven Roy Daviss, M.D.
Shrink Rap: Everything you’ve always wanted to know about psychiatry. . .
JHU’s Oydssey Program / Mini-Med School
Baltimore, MD
The Press and the JHU’s Odyssey program co-host a reception, book sale, and program with the authors of Shrink Rap to launch Odyssey’s fall season.

Admission: $18, or $98 for 8 sessions; call 410-516-8516; or register online.

coddington_african_american_faces17 September 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture – Ronald S. Coddington
Faces of the Civil War
Johns Hopkins Club, JHU’s Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD
Ronald S. Coddington’s three books with JHU Press—Faces of the Civil War, Faces of the Confederacy, and African American Faces of the Civil War—feature photographic portraits (cartes de visite) of Civil War soldiers, along with the stories of their lives during and after the war. The author will join us to explain his own evolution from photography collector to historical sleuth, and describe how the resulting books offer a compelling perspective on the most dramatic and wrenching period in American history. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. with lunch, including beverage and dessert, followed by the lecture.

Admission: $20; members contact the Club to make reservations; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as a guest.

gati comp.indd18 September 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Charles Gati
Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski
Davis Center, Room S354
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Information: [email protected]

beilenson19 September 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Peter Beilenson, M.D., M.P.H.
Tapping into ‘The Wire’: What the HBO series can tell us about public health
JHU’s Oydssey Program / Mini-Med School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $98 for 8 sessions; call 410-516-8516; or register online.

sommer26 September 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S.
10 Lessons in Public Health: Inspiration for tomorrow’s leaders
JHU’s Oydssey Program / Mini-Med School
Baltimore, MD

Admission: $98 for 8 sessions; call 410-516-8516; or register online.

murdy26 September 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Val Kells and John A. Musick
Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Watermen’s Hall, McHugh Auditorium
Gloucester Point, VA
Join marine science illustrator Val Kells for a behind-the-scenes look at illustrating fishes that are both beautiful and scientifically accurate. Book signing with co-author Jack Musick will follow.

Admission: Free; 804-684-7846, or register online.

BBF_main_logo27-29 September 2013
Baltimore Book Festival
Baltimore, MD
Visit the JHU Press book sale and enjoy a variety of book talks in the beautiful Peabody Library.