Along with holding the promise of warmer days and winter’s end, the year’s shortest month is just long enough to include an appealing array of book talks and events featuring JHU Press authors, editors, and staff. Thoughts of spring will warm hearts (if not quite fingers and toes) at the Hopkins Club on February 11th, when Bryan MacKay discusses A Year across Maryland , his charming guide to the state’s natural year. A bright spot for the Hopkins community in Baltimore will surely be the launch of John Irwin’s highly-anticipated F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction at the Evergreen Museum & Library on the 19th; the Museum’s newly acquired painting by Zelda Fitzgerald will be displayed at the event. And Valerie Weaver-Zercher’s talk on Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels on the 22nd will be only a slightly belated Valentine for Lancaster, PA. As always, please share the love and spread the word about JHUP’s upcoming events!
6 February 2014, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Ron Coddington
African American Faces of the Civil War
Lipman Auditorium, Massey Library
Reynolds Community College, Parham Road Campus
Admission: Free and open to the public; see the event listing for more information.
11 February 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture – Bryan MacKay
A Year across Maryland
Johns Hopkins Club, JHU Homewood Campus
With the promise of spring in the air, writer and naturalist Bryan MacKay discusses his new book from JHU Press, A Year across Maryland: A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region. The author will describe the best time and place to experience such wonders as wildflowers blooming, birds in migration, amphibians singing, and morel mushrooms ready to be picked, sliced, sautéed, and devoured.
Admission: $20; members call the Club to make reservations; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as a guest of the Press.
19 February 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – John Irwin
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction:
“An Almost Theatrical Innocence”
Evergreen Museum & Library
Admission: This event is free to Members of the JHU Museums, Friends of the JHU Libraries, Friends of the JHU Press, and JHU faculty, students, and staff with J Card. Admission for non-members is $8. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Ample free parking is available at Evergreen. Please R.S.V.P.by February 14 to 410-516-0341.
24 February 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – Valerie Weaver-Zercher
Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure
of Amish Romance Novels
Sponsored by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
Mellinger Mennonite Church
1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA
Admission: Free and open to the public; call 717-397-9360 for more information. Visit LMHS’s site here.
JHUP Exhibit – ScienceOnline Together
Information: ScienceOnline Together