Fitzgerald, Amish Romance bring the heat in February

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!


coddington_african_american_faces6 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
Richmond, VA

Admission: Free and open to the public; see the event listing for more information.

 Mackay11 February 2013, 12:30 p.m.
Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture
Bryan MacKay
A Year across Maryland
Johns Hopkins Club, JHU Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD

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.

irwin.fitzgerald19 February 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Book Talk & Signing – John Irwin
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Fiction:
“An Almost Theatrical Innocence”

Evergreen Museum & Library
Baltimore, MD

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 February 14 to 410-516-0341.

weaver-zercher rev comp.indd24 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.

425405_10150828518917627_1398454360_n26 February – 1 March, 2014
JHUP Exhibit
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Annual Meeting
Seattle, WA
Information: AWP Conference

science online27 February – 1 March, 2014

JHUP ExhibitScienceOnline Together
Annual Meeting
Raleigh, NC

Information: ScienceOnline Together