Readings, Talks, and Festivals Crowd the April Calendar

Eliot called April the cruelest month. Chaucer admired its sweet showers. JHU Press authors, editors, and staff surely earn the right to tag it grueling (but productive!) considering the impressive line-up of talks, signings, festivals, and conferences scheduled this month. From the Annapolis Book Festival to the Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids, from Jane Austen Day to JHU’s Alumni Weekend, there are plenty of signs we’ve all woken up from those long winter’s naps. So smell the flowers, enjoy the warming breezes, and please help spread the word about JHUP’s long list of April events!

3Amish_Quilts-4 April 2014
Book Talk & Signing –
Janneken Smucker
Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon
Elizabethtown College Durnburgh Lecture
Elizabethtown, PA
Admission: Free; call 717-361-1470 or visit the Elizabethtwon College website.

 


 5 April 2014, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Annapolis Book Festival
The Key School
534 Hillsmere Drive
Annapolis, MD

10:00 am – Who Has the Right to bear Arms?
Featuring JHUP author Daniel W. Webster (Reducing Gun Violence)

12:00 pm – Maryland’s Fish and Natural Wonders
Featuring JHUP authors Bryan MacKay (A Year across Maryland), Edward O. Murdy & John A. Musick (Field Guide to Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay)

Admission: Free and open to the public.


 Front_Stoops9 April 2014, 6:30–8:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Michael Olesker
Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age
The Kaleidoscope Program
Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD
JHUP author Mike Olesker discusses his new book in in the popular RPCS Speaker series.
Admission: $35; call 410 -323-5500 to register.


 weaver-zercher rev comp.indd10-12 April 2014
Book Talks & Signings –
Valerie Weaver-Zercher
Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels
Festival of Faith & Writing, Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI

JHU Press author Valerie Weaver-Zercher will give two talks at the Festival:

April 10 at 1:45 pm – Why Prayer Kapps, Buggies, and Kitchen Gardens Keep Us Coming Back for More

April 11 at 2:00 pm – Writing ‘Close’: When Your Best Research Happens at Potlucks and Reunions

Admission: Find Festival registration information here.


 12 April 2014, 7:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing
– Valerie Weaver-Zercher
Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels
Mennonite Historical Society Annual Banquet
Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship
Goshen, IN
Admission: Contact Mennonite Historical Society.


 Living_Hell10 April 2014, 3:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Michael C. C. Adams
Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War
Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY
Admission: Free; for more information, call 859-572-5461.


 11-12 April 2014
Johns Hopkins Alumni Weekend

Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD
JHU Press participates again this year in JHU’s Alumni Weekend with an exhibit and sale in the Welcome Tent and tours of the Press on Friday and Saturday. For information, contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928.


 Art_Deco11 April 2014, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Author Interview – Richard Striner
and Melissa Blair
Washington and Baltimore Art Deco:
A Design History of Neighboring Cities

Mid-Day with Dan Rodricks
WYPR, 88.1 FM


 A_Year_across_Maryland12 April 2014, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Bryan MacKay
A Year across Maryland
The Kaleidoscope Program
Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD
Author and naturalist Bryan MacKay hosts a “Spring Wildflower Walk and Talk” in the RPCS speaker series.
Admission: $15; call 410 -323-5500 to register.


 jones12 April 2014, 3:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Marion Moser Jones
The American Red Cross
from Clara Barton to the New Deal

Sponsored by the Clara Barton National Historic Site
Glen Echo, MD
Admission: Free; an open house and book signing follow the talk; call 301-320-1410 to register.


 Maryland_in_Black_and_White15 April 2014, 12:30 pm
Hopkins Club Lunch & Lecture –
Constance B. Schulz
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and
World War II

Johns Hopkins Club, JHU’s Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD
Admission: $20; members contact the Club to make reservations; non-members contact Jack Holmes at 410 -516-6928.

15 April 2014, 6:30–8:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Constance B. Schulz
Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II
Sponsored by The Kaleidoscope Program
Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD
JHUP author Connie Schulz discusses the famous FSA documentary photography project in the popular RPCS Speaker series.
Admission: $35; call 410 -323-5500 to register.


 Peter_Filkins17 April 2014, 7:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Peter Filkins
The View We’re Granted
Berkshire Humane Society
214 Barker Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Admission: The program benefits the Humane Society; call 413-447-7878 for more information.


 Art_Deco17 April 2014, 7:00 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Richard Striner
and Melissa Blair
Washington and Baltimore Art Deco:
A Design History of Neighboring Cities

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch
Baltimore, MD
Admission: Free; more information here.


 Tapping_into_The_Wire23 April 2014, 6:30–8:30 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Peter Beilenson, M.D.
Tapping into The Wire
Sponsored by The Kaleidoscope Program
Roland Park Country School
Baltimore, MD
JHUP author Peter Beilenson presents “To Build a Strong Baltimore: What We Learned from The Wire and Where We Need to Go Next” in the RPCS speaker series.
Admission: $10; call 410 -323-5500 to register.


 Amish_Quilts24 April 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Gallery Talk & Signing – Janneken Smucker
Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Washington, DC
Admission: Free; 1-800-222-7270.

 

 


 Jane_Austen26 April 2014, 1:30 pm
Book Talk & Signing – Janine Barchas
Matters of Fact in Jane Austen
Jane Austen Day Program:
“Spa Package: Sanditon and Regency Advertising”
Philadelphia, PA
Information: Jane Austen Society of North America

 

 

 


filkinsSaturday, April 26th, 1:00 pm

Poetry Reading & Signing – Peter Filkins
The View We’re Granted 

 Newburyport Literary Festival
Central Congregational Church Social Hall
http://www.newburyportliteraryfestival.org/html/schedule_of_events.html

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