About This Week at Quail Ridge Books: May 21 – 27

Monday, May 22 @ 7 pm: James Dodson – ‘The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime’

James Dodson with The Range Bucket ListGolfers and sports fans, take notice! One of the premiere writers on  the game of golf, James Dodson visits on Monday, May 22, at 7 pm with The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime. When he unearthed a list of golf accomplishments he’d set for himself (as a 13-year-old golf fan), he decided to update the list and set about meeting his goals.  Even if you aren’t out on the green, it’s fine armchair adventure from someone who knows his way around the golf courses of the world, from the author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate, and a two-time winner of the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year.

Tuesday, May 23 @ 7 pm: Diane Rehm – ‘On My Own’ (paperback); Off-site ticketed event with NPR’s Frank Stasio

Diane Rehm with On My OwnThe queen of NPR news may have retired from radio broadcasting, but she’s not resting.  Diane Rehm visits Tuesday, May 23, at 7 pm for the paperback release of On My Own. Her deeply moving memoir also focuses on end-of-life care decisions and handling bereavement, as she dealt with her husband’s illness and death.

The program will be a conversation between Diane and WUNC‘s Frank Stasio (The State of Things).

The program is at Meredith College’s Jones Chapel.  Doors open at 6 pm.  Click here for a map of the Meredith campus.  With the QRB purchase of On My Own, receive up to two tickets for admission to the program and to the after-program signing line.

If you are ordering online, please specify in the comments field how many tickets (up to two) you need with your purchase of  On My Own.

Co-sponsored by the Meredith College Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, May 24 @ 7 pm: Zelda Lockhart – ‘The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript’

Zelda Lockhart with The Soul of the Full-Length ManuscriptShe’s taught many writing workshops and is a teacher and Alumni Endowed chair of the Department of Language and Literature at North Carolina Central University.  Now award-winning author Zelda Lockhart (Fifth Born; Cold Running Creek) puts her hard-won advice into book form.  Fledgling writers will want to hear her on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 pm with The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript: Turning Life’s Wounds into the Gift of Literary Fiction, Memoir or Poetry. Zelda served as the 2010 Piedmont Laureate.