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Stories From a Big Chair | Aiken Center for the Arts

This fall at Aiken Center for the Arts, we will be telling stories from a big chair and you are invited. Join us as we share perspectives, build points of connection, and unearth the wisdom and inspiration amongst us.

Each evening, storytelling will be accompanied by wine paired with the theme of the evening as host Gary Finnan guides us through an evening of storytelling. Wine courtesy of Solovino.

Limited seating, reserve your chair for $20.

Dates and Themes: 

  • September 16, 2021 from 6pm – 8pm: “Be Prepared to Stop”
  • October 28, 2021 from 6pm – 8pm: “Reinventing”
  • December 16, 2021 from 6pm – 8pm: “Emerging”

Get more information and register here!

#StrongWomen Book Discussion

Date: Saturday August 21, 2021 | Time: 2pm
The CSRA Good Trouble Coalition is excited to begin hosting the #StrongWomen Book Discussions starting this month. The Coalition is a group of individuals and nonpartisan organizations working together to educate/register voters, to increase civic engagement, and to build a better democracy.

About the Book:
A leading legal scholar tells the story of the ERA through the voices of the bold women lawmakers who created it. They faced opposition and subterfuge at every turn, but they kept the ERA alive. And, despite significant victories by women lawyers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the achievements of gender equality have fallen short, especially for working mothers and women of color. Julie Suk excavates the ERA’s past to guide its future, explaining how the ERA can address hot-button issues such as pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and unequal pay. We the Women shows how the founding mothers of the ERA and the forgotten mothers of all our children have transformed our living Constitution for the better.
Get more information and RSVP for this book club here!

AU Writing Project Author Series – Jewell Parker Rhodes

The AU Writing Project will welcome nine nationally known, award-winning authors to its Spring 2021 series of virtual author talks! Join us by registering HERE. Free and open to both the AU community and members of the National Writing Project.

Author Jewell Parker Rhodes will join the AU College of Education on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Her novel Ghost Boys became a New York Times Best Seller and has garnered over 25 awards and honors. Jewell is also the author of Towers Falling, winner of the 2017 Notable Books for a Global Society; and the celebrated Louisiana Girls’ Trilogy: Ninth Ward, a winner of a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. Her newest middle grade novel, Black Brother, Black Brother, was published on March 3, 2020.

Rhodes is the Founding Artistic Director and the Piper Endowed Chair of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University where she also serves as a faculty member and mentor.

Zoom link will be emailed to registrants in advance. Questions? Contact Dr. Rebecca Harper at rharper7@augusta.edu.