Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Inman Majors' Winning Ways

Posted By on Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM

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It's short. It's fast. It's topical. It's got a traditional hero to cheer for, says its author. It's Love's Winning Plays (W.W. Norton) by novelist Inman Majors (pictured, in a warm family photo by Christy Majors).

But where are the student players in this, Majors' great comic sendup of Southeastern Conference football? There are no student players — on or off the field. And where are the football games? There are no games — except for the ones played between a powerhouse university football program and its friends — or are they foes? Loyal fans, demanding alumni, smarmy sportswriters, and chat-room screwballs.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bookstock: Taking Stock

Posted By on Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 4:04 PM

This Saturday, October 6th, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., is the annual Bookstock, a full day's program of speakers, signings, workshops, and more at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library on Poplar. And by "more," organizers mean food trucks in the library's parking lot, cooking demonstrations by authors Marissa Baggett, Paul and Angela Knipple, B.J. Chester Tamayo, live music, and a special address at 12:45 p.m. by Congressman Steve Cohen on the importance of literacy. Keynote speaker at 1 p.m. is Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats. Events are free and open to the public.

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