Events

Curious Iguana hosts a variety of author events and book discussions, both in our store and at nearby locations. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. No registration is required, but seating is limited. Please call 301.695.2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com if you have any questions.

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  • 05
    05.April.Wednesday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    04/05/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Join us for an evening of poetry as we celebrate National Poetry Month. Enjoy readings by local poets and friends Anne Higgins and Bill Jones, followed by a Q&A and book signing. About Anne Higgins Anne Higgins teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She is a member of the Daughters of Charity. Eight books of her poetry have been published: At the Year's ElbowScattered Showers in a Clear SkyPick It Up and ReadHow the Hand BehavesDigging for GodVexed QuestionsReconnaissance, and Life List.   Her poems have been featured frequently on The Writer's AlmanacAbout Bill JonesBill Jones grew up in Frederick in the 1950s and 60s, and his memoir in poetry, At Sunset, Facing East, includes numerous poems about that time period. He currently lives in Baltimore, where he has taught English and creative writing for more than 40 years. A former winner of a Baltimore Artscape Literary Arts Award, he has had poetry appear in publications such as California Quarterly, Borderlands:Texas Poetry Review, The Connecticut River Review, and most recently, Garrison Keillor's The Writer's Almanac. At Sunset, Facing East was published in October 2016 by Apprentice House Press.Free event; no registration required. Books will be available for purchase and signing at event. Question? Please email info@curiousiguana.com or call 301.695.2500. 
  • 11
    11.April.Tuesday

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    04/11/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Discuss thought-provoking reads over cup of tea (courtesy of the Iguana’s next-door neighbor, Voila!). Booksellers lead discussions at 11 am on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Curious Iguana (12 North Market Street in Downtown Frederick).Free; no registration required. Featured titles are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session. Questions? Contact us at 301-695-2500 or info@curiousiguana.com.April 11: The Sellout by Paul BeattyMay 9: The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate HamerJune 13:  The Song Poet by Kao Kalia YangJuly 11: One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill BrysonAugust 8: The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma-Jane KirbySeptember 12: This Side of Providence by Rachel HarperOctober 10: Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sumil Yapa November 14: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  • 13
    13.April.Thursday

    07:00 PM-08:00 PM
    04/13/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    New for 2017! Readers’ Workshop at Curious IguanaJoin us at the Iguana on the second Thursday of every month at 7 pm for our new Readers’ Workshop. Free; no registration required. Featured books are discounted 20% four weeks prior to each session.Ever struggle with describing exactly why you like or dislike a book? Perhaps you enjoyed the plot and the characters, but you can’t quite pinpoint the reason why you wouldn’t recommend it to others. Readers’ Workshop will help you read closer so you can recognize what makes fiction writing great—whether it’s beautifully crafted sentences, natural dialogue, or details you will never forget. Using Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer* as a reference guide, we will read a chapter of the guide as well as a work of fiction each month. Our discussions will focus on what we learned from that month’s chapter and how it relates to that month’s featured title. Join us as we slow down and pay close attention, which will make us all better readers.Leading Readers’ Workshop is Stephanie Yamkovenko, who has lived in downtown Frederick for the past eight years and is convinced that Frederick is a real-life Stars Hollow. She spends her free time reading, running, writing, and walking around downtown. Stephanie grew up in south Louisiana and currently works as a digital editor for a health care association. Read her blog (syciphers.wordpress.com), follow her on Twitter @s_yamkovenko, and see what she’s reading on Litsy @StephanieY.April 13: Vernon God Little by DBC PierreTopic: Narration (Chapter 5, Reading Like a Writer)May 11: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieTopic: Character (Chapter 6, Reading Like a Writer)June 8: A Mercy by Toni MorrisonTopic: Dialogue (Chapter 7, Reading Like a Writer)July 13: The God of Small Things by Arundhati RoyTopic: Details (Chapter 8, Reading Like a Writer)August 10: Wise Blood by Flannery O’ConnorTopic: Gesture (Chapter 9, Reading Like a Writer)* Francine Prose’s Reading Like a Writer* is available to Readers’ Workshop participants for the reduced price of $10.
  • 20
    20.April.Thursday

    12:00 PM-01:00 PM
    04/20/17
    Curious Iguana
    12 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701, USA
    Spend your lunch break at the Iguana! It’s BYOBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag) for this book club, which meets on the third Thursday of each month at noon. We’ll supply the table, chairs, and plenty of books. Participants will choose from advance (pre-publication) copies of fiction and non-fiction titles that are not yet available to the public. Read your pre-pub selection and join us for a future session to share feedback with the group. Limited to 10 participants. Free, but registration is required. Call 301-695-2500 or email info@curiousiguana.com.
  • 23
    23.April.Sunday

    02:00 PM-03:00 PM
    04/23/17
    C. Burr Artz Public Library - Community Room
    110 East Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, United States
    "It is always heartening to see women step up to the writer's table. When the results are as adroit and affecting as Marita Golden's work, it is more than satisfying, it is a cause for celebration." - Nobel Laureate Toni MorrisonAs a respected family court judge, Diane Tate spent her life making tough calls, but nothing could’ve prepared her for her husband Gregory’s diagnosis: early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As his memory wavers and fades, Diane and her children reexamine their connections with the man they once knew and navigate loving the man he has become.Daughter Lauren honors her gifted father by following in his footsteps as an architect, while son Sean races the clock to repair his broken relationship with Gregory. Diane remains resolute in her goal to keep her family together—until her husband finds love with another resident of his assisted living facility. Faced with an even more uncertain future, Diane must forge her own path—and discover her own capacity for love.Author Marita Golden has written more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction and has taught writing at several prestigious universities. She co-founded and serves as president emeritus of Hurston/Wright Foundation, dedicated to preserving and fostering Black voices in literature. She received the Fiction Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association for her novel, After, as well as the Writers for Writers Award, presented by Barnes & Noble and Poets & Writers, Inc.Presented by Curious Iguana in partnership with Frederick County Public Libraries and Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, this event is free and open to the public; no registration required.Books will be available for purchase and signing at event.

 

 

 

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