The new adult literary program at Dog Ears Bookstore that focuses on women in literature will continue on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The book highlighted during this session will be Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.
The All Our Voices Literary Program is a free monthly series for women of all ages that explores the different voices of women including immigrants, Black, Latina, Indigenous, LGBTQ, and formerly incarcerated individuals through diverse authors and time periods.
Sessions take place from 10 a.m. to noon at Dog Ears Bookstore, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The program is planned and led by a local college professor who encourage participants to share their own experiences, views and thoughts as they explore works of fiction, nonfiction, short stories and essays.
Sessions consists of a mix of high-quality discussions, group activities, personal reflections, conversations, writing exercises and more. The sessions will also include a deep dive into the role of women as well as the experiences, expectations, restrictions, prejudices, biases, challenges, etc. they experienced and the overall view of women by society during each time frame.
Prior to each session, participants will be given reading guides, prepared by the literary Instructor, with certain themes, questions and things to look for in each book while they read it. Each book in the program will be available for purchase at a reduced rate at Dog Ears Bookstore. Attendees are asked to read the book prior to the session if possible.
Future sessions on the schedule include:
• Wednesday, Dec. 13, The Sentence by Louise Erdrich
Shorter essays by additional authors will also be read during each session, and the program is limited to 15 participants per session. Please visit Dog Ears Bookstore or call 823-2665 to register or for more information.
The All Our Voices Literary Program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Services Inc.
A new six-week Puppy Tales series at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo, will kick off at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17.
Open to children ages 3 and 4 accompanied by a parent or guardian, Puppy Tales runs on six consecutive Friday mornings and each session includes three stories, a craft and healthy snacks. Sessions are skill- and book-based and the cost is $30 per child. Puppy Tales is limited to 15 children.
Puppy Tales is a great way to prepare students for Pre-K. To register for Puppy Tales, please visit the bookstore or call 823-2665. For more information on Dog Ears Bookstore, please visit dogearsbookstore.org.
Author Ray Nowak, a 1975 graduate of Bishop Timon High School, returns to South Buffalo for a book-signing event from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road.
Nowak checked out of the mainstream in 1977, quitting college and leaving Buffalo on a bus bound for California. A wandering life ensued and continues. He joined the Merchant Marine in 1980 and traveled around the world working aboard cargo ships, and also lived off the grid in Eagle Harbor, Washington for 20 years, anchored offshore on a houseboat and embracing a lifestyle of simplicity.
Notes On The Road Less Traveled: The Road Never Ends and the Soul Never Dies – Chronicles Of A Wandering Man, details Nowak’s journey from the street to the sea through the eyes of a wandering man. This collection of stories and musings will take you on a ride that spans over 40 years of a life on the road.
For more information on Dog Ears Bookstore, please visit dogearsbookstore.org or call 823-2665. You can also follow Dog Ears on Facebook for frequent updates.