Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Gnu Room Celebrates Return of Sunbelt Reading Series

Gnu Room Celebrates Return of Sunbelt Reading Series
for The Corner News

The Gnu Room has been Auburn's best source of rare, used, and out of print books for several years and is commemorating the first year anniversary of the change of Ownership with an expanded slate of events.

"We have always tried to provide the coffee shop atmosphere," Tina Tatum said, "And the newest additions are hopefully going to expand our audience." Gnu Room is also widely known and regarded for their coffee specialties.

Gnu Room has a few reoccuring events, such as "Science Cafe", which takes place typically on the second friday of the month, as well as the upcoming "Sunbelt Reading Series" that will bring well-known and published regional and local writers to speak with audiences in Auburn for the second year. The first saturday of each month also features the "Words Cafe Live!", a collection of spoken-word, literary, graphic, and storytelling artists from Auburn and beyond, and all are invited to participate.

Organized and facillitated by Ron Riekki of the Auburn University English Department, The Sunbelt Reading Series returns September 18 at 8:00pm, featuring Jordan Sanderson, Joanna Grant, Barabara Weidemann, and Marian Carcache. Sanderson and Grant are both Auburn University Poets, Sanderson with a recent book out titled "The Last Hedonist", published by Pudding House Press, and Grant was previously a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University in England.

This month's Science Cafe is Friday, September 12 at 7:00pm and features Dr. Anthony Moss, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Auburn University, giving his talk entitled "Microbes, Jellies and Global Warming: What's The Connection?".

"All of our upcoming guests and events should be really exciting," Tatum added.