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UPCOMING EVENTS (Fall 2019)

In an effort to increase access to the marginalized voices, the Manchester City Library will be hosting an event to transcribe essays written by those who are imprisoned, work in the prison system, or volunteer in the prison system through the American Prison Writings Archive. Registration is required. Please bring your own laptop. Library laptops will be provided on a first come first serve basis. For more information please contact Becky at 603-624-6550 ext. 3320

 

**You will be able to choose the paper you transcribe, however, please note that many, if not most letters discuss issues that may be unsettling to some, including violence, gang membership, police brutality, mental illness, and past crimes.**

Sign up on the library's event page here.

October 8, 5-7pm

 

Winchell Room

Manchester City Library, 

405 Pine Street, Manchester

AMERICAN PRISON WRITINGS ARCHIVE PROJECT

KooKoo Land

Join us to discuss KooKooLand by Gloria Norris! This memoir is ‘chilling, intensely moving and darkly funny. It cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family and announces a startling original voice.’ You can learn more about the book here.

For more information please contact the library at 603-624-6550 X3319.

October 10, 7pm

​Hunt Room

Manchester City Library,

405 Pine Street

BOOK DISCUSSION

KooKoo Land

The UNH Manchester D & IE Committee has selected KooKooLand  by Manchester native and screenwriter Gloria Norris for their 2019 title. The book’s themes of perseverance and the value of education, along with the author’s engaging and humorous writing about growing up here in Manchester under very challenging childhood circumstances, make this both an entertaining read and an important catalyst for community conversations. Because this is such an amazing opportunity to engage in discussion on such a broad community level, the Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Book Club will use KooKooLand as its first fall selection.  

 

Open to the public -to sign up for the discussion, please send an email to unhm.library@unh.edu

October 15, 12-1pm

Room P302

UNH Manchester,

88 Commercial Street, Manchester

DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION

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Join MCC Human Services and Behavioral Science students and faculty members Tara Strong and Laura Bilodeau, as well as UNHM Psychology professor and clinical psychologist Dr. Nicholas Mian, to view and discuss Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris’s TED Talk on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

October 18, 9:30-10:30am

Learning Commons

MCC, 1066 Front Street, Manchester

TALK ON ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES

The Southern New Hampshire’s Shapiro Library online book club will be holding a conversation of KooKooLand by Gloria Norris via the SNHUreads Facebook page. Participation is available at any time during or post discussion. 

October 19, 10:30am

SNHU READS

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In Our Own Voice is a NAMI NH recovery education presentation given by trained presenters who themselves have struggled with mental illness and are in recovery. This brief, yet comprehensive, interactive presentation about mental illness includes a video, personal testimony and discussion. The presentation enriches the participants’ understandings of how people with these serious disorders cope with their symptoms, recover, and lead productive lives with hope, meaning and dignity. The program also empowers those who are faced with mental illness, and provides living proof that recovery is an ongoing reality.

Throughout the presentation, the audience is encouraged to offer feedback and ask questions. These opportunities for participants lead to a better understanding of what it is like to live with a mental illness and help break down the walls of stigma that surround mental illness. 

Space is limited. To sign up, please send an email to carolyn.gamtso@unh.edu

October 22, 4-5pm

Room P101

UNH Manchester

88 Commercial Street, Manchester

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS IN YOUR OWN VOICE COMMUNITY PRESENTATION

 An evening about ACES at MCC. Ms. Norris’s memoir recounts her own Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), so we’ll be exploring ACES through an interactive theatrical presentation created by MCC Behavioral Science Department Chair, Laura ​Bilodeau and performed by MCC's Dramatic Flair students, where the audience will get to respond to the characters, followed by Q&A with the chair of the local Al-Anon and staff from the Upper Room Family Resource Center and other organizations addressing ACES in the Manchester area.

October 23, 6-7:30pm

Room 100

MCC, 1066 Front Street, 

Manchester

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE PRESENTATION

KooKoo Land

Whether or not you’ve read KooKooLand by Gloria Norris, come and hear about this riveting memoir of growing up in 1960’s Manchester. The book is this year’s One Book, One Manchester selection.

October 24, 12:30pm

Library

MCC, 1066 Front Street,

Manchester

BOOK DISCUSSION

KooKoo Land

Bring your lunch and join us to discuss KookooLand by Gloria Norris as part of our 2019 One Book One Manchester event. This memoir is ‘chilling, intensely moving and darkly funny. It cuts to the heart and soul of a troubled American family and announces a startling original voice.’  For more information please contact the library at 603-624-6550 X3319

October 29, 12:15pm

Hunt Room

Manchester City Library,

405 Pine Street, Manchester

BOOK DISCUSSION

Stigma in the City: A Brief History of Mental Wellness in Manchester from 1960 to Today

 

Join Rik Cornell, VP of Community Relations at the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, for a look at the history of mental health in Manchester. Part of the One-Book-One-Manchester series, Rik will examine the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental disorders during the 1960’s and how it shaped the projects where Gloria Norris grew up. From the 1960’s to today, Cornell will touch on some of the most misunderstood disorders, and how, left untreated, they can cause tremendous damage to those that suffer from them and the people around them.  For more information, contact Sue at 624-6550 x3320

October 29, 7pm

Auditorium

Manchester City Library,

405 Pine Street, Manchester

PRESENTATION ON THE HISTORY AND STIGMA OF MENTAL WELLNESS

American Prison Writing Archives Transcribe-a-thon on Wednesday, October 30 from 4-7 pm.In an effort to increase access to the marginalized voices, the Geisel Library will be hosting an event to transcribe essays written by those who are imprisoned, work in the prison system, or volunteer in the prison system through the American Prison Writings Archive. 

Registration is required. Please bring your own laptop. Library laptops will be provided on a first come first serve basis. For more information please contact Rebekah Dryer at rdreyer@anselm.edu.

**You will be able to choose the paper you transcribe, however, please note that many, if not most letters discuss issues that may be unsettling to some, including violence, gang membership, police brutality, mental illness, and past crimes.**

October 30, 4-7pm

Geisel Library, 2nd floor classroom

Saint Anselm College,

100 St. Anselm Dr., Manchester

AMERICAN PRISON WRITINGS ARCHIVE PROJECT

This year’s Storytelling Festival is being held in conjunction with the 2nd annual One Book One Manchester program to promote literacy. It will focus on‘growing up’ in keeping with the themes of this year’s selection.  

 

Stories may touch on this topic specifically or generally, and can be treated literally or as a metaphor. Hosted by NHPR’s Peter Biello, this event will feature a variety of forms of storytelling, from traditional oration to time-based media, including the work of writers, visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, animators, graphic novelists, and anyone with a story to tell.

November 2, 2-4pm

Auditorium

NEC, French Hall,

148 Concord Street, Manchester

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

This year's One Book One Manchester author will be at the Bookery to sign copies of KooKooland.

November 10, 2pm

 

The Bookery

844 Elm Street, Manchester

BOOK SIGNING BY AUTHOR GLORIA NORRIS

This is the book that everyone is reading! Set in Manchester, NH in the 1960's, it's the memior that's flying off the shelves. So, they've decided to host a book discussion at Barnes and Noble in Manchester. Come in and chat about KooKooLand.

November 12, 7pm

 

Barnes and Noble

1741 S Willow Street, Manchester

BOOK DISCUSSION

Gloria Norris will return to Elmwood Gardens, the Manchester neighborhood where she grew up, to speak with current residents. For more information contact Kris Hall at 603-624-2107

November 13, 3pm

Elmwood Gardens

Community Center, Main Floor

83 Trahan Street, Manchester

VISIT TO ELMWOOD GARDENS

Gloria Norris

Join us for an evening with Hollywood screenwriter and producer Gloria Norris, a Manchester native and the author of KooKooLand. Ms. Norris will read from her memoir, answer audience questions, and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.  

November 14, 6-8PM

Multipurpose Room

MCC, 1066 Front Street,

Manchester

KEYNOTE EVENT:

VISITING WRITER GLORIA NORRIS, AUTHOR OF KOOKOOLAND

KooKoo Land

Gloria Norris will be joining us for a brunch and panel discussion hosted by YWCA New Hampshire, and Dismas Home of New Hampshire. Come and enjoy a homecooked brunch and participate in a dynamic discussion relating the themes of KooKooland to the lives of women in Manchester today. Hear a first-hand account of the journeys in healing from their past, thriving in their present, and building hope for their future.

November 15, 10-11:30 am

YWCA,

72 Concord Street, Manchester

Free but please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-brunch-tickets-77839336551

BRUNCH WITH AUTHOR GLORIA NORRIS

PAST EVENTS (Fall 2018)

New Hampshire Institute of Art is pleased to announce their third annual Storytelling Festival, taking place on October 13 from 2pm - 4pm. The event will feature a variety of forms of storytelling and will be emceed by NHPR's Peter Biello. This event is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. Submissions for this event are open to the public. This year's Storytelling Festival will be part of the greater One Book One Manchester program. In the spirit of the book selection, Exit West, the theme for this year's festival will be "Immigration." Stories submitted may touch on this topic specifically or generally. 

October 13, 2pm

 

NHIA, French Hall, 

148 Concord Street, Manchester

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

Join MCC for a discussion of the One Book One Manchester community-wide read, Exit West. The discussion will take place in the MCC Library. Feel free to join us even if you haven't read the book!

October 4, 12:30-2pm

Manchester Community College Library, 1066 Front Street

BOOK DISCUSSION

NHIA is pleased to welcome author Mohsin Hamid to NHIA’s French Hall, 148 Concord Street, Manchester, New Hampshire on October 2, at 7pm for an onstage interview and audience question and answer session. Mr. Hamid is the author of "Exit West," the book selected for the first annual One Book, One Manchester (@1BOOK1MHT) citywide reading program. This special event is open to the public. Tickets are $5 at the door and can be reserved at MohsinHamidNHIA/eventbrite.com! We hope to see you there.

October 2, 7pm

NHIA, French Hall,

148 Concord Street, Manchester

VISITING WRITER MOHSIN HAMID, AUTHOR OF EXIT WEST

A storytelling event like no other, Suitcase Stories brings to life the powerful and poignant stories of refugees and immigrants.
The format of storytelling brings an immediate connection to the real-life experiences of people from across the world who have settled in New Hampshire.
In 2017, nearly 2,000 people saw a live performance of Suitcase Stories® and thousands more watched a taped episode on PBS television. The Suitcase Stories® series provides a way for a community to dig beneath the headlines, exposes audiences to the complexity of immigration issues, and directly impacts life-changing refugee services. Join us.

September 30, 7pm

Palace Theatre, 80 Hannover Street, Manchester

SUITCASE STORIES

Come listen to local author Terry Farish as she presents a multi-cultural storytime for all ages. She will read her picture book, Luis Paints the World. Afterwards, kids can paint mural of their favorite things in their neighbor on paper with markers, paint sticks and crayons. The finished mural will be displayed in the library. 

September 26, 3:30pm

Carpenter Memorial Building, 405 Pine Street, Manchester

STORY TIME WITH TERRY FARRISH

Come, listen to local author Terry Farish as she presents a multi-cultural storytime for all ages. She will read her picture book, Joseph's Big Ride. Afterwards, kids will create bike tassels/streamers with a golf tee and ribbons for their bikes. Don't forgot to bring your bikes to the library so you can attach the streamers!

September 25, 3:30pm

West Manchester Branch Library, 76 South Main Street, Manchester

STORY TIME WITH TERRY FARRISH

Come join us at this event for some amazing animal ambassadors. Snakes and turtles, hedgehogs and birds. Many more animals. Learn about other parts of the world by meeting some four-legged ambassadors.

September 20, 6:00-7:30pm

Carpenter Memorial Building, 405 Pine Street, Manchester

AROUND THE WORLD SAFARI WITH WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

Join our evening discussion group to discuss the One Book One Manchester title, Exit West.

September 13, 7pm

Carpenter Memorial Building, 405 Pine Street, Manchester

BOOK DISCUSSION

A photography exhibit on Manchester's long history of cultural diversity is up right now in at the Public Library, just one of many events that are connected to One Book One Manchester. The exhibition includes both black-and-white photos from the Manchester Historical Association from the early 20th Century and contemporary color photos by Becky Field that depict more recent trends in immigration, along with a timeline.

September 5-October 31

Carpenter Memorial Building, 405 Pine Street, Manchester

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT, "The History of Cultural Diversity in Manchester" BY BECKY FIELD