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September 2022 Newsletter

"You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” – Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451

Books and art photography! Can it get any better than that at A Novel Experience? September ushers in the 19th edition of SlowExposures--the photo festival held annually in Pike County that celebrates photography of the rural South. Check out more about the show below. And, join us in welcoming two of the show's photographers on the PopUp Tour! Felicia Gail and Noelle McCleaf will present "Reverberations" at the store during the show during the third weekend in September through mid October. Come for Saturday Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 17, 9-11 to meet them--and stay for Jerry Atnip's Juror's Talk about the PopUp Tour around the Square during SlowE.

It's time to get out and socialize--consider joining one of our monthly get-togethers. We have discussion groups on current subjects of interest, knitting groups, and book groups about all kinds of titles. We enjoy great discussions at our monthly "Living Room Conversations"--we celebrate diversity in opinion and celebrate how we pull off discussing a variety of topics in a fun, civil and informative way. It can be done! Alert! We won't be meeting this month because of the photo festival but we'll be baaaack!

Books can spark an amazing response in readers. We're featuring two displays-- titles that have been banned through the years and winners of the Pulitzer Prize--There's something for everyone in these two collections!


And, check out Emily's "space" collection of books--she has updated us on Artemis--it launches this Saturday--cross your fingers! For more down-to-earth favorites we've assembled a group of books about camping, hiking, and enjoying America's wild places. Come and see us! And, tell us what you've been reading!


The Novel Experience Team


Get yours while they last! Our shirts have been worn in Paris, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, .... and who-knows-where next!

SlowExposures: The 19th annual photography festival featuring photography

of the contemporary rural South


Through the course of four days, September 15th through September 18th enjoy 8 distinct photography exhibitions throughout Pike County--all set in historic buildings. The main show of 75 images by 54 photographers from across the U.S. were chosen by Jurors Michael Pannier and Maria Kelly. The jurors will be on tap to discuss their selection process at the Juror's Talk at 11:00 am on Sunday, Sept. 18th at Strickland's. Stay and see the show! For more information, go to www.slowexposures.org. Catalogs also available at the store!



Our September Calendar!


TUESDAYS: The Knitters & Crocheters are back! We welcome back the knitting and Crocheting enthusiasts who have a casual, drop-in gathering every Tuesday--if you are a pro, or want to figure out how to wield those knitting needles you put down ages ago, stop by!

THURSDAY, September 1st: THE DROP-IN GUILT-FREE BOOK GROUP meets at the store at 7:00 p.m.! We're discussing "Eternal" by Lisa Scottoline.

SATURDAY, September 3rd: THE NERD HERD meets at 6:00 to discuss The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. If you are interested in joining this great group for young adults, come and grab a seat!

FRIDAY, September 2: The Writer's Group meets at the store at 6:00 pm. It's not too late--write something to share! "The creative process takes its own course. If it did otherwise, it would not be creative" P.W. Martin

TUESDAY, September 6th: THE SPIRITUALITY GROUP meets at 1:00 p.m. and continues with their exploration of "Spirituality and the Enneagram".

LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS will not be meeting this month! (We have to make room for SlowExposures). Join us next month! Imagine-- enjoying civil discussion with a diverse group on a variety of topics! Join us at 3:00 next month--Sunday, October 16th!

WEDNESDAY, September 21st at High Noon: The BROWN BAG BOOK GROUP discusses Our Woman in Moscow by Beatrice Williams.

SATURDAY, September 17th: SLOWEXPOSURES BRUNCH Join us from 9-10 am for a delicious reception for the artists on the PopUP Tour!

SUNDAY, September 25th: THE CLASSICS GROUP meets at 2:00 pm to discuss Virginia Woolf's Orlando.

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