Literary Notes: Oldies Film Series Continues at Library
Oldies and Goodies, the nostalgic film series for adults, continues at Southern Pines Public Library Thursday, Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m.
This month's feature is "It's a Pleasure," a 1945 musical starring Olympic gold medalist Sonja Henie. Henie stars as ice-show star Chris Linden, who falls in love with fallen hockey champ Don. Misunderstandings, melodrama and spectacular skating scenes ensue in this early Technicolor gem.
The Oldies and Goodies film series is free and open to the public and is made possible by the Friends of the Southern Pines Library. For more information, visit www.sppl.net or call (910) 692-8235.
Randolph Writers, a group of dedicated writers supported by the Randolph Arts Guild, will be holding an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the Sara Smith Self Gallery, 123 Sunset Avenue, to acquaint area residents with area writers.
This event is intended to make people aware of writing as a form of art.
"Everyone is welcome, and those with a desire to write are expressly encouraged to attend," says a spokesman. "Meet talented writers from across the area that have one thing in common, a desire to write."
There will be works on display, refreshments and door prizes.
"Enjoy a poetry reading and two short story readings by our authors," says the spokesman.
A year's membership to Randolph Writers will also be given away.
For more information, contact Robin Emerson at (336) 736-3496 or the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.
Author Peter Schneider, known as one of the most prolific German writers today, will talk and read from his works Friday, Nov. 20, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The 2 p.m. talk will be held in the UNCG Faculty Center on College Avenue. The event is open to the public at no charge.
Schneider has authored more than 20 books, including "The Wall Jumper," a book that chronicles the long-term psychological effects of the division between East and West Germany before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The author is also known for his participation in the 1960s German student movement, his engagement with political issues and their cultural representation in literature and film, and his engagement in transatlantic dialogue between Germany and the United States.
Schneider's talk is the culmination of programming at UNCG marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
For more information, visit www.uncg.edu/gar/wall.
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