January 2020 events at Burke’s Book Store
Tuesday, January 7th, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Book signing with Bill Haltom, author of Why Can’t Mother Vote? Joseph Hanover and the Unfinished Business of Democracy (HillHelen Group, $22 paperback). This event will be held at Bounty on Broad at 2519 Broad Avenue.
On August 18th, 1920, thirty-year-old state Rep. Joseph Hanover of Memphis walked into the Hermitage Hotel to be greeted by cheers and jeers. Joe Hanover had become the nation’s leading male voice in the fight for woman suffrage and the passage of the 19th amendment. The most powerful forces in Tennessee opposed him. But Joe Hanover, a Polish Immigrant, was not going to back away from the fight. Joe asked, “Why can’t Mother vote?”
Bill Haltom is a father, lawyer and award-winning writer. He is the author of six books and has been a newspaper and magazine humor columnist for over 25 years.
Thursday, January 9th, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m (Reading at 6:00). Reading and book signing with Lynne Sachs, for her book of poetry, Year by Year (Tender Button Press, $19 paperback).
Lynne Sachs grew up in Memphis and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. Sachs makes films and writes poems that explore the intricate relationship between personal observations and broader historical experiences. This collection of poems, one for each year from 1961 to 2011, began as a half-century mark in Sachs’ life. Reflecting on history and memory, the poems themselves became the basis for her film, Tip of my Tongue.
If you have any questions concerning these events, please contact Cheryl Mesler at 901-278-7484.