Third House Podcast: Episode 2: Creative Healing
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Third House Podcast: Episode 2: Creative Healing

Here we are again! Calling the circle once more to create community ritual...a space for interconnectedness...to share our lived experiences around using our creative expression...to heal...ourselves and others. We have an exciting group of guests who will share their journeys into resilience...through their dark nights of the soul...wielding only their creative impulses and energies to manifest their chosen realities. Join us and see...how it’s done...tell...how you did it...and let’s consider what we can all do together in and for our community!

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Indie Bookstore Day
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Indie Bookstore Day

Join us at Third House Books & Coffee on April 28th in celebrating independent bookstores! On IBD, we'll have special readings throughout the entire day from some of our favorite local authors and poets: Alycin Hayes (Milo & the Mustang, for the little ones), Lauren Groff (Fates & Furies), Ashley Inguanta (Bomb), and Quanisha Madison (Opium Fields). Help us celebrate the special place that is the bookstore by meeting some of Gainesville's female writers and poets in honor of #NationalPoetryMonth and belated International Women's Month!

There will be live music by Balcony Collapse in between readings, giveaways sponsoring local charities, and as always snacks will be available from next door at the Downtown Wine and Cheese. The event is free, kid-friendly, and the perfect opportunity to grab a book by a local author. Copies of the readers' works will be available for purchase and signing.


Alycin Hayes 12pm
Lauren Groff 3pm
Quanisha Madison 6pm
Ashley Inguanta 7:30pm

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Better Than Book Club: Waiting to Exhale
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Better Than Book Club: Waiting to Exhale

This months Better Than pick is a special one. Kiren and myself (Heather) were sitting discussing what book and movie we should pick this month, and found ourselves naming books by white men, over and over. We decided that needed to change, and so Kiren picked something that is a little out of the box for us: a romance by a woman of color - Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan. McMillan's novel is one of revenge, triumph, and friendship and I was once compared to a particular scene which you will know immediately once you read the book and see the movie with us

Movie Screening: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @7:30PM

The screening is free, but seating limited. Beverages and food available from our neighbors Downtown Wine & Cheese.

Stop in to pick up your copy (mention the book club for a 15% discount). We've got a bunch waiting for ya!

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Better Than Book Club: The Orchid Thief
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Better Than Book Club: The Orchid Thief

This month's Better Than pick gets local and meta. We will be reading Susan Orlean's phenomenal personal story of her encounter with the eccentric John Laroche as he searches for the elusive Ghost Orchid with the ultimate intent of cloning it. Their journey takes them through the swamps of Florida and dangerous encounters. The book was optioned to be adapted to the screen by the equally eccentric Charlie Kaufman. As he struggled to write the screenplay, he instead chooses to write about his own experience with John Laroche and Susan Orlean, creating a wickedly funny and equally crazy film. Directed by Spike Jonze, you're in for a treat.

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Meet Author Peter Rush
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Meet Author Peter Rush

We are excited to have Peter Rush read from his newly published novel, Wild World (August 31, 2017). Peter S. Rush is a graduate of Brown University and has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Florida.  He was a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, Peace Corps volunteer, and a police officer.  He is currently CEO of a global management firm.

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Short Story Club - Italo Calvino
Feb
1
8:30 PM20:30

Short Story Club - Italo Calvino

Join us as we discuss The Daughters of the Moon. Written in 1968 by Italo Calvino. This mystical story of strong willed ladies and regeneration is a great read following the recent Roe v. Wade anniversary and the Women's March. We'll be trying something new and hosting it at Third House books. We will provide wine and food but BYO snacks and drinks are still encouraged! Downtown Wine & Cheese will also be open and have beverages and food for purchase.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/02/23/the-daughters-of-the-moon/amp

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Paul Ortiz: Book Launch, Reading, & Signing
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Ortiz: Book Launch, Reading, & Signing

Join us to celebrate the release of Dr. Paul Ortiz's newest book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States. Dr. Ortiz will be reading from his book, answering questions, and signing copies just for you. Copies can be pre-ordered at Third House Books. Stop in or visit http://www.thirdhousebooks.com/special-orders/ to do so.

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352Creates: Create in Place at Third House
Jan
12
11:00 AM11:00

352Creates: Create in Place at Third House

These community-wide “pop-up” style activities help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations. Open to all 352 residents, the goal is to create healthy communities through everyday acts of creativity — founded on the idea that anyone, using even the simplest of materials, can create something amazing.

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ArtWalk: Humans of Gainesville Photo Exhibit
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

ArtWalk: Humans of Gainesville Photo Exhibit

Join photographer Renée Hoffinger and Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua County (WG&AC) for the Dec. 1 Artwalk Gainesville from 7-10 pm. Renée will showcase photos from her "Immigrants of Gainesville" series, which highlights the stories of our immigrant neighbors and friends.

This event is free and open to the public. Donations to support the continuation of WG&AC's programming are welcome.

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David B. Wolf: Book Release Workshop
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

David B. Wolf: Book Release Workshop

We are thrilled to announce our first book release event at Third House Books in downtown Gainesville on Saturday, November 18. We invite you to celebrate and experience the depth and power of the lessons in this book. We will hear readings from the book, and we will EXPERIENCE the practical applications of creating sacred space, and being truly with another person. Come connect with yourself and learn how to connect with others in a more authentic, present way. Experience the guidance of a master facilitator with decades of experience giving hundreds of workshops that have transformed the lives of many people from all walks of life.

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MFA@FLA Alumni Reading
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

MFA@FLA Alumni Reading

The MFA@FLA is proud to present our first annual Alumni Reading, brought to you as part of the Florida Writers Festival.

Join us November 2nd at 8pm at Third House Books to hear work from Eileen Rush, Nini Berndt, Jacqueline Sabbagh and Chloe Lane. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our neighbors at Downtown Wine & Cheese.

 

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