Bookmarks, an independent bookstore and public gathering space, is presenting several events this week at 634 W. Fourth St., No. 110, Winston-Salem.
Admission is free. For details, visit www.bookmarksnc.org/upcoming-events.
- 7 p.m. June 7: Jean Kwok will read and discuss her newest book “Searching for Sylvie Lee.” Kwok is the award-winning and international bestselling author of “Girl In Translation” and “Mambo in Chinatown.” “Searching for Sylvie Lee” is a suspenseful drama that explores the complicated ties between three women and the dark secrets that emerge during tragedy in a Chinese immigrant family. Kwok will be in conversation with Sarah McCoy, Winston-Salem author of “Marilla of Green Gables.” This event is part of Bookmarks’ Book Club Connection program.
- 7 p.m. June 8: Lecture Night in Camel City: National Humanities Award-winning historian Jacqueline Dowd Hall will speak about the Lumpkin sisters, descendants of a prominent slaveholding family who were “estranged and yet forever entangled.” Hall is the author of “Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America,” which is grounded in decades of research, the Lumpkin family’s private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace Lumpkin, who reinvented themselves as radical thinkers and activists.