Enjoy a candid conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling authors JOHN GRISHAM and JOHN HART about the imagination and creativity of writing thrillers, hosted by D.G. Martin of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.
HART was the first to win two consecutive Edgar Allen Poe Awards for Best Mystery Novel – Down River and The Last Child. Building on the world first seen in The Last Child, The Hush explores friendship, persistence and forgotten power. A signed copy of The Hush is included with admission.
GRISHAM’s novels have been translated into 48 languages and sold more than 300 million copies. Nine of his novels including The Firm, The Client, The Pelican Brief, and A Time to Kill have been adapted into feature films. His newest legal thriller The Rooster Bar takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.
Four 40-and-under panelists who are active in Raleigh’s civic life discuss what is going wrong and right with how the city is growing and what kind of city it should become.
Nick Neptune, co-founder of Raleigh’s downtown creative studio and collective, The Assembly, and a proponent of using music, art and food as instruments for building and strengthening our sense of place and community.
Elizabeth Alley, an urban planner with over 15 years of public and private sector experience, she is passionate about creating a vibrant pedestrian realm and engaging the community to develop equitable place-based growth strategies.
Molly McKinley, a Peace College graduate and a board memberof Oaks and Spokes, a collectively led bicycling advocacy organization. She is an active member of her Citizens Advisory Council covering neighborhoods near downtown Raleigh.
David Shaner, a 2012 graduate of NC State with a degree in chemical engineering, he founded Offline Media, a technology company that gives consumers instant access to the best events and experiences in their city.
You’re invited to WakeUP Wake County’s community forum Our Future: Growing Smart with Housing and Transit. The keynote speaker, Chris Zimmerman, Smart Growth America’s Vice President for Economic Development, will address how embracing the planning needed in a rapidly growing county can help build a healthy, equitable, and sustainable community.
The event also features local experts discussing the challenges and need for expanding affordable housing, connecting neighborhoods to transit, and community support for smart growth planning in fast-growing Raleigh and Wake County.
The City of Raleigh Museum is proud to gather prominent members of our community in a special event featuring discussion of the key decisions that have helped make Raleigh what it is today. During the “Big Decisions Forum,” panelists will discuss “hot topics” such as the city’s creation as a planned community in 1792; the construction of major centers like Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village and North Hills; the merger of city and county schools and integration of the school system; and the Fayetteville Street renaissance. They’ll also talk about the “Big Decisions” we are grappling with today—including Dix Park, Union Station, the Wake Transit Plan—that will change the trajectory of the city in the future.
Complimentary beverages and snacks will be served.
Play like a kid to support ALL kids!
A 21+ event at Marbles.
- Human Foosball
- Hungry, Hungry Humans
- Throwback Games
- DIY Designs
- Exclusive PLAY on the Marbles pirate ship, helicopter, basketball court and more!
One of the fastest growing states in the nation, North Carolina is expected to see its population rise to more than 12.5 million people by 2040 – a 32 percent increase from the state’s 2010 population.
- Much of that growth will occur in major metropolitan areas, which are projected to house 81 percent of the state’s overall population.
- Smaller communities are expected to see population growth of more than 180,000.
That’s why it is crucial that North Carolina’s public transportation systems keep up with the changing population and connect residents in urban and rural areas to opportunities and services such as jobs, higher education, healthcare and recreation.
The Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan will help public transit systems keep pace with growth through improved partnerships and recommendations for strategic transit investments that build upon the success of the state’s transit systems.
Register at https://www.regonline.com/registration/Checkin.aspx?EventID=2144286