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Deborah Lipstadt | Event Cancelled

Wed, February 20, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Irvine Auditorium | University of Pennsylvania | 3401 Spruce St. | Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: $40 Orchestra, $35 Mezzanine, $30 Balcony

This event has been cancelled. A refund will be issued for the ticket purchase and handling fees.

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Steve Luxenberg | Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation

Thu, February 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A 30-year writer and senior editor at The Washington Post , Steve Luxenberg has overseen reportage that has won a host of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes for explanatory journalism. He is the author of Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey in a Family Secret , the tale of his eponymous aunt who…

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Philly Loves Romance | Terri Brisbin and Rayna Vause

Sun, February 24, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Philbrick Hall at Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Fourth Floor - Room 405 Award-winning, USA Today best-selling author Terri Brisbin has sold more than 3 million copies of her historical and paranormal romance novels and novellas in more than 25 countries and 20 languages around the world. Terri’s previous, current or…

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Authors Up Close: Marquis Bey

Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Falls of Schuylkill Library

Cost: FREE

Marquis Bay will discuss his new book " Them Goon Rules:  Essays on Radical Black Feminism" (due out February 2019), which reads like a critical memoir and queries the function and implications of politicizing Blackness, Black feminism, and queerness. " Them Goon Rules"…

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Sigrid Nunez | The Friend: A Novel with Keith Gessen | A Terrible Country: A Novel

Tue, February 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Sigrid Nunez won the 2018 National Book Award for The Friend , “a penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory” (NPR) in which a woman is forced to adopt her deceased best friend’s Great Dane. The recipient of a Berlin Prize, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a…

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Don Winslow | The Border

Thu, February 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The author of numerous international bestselling crime novels, Don Winslow is the recipient of dozens of awards and spots on myriad best-books-of-the-year lists. These books include The Winter of Frankie Machine , The Force , and Savages , for which he wrote the screenplay for the Oliver…

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Brittney Cooper | Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower with Rebecca Traister | Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Tue, March 5, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In converation with Rebecca Traister , author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger Examining the intersections of race, gender, and politics in a popular monthly Cosmo column, Brittney Cooper is also a professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies…

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Disrupting The Patriarchy 2019 with Radha Agrawal

Wed, March 6, 2019 6:30 P.M.
Business Resource and Innovation Center at Parkway Central Library

Cost: $10/$25

In celebration of International Women's Day, join us for the third annual  Disrupting the Patriarchy .   This year's event will feature Radha Agrawal, author of  Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and Live a More Connected Life . We will kick off the…

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David Treuer | The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

Thu, March 7, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

An Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and an unromantic chronicler of Native American culture and literature, David Treuer is the author of the novels Prudence , Little , The Hiawatha , and The Translation of Dr. Appeles . He is a professor of literature and creative…

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Darius James | Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

Tue, March 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Gene Seymour, contributor to The Nation and former film critic and jazz columnist for Newsday . He has written for Bookforum , CNN.com, and The Washington Post . Author and spoken-word artist Darius James’s 1992 masterpiece, the William S. Burroughs meets Thomas…

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Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Thu, March 14, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and fairness. One of Time ’s 100 Most…

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Lidia Bastianich | My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

Mon, March 18, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26-couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket Renowned chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich is the owner and co-owner of celebrated Italian restaurants in Manhattan, Pittsburgh, and Kansas City. The author of a baker’s dozen cookbooks, a judge on Masterchef Jr. Italy , and a regular contributor to television cooking…

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Carolyn Forché | What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

Tue, March 19, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with Beth Kephart, the award-winning author of twenty-four books, including Going Over , Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir , and Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River . “An unflinching witness and eloquent mourner” ( The New…

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Adam Rutherford | Humanimal: How Homo sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature A New Evolutionary History

Thu, March 21, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“A heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling” ( The New York Times Book Review ), Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived delves into the ages-spanning story of our species through the…

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Albert Woodfox | Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope

Tue, March 26, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with award-winning journalist Tracey Matisak. Falsely accused and convicted of a 1972 robbery in which a white guard was killed, Albert Woodfox served more than four decades in solitary confinement in Louisiana’s notoriously brutal Angola prison. Finding solidarity and…

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Nathan Englander | Kaddish.com with Thomas Mallon | Landfall

Wed, March 27, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank , a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In addition to his widely anthologized short…

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Cecile Richards | Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out, and Find the Courage to Lead—My Life Story

Thu, March 28, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $41/$26 couple + book/single + book
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Couples Ticket In conversation with Tamala Edwards , anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition A “heroine of the resistance” ( Vogue ), Cecile Richards was the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund from 2006 to 2018. The daughter…

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Amy Hempel | Sing to It: New Stories

Mon, April 1, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“Among the strongest voices in American fiction” ( Los Angeles Times ), writer’s writer Amy Hempel is the author of the acclaimed short story collections Reasons to Live , At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom , Tumble Home , and The Dog of the Marriage . Her articles, essays, and…

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Barry Lopez | Horizon

Tue, April 2, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Barry Lopez won the National Book Award for Arctic Dreams , a “rich, abundant, vigorously composed” ( Boston Globe ) meditation on his travels in the barren but beautiful far North. His other work includes Of Wolves and Men , Crow and Weasel , and Resistance . Texas Tech…

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Valerie Jarrett | Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward

Wed, April 3, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $50/$35 couple + book/single + book
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AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT. IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE. Couples Ticket “The ultimate Obama insider” ( New York Times ), Valerie Jarrett was the longest serving advisor in the 44th President’s administration. Born in Iran and raised in 1960s Chicago, Jarrett originally…

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