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  • In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tracey Matisak Acclaimed for her study of the intersections of pop music, contemporary Black U.S. culture, and sex and gender, sociologist  Tricia Rose  is the author of  Longing to… more

  • Praised for her “darkly funny and painfully sharp” ( Los Angeles Times ) fiction, Lydia Millet is the author of the novel  A Children’s Bible , shortlisted for the National Book Award and a  New York Times  Top 10 book of 2020; the story… more

  • In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Tracey Matisak Introduced by State Rep. Donna Bullock Stacey Abrams  is the Ronald W. Walters Endowed Chair for Race and Black Politics at Howard University. After serving eleven… more

  • Barbara Gohn Day Memorial Lecture In conversation with Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, Professor of Latinx Studies, Temple University Awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama in 2013, poet, essayist, and fiction writer Julia Alvarez is renowned… more

  • “A fountain of observations” ( The Boston Globe ),  Sloane Crosley  is the author of three  New York Times  bestselling essay collections,  How Did You Get This Number, Look Alive Out There, and  I Was Told There’d Be Cake , which was a finalist… more

  • In conversation with Herman Beavers M. Nzadi Keita  is the author of the poetry collection  Brief Evidence of Heaven , a finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Poetry Prize that explored the life of Anna Murray Douglass, Frederick Douglass’ first… more

  • Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture Fareed Zakaria  is the host of CNN’s flagship domestic and international affairs program  Fareed Zakaria GPS , which has aired around the world since its debut in 2008. Also a weekly columnist for the … more

  • In conversation with Airea Dee Matthews Hanif Abdurraqib  is the author of  A Little Devil in America , a sweeping look at Black music, art, and culture that won the Carnegie Medal and the Gordon Burns Prize and was a finalist for the National… more

  • Rahul Mehta’s  debut poetry collection,  Feeding the Ghosts , explores the solace to be found in the everyday beauty sometimes overshadowed by larger calamity, as well as the author’s identities, relationships, and culture. Also the author of the… more

  • In conversation with Jo Piazza Acclaimed for her “knack for writing beautiful stories that speak to the anxiety of forging a new road for oneself” (Bustle), Rebecca Serle is the New York Times bestselling author of One Italian Summer, In Five… more

  • In conversation with Lexy Bloom “A delicious new Gilded Age family drama—almost a satire—set in the leafy enclaves of Brooklyn Heights” ( Vogue ), Jenny Jackson’s  Pineapple Street  tells the story of three women navigating the shoals of… more

  • In conversation with author and Pennsylvania State Senator, Nikil Saval In  Solidarity ,  Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix  offer a comprehensive look at not just the popular and ethereal idea of solidarity, but how it can be used by political… more

  • In conversation with Kim Kelly A labor journalist who regularly contributes to  In These Times  magazine and  The Guardian,   Hamilton Nolan  has written about inequality, politics, and class war for  The New York Times, The Washington… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition. Tamron Hall is the Emmy Award-winning host and executive producer of the eponymous program  Tamron Hall , ABC Disney’s second longest running nationally syndicated… more

  • In conversation with Airea Dee Matthews Referred to by Nick Cave as “exquisitely crafted fire bombs of incandescent rage,”  Nam Le ’s  36 Ways of Writing a Vietnamese Poem  is a debut collection of verse that both honors and shatters the tropes… more

  • In conversation with Shantrelle Lewis Morgan Parker  won the National Book Critics Circle Award for  Magical Negro , a poetry collection that ponders the nuances of Black American womanhood. She is also the author of the young adult novel  Who… more

  • • Recorded Mar 12, 2024 Explicit Content

    In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6abc Action News morning edition An award-winning journalist who has covered the business of the Internet since 1994, Kara Swisher is the host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher and the cohost of the… more

  • “Packed with richly imagined characters and vivacious prose” ( Esquire ),  Xochitl Gonzalez ’s debut novel  Olga Dies Dreaming tells a tale of family secrets, Latinx politics in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood, and romance set against the… more

  • In conversation with Tailinh Agoyo Tommy Orange  is the author of  There There , a novel of “pure soaring beauty” ( The New York Times ) that tells the story of 12 interconnected Native Americans living in Oakland, California. A… more

  • In conversation with Elisabeth Perez-Luna, contributor to  The Philadelphia Inquirer and former Executive Producer of Audio Content at WHYY   The inaugural Literary Director of the Library of Congress,  Marie Arana  is the author of the National… more