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  • Education historian Erika M. Kitzmiller has conducted research in the city of Philadelphia, its public schools, and the Free Library for nearly two decades. The result of her investigation is  The Roots of Educational Inequality , a… more

  • Barbara Gohn Day Memorial Lecture In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist In her 20 years as a columnist and assistant editor at  The Times of London , Mary Ann Sieghart won a popular following for her pieces… more

  • In conversation with Sara Nović  In Ariel Delgado Dixon ’s debut novel  Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You , two sisters endure a childhood of deprivation in a decaying warehouse and in a wilderness camp where troubled teenage girls are sent as a last… more

  • • Recorded Feb 17, 2022

    In conversation with Lise Funderburg The director of the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Emerson College, Jabari Asim is the author of the novel  Only the Strong , the story collection  A Taste of Honey , and several works of nonfiction,… more

  • In conversation with Geoffrey Dyer Tessa Hadley ’s many “strange, unsettling—eerily beautiful, discomfiting, stay-up-late-addictive, sometimes hair-raising” ( San Francisco Chronicle ) novels about the complexities of family relationships… more

  • In conversation with Nell Irvin Painter Barbara Chase-Riboud’s watershed 1979 novel  Sally Hemings  told a fictionalized story based on the true account of the life of Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman with whom Thomas Jefferson had children. It… more

  • Catherine Price discusses her new book with #1 best selling author, Gretchen Rubin Catherine Price is the author of How to Break Up with Your Phone , a book that “gives practical advice on how to forge a healthier relationship with… more

  • Co-promoted with  Asian Arts Initiative and  Blue Stoop In conversation with Elizabeth McCracken A debut “work of gorgeous, enduring prose” ( The Washington Post ),  Lan Samantha Chang ’s  Hunger  explored the lives of immigrant families haunted… more

  • In conversation with Priya Joshi, Professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia  Economist Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize for his “fascinating ... eloquent, and probing” ( The New York Times ) work on social choice theory,… more

  • In conversation with Stanford Thompson, founder and executive director of Play On Philly A public and private school music educator for more than 20 years, Brendan Slocumb has performed on violin with the Washington Metropolitan Symphony, the… more

  • In conversation with Jonathan Tamari Born in Philadelphia to an immigrant family, Democrat  Ro Khanna  has served as the U.S. representative for California’s 17th congressional district—better known as Silicon Valley— since 2017. The deputy… more

  • In conversation with Bernice McFadden The author and co-author of 15 books that explore topics such as faith, race, social justice, and motherhood,  Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts  is a professor of English and Black Studies at the Community… more

  • In conversation with Jacob S. Hacker Political scientist Barbara F. Walter is the author of  Reputation and Civil War: Why Separatists Conflicts are So Violent ;  Globalization, Territoriality, and Conflict; and Civil Wars, Insecurity, and… more

  • In conversation with Liz Moore Co-sponsored by Blue Stoop A former reviews editor at  Publishers Weekly ,  Jessamine Chan  has published short stories in  Tin House  and  Epoch . She has received residencies and fellowships from various… more

  • In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Bernardine Evaristo won the 2019 Man Booker Prize and the Dublin Literary Award for  Girl, Woman, Other , “a breathtaking symphony of Black women’s voices” that… more

  • An award-winning  Philadelphia Daily News  columnist and morning host for 900 am WURD radio in Philadelphia,  Solomon Jones  is the author of the  Essence  bestselling novel  The Bridge , as well as the critically acclaimed books  Pipe Dream , … more

  • In conversation with Andy Kahan, Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams, Jr. director of author events “A wrenching portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR), Hanya Yanagihara’s bestselling novel  A Little Life  is a story of tragedy and… more

  • In conversation with Fat Joe , rapper, producer, platinum recording artist, and host of the Fat Joe Show Named the first chairman of the Jordan Brand Advisory Board in January 2019, Larry Miller led Michael Jordan’s $200-million basketball shoe… more

  • In conversation with Michael Days A sports columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer since 2013, Mike Sielski is the author of Fading Echoes , the true story of two Pennsylvania high school football rivals who later found brotherhood while in the… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak , award-winning journalist and broadcaster Renowned for his “signature blend of deep reportage and character-driven storytelling ( The New York Times Book Review ),” Mark Bowden is a national correspondent for … more