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  • Watch the video here . The founder and head of the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group for its nearly 30-year existence, James Rahn has made this venerable workshop one of America’s longest running and most prestigious. His eponymous memoir of the group… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Carmen Machado, author of the forthcoming story collection Her Body and Other Parties . Yiyun Li’s “remarkable” ( The Washington Post ) debut fiction collection, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers , won… more

  • Watch the video here . In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events Popularly beloved as “Judy Blue Eyes,” eclectic singer-songwriter Judy Collins has delighted audiences for decades with such albums as A Maid of Constant… more

  • Watch the video here . Named the first director of the Program in African American History at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Erica Armstrong Dunbar is a professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware. She has… more

  • Watch the video here . Melissa Fleming is Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Her TED talk on the subject of refugees has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, and her advocacy… more

  • Iconic First Lady Michelle Obama has redefined American ideas about beauty, strength, and poise under often-harsh public scrutiny. In the “powerful” ( Vogue ) essay collection The Meaning of Michelle , some of the country’s most thoughtful minds… more

  • In conversation with Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large,The Chronicle of Higher Education  “Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” ( The Boston Globe ), Bernard-Henri Lévy led the vanguard of the radical 1970s “New Philosophy”… more

  • Simone Biles | Courage to Soar

    • Recorded Jan 6, 2017

    In conversation with Tracey Matisak A member of the formidable U.S. female gymnastics team nicknamed the “Final Five” at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Simone Biles won a record-setting four gold and one bronze medals for her… more

  • The Washington Post’s lead journalist in Ferguson, Missouri during the tempestuous aftermath of the death of African American teenager Mike Brown, Wesley Lowery, together with his team, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for the… more

  • Dava Sobel is one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers working today.  A former science reporter for the New York Times, she is the recipient of the National Science Board's prestigious Individual… more

  • In conversation with Mark Zandi Possessed of “a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects” ( Financial Times ), Michael Lewis is renowned for his timely nonfiction.  Liar’s Poker , his… more

  • “With a fiction writer’s feel for character” (Philadelphia Inquirer ), Ross King is the author of several nonfiction works that situate art within the context of the history in which it was born, including the New York Times bestsellers… more

  • Trevor Noah | Born a Crime

    • Recorded Nov 18, 2016

    In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Known mainly to American audiences as the “charming and composed” ( Los Angeles Times ) host of the Emmy and Peabody-award winning The Daily Show , Trevor Noah had… more

  • “One of America’s premier writers of fiction ( New York Times ), John Edgar Wideman was the first two-time winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, for his novels  Sent for You Yesterday  and  Philadelphia Fire . His more than 20 other works of fiction… more

  • Robbie Robertson | Testimony

    • Recorded Nov 16, 2016

    With his partners in the seminal rock group The Band, Robbie Robertson helped change the face of popular music throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s. A collaborator on such classic songs as “The Weight,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and “Up on… more

  • Candice Millard’s bestselling The River of Doubt , the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s near-fatal exploration of the Amazon, was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times , the Washington Post , and the San Francisco Chronicle ,… more

  • In her New York Times bestselling debut book, Margot Shetterly tells the story of four African American women whose mathematical calculations at NASA fueled America’s greatest achievements in space at the leading edge of the civil rights… more

  • Robert Kanigel was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for The Man Who Knew Infinity , “an exquisite portrait” (Los Angeles Times ) of the rich collaboration between an unschooled but brilliant Indian clerk and a pre-eminent English… more

  • The most revered Italian scientist since Galileo, Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi was one of the most prolific and consequential figures of the 20th century. Though a modest and unassuming man, he became one of the fathers of the nuclear age… more

  • In conversation with Tracey Matisak One of Advertising Age’s industry-wide “100 Best and Brightest,” Valerie Graves is the nationally lionized creative director of such Fortune 500 accounts as Ford, AT&T, General Foods, and Pepsi. In a rise as… more