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VIRTUAL - Barbara Kingsolver | How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Thu, October 29, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $30.00 - Book with Ticket and shipping (handling fees separate)

A “gifted magician of words” ( Time ), Barbara Kingsolver is the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist  The Poisonwood Bible , a postcolonial epic about an evangelical American family’s undoing in the Congo. She is the author of several essays and works of creative…

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VIRTUAL - Ayad Akhtar | Homeland Elegies

Wed, November 4, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning broadcaster and journalist Acclaimed for exploring complicated sociopolitical aspects of identity within the Muslim American experience, Ayad Akhtar won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Disgraced , a play in which racial and cultural…

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VIRTUAL - H. W. Brands | The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom

Thu, November 5, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

“A terrific writer who commands” his historical subject matter with “authority and panache” ( New York Times ), H. W. Brands was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin ( The First American ) and Franklin Roosevelt ( Traitor…

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VIRTUAL - Nicole Krauss | To Be a Man: Stories

Tue, November 10, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $32.00- Book with Ticket and shipping (handling fees separate)

Tickets available here . In conversation with Nomi Eve, author of Henna House and The Family Orchard , Director of the Creative Writing MFA program, Drexel University. “One of America’s most important novelists and an international literary sensation” ( New York Times ),…

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Whiteness and the Broadway Musical: A Virtual Book Talk Featuring Warren Hoffman, author of The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical

Wed, November 11, 2020 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

2020 has been a year of visible antiracist action, as protests have sprung up across the U.S. in response to senseless killings of Black Americans. The country is taking a hard look at systemic racism in all facets of society, from immigration policy to employment practices to the justice…

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VIRTUAL - Isaac J. Bailey | Why Didn't We Riot: A Black Man in Trumpland

Wed, November 11, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

Register here . “A painful indictment of American inhumanity woven with threads of grace and love” ( Guardian ) Isaac J. Bailey ’s memoir My Brother Moochie offered a raw, first-hand account of the author’s older brother’s longtime incarceration for murder. The…

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VIRTUAL - Tamara Payne | The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X

Thu, November 12, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

Register here . In conversation with Sarah Glover, past president of the National Association of Black Journalists and the social media editor at NBC owned television stations in New York In 1990, Pulitzer Prize -winning journalist Les Payne set out on a nearly 30-year crusade to write the most…

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VIRTUAL - Alex Ross | Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

Sat, November 14, 2020 11:30 A.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

Register here . In conversation with Simon Callow Music critic for the  New Yorker  since 1996, Alex Ross is the author of the international bestseller  The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century . A trip down the rabbit hole of modern sound’s biggest moments and…

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VIRTUAL - Jess Walter | The Cold Millions

Tue, November 17, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: $34.00- Book with Ticket and shipping (handling fees separate)

Tickets available here . Jess Walter’s six acclaimed novels include the #1  New York Times  bestseller  The Beautiful Ruins , the National Book Award finalist  The Zero , and  Citizen Vince , winner of the Edgar Award. A former print journalist, he was a Pulitzer…

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VIRTUAL - Eddie Glaude, Jr. | Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Tue, November 24, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

Register for the event  here . Rescheduled from July 16, 2020 In converation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition The chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor at Princeton University, Eddie S.…

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