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Philly Storied-City Read Aloud!

Wed, August 4, 2021 7:00 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

The Literature Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Philly-Short Edition brings you an evening of short stories to delight and inspire you! Join Sophie Greer, Sanjana Ramanthan, Sam Price, and more Philly Storied City writers as they share a short story found as one of the…

VIRTUAL - Rebecca Donner | All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler

Mon, August 9, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with David Clay Large, professor at the Fromm Institute, University of San Francisco, Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies, U.C. Berkeley, and author of ten books including  Berlin, Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich,…

VIRTUAL - James Lapine | Putting It Together: How Stephen Sondheim and I Created “Sunday in the Park with George”

Tue, August 10, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Benj Pasek, Tony Award-winning songwriter and New York Times bestselling author of  Dear Evan Hansen A celebrated director, playwright, screenwriter, and librettist, James Lapine earned three Tony Awards for “Best Book of a Musical” for Passion…

VIRTUAL - Rita Dove | Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems

Wed, August 11, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia Poet Laureate Former United States Poet Laureate Rita Dove won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Thomas and Beulah , a semi-fictional collection of verse that examined the lives of her grandparents. In addition to her many other collections, she is…

VIRTUAL-Carole Hopson | A Pair of Wings: A Novel Inspired by Pioneer Aviatrix Bessie Coleman

Thu, August 12, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Lorene Cary, author of the memoirs  Ladysitting   and  Black Ice , three novels, and a book for young readers. She teaches at University of Pennsylvania and has written a one-act opera of  Ladysitting  and a play,  My General Tubman .…

VIRTUAL - Anthony Doerr | Cloud Cuckoo Land

Tue, October 19, 2021 7:30 P.M.
Virtual

Cost: TK

TICKETS ON SALE HERE | SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 AT 10:00 A.M. Books with signed book plates will be available to the first 100 book with ticket buyers. Anthony Doerr won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for  All the Light We Cannot See , “a beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel”…