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VIRTUAL - Alice McDermott | What About the Baby? Some Thoughts on the Art of Fiction

Mon, September 20, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $31.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Danielle Evans Pulling the delicate threads of “fear and vulnerability, joy and passion, the capacity for love and pain and grief” ( The Washington Post ), Alice McDermott’s fictional narratives explore intersecting stories of familial love, Irish…

VIRTUAL - Randall Kennedy | Say It Loud!: On Race, Law, History, and Culture

Tue, September 21, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $34.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER Celebrated for “his courage and his convictions” in tackling sensitive issues, Randall Kennedy is “a member of that small coterie of our most lucid big thinkers about race” ( The Washington Post ). The Michael R. Klein Professor at Harvard Law School, he…

VIRTUAL - Richard Powers | Bewilderment

Wed, September 22, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $36.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

TICKETS In conversation with Andrew Ervin A “genuine artist … who can render the intricate dazzle of it all and at the same time plumb its philosophical implications” ( Esquire ), Richard Powers won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for  The Overstory , a tale of…

VIRTUAL - Dara Horn | People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present

Thu, September 23, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $5.00-Ticket or $31.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

TICKETS In conversation with Adam Kirsch  Recognized for their “signature blend of tragedy and spirituality” ( The Washington Post ), Dara Horn’s novels include  In the Image ,  The World to Come , and  A Guide for the Perplexed . One of  Granta…

VIRTUAL - Ruth Ozeki | The Book of Form and Emptiness

Mon, September 27, 2021 8:00 P.M.
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Cost: $34.00-Signed Book with Ticket

TICKETS In conversation with Elizabeth McCraken Exploring the intersection of social issues, personal narrative, and existential global concerns, Ruth Ozeki’s “funny, tragic, hard-edged, and ethereal” ( Los Angeles Times ) novels include My Year of Meats , All Over Creation , A…

VIRTUAL - Joe Posnanski | The Baseball 100

Tue, September 28, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Tyler Kepner  “Arguably the best pure long-form sportswriter in the land” ( Chicago Sun-Times ), Joe Posnanski is the bestselling author of six books, including in-depth accounts of golf legends Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus, the 1975 Cincinnati…

VIRTUAL - Hilma Wolitzer | Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket

Wed, September 29, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $30.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Meg Wolitzer An “American literary treasure” ( The Boston Globe ), Hilma Wolitzer is the author of the novels  In the Flesh ,  The Doctor’s Daughter , and  Ending , which served as the inspiration for Bob Fosse’s celebrated…

VIRTUAL - Jackie Kay | Bessie Smith: A Poet’s Biography of a Blues Legend

Thu, September 30, 2021 7:00 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $19.00-Book with signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Sapphire The National Poet Laureate of Scotland from 2016 to 2021, Jackie Kay is the author of the celebrated poetry collections  Life Mask ,  Off Colour , and  The Adoption Papers , winner of the Scottish Arts Council Book Award. She is also the…

VIRTUAL - Christine Pride and Jo Piazza | We Are Not Like Them

Mon, October 4, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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REGISTER In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition Publishing industry veteran  Christine Pride  has held a variety of editorial positions at Doubleday, Simon & Schuster, and Crown, among other publishing companies. In this capacity she has…

VIRTUAL - Sheryll Cashin | White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

Tue, October 5, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $32.95-Book with signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Richard Rothstein Sheryll Cashin’s NAACP Image Award–nominated books on racism and inequality include  The Failures of Integration ,  The Agitator’s Daughter , and  Place, Not Race . The Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law,…

VIRTUAL - Andrea Elliott | Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City

Wed, October 6, 2021 7:15 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $34.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Reginald Dwayne Betts, essayist, poet, and author of the award-winning collection,  Felon An investigative reporter at The New York Times , Andrea Elliott won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for a series of articles on Sheik Reda Shata, an…

VIRTUAL - Fiona Hill | There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

Thu, October 7, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: FREE

Register Known for her testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives during Donald Trump’s 2019 impeachment hearings, Fiona Hill has more than 30 years of experience in foreign policy. The Robert Bosch Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy…

VIRTUAL - Temple Grandin with Debra Moore | Navigating Autism: 9 Mindsets For Helping Kids on the Spectrum

Fri, October 8, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $20.95-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER Dr. Temple Grandin  is a philosophical leader and activist for both the animal welfare and autism advocacy efforts. She is a  TIME Magazine Top 100 Hero, the author of more than 60 scientific papers, a sought-after public speaker, and professor of animal science at…

VIRTUAL - Keisha N. Blain | Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

Tue, October 12, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $28.95-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Mitchell S. Jackson Keisha N. Blain ’s  Set the World on Fire , a history of some of the early 20th century’s leading Black nationalist women, won the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize and was named one of  Smithsonian…

VIRTUAL - Jonathan Franzen | Crossroads (A Key to All Mythologies, 1)

Wed, October 13, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $37.00-Book-with-Ticket

TICKETS In conversation with Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a writer for The New York Times Magazine and bestselling author of Fleischman is in Trouble Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture Jonathan Franzen won the National Book Award for The Corrections , the story of a Midwestern family’s journey…

VIRTUAL - Todd Doughty | Little Pieces of Hope: Happy-Making Things in a Difficult World

Thu, October 14, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $20.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Adriana Trigiani  The senior vice president and deputy publisher of Doubleday, Todd Doughty has worked for Penguin Random House publishing for more than 20 years. When the World Health Organization named COVID-19 a global pandemic, he decided that he had to…

VIRTUAL - Adam Schiff | Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could

Mon, October 18, 2021 12:00 P.M.
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Cost: $34.00-Book with Ticket

TICKETS In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award-winning journalist and broadcaster The United States representative for California’s 28th congressional district and the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff was the lead manager for the first…

VIRTUAL - Kevin Young | Stones

Mon, October 18, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $31.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER The director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Kevin Young is also the poetry editor for T he New Yorker , where he hosts the Poetry Podcast. He is the author of the poetry collections  Brown ,  Blue Laws ,  Book of…

VIRTUAL - Anthony Doerr | Cloud Cuckoo Land

Tue, October 19, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: $34.50-Book with Ticket

TICKETS HERE AT 10:00 A.M. In conversation with John Freeman Anthony Doerr won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for  All the Light We Cannot See , “a beautiful, daring, heartbreaking, oddly joyous novel” (Seattle Times) about a blind French girl and a German boy navigating the…

VIRTUAL - Asali Solomon | The Days of Afrekete

Wed, October 20, 2021 7:30 P.M.
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Cost: Free or $30.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Nicole Dennis-Benn Asali Solomon is the author of Disgruntled , “a smart, philosophical, coming-of-age” ( San Francisco Chronicle ) novel about the double-binds of race in late 1980s Philadelphia. Her other work includes the short story collection Get…