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IN PERSON and LIVESTREAMED - An afternoon in conversation: Music in Fiction

Wed, June 1, 2022 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Montgomery Auditorium The relationship between music and fiction has always been a strong one. Four authors come together to chat about the role music has had in their works and in their writing life. Xio Axelrod [she/her] is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes different flavors of…

IN-PERSON - Bill McKibben | The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened

Thu, June 2, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER “The world’s best green journalist” ( TIME ), Bill McKibben gave one of the earliest cautions about climate change with his 1989 book The End of Nature . His many other bestselling books about the environment include Falter , Deep Economy , Eaarth , and Oil and Honey ;…

IN-PERSON - Zakiya Dalila Harris | The Other Black Girl

Mon, June 6, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Liz Moore Zakiya Dalila Harris is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Other Black Girl , a thriller in which a young Black editorial assistant slowly realizes there are more sinister forces in her publishing house than the microaggressions that…

VIRTUAL - Maxine Hong Kingston | The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Other Writings

Wed, June 8, 2022 7:30 P.M.
VIRTUAL

Cost: Free or $49.00-Book with ticket and signed book plate

REGISTER In conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen Acclaimed for her contributions to feminism and Chinese American literature, Maxine Hong Kingston won the 1976 National Book Critics Circle General Nonfiction Award for her first book, The Woman Warrior , and the 1981 National Book Award for…

IN-PERSON - Rebecca Rukeyser | The Seaplane on Final Approach

Thu, June 9, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Annie Liontas, author of Let Me Explain You and co-editor of the anthology A Manner of Being: Writers on their Mentors Praised by Carmen Maria Machado as “a sharp, flawless … sexy and dark and strange and absolutely perfect” debut novel, Rebecca…

IN-PERSON - Bo Seo | Good Arguments: How Debate Teaches Us to Listen and Be Heard

Tue, June 14, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Tracey Matisak, award winning broadcaster and journalist A two-time world champion debater and a former coach of the Harvard College Debating Union and the Australian national debating team, Bo Seo has won the World Schools Debating Championship and the World…

IN-PERSON - Kali Fajardo-Anstine | Woman of Light

Wed, June 15, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER A story collection featuring Latinas of Indigenous heritage experiencing the challenges of friendship and family in the American West, Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s Sabrina & Corina won an American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Bingham Prize, and…

IN-PERSON - Gene Andrew Jarrett | Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird

Thu, June 16, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Herman Beavers Gene Andrew Jarrett is the author of Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature and Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature . He is the editor of an additional eight books of African…

IN-PERSON - Lisa Taddeo | The Ghost Lover: Stories

Tue, June 21, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER Lisa Taddeo is the author of the No. 1 New York Times bestseller  Three Women , the “staggeringly intimate” ( Entertainment Weekly ) and extensively researched true story of the sex lives of three unconnected women in the U.S. Winner of the best narrative nonfiction…

IN-PERSON - Hugh Ryan | The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

Thu, June 23, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Sayeeda Rashid, Director of the Center for Gender Resources and Sexual Education at Haverford College Hugh Ryan is the author of When Brooklyn Was Queer , a “boisterous, motley … entertaining and insightful” ( The New York Times Book Review )…

IN-PERSON - Valerie Biden Owens | Growing Up Biden: A Memoir

Tue, June 28, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00 General Admission; $33.00-Book with Ticket

TICKETS FOR THE EVENT ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR 4/13/2022 WILL BE HONORED. Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture The younger sister of President Joe Biden, Valerie Biden Owens led his seven consecutive successful campaigns for the U.S. Senate, was campaign manager for his presidential bids in 1988 and…

IN-PERSON - Patrick Radden Keefe | Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

Wed, June 29, 2022 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

REGISTER In conversation with Karen Heller,  national features writer for The Washington Post,  formerly a metro and features columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer , and a finalist for the  2001 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. “A master of narrative nonfiction” (…