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Elaine Sciolino | The Seine: The River That Made Paris

Thu, December 12, 2019 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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A former Paris bureau chief and contributing writer for the New York Times , Elaine Sciolino is acclaimed for her “deliciously detailed and smart” ( Vogue ) chronicles of French culture and history. Her books include the bestsellers The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des…

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Authors Up Close | Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Audio Storytelling with Eric Nuzum

Mon, January 13, 2020 6:30 P.M.
South Philadelphia Library

Cost: FREE

Veteran podcast creator and strategist Eric Nuzum distills a career’s worth of wisdom, advice, practical information, and big-picture thinking to help podcasters “make noise”—to stand out in this fastest of fastest-growing media universes. He identifies core principles,…

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A Conversation with Tommy Orange: One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Event

Wed, January 22, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

The 18th season of One Book kicks off with a reading and conversation with Tommy Orange, author of There There-- the 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia selection--and 6abc’s Tamala Edwards. The evening will include a performance by the Red Blanket Singers, as well as a performance of…

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Authors Up Close: Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia with editors Paul Farber and Ken Lum

Mon, January 27, 2020 5:30 P.M.
Walnut Street West

Cost: FREE

What is an appropriate monument for the current city of Philadelphia? The editors of Monument Lab, a living handbook about public art and history, address this question during a talk and Q&A. Join the editors for a civic dialogue about public art and history around what it means to…

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Monday Poets | David Ebenbach & Shane McCrae

Mon, March 2, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

David Ebenbach is the author of the poetry collections Some Unimaginable Animal (2019), and We Were the People Who Moved (2015). His other books include The Artist’s Torah (2012), a nonfiction guide to creativity, and the novel Miss Portland (2017). He teaches creative writing and…

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David Plouffe | A Citizen’s Guide to Beating Donald Trump

Tue, March 10, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

Tickets on sale here January 8, 2020 The campaign manager for Barack Obama’s 2008 primary and general election victories, David Plouffe later served on the White House staff as a Senior Advisor and was largely credited with the 44th president’s 2012 win. He formerly worked as a…

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Monday Poets | Nausheen Eusuf & Elizabeth Scanlon

Wed, April 1, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Nausheen Eusuf is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University and a graduate of the writing seminars at John Hopkins University. Her poetry has appeared in The American Scholar, Poetry Daily, Salmagundi, PN Review, Smartish Pace, World Literature Today, and other journals. Her first…

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Monday Poets | Eleanor Wilner & Ellen Bass

Mon, May 4, 2020 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Eleanor Wilner’s books of poetry include maya (1979), Shekhinah (1984), Sarah’s Choice (1989), Otherwise (1993), Reversing the Spell: New and Selected Poems (1998), The Girl with Bees in Her Hair (2004), and Tourist in Hell (2010). She is a winner of two pushcart Prizes; and…

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