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Monday Poets | Nausheen Eusuf & Elizabeth Scanlon

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

Cost: FREE

Nausheen Eusuf holds a PhD in English from Boston University and an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has won a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in The American Scholar, PN Review, Southwest Review, Salmagundi, World Literature Today, and Best American Poetry 2018 &…

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David Fajgenbaum | Chasing My Cure: A Doctor’s Race to Turn Hope into Action

Tue, April 14, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and associate director of the university’s Orphan Disease Center, Dr. David Fajgenbaum holds an MBA from the Wharton School, earned a master of science at Oxford, and graduated from Georgetown, where he was a football quarterback.…

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Natalie Diaz | Postcolonial Love Poem

Tue, April 21, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Natalie Diaz is the author of When My Brother Was an Aztec , an “ambitious . . . beautiful” ( New York Times ) American Book Award–winning poetry collection that ruminates on her sibling’s drug addiction. A former professional basketball player, an enrolled member of the…

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Mark Morris and Wesley Stace | Out Loud: A Memoir

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

Cost: $15.00
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Celebrated dancer and choreographer  Mark Morris  has created nearly 150 original works for his eponymous dance company, the Mark Morris Dance Group. He is the former director of dance at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and in 1990 founded the White Oak Dance…

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Ottessa Moshfegh | Death in Her Hands with Taffy Brodesser-Akner | Fleishman Is in Trouble

Thu, April 23, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Eileen , Ottessa Moshfegh ’s “always dark and surprising, sometimes ugly and occasionally hilarious” ( Washington Post ) novel about a young woman trapped between equally bleak work and home lives, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and was shortlisted for the…

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Frank B. Wilderson III | Afropessimism

Tue, April 28, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Frank B. Wilderson III spent more than five years in South Africa, where he was one of two Americans elected to the African National Congress during the country’s transformation after apartheid. His books include  Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid  and  Red, White…

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Samantha Irby | Wow, No Thank You.

Thu, April 30, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

In her popular long-running blog,  bitches gotta eat , Samantha Irby offers raw, humorous takes on her sometimes difficult personal life, pop culture, and, of course, food. She is also the author of three essay collections:  Meaty ;  New Year, Same Trash: Resolutions I Absolutely…

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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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Jeanine Cummins | American Dirt

Tue, May 5, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Lauded for their finely etched characters, deftly intricate plots, and lyrical prose, Jeanine Cummins’s The Outside Boy and The Crooked Branch established her as one of contemporary fiction’s most compelling voices. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir A Rip in Heaven ,…

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Susan Choi | Trust Exercise with Jacqueline Woodson | Red at the Bone

Thu, May 7, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Winner of the 2019 National Book Award for fiction, Trust Exercise follows a star-crossed suburban teen romance in a 1980s performing arts high school. Susan Choi ’s novels are known for excavating the hidden corners of the human heart and acclaimed for their “nuance, psychological…

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André Gregory | This is Not My Memoir

Mon, May 11, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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In conversation with co-author Todd London, Head of the MFA Playwriting Program at the New School, School of Drama A theater director in New York for more than 50 years, the legendary André Gregory has collaborated on film adaptations of his productions with the likes of Louis Malle and…

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Jennifer Steinhauer | The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

Tue, May 12, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

A reporter for the  New York Times  for 25 years, Jennifer Steinhauer has covered the United States Congress since 2010. Her former assignments include Los Angeles bureau chief and New York City Hall bureau chief. The winner of the Newswoman’s Club of New York Front Page Deadline…

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Seanan McGuire | Middlegame and Imaginary Numbers

Thu, May 14, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

One of contemporary sci-fi/fantasy’s most popular writers, Seanan McGuire won the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards for the Wayward Children series of books. Also the author of, among other books, the October Day series and the InCryptid series, she writes science fiction/horror under the pen…

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David Allen Sibley | What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing—What Birds Are Doing, and Why

Sat, May 16, 2020 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

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A contemporary John James Audubon, ornithologist and scientific illustrator David Allen Sibley is perhaps North America’s preeminent birder and is the author of the wildly popular series of eponymous nature guides. Celebrated for its artistic avian renderings and concise, elegant…

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