A Conversation with Roxane Gay

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Join The New York Times best-selling author ROXANE GAY in conversation with CYNTHIA GREENLEE. Gay's writing explores what it means to be a feminist, a woman of color, and quite simply a human being with a body. Gay's work includes Bad Feminist (2014), Difficult Women (2017), the memoir Hunger (2017), and the forthcoming (out later […]

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Dirty Gold: The Rise and Fall of an International Smuggling Ring

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An in-depth discussion with veteran investigative reporters KYRA GURNEY, NICHOLAS NEHAMAS,  JAY WEAVER and JIM WYSS as host  JOHN COX digs into their work to tell the story of death, drugs, and corruption within the gold mining industry within Latin America and the the impact the pursuit of greed has on the people caught both […]

Craft, Violence, and the Art of Storytelling with Rod Davis, John Hart, and Dennis McCarthy

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Join us in conversation with novelists JOHN HART, ROD DAVIS, and DENNIS McCARTHY. Hart's latest novel, The Unwilling, is a thriller framed around the consequences of the Vietnam War for those who served. It is described as “crime fiction at its most raw,” which aptly describes the work of novelist Rod Davis as well. Publisher’s Weekly describes […]

Chefs Ricky Moore & Whitney Otawka

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We'll talk the craft of food with award winning chef and author WHITNEY OTAWKA as she shares her journey from the Mojave Desert in California to Cumberland Island, Georgia with stops along the way in Michelin starred kitchens and a season of Top Chef, and RICKY MOORE, who after a stint in the military attended […]

LIVE An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor

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Join us for a not-to-be-missed conversation with award-winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor!  Her works of Africanfuturism and Africanjujuism, works include Who Fears Death (currently in series development with HBO), the Binti novella trilogy, The Book of Phoenix, and the Akata series and Lagoon.

Our Stories, Our Voices: Four Years On

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Join Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America editor AMY REED and contributors TRACY DEONN, AMBER SMITH, and IW GREGORIO as they look back on their contribution to Our Stories, Our Voices. We'll take a closer look at how their perspectives have changed over the past four years and […]

Hidden Histories with Lisa Levenstein & Shanna Greene Benjamin

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Join the discussion with SHANNA GREENE BENJAMIN and LISA LEVENSTEIN  about memory, the public persona and the private individual, the biographer/historian's relationship to her subject(s), and the intersectionality of sexism, racism, and economic inequality. Benjamin’s Half in Shadow gives a full and surprising picture of the life of Nellie Y. McKay (1930-2006), an American literary scholar […]

Love, Justice, and Healing with Sharon Salzberg & Omid Safi

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Join us in a discussion on love, justice, and healing with SHARON SALZBERG and OMID SAFI.  Host MOLLY SENTELL HAILE will explore how ideas of radical love and loving kindness relate to our personal lives, pandemic living, and social change. Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation and a world-renowned teacher […]

Speculative Fiction with Rivers Solomon & KM Szpara

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In their new novel, Sorrowland, RIVERS SOLOMON introduces us to Vern, a pregnant woman on the run from the mysterious compound where she was raised. As she seeks shelter in the woods, she begins to change. KM SZPARA's new novel, First, Become Ashes, follows Lark, raised since childhood to fight and kill monsters before the FBI […]

Read Romance, Fight Patriarchy!

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Read Romance, Fight Patriarchy! Host SARAH COLONNA frames the conversation thusly with romance Authors KIANNA ALEXANDER, ROSIE DANAN, JOANNA LOWELL, and ALISHA RAI. Our authors unpack the ways in which modern romance writers are reshaping what it means to write romance novels by crafting stories that are more reflective of the reality of “romance” and […]

LIVE All Up In Your Feels, a poetry workshop

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  Join poets and partners JESSICA JACOBS and NICKOLE BROWN in a poetry workshop to get "All Up In Your Feels." For all you lonely hearts, flaming hearts, celebrators (or detesters) of Valentine's Day, this generative workshop focuses on the difficult art of writing about love. We'll draw inspiration from poems by Traci Brimhall and Dorianne Laux […]

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