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O Wondrous World! Ross Gay and Aimee Nezhukumatathil in Conversation

Authors Ross Gay (The Book of Delights) and Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments) discuss their new books, collected essays devoted to …

March 22, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Indigenous Poetry: Language as a Map Home

Virginia Poet Laureate Luisa A. Igloria (Maps for Migrants and Ghosts) and Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley (Dēmos: An American Multitude) read from and discuss their work exploring how language serves as …

March 21, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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Be Holding: With Ross Gay

Poet Ross Gay (Be Holding: A Poem) discusses his new book-length poem, which uses basketball and, specifically, a shot Julius Erving took during the 1980 NBA finals, as the baseline …

March 20, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM
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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her work, including Red at the Bone, as well as her National …

March 16, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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Filled with Possibility: Poetry

Poets Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me), Kiki Petrosino (White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia), and Brian Teare (Doomstead Days) read from their newest collections, highly-acclaimed poetry that speaks to …

March 18, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM
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Acts of Exclusion: A Conversation with Tiffany Jana

Artist, author, and consultant Tiffany Jana (Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions) discusses their work and newest book, a practical handbook that helps individuals and …

March 15, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM
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Carol Troxell Reader: Cara Black and Three Hours in Paris

As the third annual Carol Troxell Reader, acclaimed mystery author Cara Black (Three Hours in Paris) will read from and discuss her newest book, a standalone historic thriller set in …

March 26, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM
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Being Heumann: with Judith Heumann

Advocate and author Judith Heumann (Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist) discusses her book and her life’s work in conversation with John Wodatch. Through Being Heumann, …

March 23, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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Finding Home: Memoirs

Authors Louis Chude-Sokei (Floating in a Most Peculiar Way) and Nadia Owusu (Aftershocks) discuss their memoirs, extraordinary stories that trace the authors’ lives through entangled relationships with loved ones across …

March 19, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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Writing Women, Writing Resilience

Susan Abulhawa (Against the Loveless World), Peace Adzo Medie (His Only Wife), and Diane Zinna (The All-Night Sun) discuss their new novels and the irrepressible women whose stories they tell, including a young Palestinian reflecting on her life while in solitary confinement, a young seamstress in Ghana seeking independence while navigating marriage and family, and an American teacher traveling in Sweden who is forced to finally come to grips with her buried grief.

March 19, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM
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Coming of Age in YA Fiction

Novelists Mahogany Browne (Chlorine Sky), Robin Farmer (Malcolm and Me), and Ed Lin (David Tung Can’t Have A Girlfriend Until He Gets Into An Ivy League College) discuss their coming-of-age YA novels that grapple with race, social justice, family, friendship, and romance.

March 20, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM
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The Human Cost of One-Click Orders

Award-winning journalists Alec MacGillis (Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America) and Amelia Pang (Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America’s Cheap Goods) …

March 17, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM