Speakers

Art Taylor

The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Stories

Art Taylor is the author of The Boy Detective & the Summer of ’74 and Other Stories and On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories. His fiction has won the Edgar Award, four Agatha Awards, an Anthony Award, two Macavity Awards, and three Derringer Awards.

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, is assistant professor of African American studies at Princeton University and the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective.

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Brian Teare

Doomstead Days

Brian Teare is the author of six critically acclaimed books, most recently Doomstead Days, longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award, and The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven. His book Companion Grasses was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Poetry

Charles Thompson Jr.

Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land

Charles D. Thompson, Jr. is the author of Going Over Home: A Search for Rural Justice in an Unsettled Land and six other books and director of six documentary filmsHe is the professor of the Practice of Cultural Anthropology and Documentary Studies at Duke University, and a champion of a number of community causes that center on food, farming, and justice.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Daniel Thorp

Facing Freedom: An African American Community in Virginia From Reconstruction to Jim Crow

Daniel Thorp, author of Facing Freedom: An African American Community in Virginia From Reconstruction to Jim Crow, is an associate professor of history at Virginia Tech and associate dean for undergraduate academic affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. He is the author of three books and two dozen articles on a range of topics in American history.

Speaker's: Website Genre: Non-Fiction

Nicole Myers Turner

Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner, author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia, is assistant professor of religious studies at Yale University.

Genre: Non-Fiction