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Buenos Aires: personal journeys

A traditional activity in the Festival Internacional de Literatura de Buenos Aires (Filba) is the personal journeys where geographical routes meet narrative ones. Argentine authors Mercedes Halfon, Mariano Quirós and Juan Ignacio Pisano have…
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From India: The Edict Project: music and meaning for our times

T M Krishna, public intellectual and acclaimed classical vocalist in the Carnatic tradition, is dedicated to working across the spectrum of music, society and culture. The Edict Project, in association with Ashoka University, is a creative collaboration…
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From Norway: Rediscoveries in life and literature

A true Bergener – both proud of and spiteful about his city – is author Tomas Espedal, who has written extensively about Bergen life and rain. Author Karl Ove Knausgård lived in Bergen for many years and will read from his latest novel…
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Introducing "Freeman's": Reinventing the Literary Magazine for the New Century

Former Granta editor John Freeman is a writer's champion. Here he talks with the National Book Critics Circle's Jane Ciabattari, who selected the first Freeman's issue as a "2015 Best Book" for NPR, about nurturing first-time authors and publishing…
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Inshallah! A Celebration of Muslims in Children's Literature

The call is out for a more diverse children’s literature, and the participants on this panel are answering that call even as discrimination against Muslims, here and abroad, has increased. Moderated by the editor of Salaam Reads (an imprint…
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The Untold Story of Route 66: The Negro Motorist Green Book -- Traveling the Mother Road in the Jim Crow Era

Fans of Route 66 will enjoy listening to historian and travel writer Candacy Taylor share stories and anecdotes about the historic byway. She will also dive into the relatively unknown story of "The Green Book," which, during the Jim Crow era,…
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Telling Stories: Sherman Alexie and Daniel Handler Take the Stage

Sherman Alexie—the beloved poet, storyteller, novelist, and film-maker who consistently lands on most-banned-books lists—meets here with Lemony Snicket... er, at least Snicket's creator, literary virtuouso Daniel Handler. This feature event…
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The Latino Experience as U.S. Literature

Literature does not build walls between countries, it opens doors between. Listen to three American authors discuss the inspiration for stories they have written—stories of richness, complexity, and beauty that refuse to abide geographical…
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Art, the Atom, and the Electron

How do you draw an electron? This visual presentation, based on Prelinger’s most recent book, Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age, takes you into the little-seen work of 20th century graphic artists who produced spectacular…
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Diverse Books Matter (to Kids and Everyone)

Moderated by grassroots organization We Need Diverse Books, a publisher, author, public librarian / blogger, and two literacy nonprofit employees talk about the work they’re doing to increase diversity in children’s literature.