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125 Years of the New York Times Book Review: A Blockbuster Tour

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Tina Jordan will not be able to join us this year. All current ticket holders for this session will receive a replacement Priority Ticket for any other program of their choice at the festival.   It’s…
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National Book Foundation Presents: Hanif Abdurraqib and Douglas Kearney

Join 2021 National Book Award Finalists Hanif Abdurraqib (A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance) and Douglas Kearney (Sho) for a conversation on poetics, performance, and the manipulation of genre to uncover meaning. The…
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Motherhood, the Glorious Earthquake

Motherhood is such a transformative experience in a woman’s life—in her body, psyche, place within the generations—that it’s the rare writer who can capture its complexities. Today we present three. Mexican essayist Jazmina Barrera’s…
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Engaging with Evolution

From the emergence of COVID variants to the origins of Homo sapiens, the process of evolution underlies all biology. Yet only about half of American adults agree that humans developed from earlier species. In this session, Dr. Lisa White, Director…