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Join the Southern Environmental Law Center to hear some of the most powerful voices speaking on behalf of our health, our environment, and places we love in the South. Featuring William Schlesinger (one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists who blogs at Citizen Scientist) and the presentation of this year’s Reed Environmental Writing Awards to Deborah Cramer and Ben Raines.More »
William Heath (William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northeast), Gregory D. Smithers (Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement and Identity), Mary Stockwell (The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians) discuss their complex histories of American Indian tribes, removals, and individuals.More »
Doug Meyer, author of Violence Against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination, and anthology contributors Susan Benton, Vickie Spray, and Jeff Mann, Crooked Letter i: Coming Out in the South, read from and discuss their work.More »
Authors Matt Burriesci (Dead White Guys: A Father, His Daughter, and the Great Books of the Western World), Mark Edmundson (Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals), and Michael Pearson (Reading Life: On Books, Memory, and Travel) discuss the classics, ideals, and how stories lead us into and through our world.More »
W. Bradford Wilcox, (co-author of Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage Among African Americans and Latinos) and Betina Wilkinson (Partners or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century) discuss love, relationships, and marriage.More »
Authors Ron Bailey (The End of Doom: Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century), Jonathan Cannon (Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court), and Jedediah Purdy (After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene) discuss their recent books.More »
Stephen Harding, author of Last To Die: A Defeated Empire, a Forgotten Mission, and the Last American Killed in World War II, will relate the history of how US Sergeant Anthony Marchione was killed in flight over Tokyo, three days after Japan surrendered.More »
Alice Anderson and Georgeann Wilcoxson, coauthors of More Together: 25 Years at On Our Own of Charlottesville Sharing Peer Practices; Zack Bonnie, author of Dead, Insane, or in Jail: A CEDU Memoir; and Beth Gager and Malaina Poore, coauthors of Firestories: Further Thoughts on Radically Rethinking Mental Illness; will share personal experiences in this conversation about mental health.More »
Albert Rossi, author of Becoming a Healing Presence, discusses his theme, that in order to become a healing presence for others, we must first be healed ourselves—through an active relationship with the great Healer, Christ. Dr. Rossi gently points the way toward deepening our love for God and for each other so that others may experience Christ through us.More »
Science writers Marcia Bartusiak (Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved) and Thomas Levenson (The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe) discuss their fascinating new books.More »
Tags: Environment / Science
Alexandria Searls (Underwater: Exploring Rivers and Streams) will discuss her own work as well as Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center library programs while leading this workshop on skills of exploration and nature observation for students, teachers, parents, and nature guides.More »
The Festival of the Book continues its strong commitment to poetry featuring readings by Pulitzer prize-winning poets. Rita Dove (Sonata Mulattica), Greg Pardlo (Digest), and Vijay Seshadri (3 Sections: Poems) read and discuss their work.
NOTE: This program is FREE, although tickets are required. Please click the Buy Ticket button on the program page to reserve your tickets.More »