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Audiobook Publishing 101 for Authors

Hear audiobook narrators and producers Andi Arndt, Ron Butler, Paul Heitsch, and Karen White present an overview of the range of audiobook publishing options available to authors in the current …

March 14, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM
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The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critiques

Submit your first one hundred words of an original, unpublished manuscript for a speed critique by members of the Moseley Writers Group, all of whom are published in a number …

March 13, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM
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Lulu Miller Dives into Curiosity: A Celebration of Nature Writing

Author and Radiolab cohost Lulu Miller (Why Fish Don’t Exist) will speak at the celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by the Southern Environmental Law Center. Miller’s …

March 25, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM
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Seeking More than Salvation: Religious Communities

Scholars Tony Tian-Ren Lin (Prosperity Gospel Latinos and Their American Dream) and Todne Thomas (Kincraft: The Making of Black Evangelical Sociality) discuss their new books, in which they explore the …

March 26, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM
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Confederate Ambitions: Flawed Visions for a New Nation

Historians Adrian Brettle (Colossal Ambitions: Confederate Planning for a Post-Civil War World) and Ann Tucker (Newest Born of Nations: European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy) share their …

March 17, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM
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Dark Times & Mercy: John Grisham and Ian Rankin in Conversation

Authors John Grisham (A Time for Mercy) and Ian Rankin (A Song for Dark Times) discuss their new books, revisiting long-time characters, writing crime novels, and frankly, anything else they’d …

March 26, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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NBF Presents: The Work of Fiction

Three 2020 honorees for the National Book Award for Fiction Rumaan Alam (Leave the World Behind, Finalist), Megha Majumdar (A Burning, Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Finalist) discuss their books and fiction’s place in contemporary American culture, with Randy Winston.

March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM
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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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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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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