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REFUGE

REFUGE

DATE | March 11, 2021 at 7pm ET
LOCATION | Online Event

Refuge will feature authors who have explored topics of immigration, identity, and home in their work, at a time when these issues are especially urgent.

Join us for an insightful and challenging discussion of refuge and home featuring authors Aleksandar Hemon (Nowhere Man, The Lazarus Project), Abdi Nor Iftin (Call Me American), and moderator Matthew Davis (Founding Director, Alan Cheuse International Writers Center). 

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INTERSECTIONS

INTERSECTIONS

DATE | February 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION | Online Event

Intersections featured authors who have engaged with intersectional identities in their work. We were joined by novelists Tope Folarin, Min Jin Lee, and Douglas Stuart, as well as moderator and book critic Bethanne Patrick, for a complicated and challenging discussion of intersectionality in literature.

NOW AVAILABLE: The event recording and transcript.

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Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis

Winner of the 2020 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story Lydia Davis's ESSAYS ONE, her first nonfiction book, was published in 2019 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Lydia Davis is the author of VARIETIES OF DISTURBANCE, which was a National Book Award...

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LeVar Burton Is Our Inaugural PEN/Faulkner Literary Champion

LeVar Burton

PEN/FAULKNER LITERARY CHAMPION

LeVar Burton is an actor, director, educator, and cofounder of the award-winning Skybrary app; former host and executive producer of PBS’s Reading Rainbow, and a lifelong children’s literacy advocate. He hosts his own podcast, LeVar Burton Reads, sharing the best short fiction and handpicked by the best voice in podcasting.

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Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds and the New York Times bestselling novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. A recipient of the 2019 MacArthur “Genius” Grant, he is also the winner of the Whiting Award...

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Peter Rock

Peter Rock

Peter Rock is the author of ten works of fiction, most recently The Night Swimmers, SPELLS, Klickitat and The Shelter Cycle.  The recipient of fellowships from Stanford University, the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, he currently...

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Chloe Aridjis

Chloe Aridjis

Chloe Aridjis is a Mexican American writer who grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico. She is the author of three novels, Book of Clouds, which won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France, Asunder, set in London’s National Gallery, and Sea Monsters. Chloe...

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