New Works: A Poetry Reading

Poets Aria Aber (Hard Damage), Diannely Antigua (Ugly Music), Ricardo Alberto Maldonado (The Life Assignment), and John Murillo (Kontemporary Amerikan) will read from their recently published volumes of poetry. Introduced by Nikay Paredes, Academy of American Poets.

Trouble the Water

Racism, classism, distrust, and surveillance are just a few of the challenges one faces when trying to make earnest connections in lonely and trying times. But these stories just might contain the clues for a better future. Join award-winning novelist Kelli Jo Ford (Crooked Hallelujah), 5 Under 35 honoree Tracy O’Neill (Quotients), and New York […]

A Life in Reading (and Re-reading): Vivian Gornick in conversation with Adrienne Miller

Legendary critic and memoirist Vivian Gornick (Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader) speaks with Adrienne Miller, the first woman to be literary esquire at Esquire (In the Land of Men: A Memoir) about finding your place in the city, in the world, and sometimes in yourself, through reading and writing. Moderated by poet, translator, […]

Tami Charles

Snuggle in a chair and hear Tami Charles read her stirring ode to black and brown children everywhere and share her lyrical story All Because You Matter, beautifully illustrated by multiple Caldecott honoree Bryan Collier.

Finish the Fight

When the world feels so big and loud, how can we make our voices heard? Join Veronica Chambers, author of Finish the Fight! The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote,as she demonstrates how she uses storytelling and art to fight for social justice for all — and how you can, […]

Graphix Con

Friendship can be super complicated, really intense, and totally embarrassing—especially when magic sketchbooks, broken hearts, alien adventures, and loads of family drama are involved! Join comics expert Calvin Reid as he celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Graphix imprint with Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright (Twins), Maria Scrivan (Nat Enough), Kristen Gudsnuk (Making Friends: Back […]

Meg Medina

What happens when your best friend, your mejor amiga, has to move away? Join Newbery medalist Meg Medina for a friendship bracelet activity, and a read aloud in English and Spanish of Evelyn del Rey Is Moving Away, a story of two girls whose friendship will always be special no matter what.

Cooking for These Times

The pandemic has changed home cooking and our relationship with our pantries, along with our concept of what “worthy” and “accessible” cooking projects entail. Over the last few months, homemade sourdough loaves have proliferated, yeast, beans, and flour have become treasured commodities, and experienced and fledgling home cooks alike have found themselves searching for new […]