Eating today carries the weight of a myriad of environmental and social issues, and in doing so raises many questions about what it means to be a conscious and conscientious consumer, and the degree to which this is possible. This panel examines how we as eaters and cooks are complicit in these issues but also […]
From Massachusetts to the Middle East to colonial Jamaica, these books take readers around the world as their characters search for a way to live life on their own terms. Join debut novelists Zaina Arafat (You Exist Too Much) and Maisy Card (These Ghosts Are Family) and award-winning author Lily King (Writers & Lovers) for […]
How is history lived and felt—embodied—in different times and places? How does it persist as memory, an almost tactile presence just beneath the surface? In Argentine writer Andrés Neuman’s Fracture, the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster provokes a personal reckoning for a globe-trotting Japanese executive, a survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Jamaican writer Curdella Forbes’s […]
Poets Mark Bibbins (13th Balloon), Eduardo C. Corral (Guillotine), Hafizah Geter (Un-American), and Jonah Mixon-Webster (Stereo (TYPE)) read from their new collections, and discuss how history and legacy serve as a lens in their work, through which to view the present moment. Moderated by Tina Chang, Brooklyn Poet Laureate.
It’s a family affair! Sing (and read) along with three songs that are part of the LyricPop children’s picture book series. “We Got the Beat” by the Go-Go’s performed by Pamela Laws, “African” by Peter Tosh sung by Miss Olithea (aka Olithea Elizabeth) and “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” popularized by Nancy Sinatra) and […]
Do you want to see two illustrators live-drawing a story as Pura Belpré Award Winner Carlos Hernandez (Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe) spins a tale right before your eyes? Come watch bestselling creator Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly) and Pura Belpré Honoree Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Never Gives Up) as they sketch some wacky […]
A boy who believes in fairytales, a young psychic who can speak to the dead, besties about to break up, and three girls who take down a sexist list ranking their classmates by their looks. Author and librarian Betsy Bird leads characters from stories by Zoraida Córdova (The Way to Rio Luna), Gilbert Ford (The […]