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We Stand for Justice: Proclamation and Exhibit

This virtual program will include a salute to thirty-six African American activists from Newport News, followed by a reading of a proclamation of appreciation to African Americans in Newport News …

February 28, 2021 | Online
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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her work, including Red at the Bone, as well as her National …

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March 16, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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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 …

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March 26, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM | VIRTUAL
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Environmental Injustice: Reckoning with American Waste

Nonfiction writers Kerri Arsenault (Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains), Anna Clark (The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy), and Catherine Coleman Flowers (Waste: One Woman’s Fight …

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March 20, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Filled with Possibility: Poetry

Poets Erika Meitner (Holy Moly Carry Me), Kiki Petrosino (White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia), and Brian Teare (Doomstead Days) read from their newest collections, highly-acclaimed poetry that speaks to …

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March 18, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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Finding Home: Memoirs

Authors Louis Chude-Sokei (Floating in a Most Peculiar Way) and Nadia Owusu (Aftershocks) discuss their memoirs, extraordinary stories that trace the authors’ lives through entangled relationships with loved ones across …

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March 19, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Acts of Exclusion: A Conversation with Tiffany Jana

Artist, author, and consultant Tiffany Jana (Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions) discusses their work and newest book, a practical handbook that helps individuals and …

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March 15, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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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 …

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March 22, 2021 | 12PM – 12:45PM | VIRTUAL
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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.

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March 13, 2021 | 7PM – 8PM | VIRTUAL
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Be Holding: With Ross Gay

Poet Ross Gay (Be Holding: A Poem) discusses his new book-length poem, which uses basketball and, specifically, a shot Julius Erving took during the 1980 NBA finals, as the baseline …

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March 20, 2021 | 2PM – 2:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Trouble on the Road: S.A. Cosby and Walter Mosley in Conversation

Crime-writing phenom S.A. Cosby (Blacktop Wasteland) and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Walter Mosley (Blood Grove) discuss their newest books in conversation with Stephen Mack Jones. Cosby presents a …

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March 20, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL