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Preparing for the Apocalypse One Novel at a Time

Franklin Horton, author of The Borrowed World series, has established himself as one of the leading voices in the prepper fiction community. This sub-genre of apocalyptic fiction focuses on characters …

March 8, 2021 | 6PM | Facebook
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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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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.

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March 19, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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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.

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March 20, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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Contemporary Romance with Karen Grey, Tif Marcelo & Lorelei Parker

Karen Grey (What I’m Looking For), Tif Marcelo (Once Upon a Sunset), and Lorelei Parker (Crushing It) discuss their contemporary romance novels, featuring healthy doses of romantic comedy, passion, and heartwarming second chances.

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March 25, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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Girls in the World: Middle-Grade Fiction

Middle-grade novelists Elizabeth Bunce (Premeditated Myrtle), Hena Khan (Amina’s Song), and Angie Smibert (The Truce) discuss their new stories of girls finding their voices and using their wits to solve mysteries, overcome challenges, and bring people together.

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March 21, 2021 | 2PM – 3PM | VIRTUAL
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Yellow Wife with Sadeqa Johnson

Novelist Sadeqa Johnson discusses her latest book, Yellow Wife, the harrowing story of an enslaved woman forced to barter love and freedom while living in the most infamous slave jail in Virginia.

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March 24, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL