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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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Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen with Lara Lee

Lara Lee (Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from My Indonesian Kitchen) discusses her new cookbook of authentic Indonesian cookery and demonstrates a recipe using simple techniques and easily accessible ingredients. With more than 80 traditional and vibrant recipes that have been passed down through the generations, Coconut & Sambal interweaves recipes with beguiling tales of island life and gorgeous travel photography that shines a light on the magnificent cuisine of Indonesia.

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March 26, 2021 | 4PM – 4:45PM | 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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Little Dreamers with Vashti Harrison

Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers) reads from and discusses her work as well as how she became an author-illustrator. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.

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March 23, 2021 | 12PM – 12:30PM | VIRTUAL
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Homeland Elegies with Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar (Homeland Elegies) discusses his latest novel, a deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams.

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March 25, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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The Art of the Short Story: John Lanchester & Te-Ping Chen

John Lanchester (Reality and Other Stories) and Te-Ping Chen (Land of Big Numbers: Stories) discuss their new collections of short stories which grapple with questions of interpersonal connection, technology, ambition, and distraction, through a mixture of witty literary fiction, magical realism, and cultural criticism.

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March 22, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM | VIRTUAL
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Indigenous Lit: Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, Kelli Jo Ford & Diane Wilson

Novelists Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle (Even As We Breathe), Kelli Jo Ford (Crooked Hallelujah), and Diane Wilson (The Seed Keeper) discuss their work as indigenous writers celebrating Dakota and Cherokee cultures and traditions amid larger forces of history, religion, and class in America.

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March 17, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | VIRTUAL
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I See Myself: Diversity in Children’s Literature

Angela Dominguez (Stella Díaz Dreams Big), Vashti Harrison (Little Dreamers), and Dub Leffler (Once There Was a Boy) discuss the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how their past and current projects embrace inclusive storytelling, from stories that highlight Mexican-American childhood and include Spanish vocabulary, to books that celebrate Black leaders and engage with Indigenous Australian identity and history.

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March 25, 2021 | 4PM – 5PM | VIRTUAL
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Reading Under the Influence: Music, History & Race

Regina Bradley (Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of Hip-Hop South), Adam Gussow (Whose Blues? Facing Up to Race and the Future of Music), and Claudrena Harold (When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras) discuss the ways that music, history, and race intersect in the creation of American identity, with a focus on blues, southern hip-hop, and late-century gospel music.

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March 15, 2021 | 7PM – 8:30PM | VIRTUAL
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Rosenwald Schools in Virginia: Updates and Preservation Tools Webinar

Join Preservation Virginia, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, the AMMD Pine Grove School Community, the Campbell County Training School Complex, the Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historic Park …

February 18, 2021 | 10AM – 11:15AM
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America’s Sunday Supper featuring Stacey Abrams

Danville’s annual America’s Sunday Supper takes place virtually this year and will feature a keynote address by former Georgia House Representative and Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. The event marks the …

January 17, 2021 | 3PM – 4:30PM | Online