Week 6, September 21 - 27, 2020
Author Visits:Monday September 21 at 7:30 pm - Inheritance with Kaie Kellough and Ian Williams In Conversation
Join the conversation on community, history, belonging and the families we inherit and those we choose. Adrian Harewood talks with Kaie Kellough and Ian Williams, two authors acclaimed for both poetry and prose. This event will also be available in French translation: L’événement sera diffusé en direct sur YouTube. (En anglais avec un service d’interprétation simultanée en français.)
Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30 pm - National Launch for Burning Sugar with Cicely Belle Blain
Join us in celebrating the latest from Vivek Shraya's VS. Books: a poetic exploration of Black identity, history, and lived experience influenced by the constant search for liberation.In this incendiary debut collection, activist and poet Cicely Belle Blain intimately revisits familiar spaces in geography, in the arts, and in personal history to expose the legacy of colonization and its impact on Black bodies.
Podcasts:Tuesday, September 22 at 12:00 pm - Confronting History with Francesca Ekwuyasi and Shaena Lambert
Some think of history as something distinct from the here and now, but for bettor or worse, history is always with us. Clearly, some history needs to be confronted if we are ever going to learn from it. This episode features Francesca Ekwuyasi in conversation with Catherine Hernandez and Shaena Lambert in conversation with Peter Schneider.Friday, September 25 at 12:00 pm - Neurodiversity and The Ever-Changing Brain, featuring Sarah Kurchak and David Eagleman
Is there anything more mysterious and more fundamental to our lives than the human brain? But do any of us really understand how our brains work, where consciousness comes from or how best to deal with our unique quirks of perception? This episode features Stephen Brockwell in conversation with neuroscientist David Eagleman and Nina Jane Drystek in conversation with autistic self-advocate and essayist Sarah Kurchak.
Pre-recorded Event:Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 pm - Commanding Hope with Thomas Homer-Dixon, hosted by John Geddes
Calling on history, cutting-edge research, complexity science and even Lord of the Rings, Thomas Homer-Dixon lays out the tools we can command to rescue a world on the brink. Journalist John Geddes sits down with the bestselling author and thinker to discuss his latest book, Commanding Hope: The Power We Have to Renew a World in Peril.