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March 2020

[POSTPONED] More Than Words Presents: The Great Believers Book Talk

March 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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More Than Words Presents: The Great Believers Book Talk @ More Than Words Warehouse Bookstore

Join author Rebecca Makkai for a reading and signing of her book, The Great Believers.

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April 2020

[CANCELLED] OAH 2020 Annual Meeting: Historians Read The Great Believers

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW
Washington D.C., DC 20008 United States
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In this panel, several historians consider Rebecca Makkai’s The Great Believers (2018), the critically acclaimed and multiple-award-winning novel about the AIDS epidemic in Chicago in the 1980s. This is a panel not only about the history of HIV/AIDS but also about the space between fiction and history, and the challenges of writing a fictional account of the AIDS crisis. Rebecca Makkai will conclude the session with her own reflections on writing the novel.

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Solitude Social Club: A Bookish Happy Hour (Online!)

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Solitude Social Club is Hugo House’s offering to readers and writers seeking connection during the social quarantine. On April 10th, guest writer Rebecca Makkai - Author will share a drink and discuss how she's finding happiness through art and literature in these distancing times. After the conversation, we’ll break out into smaller groups and get to know one another. RSVP to join the Zoom conversation, or find us streaming on Hugo House's Facebook Live.

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[CANCELLED] W&L Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar

April 17 - June 18
Washington and Lee University, 204 W Washington St
Lexington, VA 24450 United States
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This year marks the 17th annual Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar, W&L's ultimate book club. Sponsored by the W&L Class of 1951 in honor of its late classmate Tom Wolfe, the program honors a distinguished writer and observer of the American scene. This year, we turn to one of our own, Rebecca Makkai, W&L class of 1999, whose critically acclaimed novel, "The Great Believers," was a National Book Award Finalist and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times Book Review.

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[POSTPONED] The Lakeland University Community Book Read: Discussion & Signing

April 23

The Lakeland University Community Book Read is an opportunity for the greater community to come together with Lakeland students, faculty and staff and discuss good books and powerful stories.
For our sixth event, we are reading "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai. She will join us at Lakeland the evening of April 23 for a free book discussion and signing.

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[POSTPONED] Literature for All of Us Benefit: Spring Brunch at the Bryn Mawr Country Club

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Bryn Mawr Country Club, 6600 North Crawford Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 United States
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On April 26th, Literature for All of Us will host its annual fundraising event, Spring Bunch, at the Byrn Mawr Country Club. This year, we are deeply honored to welcome Rebecca Makkai, author and 2019 Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist for The Great Believers, as keynote speaker. 

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May 2020

[CANCELLED] Writing On The Door Fiction Conference: Interiority Complex with Rebecca Makkai

May 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Writing On The Door Fiction Conference Sister Bay, WI United States + Google Map

The great advantage of prose (over theater, film, and life) is that we’re privy to characters’ interior states. But how can a writer get thoughts and emotions across, other than by stating them flat-out or by updating us constantly on breathing and heart rate? We’ll explore ways to use tangent, gesture, backstory, action, association, and more to give characters a rich internal life without resorting to the old cardiopulmonary check-in.

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June 2020

Women & Children First Presents: Carter Sickels in Conversation With Rebecca Makkai

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL

Please join us for a virtual event with Carter Sickels for a conversation with Rebecca Makkai about Sickels' new novel, The Prettiest Star. This event will be streamed on Women & Children First's Crowdcast Channel! Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson's death brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and…

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July 2020

A Mighty Blaze Presents: AUTHORS <3 BOOKSTORES

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join me on A Mighty Blaze's Facebook page on Wednesday, July 1 at 4 PM ET/3 PM CT to hear Rebecca explain what she admires about Madison Street Books, a new indie bookstore in Chicago. We'll talk bookstores, books, best pandemic reads, and more. Hosted by Kimberly Hensle Lowrance; produced by Joe Moldover. See you there!

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“Becoming Duchess Goldblatt” Virtual Book Tour with Rebecca Makkai, Alexander Chee, and Connie Shultz, Presented by Still North Books

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Still North Books

About the Event Join us and beloved anonymous Twitter sensation Duchess Goldblatt on her virtual book tour. The evening will celebrate the book release of Becoming Duchess Goldblatt and will include select readings and commentary from authors Alexander Chee, Rebecca Makkai, and Connie Schultz. There will be an audience Q&A session followed by Duchess trivia with the opportunity to win prizes such as copies of our panelists' books and a map of Crooked Path created by Duchess. Register for the Crowdcast Event Here…

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