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PEN Out Loud: Brandon Hobson with Rebecca Makkai

Flash sale until January 27! Use the code WINTERPOL for 50 percent off General Admission tickets.
The first 350 Admission With Book tickets will include a bookplate.

National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson joins PEN Out Loud to celebrate his latest novel, The Removed. Weaving together multiple first-person narrators and Cherokee folklore, the novel tells the story of a Cherokee family 15 years after an unjust police shooting of one of the family’s three children. Hobson will be joined in conversation with Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Makkai to discuss the novel and its “meditation on family, grief, home, and the power of stories on both a personal and ancestral level.”

This digital event will start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

Presented in collaboration with Strand Book Store and Scripps Presents.

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ASL interpretive services are provided by ProBono ASL.

 

PEN Out Loud focuses on amplifying diverse voices and convening vital conversations with authors, poets, journalists, artists, and activists.

This winter, these conversations shift our focus inward, providing a necessary pause to examine who we once were, who we are now, and who we’d like to become. Following a fraught year in which we were challenged to reckon with our past, confront our present, and reimagine our future, we turn to literature to engage our minds and reconnect with ourselves—physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Each event this season explores the core of our humanity, generously interrogating our understanding of—and capacity to experience—passion and desire, grief and resilience, nourishment and love, reflection and hope.

$20 General Admission*
* Admission with books, signed books, and bookplates available at additional cost.

on February 16 2021· Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

StoryStudio Chicago Presents: The Geek-Out Book Club | Rebecca Makkai + Cristina Henriquez Discuss “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

The Geek-Out is writers geeking out about literature, plain and simple! One writer will make the other read something for the first time (in this case, Rebecca made Cristina read Shirley Jackson’s legendarily unnerving “The Lottery”) and then for about an hour they talk together about craft, impact, what they loved, what they didn’t. The audience is encouraged to read the piece too, and participate via the chat box.

The event is a fundraiser for StoryStudio’s Doro Boehme scholarship fund, benefiting writers working on book-length projects. If this first go is successful, we hope to make The Geek-Out a regular series, inviting your favorite writers to participate and discuss other legendary stories and books.

on December 14 2020· Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lincolnwood Library Virtual Event

Join the Lincolnwood Public Library as we welcome Pulitzer-nominated author of The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai.

This program is being offered using Zoom, a virtual presentation/conferencing software. Please include your email address to receive instructions on how to join the Zoom event.

on September 30 2020· Tagged: ,

Virtual Book Launch Party: THE TALENTED MISS FARWELL by Emily Gray Tedrowe (Presented by Women & Children First)

Join Women & Children First for the virtual launch party for The Talented Miss Farwell by Emily Gray Tedrowe. For this event, Emily will be in conversation with Rebecca Makkai. This event will be streamed on Women & Children First’s Crowdcast channel.

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on September 29 2020· Tagged: , , , , ,

East End Books Ptown Virtual Book Event

East End Books Ptown is very happy to welcome Award Winning Author Rebecca Makkai “The Great Believers” for a Virtual Book Event. Join us and immerse yourself in the lives of the unforgettable characters in this brilliant book.

The Great Believers, listed by the New York Times as one of the Best 10 Books of 2018, is about friendship and redemption in 1980s Chicago, at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

We are huge fans of this book and have sold many copies of the hardback and paperback edition. This a book to lose yourself in and one that you’ll be sad to see end. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend some time with one of the best writers in our Country!

Click Here for Bookstore Event Page

Click Here to Register via Eventbrite (REQUIRED

Click Here to Purchase “The Great Believers” from East End Books Ptown

Click Here for the Facebook Event Page

on July 17 2020· Tagged: ,

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