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Switchyard Tulsa: “Researching Into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History As An Outsider”

Switchyard Festival Tulsa, OK

May 30th, 5pm @ Promenade Ballroom

Included in the Ideas Track & Full Festival Pass

Rebecca Makkai, “Researching into the Voice: The Great Believers and Approaching History as an Outsider” 

Sponsored by TU’s Department of English and Creative Writing

6 days of music, literature and ideas

Switchyard is a national festival of art and intellect featuring 40 keynote speakers and local and national performance artists – based in the heart of Downtown Tulsa.

Switchyard will invite people to cross the tracks that once divided this city to explore our complicated histories, seek new points of connection and activate the transformative power of art. In this inaugural year, we’ll focus on attempts to ban, censor or suppress challenging ideas—new and old. This will mean digging into the past, imagining alternative identities and dreaming of rich new futures.

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Mountain Words Literary Festival

The Mountain Words Literary Festival is a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids’ events, parties, panel discussions, live theater, and more.


May 27th, 10 – 11 am “Origins of the Original” workshop with Rebecca Makkai | REGISTER

For writing to succeed, it must be both well-executed and original.  In this class, we’ll cover some key elements of originality — specificity, idiosyncrasy, complexity, repetition, and change — and talk about accessing them in both drafting and revision. | King Community Room

May 27th, 11 – 12 pm “Can true crime be ethical?” discussion with Rebecca Makkai and Rachel Monroe | REGISTER

Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of the best-selling literary mystery Have Some Questions for You,  Rebecca Makkai, and New Yorker investigative reporter and author of Savage Appetites, Rachel Monroe discuss the moral murkiness of writing crime, true and otherwise. Chaired by Julia Wheeler | Steddy Theater

May 27th, 5 – 6:30 Festival reception + Forest Woodward Gallery Opening | REGISTER

Join us for the Saturday night festival reception + fine art + readings! Mingling, drinks, bites, and book signings with festival presenters, along with gallery reception for Forest Woodward’s story-centric installation, “What Roots May Clutch” in the Kinder Padon Gallery (5:30 – 7 pm) followed by festival readings with Rebecca Makkai, Suzi Q Smith, Rachel Monroe, and others. | Grace Atrium + Kinder Padon Gallery

May 27th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Saturday night festival readings with Rebecca Makkai, Suzi Q Smith, Rachel Monroe, Ted Conover | REGISTER | Steddy Theater

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Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival

11:30 – 12:45 PM–Literary Discussion


Award-winning author Rebecca Makkai plumbs the depths of memory and trauma in I Have Some Questions for You, her highly anticipated new novel, which Jennifer Egan calls “a true literary mystery—haunting and hard to put down.” C. Morgan Babst, author of The Floating World, will join Makkai in a conversation about the ability of fiction to explore complex cultural issues, while keeping us at the edges of our seats.

Hotel Monteleone, Lobby Level, Royal Salon. $10 or Literary Discussion Pass or VIP Pass.


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Reinvention and Return Breakfast and Authors Talk with Quan Barry, Rebecca Makkai, and Jung Yun

Acclaimed authors Quan Barry (When I’m Gone, Look for Me in the East), Rebecca Makkai (I Have Some Questions for You), and Jung Yun (O Beautiful) gather to explore what happens when we return to our past—to the family, friends, and familiar places who formed us—and find ourselves changed.

Barry is a poet and playwright, author of the novel We Ride Upon Sticks, and the Lorraine Hansberry Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Makkai is the author of National Book Awards long-listed novel and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Great Believers and The Borrower. Yun is the award-winning author of Shelter and associate professor of English at George Washington University.

Join them for a continental breakfast and conversation. Moderated by Audrey Parks of New Dominion Bookshop.

Tickets required.

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Tucson Festival Of Books

Scheduled events:
Stories That Come from the Heart
Luis Alberto Urrea, Jamie Ford and Rebecca Makkai are bestselling authors whose novels come from the heart… and their own life journeys. They take their work personally. Today, we’ll learn if that makes their stories easier or harder to tell.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – Rincon Room (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jamie Ford, Rebecca Makkai, Luis Alberto Urrea
Moderator: Jennifer Lee Carrell

Thrills in Fiction
Authors Rebecca Makkai, Karen White, and Katy Hays will discuss how they infuse suspense in their novels to engage their readers more fully in their stories.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Katy Hays, Rebecca Makkai, Karen White
Moderator: Rae Richards

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American Writers Festival

American Writers Festival

My Monticello: Jocelyn Johnson in conversation with Rebecca Makkai
Event Time: 11:30 a.m.
Event Location: Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago IL

The inaugural American Writers Festival on May 15, 2022 in Chicago coincides with the American Writers Museum’s fifth anniversary. The free literary festival will be held at four stages inside the Chicago Cultural Center and one stage at the American Writers Museum, and feature more than 75 beloved contemporary authors, artists and playwrights. Participating writers will address their perspectives on many of today’s most timely and controversial topics including immigration, book censorship, racism and equality through themes within their literature.

As a special bonus, the AWM will waive museum admission fees on Sunday, May 15 and Monday, May 16 – AWM’s fifth anniversary – to encourage more people to experience the literary works of the greatest American writers.



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