In conversation celebrating Marie-Helene Bertino’s new novel Beautyland. In person event, registration is required.
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Six Bridges Book Festival: Rebecca Makkai & Curtis Sittenfeld
New York Times bestseller I Have Some Questions for You is Rebecca Makkai’s most irresistible novel yet: a stirring investigation into collective memory and a deeply felt examination of one woman’s reckoning with her past, with a trans?xing mystery at its heart.
In Curtis Sittenfeld’s Romantic Comedy, Sally Milz is a sketch writer for a live comedy show that airs each Saturday night. When pop music sensation Noah Brewster appears as a musical guest, Sally hits it off with him instantly and sparks seem to fly. But he’s out of her league and this isn’t a romantic comedy—it’s real life…right?
For more information about this event, or the Six Bridges Book Festival, please call 501-918-3000.
Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mississippi State Capitol Building & grounds
400 High St, Jackson, MS 39201
Free & open to the public
Each August, the Mississippi Book Festival unites readers and authors in an exhilarating celebration of books.
2023 National Book Festival
The Ivy Bookshop, Bird in Hand, and WYPR are proud to co-present a book club with Rebecca Makkai, author of I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU!
Join us for an evening at Bird in Hand Books & Coffee for a conversation with the beloved novelist, featuring happy hour snacks and drinks. Marion Winik of WYPR’s podcast “The Weekly Reader” will join Makkai in conversation, and then you will have the chance to participate in a Q&A with the author about her latest novel.
Award-winning authors Rebecca Makkai and Meg Wolitzer will reflect on their work and growth as authors.
This program will be held in-person at the Newberry and livestreamed on Zoom. The online version of this event will be live captioned. Please register here.
This installment of “Conversations at the Newberry” features award-winning novelists Rebecca Makkai and Meg Wolitzer.
In this event, Chicago author Rebecca Makkai (I Have Some Questions for You, The Great Believers) will interview New York-based and New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer (The Female Persuasion, The Interestings) about a life in books, her growth as an author, her film adaptations—including 2017’s The Wife—and her new role as host of Public Radio’s popular Selected Shorts podcast.
This program also marks the launch of a new series curated by Rebecca Makkai and StoryStudio, which will pair major visiting authors in conversation with local discussion partners. Unlike bookstore or festival events promoting an author’s latest book, these evenings will highlight the author’s whole career, with a focus on the craft of writing. Perfect for readers and writers alike, each event will celebrate one author’s work—a glimpse behind the creative curtain, a chance to ask questions, and an opportunity to mingle with other literary folk. You’ll also be able to purchase books and have them signed.
The event, generously sponsored by Sue and Melvin Gray and presented in collaboration with StoryStudio Chicago, is free to the public.
Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award,?The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower. She is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University and Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago. Join her at SubMakk (it’s a Substack!)
Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Female Persuasion, The Position, The Wife, and Sleepwalking. She is also the author of the young adult novel Belzhar.
This event is presented by Books & Books, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Prairie Lights Books, and Print: A Bookstore. To purchase a signed copy of Rebecca’s book, please visit their websites.
Friday May 27 2022 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Steve Almond is the author of a dozen books, including “Candyfreak” and “Against Football,” which were both on the New York Times’ Bestseller list for about four seconds. He’s the recipient of an NEA grant for 2022 and teaches at Harvard and Wesleyan. His work has been published in the Best American Short Stories, the Best American Mysteries, and the New York Times Magazine. Fancy fancy. After 30 years of writing terrible novels, he finally wrote one that doesn’t suck. All the Secrets of the World will be out in May.
Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the novels The Great Believers, The Hundred-Year House, and The Borrower, as well as the short story collection Music for Wartime. The Great Believers was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and received the ALA Carnegie Medal and the LA Times Book Prize, among other honors. Makkai is on the MFA faculties of Sierra Nevada College and Northwestern University, and she is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.
You can purchase their books through the respective links and Steve and Rebecca are happy to sign or personalize copies! If you can’t make it to the event, signed copies will be available and we ship nationally!
Please note the following COVID protocols for those attending IN PERSON:
- Attendees must present a physical copy or a photo of their COVID-19 vaccine card along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID); or
- Provide a time-stamped printout, photo, or email of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event or a negative Rapid Antigen Test taken within 36 hours of the event, along with a valid photo ID (state, government, or school ID).
- All persons must wear a mask for the duration of their time in the Fine Arts Building, regardless of vaccination status in accordance with our current COVID policies
Please email us at email@example.com or phone us at (312)-753-3154 if you have any questions or concerns.
*There is no need to register if you are attending in person!