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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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Lake Forest Book Store Presents: Luncheon with Rebecca Makkai

LUNCHEON WITH LOCAL AUTHOR REBECCA MAKKAI AT THE GALLERY

Join the staff of Lake Forest Book Store for lunch with local author Rebecca Makkai to celebrate her newest novel.

I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU
Viking Press  $28.00  Released February 21, 2023
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
at The Gallery
202 East Wisconsin Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045
$75 includes lunch and hardcover book

Additional copies available for purchase and signing

Space is limited, be sure to RSVP at 847-234-4420

“A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past–the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are hotly debated online, Bodie prefers–needs–to let sleeping dogs lie. But when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent flaws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? s the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought–if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.”

Rebecca Makkai’s last novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and it was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times. Her other books are the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the collection Music for Wartime–four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

Event date:
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event address:
Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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The Newberry Library: Rebecca Makkai and Meg Wolitzer —Novelists on the Craft of Writing

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.

Makkai’s latest book, I Have Some Questions for You, along with her 2018 novel The Great Believers, are available for purchase at the Newberry Bookshop.

Wolitzer’s novels, The Female Persuasion (2018) and The Interestings (2013) are available for purchase at the Newberry bookshop.

SPEAKERS

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.

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The Interview Show with Mark Bazer at Fitzgerald’s

The Interview Show + Nora O’Connor 
Plus: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Author Rebecca Makkai and @Super70Sports Guy Ricky
Cobb

Wednesday, April 12th
7:30 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.)

$15 General Admission Seating, Reserved Tables Available for $20/seat

“The Interview Show” is a long-running live talk show and former WTTW program hosted by Mark Bazer.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
7:30 p.m. (doors 7 p.m.)

“The Interview Show” is a long-running live talk show and former PBS program
hosted by Mark Bazer.

Nora O’Connor is a singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist with a great new solo
album called “My Heart.”

They’re excited to finally be making this show together happen!
Here’s how it’s going to work. Mark is going to interview Nora. Then she’s going to
perform a full set of music.

But first … Mark is also going to interview:

— Rebecca Makkai, the author of “The Great Believers” (a Pulitzer Prize and
National Book Award Finalist) and the brand-new novel, “I Have Some Questions for
You.”

— Ricky Cobb, the creator of the hilarious Twitter feed @Super70sSports and the
new Jimmy Kimmel-produced game show “Super Maximum Retro Show.”
Enjoy dinner in the club from BABYGOLD BARBECUE
***PARKING***

There is rather limited street parking in the area, we recommend arriving by rideshare, bicycle, or rickshaw.

***AGE RESTRICTION***
FITZGERALDS NIGHTCLUB is 21+, However minors will be admitted with guardian

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NYPL & WNYC’s Get Lit March Book Club: Rebecca Makkai (In Person & Virtual)

Join WNYC’s Alison Stewart and Rebecca Makkai for a live conversation about the book I Have Some Questions for You.

 

The New York Public Library and WNYC—two indispensable New York institutions—are partnering to host a book club that brings New Yorkers together and fosters community.

 

The March title is I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.

 

Throughout the month, All of It host Alison Stewart and the Library will accompany readers, providing touchpoints on-air and on social media at @allofitwnyc and @nypl. Borrow the book (and more than 300,000 others) for free through the Library’s e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices.

 

Join Stewart, the author, and readers everywhere for a live conversation, in-person or online, on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 PM.

 

To join in-person | Please be sure to register for an In-Person Ticket. Doors will open 30 minutes before the program. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.

 

To join the livestream | A livestream of this event will be available on the NYPL event page. To receive an email reminder shortly in advance of the event, please be sure to register!

 

COVID PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

 

The New York Public Library no longer mandates proof of vaccination at large-scale public events.

 

Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at NYPL events.

 

If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or suspect you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

 

In-Person | Assistive listening devices and/or hearing loops are available at the venue. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email accessibility@nypl.org or use this Gmail template. This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs.

 

Livestream | Captions and a transcript will be provided. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email accessibility@nypl.org or use this Gmail template.

 

GET THE BOOK

 

 

Don’t have a New York Public Library card? Get one here!

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Left Bank Books Presents: Rebecca Makkai in Conversation with Shane Mullen

Left Bank Books presents Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award Finalist
Rebecca Makkai, who will discuss her highly anticipated, riveting new novel I Have Some Questions for You at the Ethical Society on March 23rd at 7pm!
Makkai will be in conversation with Left Bank Books’ Shane Mullen.
Please purchase a ticket to attend the event in person or virtually.
Books may be picked up ahead of the event at Left Bank Books or can be picked up at the venue on March 23rd.*
Order additional copies of I Have Some Questions for You from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Makkai will personalize and sign additional copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.

 

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The Book Stall Presents: Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai: I Have Some Questions For You (An In-Store Event)

We are delighted to host award-winning author (and Book Stall favorite) Rebecca Makkai, discussing and signing copies of her brilliant new novel, I Have Some Questions For You. Set in the woods of New Hampshire, this transfixing new novel follows a film professor and podcaster forced to reckon with her past and reexamine the murder of her high school classmate. In Makkai’s own words, it’s “the literary feminist boarding school murder mystery you didn’t know you needed.” This program is free and open to the public. We ask that you buy your copies of I Have Some Questions for You from The Book Stall  if you plan on entering the book-signing queue.

 

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Tattered Cover Presents: Rebecca Makkai In Conversation with Alexander Lumans

Tattered Cover is honored to host Rebecca Makkai at our Colfax location on March 14th at 6pm. She will be on tour for her new book I Have Some Questions For You. This is a ticketed event. Each ticket comes with a copy of her new book! You can purchase tickets below.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by TIME, NPR, The Seattle Times, Good Housekeeping, Today.com, Southern Living, and CrimeReads

The riveting new novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist The Great Believers

A successful film professor and podcaster, Bodie Kane is content to forget her past—the family tragedy that marred her adolescence, her four largely miserable years at a New Hampshire boarding school, and the murder of her former roommate, Thalia Keith, in the spring of their senior year. Though the circumstances surrounding Thalia’s death and the conviction of the school’s athletic trainer, Omar Evans, are hotly debated online, Bodie prefers—needs—to let sleeping dogs lie.

But when the Granby School invites her back to teach a course, Bodie is inexorably drawn to the case and its increasingly apparent ?aws. In their rush to convict Omar, did the school and the police overlook other suspects? Is the real killer still out there? As she falls down the very rabbit hole she was so determined to avoid, Bodie begins to wonder if she wasn’t as much of an outsider at Granby as she’d thought—if, perhaps, back in 1995, she knew something that might have held the key to solving the case.

In I Have Some Questions for You, award-winning author Rebecca Makkai has crafted her 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. Timely, hypnotic, and populated with a cast of unforgettable characters, I Have Some Questions for You is at once a compulsive page-turner and a literary triumph.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Makkai’s last novel, The Great Believers, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; it was the winner of the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Stonewall Book Award, the Clark Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and it was chosen as one of the Ten Best Books of 2018 by The New York Times. Her other books are the novels The Borrower and The Hundred-Year House, and the collection Music for Wartime—four stories from which appeared in The Best American Short Stories. A 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Rebecca is on the MFA faculties of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe and Northwestern University, and is Artistic Director of StoryStudio Chicago.

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Brandeis National Committee Book and Author Luncheon (Books sold by Poisoned Pen)

The 33rd Brandeis Phoenix Chapter

THIS YEAR’S AUTHORS

MEMOIR: Rabia ChaudryFatty Fatty Boom Boom:
??A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family

NONFICTION SPY THRILLER: Larry Loftis, The Watchmaker’s Daughter:

?The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie ten Boom

LITERARY MYSTERY: Rebecca Makkai, I Have Some Questions for You

HISTORICAL THRILLER: Wanda M. Morris, Anywhere You Run

LITERARY FICTION: Dani Shapiro, Signal Fires

Moderator Olivia Fierro, co-host of Good Morning Arizona on KTVK 3TV and host of Olivia’s Book Club

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