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.
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.