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Discover new ideas and the latest releases at the Library! This series presents a wide variety of topics and genres, from fiction to journalism, through discussions and presentations by leading writers in their fields.

© James Kegley

Red Famine: Anne Applebaum with John Podhoretz

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian and Washington Post columnist discusses her revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today.Read More ›
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Samantha Hunt (© Marion Ettlinger)
Cristina Rivera Garza
Chavisa Woods

Mid-Sentence | Queer Horror Stories

Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Novelists Samantha Hunt, Cristina Rivera Garza, and Chavisa Woods discuss new works of queer horror that both resist current cultural conventions and also break new literary ground.Read More ›
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Joanna Ebenstein Joanna Ebenstein
Jennifer Wright Jennifer Wright

Death: A Graveside Companion—Joanna Ebenstein with Jennifer Wright

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
The creative director of the Morbid Anatomy Museum explores the intersections of art and death.Read More ›
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© Sean Hemmerle
© Frances F. Denny

Schlesinger: the Imperial Historian—Richard Aldous with Frances FitzGerald

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Richard Aldous discusses the first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., which he wrote making extensive use of the Schlesinger papers at the New York Public Library.Read More ›
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Myriam Gurba Myriam Gurba
Emily Gould (© Lisa Corson) Emily Gould (© Lisa Corson)
Ruth Curry Ruth Curry

Mid-Sentence | Mean: Myriam Gurba with Emily Gould and Ruth Curry

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Editors Emily Gould and Ruth Curry join Myriam Gurba for a conversation on her new book, Mean, which chronicles Gurba’s coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana.Read More ›
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© Bill Hayes

The World Broke in Two: Bill Goldstein with Margo Jefferson

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Explore the revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, and E. M. Forster in 1922, the year that modernism was born.Read More ›
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© Gasper Tringale

Cartoon County: Cullen Murphy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
The Vanity Fair editor-at-large reconstructs the poignant history of the cartoonists and illustrators from the Connecticut School.Read More ›
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