#LOCBookfest22 Author Talk | ‘Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer’ with Kate Clifford Larson

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PBS Books, in collaboration with Virginia Public Media, is hosting a conversation celebrating the Library of Congress National Book Festival with Leslye Penelope, author of The Monsters We Defy, and Lucinda Roy, author of Flying the Coop, to discuss their work, their dedication to creating strong empowered female heroines, and their involvement in the festival. The authors will be interviewed by VPM’s Samantha Willis and Angie Miles.

About Kate Clifford Larson 

Kate Clifford Larson is a bestselling author of acclaimed biographies, including “Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero,” “Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter” and “The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln.” Larson has a B.A. and M.A. arts from Simmons UNiversity, a Northeastern UNiversity master of business administration and a doctorate from the University of New Hampshire. She has appeared in national and international media. Larson is an award-winning consultant for feature films, documentaries, state and national parks, heritage tourism and more.  She is currently a Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center Visiting Scholar and lives with her family outside Boston. Larson’s latest book, “Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer” was named one of Kirkus Review’s best of 2021 and is featured at the 2022 National Book Festival. 

About the Library of Congress National Book Festival

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. The Library of Congress National Book Festival is a highly anticipated annual event, which draws the young, old and any age in between, appealing to a wide palette of tastes and preferences in genres ranging from adult fiction to fantasy, kid lit to political nonfiction. For the first time in three years, the 2022 Library of Congress National Book Festival returns to live audiences in a one-day, all-day festival on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The festival will feature more than 120 authors, poets and writers under the theme of “Books Bring Us Together.” 
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