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MASTERPIECE: 50th Anniversary Celebration

Event · 12/23/20

PBS Books hosted a virtual conversation with author Nancy West of Masterpiece: America’s 50-Year-Old Love Affair with British Television Drama and executive producer-at-large Rebecca Eaton from PBS MASTERPIECE on Thursday, January 14. MASTERPIECE celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2021, as it debuted on PBS in 1971. Throughout its history, it’s showcased adaptations of countless classic Read more…

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Trailblazing American Women Writers Project Series: Marilyn Chin & Elisa New

Event · 12/23/20

PBS Books continued its Trailblazing American Women Writers Project Series with its second program highlighting incredible poet Marilyn Chin and Poetry In America’s Elisa New, on January 12 . We heard from Executive Producer and Founder Elisa New and why she featured Marilyn Chin in a recent Poetry In America episode. Then, got insights from Read more…

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Ben Vanstone Virtual Conversation

Event · 12/3/20

PBS Books hosted a virtual conversation with writer Ben Vanstone from PBS MASTERPIECE on December 13, 2020. As the writer and Executive Producer, Vanstone discussed the new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small, the classic story written by James Herriot. All Creatures Great and Small chronicles the adventures of veterinarian James Herriot in 1930s Read more…

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Democracy Author Talk: Nikki Grimes

Event · 12/3/20

PBS Books hosted a virtual conversation with renowned children’s author Nikki Grimes discussing her latest book, Kamala Harris: Rooted In Justice, on December 11, 2020 as part of our series of conversations on Democracy. She shared what inspired her to write her newest book and her process. In addition, we had an opportunity to explore the story Read more…

Democracy Author Talk fo Kids with Andrea Beaty Event

Democracy Author Talk (Kids): Andrea Beaty

Event · 11/24/20

PBS Books hosted a virtual conversation with renowned children’s author Andrea Beaty discussing her latest books, Sofia Valdez & the Vanishing Vote and One Girl on December 1, 2020. In her newest book Sofia Valdez & the Vanishing Vote, Sofia Valdez explores the democratic process in second grade when her class gets to vote on their class pet–a Read more…

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Democracy Author Talk: Harold Holzer

Event · 11/10/20

PBS Books hosted a virtual conversation with renowned author Harold Holzer discussing his latest book The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media from the Founding Fathers to Fake News on November 17. No matter your political affiliation, you’ll be intrigued to learn that the tension between the president Read more…

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Roxane Gay – Creatives in a Time of Crisis

Event · 10/16/20

The Marygrove Conservancy Department of Arts & Culture presented Roxane Gay as the 32nd guest author of Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS), through a virtual discussion, moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and host of Detroit Public TV’s American Black Journal, and contributor to DPTV’s One Detroit series.

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American Ingenuity Author Talk: Sarah Broom

Event · 10/9/20

PBS Books, in collaboration with KCTS, was honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Sarah Broom as part of our exciting partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2020 LOC National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity. This year, LOC’s annual Book Festival with the theme “Celebrating American Ingenuity” was held online between September Read more…

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Trailblazing American Women Writers Project Series: Ada Limón

Event · 10/1/20

PBS Books launched its Trailblazing American Women Writers Project Series with incredible poet Ada Limón, on Tuesday, October 13. Ada Limón, a current Guggenheim fellow, is the author of five poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Her fourth book Bright Dead Things was named a finalist Read more…

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American Ingenuity Author Talk: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Event · 9/30/20

PBS Books, in collaboration with PBS SoCal, were honored to host this virtual engagement event with author Pam Muñoz Ryan on October 7 as part of our exciting partnership with The Library of Congress for the 2020 LOC National Book Festival: Celebrating American Ingenuity. This year, LOC’s annual Book Festival with the theme “Celebrating American Ingenuity” Read more…