What do authors see as the role of literature and books in our democracy? Through their writing, do authors actively work to influence the way we think? Do they see their work contributing to our civic education? Come hear National Book Award–honored authors discuss the role of books in exploring the themes and issues that are critical to protecting democracy. Featuring 2016 National Book Award Poetry Finalist Solmaz Sharif (Look) and 2017 National Book Award Young People’s Literature Finalist Erika L. Sanchez (I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter).
This event is a part of the National Book Foundation’s NBF Presents program which brings National Book Award–honored authors and nationally recognized moderators to libraries, colleges, book festivals, and performance venues for public readings, discussions, and presentations. The Foundation aims to leave no reader or community overlooked, and to be a catalyst for conversations through great books.
NBF Presents is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Location: Digital Commons, 101 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ.