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15/5/2020 11:00:00NADraft
Library of Congress Center for the Book
May 5, 8 AM PDT (11 AM EDT)Watch Jason Reynolds' fifth installment of "Write. Right. Rite." where he challenges kids to write about a piece of art.
https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-9152/
Watch Jason Reynolds' fifth installment
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25/6/2020 0:00:00Live on WebsiteFinal
Library of Congress Center for the Book
May 6 - May 13The Poetry of HomeIn this collaborative video series with The Washington Post, four U.S. poets laureate share poems and reflect on the idea of "home." New videos every Friday.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/series/the-poetry-of-home/
The Poetry of Home
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35/7/2020 19:00:00Removed
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Library of Congress Center for the Book
May 7, 7-8 PM EDTHow One 21st Century Pandemic, SARS, Predicted Another, COVID-19Author and journalist Karl Taro Greenfeld discusses his prescient book on the SARS epidemic, which foreshadowed the more devastating COVID-19 pandemic, with the Library of Congress’s Roswell Encina, chief of communications. Submit your questions in advance via social media.
https://www.loc.gov/item/event-399094/how-one-21st-century-pandemic-sars-predicted-another-covid-19/2020-05-07/
How One 21st Century Pandemic, SARS, Predicted Another, COVID-19
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45/7/2020 12:00Live on Website
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VirginiaMay 7, 12:00 PM EDTVa. Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: A Good Provider is One Who Leaves with Jason DeParle Join author Jason DeParle as he discusses his newest book, "A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: Family and Migration in the 21st Century," in conversation with Dan Doernberg; as part of the Va. Festival of the Book's SHELF LIFE series, this event is FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/571002526954921/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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55/12/2020 12:00:00Live on Website
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VirginiaMay 12, 12:00 PM EDT
Va. Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: The Mindfulness Room with Amanda Lynch
Join Amanda Lynch, author of "The Mindfulness Room," for a conversation about self-care, mindfulness, and restorative justice—for children and adults alike; as part of the Va. Festival of the Book's SHELF LIFE series, this event is FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/932085113911139/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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65/14/2020 12:00Live on Website
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VirginiaMay 14, 12:00 PM EDT
Va. Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: The Dark Matter of Mona Starr with Laura Lee Gulledge
Join author and illustrator Laura Lee Gulledge as she discusses her new graphic novel, "The Dark Matter of Mona Starr," with Amber Loyacano; as part of the Va. Festival of the Book's SHELF LIFE series, this event is FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/592003474736409/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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75/19/2020 12:00Live on Website
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VirginiaMay 19, 12:00 PM EDT
Va. Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Ordinary Girls with Jaquira Díaz
Join author Jaquira Díaz as she discusses her memoir, "Ordinary Girls." As part of the Va. Festival of the Book's SHELF LIFE series, this event is FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1042782392805027/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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85/21/2020 12:00:00Live on Website
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VirginiaMay 21, 12:00 PM EDT
Va. Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Cool Beans: Joe Yonan in conversation with Sally Swift
Join cookbook author and dining editor of The Washington Post Joe Yonan as he discusses his new cookbook, "Cool Beans," with Sally Swift, co-creator of The Splendid Table; as part of the Va. Festival of the Book's SHELF LIFE series, this event is FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1157427254598234/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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95/26/2020 12:00:00Live on Website
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VirginiaMay 26, 12:00 PM EDT
Va. Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Everywhere You Don’t Belong with Gabriel Bump
Join debut novelist Gabriel Bump as he discusses his book, "Everywhere You Don’t Belong," with Abby Palko; as part of the Va. Festival of the Book's SHELF LIFE series, this event is FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/275603216793501/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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105/7/2020 17:00:00Live on Website
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OhioMay 7, 5:00 PM EDTGet Graphic! Book DiscussionJoin us this Thursday, May 7, at 5 p.m. Eastern, via Zoom to discuss Gideon Falls, 2019 winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series, by Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/925889580
Live book discussion via Zoom
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115/13/2020Live on Website
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Rhode IslandMay13, 2:00 PM EDTRising Waters:Stories From America's FrontlineJoin RI Center for the Book and 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island author Elizabeth Rush for a film screening of David Welch’s documentary, "Home or High Water," based on Rush’s stories. Participants will meet the author in a live post-film interview with Ricardo Sandoval-Palos, NPR public editor.
https://metcalfinstitute.org/elizabethrush-screening/
Live film screening and discussion via Zoom
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1205/06/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 6, 2:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing: JournalingFocus on learning how to heal and transform through the pratice of journaling.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1305/07/2020Live on WebsiteFinal ColoradoMay 7, 3:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing WorkshopVeteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1405/08/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 8, 9:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM MST)CBA General Nonfiction, History and Pictorial Finalist ReadingsHear Colorado Book Award Finalists in the General Nonfiction, History and Pictorial categories read and answer questions.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/
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1505/10/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 10, 5:00 PM EDT (3:00 PM MST)Veterans Expressive Writing WorkshopJoin veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1605/13/2020Live on Website
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ColoradoMay 13, 2:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing: Life Writing for PublicationDiscover how to write personal essays and memoirs for publication.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1705/14/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 14, 3:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing WorkshopVeteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1805/15/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 15, 9:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM MST)CBA Anthology, Creative Nonfiction and Short Story Finalist ReadingsHear Colorado Book Award Finalists in the Anthology, Creative Nonfiction and Short Story categories read and answer questions.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/
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1905/17/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 17, 5:00 PM EDT (3:00 PM MST)Veterans Expressive Writing WorkshopJoin veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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2005/20/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 20, 2:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing: Fiction Foundations for Publication Fiction Foundations: study elements of the writing craft for publication.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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2105/21/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 21, 3:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing WorkshopVeteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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2205/24/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 24, 5:00 PM EDT (3:00 PM MST)Veterans Expressive Writing WorkshopJoin veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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2305/27/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 27, 2:00 PM EDT (12:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing: The Business of WritingLearn who, where, and how to submit your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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2405/28/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 28, 3:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM MST)Veterans Writing WorkshopVeteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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2505/30/2020Live on WebsiteFinalColoradoMay 30, 6:00 PM EDT (4:00 PM MST)2020 Colorado Book AwardsWinners of the 2020 Colorado Book Awards will be announced and read briefly.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/
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265/16/2020 4:00:00Live on Website
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Tennessee Center for the Book
May 16, 4:00 AM EDT (2:00 AM MST)Registration Deadline for Young Writers' Workshop: World Wide Web EditionDeadline for high school students to submit a writing sample as part of application for the Young Writers' Workshop taking place online June 7-12th.
https://www.youngwritersworkshop.org/
Young Writers' Workshop
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345/7/2020Live on Website 5/6FinalMinnesotaMay 7, 8:00 AM ET (7:00 AM CT)"Meet" the Minnesota Book Awards FinalistsIn these eight recorded panels, the 2020 finalists in each Minnesota Book Awards category (Children's Literature, General Nonfiction, Genre Fiction, Memoir & Creative Nonfiction, Minnesota Nonfiction, Novel & Short Story, Poetry, Young Adult) describe their recent publications and writing process.
https://thefriends.org/2020/04/25/meet-the-finalists/
eight recorded panels
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355/7/2020Live on Website 5/6FinalMinnesotaMay 7, 8:00 AM ET (7:00 AM CT)Minnesota Book Awards - 2020 Announcement CeremonyThe Minnesota Center for the Book honors 36 author finalists and names winners in nine categories as the culmination of the 2020 Minnesota Book Awards program - presented via livestream for the first time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmGjP4bY6cw&t=1159s
via livestream
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365/20/2020Live on Website 5/6
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MinnesotaMay 20, 2:00 PM ET (1:00 PM CT)One Book | One Minnesota: Kate DiCamilloIn this livestreamed keynote and moderated Q&A, Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo discusses inaugural One Book | One Minnesota pick "Because of Winn-Dixie."
https://thefriends.org/minnesota-center-for-the-book/one-book-one-minnesota/
One Book | One Minnesota
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376/7/2020 20:00:00Live on Website 5/19
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Tennessee Center for the Book
June 7, 8:00 PM ET (7:00 PM CT)
Young Writers' Workshop: World Wide Web Edition Begins
The Young Writers' Workshop provides students an opportunity to explore their writing passion and hone their craft among peers and under the encouragement of professional, published writers. Registration required.
https://www.youngwritersworkshop.org/
Young Writers' Workshop
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385/14/2020
Live on Website 5/12/20
FinalOhioMay 14, 5:00 PM ETGet Graphic! Book DiscussionJoin Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Valentinto Zullo for a lively conversation about Gigi D.G.'s webcomic Lady of the Shard.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/925889580
Live comics discussion via Zoom
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396/1/2020Live on Website 5/26
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North DakotaJune 1, 11 AM - 3 PM EDT (10 AM - 2 PM CDT)Virtual Summer Reading KickoffNorth Dakota libraries are coming together for a virtual statewide summer reading kickoff starting on June 1 and ending on June 5 (10 AM to 2 PM CDT) consisting of storytime, craft projects, and STEM activities online.
https://www.facebook.com/events/244703713416702/
ND Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff
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406/4/2020Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 4, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE with Miyazakiworld: Japanese Animation and Global Popular Culture with Susan Napier and Shilpa DavéJoin Susan Napier, author of "Miyazakiworld," and Shilpa Davé as they discuss the life and work of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/705533653341337/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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416/4/2020Live on Website 6/2
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New York StateJune 4, 7:00 PM EDTLiterary Landmark TourRocco Staino, Director of the Empire State Center for the Book, will lead a virtual tour of the 18 Literary Landmarks in New York City. Tour will be held via Zoom. Email Rocco Staino at rocco.staino@gmail.com to register for the event and receive the Zoom link.
rocco.staino@gmail.com for link
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416/9/2020Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 9, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Ellen Crosby & Art Taylor Talk CrimeJoin highly-acclaimed crime writers Ellen Crosby and Art Taylor as they discuss their newest books, creating complex characters, and writing crime fiction; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/317045989287920/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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426/11/2020Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 11, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "The Prettiest Star" with Carter Sickels & Cassius AdairJoin author Carter Sickels as he discusses his novel, "The Prettiest Star" (one of O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020"), with Cassius Adair; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2283374038637834/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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436/16/2020Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 16, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "Becoming RBG" with Debbie Levy & Tasha BirckheadJoin author Debbie Levy as she discusses her graphic novel, "Becoming RBG," with Tasha Birckhead; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/256769492049416/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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446/18/2020Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 18, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "Usual Cruelty" with Alec Karakatsanis & Eric RibackJoin author Alec Karakatsanis as he discusses his book "Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System," in conversation with Eric Riback; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/584229788866173/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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456/23/20Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 23, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "The Lost Book of Adana Moreau" with Michael Zapata & Meredith ColeJoin author Michael Zapata as he discusses his debut novel, "The Lost Book of Adana Moreau," with Meredith Cole; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/688738415280554/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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466/25/20Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 25, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "The Truth Is" with NoNieqa Ramos & Amber McBrideJoin young adult author NoNieqa Ramos as she discusses her novel, "The Truth Is," with Amber McBride; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/920358211719929/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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476/30/20Live on Website 6/2
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VirginiaJune 30, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "LGBTQ Fiction & Poetry from Appalachia" with Jeff Mann, Julia Watts & Maggie AndersonJoin co-editors Jeff Mann and Julia Watts, and contributing writer Maggie Anderson, for a discussion of identity, publishing, and community as related to their recent anthology, "LGBTQ Fiction & Poetry from Appalachia"; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/171433370939641/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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486/1/20Live on Website 6/2FinalTexasJune 1, 2020Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award Nominations OpenThe nomination period for the Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award is June 1 - September 1 every year and the winning organization receives a $2,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy.
https://www.tsl.texas.gov/literacyaward
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496/30/20Live on Website 6/2
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IllinoisJune 30 (Post mark deadline)Illinois Emerging Writers Competition Postmark DeadlineThe Illinois Emerging Writers Competition is an annual statewide poetry contest to recognize new literary talent. Additional information and forms accessible here.
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/center_for_the_book/emerging-writers.html
Additional information and forms accessible here
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506/12/20Live on Website 6/9FinalMontanaJune 12, 4pm MDT 6pm ETArt of Meaningful Conversation
Former Montana Poet Laureate Lowell Jaeger guides discussion at this Humanities Happy Hour using stimulating short pieces of literature to generate lively, thoughtful, engaging conversations concerning topics important to our everyday lives.
https://tinyurl.com/meaningful-zoom.
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516/5/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalMississippiJune 5, 12 pm CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: Aint That America? History and Culture in the Country
This talk charts the rise, fall and rise again of the American farmer and rural life in the American consciousness with images from music videos, snippets of song lyrics, Cracker Barrel billboards and even some Congressional testimony.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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526/12/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalMississippiJune 12, 12 pm CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: This is My Century: Margaret Walker and the Black Arts MovementThis presentation discusses how from 1915 until her death in 1998, Margaret Walker stood at the center of a vibrant community of black artists, activists and intellectuals in the United States and abroad.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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536/19/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalMississippiJune 19, 12 pm CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: Black Mississippians in the Civil War
This presentation examines the experiences of black Mississippians in the Civil War by reconstructing their views of the conflict and how they used the chaos of the war to seize their freedom.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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546/26/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalMississippiJune 26, 12 pm CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: Black Women in the Suffrage Movement in Mississippi, 1863-1965
This presentation provides an overview of the 100-year-fight by Black women in Mississippi to maintain their place in public political discourse, from the Civil War to passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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557/17/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalMississippiJuly 17, 12 om CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: Lost Mississippi
This presentation highlights mansions, churches, college buildings, schools, courthouses and other historically significant structures which Mississippi has “lost” to war, fire, neglect and demolition.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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567/24/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalMississippiJuly 24, 12 pm CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: Delta Epiphany: RFK in the Mississippi Delta
This presentation outlines Robert F. Kennedy’s journey through Mississippi and what he saw and heard, concluding with how Kennedy’s visit affected food aid policy, what has changed there and what has not changed since his visit.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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577/31/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalMississippiJuly 31, 12 pm CSTSummer Lunch Lecture Series: From the Fields to the Factory: The Great Migration of African Americans from the Fields of Mississippi to the Cities and Factories in the North
This presentation will explore the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North in the 20th century.
https://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/lectures/
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5811/19/20Hold until NovemberFinalIllinoisNovember 19Family Reading NightAn annual statewide event to encourage families to spend quality time reading together - Read Together, Grow Together."
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/center_for_the_book/frn.html
Click here for additional information about the program.
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596/9/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalIndianaJune 9, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Barb ShoupJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Barb Shoup via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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606/16/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalIndianaJune 16, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Maurice BroaddusJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Maurice Broaddus via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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616/23/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalIndianaJune 23, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Skila BrownJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Skila Brown via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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626/30/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalIndianaJune 30, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Rob HarrellJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Rob Harrell via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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637/7/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalIndianaJuly 7, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Peggy Reiff MillerJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Peggy Reiff Miller via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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647/14/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalIndianaJuly 14, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: B. A. WilliamsonJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author B. A. Williamson via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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657/21/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalIndianaJuly 21, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Michele EichJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Michele Eich via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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667/28/2020Live on Website 6/16FinalIndianaJuly 28, 2 pm ESTToucan Tuesdays at 2:00 Series: Meg DamakasJoin the Indiana Center for the Book to watch our chatty correspondent, Sammy the Interviewing Toucan, interview Indiana Author Meg Damakas via the Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/IndianaStateLibrary/
Indiana State Library's Facebook page.
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678/1/2020Live on Website 7/14DraftWest VirginiaAugust 1, 2020Virtual Book ChatJoin in to share your thoughts and chat about "Cavedweller" by Dorothy Allison.
https://www.facebook.com/events/260046641911948?active_tab=about
One Book One West Virginia VIrtual Book Chat
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6806/03/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 3, 2 pm EST (12 pm MST)Veterans Writing: Writing in ChaosTalk with other veteran authors about how to avoid writers block and other disasters.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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6906/04/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 4, 3 pm EST (1 pm MST)Veterans Writing for Publication
Veteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7006/07/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 7, 5 pm EST (3 pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7106/10/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 10, 2 pm EST (12 pm MST)Veterans Writing: Life in WritingHone your storytelling and scene building skills.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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726/11/20Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 11, 3 pm EST (1 pm MST)Veterans Writing for Publication
Veteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7306/14/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 14, 5 pm EST (3 pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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FinalColoradoJune 15-19, 11 am EST (9 am MST)Motheread/Fatheread Institute
This online institute prepares participants to become facilitators of Motheread/Fatheread (MFC) parent groups.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/mothereadfatheread-colorado/
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7506/17/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 16, 2 pm EST (12 pm MST)
Veterans Writing: Fiction Foundations
Focus on how to build a world within fiction.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7606/18/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 18, 3 pm EST (1 pm MST)Veterans Writing for Publication
Veteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7706/21/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 21, 5 pm EST (3 pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7806/24/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 24, 2 pm EST (12 pm MST)Veterans Writing: Business WritingDiscover the art of query and synopsis writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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7906/25/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 25, 3 pm EST (1 pm MST)Veterans Writing for Publication
Veteran authors help you prepare your work to share with family, friends, or the public and offer a safe place to receive feedback on your writing.
https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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8006/28/2020Live on Website 6/9FinalColoradoJune 28, 5 pm EST (3 pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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CaliforniaJune 23, 10:30am
Rural Libraries Networking Conversation #5 (COVID-19)
Join us as we look to the future and discuss topics such as reaching patrons without Internet access, services for children when schools are closed, and preparations for opening. Email us at Meg.DePriest@library.ca.gov to register for the event.
Contact : Meg.DePriest@library.ca.gov
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CaliforniaJuly 23, 2pmCLLS-PIAAC Data Webinar
What is the PIAAC Skills Map and how can you use it to access literacy and numeracy data for your county? Email us at natalie.cole@library.ca.gov to register for the event.
Contact : natalie.cole@library.ca.gov
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8305/06/2021Hold until 2021CaliforniaMay 6, 8am - 8pm
CLA - Annual Conference Pasadena, CA
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846/24/2020Live on Website 6/30FinalTexasJune 24Texas Center for the Book Launches #TXBookChat seriesThe #TXBookChat series offers brief discussions and programs with authors, librarians, and literary professionals.
https://www.tsl.texas.gov/txbookchat
Texas Center for the Book's #TXBookChat series
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TexasThursday, July 9, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT (12 p.m. EST)#TXBookChat - Living a Life for the Books with Bethany HegedusJoin Bethany Hegedus, owner of The Writing Barn, for a discussion on research, writing, and the author life. Event hosted on Zoom. Register via Eventbrite to attend.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/txbookchat-living-a-life-for-the-books-with-bethany-hegedus-tickets-110683378966
#TXBookChat Eventbrite Registration for Bethany Hegedus' Zoom Event
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TexasThursday, July 23, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT (12 p.m. EST)#TXBookChat - What is the Texas Talking Book Program?Texas Talking Book Program (TBP): What is the TBP and who is eligible to receive audio, braille and large print books? Event hosted on Zoom. Register via Eventbrite to attend.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/txbookchat-what-is-the-texas-talking-book-program-tickets-110886506526
#TXBookChat Eventbrite Registration for the Talking Book Program's Zoom Event
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TexasThursday, Aug. 6, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT (12 p.m. EST)#TXBookChat - Write NOW Session with Claire CampbellJoin Claire Campbell for 20 minutes of guided writing activities designed to inspire content + give you tools for your writing practice. Event hosted on Zoom. Register via Eventbrite to attend.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/txbookchat-write-now-session-with-claire-campbell-tickets-110889555646
#TXBookChat Eventbrite Registration for WRITE Now Zoom Event
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TexasThursday, Aug. 20, 2020, 11 a.m. CDT (12 p.m. EST)#TXBookChat - How to Draw from History with Don TateHow to Draw from History: Developing Characters Today with author and illustrator Don Tate. Event hosted on Zoom. Register via Eventbrite to attend.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/txbookchat-how-to-draw-from-history-with-don-tate-tickets-110895116278
#TXBookChat Eventbrite Registration for Don Tate's Zoom Event
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Rhode IslandMonday, 6pmIntergenerational Book Discussion with Padma Venkatraman
Join us for an intergenerational book discussion with 2020 Rhode Island Great Reads Author Padma Venkatraman. Her book, "The Bridge Home," is the Rhode Island selection for the Library of Congress National Book Festival. Register via Eventbrite.
https://bit.ly/2XsCsIX.
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ArkansasWednesday, July 15, 2020, 2 p.m. CDT (3 p.m. EDT)If All Arkansas Read the Same Book: A Conversation with Kim Michele RichardsonJoin us for a conversation via Zoom with Kim Michele Richardson on her NYT bestselling novel, "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek."
https://www.library.arkansas.gov/programs/arkansas-center-for-the-book/if-all-arkansas-read-the-same-book/
If All Arkansas Read the Same Book virtual programming
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ArkansasThursday, July 16, 2020, 2 p.m. CDT (3 p.m. EDT)If All Arkansas Read the Same Book: Kim Michele Richardson presents on The Book Woman of Troublesome CreekKim Michele Richardson presents a "kitchen table" discussion via Zoom of "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek," on researching and writing the novel.
https://www.library.arkansas.gov/programs/arkansas-center-for-the-book/if-all-arkansas-read-the-same-book/
If All Arkansas Read the Same Book virtual programming
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VirginiaJuly 2, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "No Visible Bruises" with Rachel Louise Snyder & Latoria WhiteJoin journalist Rachel Louise Snyder as she discusses her highly-acclaimed book, "No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us," in conversation with Latoria White; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/310383616797837/
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VirginiaJuly 7, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Alex Segura & John Vercher Talk CrimeJoin highly-acclaimed crime writers Alex Segura ("Miami Midnight") and John Vercher ("Three-Fifths") as they discuss their novels, creating complex characters, and writing crime fiction; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/265861701351061/
livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live
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VirginiaJuly 9, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "Searching for Black Confederates" with Kevin Levin in discussion with Jalane SchmidtJoin historian and educator Kevin Levin as he discusses his highly-acclaimed "Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth" in conversation with Jalane Schmidt; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/333285027661363/
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VirginiaJuly 14, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: "Not So Pure and Simple" with Lamar Giles & Amber McBrideJoin author Lamar Giles as he discusses his latest young adult novel, "Not So Pure and Simple," with Amber McBride; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2360547970915388/
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VirginiaJuly 16, 12:00 PM EDTVirginia Festival of the Book presents SHELF LIFE: Adriana Herrera and Alexis Daria on Writing and Publishing RomanceJoin romance writers Adriana Herrera, author of the Dreamers series and "Finding Joy: A Gay Romance," and Alexis Daria, author of the forthcoming "You Had Me at Hola," as they discuss their work and their publication journeys; FREE to attend and will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook Live.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1142823526073287/
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CaliforniaJuly 14thSan Leandro Public Library Book to Action: "They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei
The California Center for the Book is honored to share San Leandro Public Library’s Book to Action series based on "They Called Us Enemy" by George Takei. The final event will take place on Tuesday, July 14, with Ericka Cruz Guevarra, producer of the KQED podcast, “The Bay,” interviewing the illustrator of "They Called Us Enemy," Harmony Becker.
https://calbook.org/2020/06/25/san-leandro-public-library-book-to-action-they-called-us-enemy-by-george-takei/
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DHTalrKeR7SD8qITB99rOw
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CaliforniaJuly 1st, 7PM
Being the Change: Book to Action Series at Orange County Public Libraries
Orange County Public Libraries / OC Read has designed a virtual Book to Action series (sponsored by the California Center for the Book) around "Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution" by Peter Kalmus. Events include: "Composting with OC Waste & Recycling" (July 1), "'Being the Change' Book Discussion" (July 8), and "A Conversation with Peter Kalmus" (July 16).
https://calbook.org/2020/06/16/being-the-change-book-to-action-at-orange-county-public-libraries/
Follow @CaliforniaCenterfortheBook on Instagram or Facebook for more.
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997/8/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 8, 2-3 pm EDT (12-1 pm MST)
Veterans Writing: Nonfiction Writing
Delve into the practice of using writing to process trauma. https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1007/12/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 12, 5-6:30 pm EDT (3-4:30 pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1017/15/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 15, 2-3 pm EDT (12-1 pm MST)Veterans Writing: Fiction NarrativeFocus on how to structure and plot your writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1027/19/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 19, 5-6:30pm EDT (3-4:30 pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1037/22/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 22, 2-3pm EDT (12-1pm MST)Veterans Writing: Business WritingDiscover the art of query and synopsis writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1047/26/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 26, 5-6:30pm EDT (3-4:40pm MST)
Veterans Expressive Writing Workshop
Join veteran author Cindy Skaggs to dive into the practice of guided writing.https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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1057/29/2020Live on Website 7/14FinalColoradoJuly 29, 2-3pm EDT (12-1pm MST)Veterans Writing: Themes and SymbolsLearn how to effectively communicate themes and symbols through your writing. https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/veterans-writing/
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