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Event Details

Author reception, 6 PM, Brew
Stage event begins 7PM
Live Music, Cash Bar, and Morsels Sweet Treats
Stage conversation and Q&A with author
Post-event book signing

Tickets:

Students

$5 tickets for students to ALL events

General Admission

$41/Includes one ticket and a hardcover copy of Tightrope:
Americans Reaching for Hope and admission to the author reception

$61/Includes two tickets and a hardcover copy of Tightrope:
Americans Reaching for Hope and admission to the author reception

Premium Reserved Seating

$51/Includes a ticket and a hardcover copy of Tightrope:
Americans Reaching for Hope and admission to the author reception

$81/Includes two tickets and a hardcover of Tightrope:
Americans Reaching for Hope and admission to the author reception

MEET NICHOLAS KRISTOF AND SHERYL WUDUNN:

Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize. It was awarded for their coverage of Tiananmen Square. Their new book looks homeward.

Kristof, an op-ed columnist at the New York Times, and WuDunn, coauthor of several books with Kristof, stay in the neighborhood in Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope. They take a look at the big picture of the fading American working class by looking at the smaller picture of Kristof’s childhood home in rural Yamhill, Ore. Close to a quarter of the kids on Kristof’s old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide or reckless accidents. The stories may be particular to one corner of the country, but they are all too representative of other places, some in our own backyards.

But Tightrope also offers hope and solutions and stories of resurgence and resilience, from a recovering opioid addict who is helping others to stay clean, to a woman in Arkansas who has devoted her life to helping teens.

Kristof and WuDunn coauthored Half the Sky and A Path Appears. Kristof was previously New York Times bureau chief in Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. He won his second Pulitzer Prize in 2006 for his columns on Darfur. He and WuDunn won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2009. WuDunn worked at the New York Times as a business editor and foreign correspondent in Tokyo and Beijing. She now works in banking.

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Record-Eagle Executive Editor Nate Payne is recently returned from his year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Payne has been the editor of the Traverse City Record-Eagle since August of 2015 after two years as the paper’s features editor. Earlier in his career, Payne was a photographer, photo editor and city editor at the Gillette, Wyoming, News Record. He is a journalism graduate of Central Michigan University.

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