Listen to the interviews of authors Vanessa Diffenbaugh and Sarah Chayes on this IPR report and hear their thoughts on the immense power of writing to provoke change. Diffenbaugh’s two novels humanize the issues of foster care and immigration, while Chayes’s nonfiction book underscores the deep damage done to society by corrupt governments. Hear more at their upcoming events! Diffenbaugh willl be at the City Opera House on Oct. 8. Chayes will speak on Oct. 15 at an event co-sponsored by the International Affairs Forum. Both events are at the City Opera House at 7 p.m.