(VIRTUAL EVENT) Joshua Prager dedicated over a decade to researching and writing the story of Norma McCovey, aka "Jane Roe" of Roe v. Wade. An epic on the scale of works by Robert Caro, Andrew Solomon, and Sheri Fink, The Family Roe probes major questions in American life—of family, sex, and religion, and our changing notions of each as they’re confronted with politics and the law.
(VIRTUAL EVENT) Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, visits NWS to talk about his #1 New York Times bestselling book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. Each ticket includes a copy of the book. A thought-provoking and timely discussion on race–suitable for all ages–will be facilitated by guest host Rochelle Riley: author, journalist, and Director of Arts and Culture for the city of Detroit.
(VIRTUAL EVENT) The National Writers Series and the International Affairs Forum are teaming up for a week of programming around the global refugee crisis. Acclaimed author Omar El Akkad will speak about his latest novel, What Strange Paradise, the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world. It is also a story of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair—and about the way each of those things can blind us to reality.
(IN PERSON AT OPERA HOUSE + LIVESTREAMED)Michigan author Angeline Boulley penned the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Firekeeper’s Daughter, a groundbreaking thriller about a Native teen who must root out the corruption in her community, no matter the cost. (Soon to be adapted by Netflix!) She will be in conversation with Holly T. Bird, co-director of Title Track.