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August 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

WRITERS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION presents the DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB: Tracie D. Hall & Rachel DeWoskin

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Books & Books

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Date:
August 30, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm

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On CROWDCAST

Books & Books and the Writers for Democratic Action present…

A Virtual Evening with

 TRACIE D. HALL & RACHEL DEWOSKIN

for

Writers for Democratic Action Democracy Book Club

Wednesday, August 30th, 7 PM (ET) | LIVE via Crowdcast

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The DEMOCRACY BOOK CLUB is a monthly opportunity for BOOKSTORES & READERS to engage with important AUTHORS on the subject of the DEFENSE OF DEMOCRACY.

Join Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of the American Library Association. She was recognized by Forbes magazine’s third annual 50 over 50 list, which highlights “a group of people whose collective power–literally–stretches from the deep sea to outer space.” 

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.

Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.”

Visit their website here and get involved in the fight against book banning!


About the Panelists:

Tracie D. Hall is an American librarian, author, curator, and advocate for the arts who has served as the executive director of the American Library Association since 2020. Hall is the first African American woman to lead the association since its founding in 1876.

Rachel DeWoskin is the author of absolute animal: poems (The University of Chicago Press, forthcoming, 2023); Two Menus: Poems (The University of Chicago Press, 2020); Banshee (Dottir Press, 2019); Someday We Will Fly (Penguin, 2019); Blind (Penguin, 2014); Big Girl Small (FSG, 2011); Repeat After Me (The Overlook Press, 2009); and Foreign Babes in Beijing (WW Norton, 2005). She is on the core Creative Writing Faculty at the University of Chicago, and affiliated faculty in the Centers for East Asian Studies and Jewish Studies.