Apr 19, 2022

Anne Whitney Pierce - Author

Author Anne Whitney Pierce is a lifelong Cantabrigian (it's an adjective that refers or pertains to Cambridge University in England, or in Anne's case, Cambridge, Massachusetts). The author of several books, her most recent, DOWN TO THE RIVER, references Harvard Square in the 60s. It follows the privileged Potts family who falls apart during the raging uncertainty of the times. Anne's short fiction has appeared in numerous magazines and reviews and has won several awards, including the Willa Cather Fiction Prize and a Barnes and Noble Great New Writers Award.

Apr 12, 2022

Warda Mohamed Abdullahi - Author

Warda Mohamed Abdullahi has one hell of a story to share and she does so in her powerful memoir, "Warda: My Journey from the Horn of Africa to a College Education." Her degree comes from a college in the U.S. How she got there is the basis of this riveting story told by a fierce young woman, who overcame endless obstacles to achieve her goals. We may say this often, but this is one conversation you shouldn't miss.

Dec 28, 2021

Diane Macedo - Anchor/Correspondent, Author

Renowned anchor and correspondent for ABC News, Diane Macedo covers breaking news and special events. She's appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline, and hosts ABC News Live Update. She is also an author. A former insomniac, Diane's book, THE SLEEP FIX: Practical, Proven and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work and More is must reading for those of us who struggle to fall and stay asleep. You won't fall asleep listening to our fascinating, important and fact filled conversation with this accomplished, creative woman.

Sep 28, 2021

Stephanie Lucianovic - Writer, Editor, Children‘s Book Author

Stephanie Lucianovic has lots of stories to tell. She's written a slew of books including, “The End of Something Wonderful: A Practical Guide to a Backyard Funeral”, “The League of Picky Eaters”, and “Hello Star”. This picture book was inspired by her son, who became very upset after learning at school that stars eventually explode as part of their life cycle. Stephanie talks about the importance of reaching out to children to give them stories they need to become whole again.

Aug 24, 2021

Emily Ladau, Disability Rights Activist, Public Speaker, Writer

Born with Larsen Syndrome, a genetic physical disability, Emily Ladau is a wheelchair user. At the ripe old age of 10, she was featured on several episodes of Sesame Street to educate youngsters about living her life with this disorder. And she's been on that mission ever since. Emily's the author of "Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say and How to Be an Ally." Emily's also Editor-in-Chief of the Rooted in Rights blog, a platform highlighting the disability experience. This is clearly an important conversation we're excited to share!

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Aug 17, 2021

Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ph.D - Educator, Filmmaker, Author

What hasn't Ava Thompson Greenwell accomplished? Since 1993, she's taught broadcasting, writing, reporting and producing at Medill/Northwestern University and has held several administrative positions. In addition to her Bachelor and Masters degrees in journalism, Ava has a Phd in African American Studies. She directed and produced "Mandela in Chicago," a documentary about the city's anti-apartheid movement. Ava is also the author of "Ladies Leading: The Black Women Who Control Television News." The book goes 'behind the camera' to document the racism and sexism in television networks and explores the history and experience of Black Women who achieved management positions. So much to talk about with this professional powerhouse!

Jul 13, 2021

Emily Lockhart - New York Times Bestselling Author

New York Times bestselling author Emily Lockhart of "We Were Liars" has written children's picture books, young adult novels, and adult fiction. "Genuine Fraud," was also a Times bestseller and LA Times Book Prize finalist and her novel, "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" was a National Book Award finalist. Emily's latest work, "Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero," is a graphic novel about a Jewish teenage activist who gets superpowers and infiltrates the city's criminal underworld. Lots to talk about? You bet!

May 18, 2021

Cynthia Kaplan - Author, Musician, Actress, Producer

How to describe Cynthia Kaplan? Let us count the ways: author, musician, songwriter, actress, producer, co-host. Called a 'young Dorothy Parker' by the New York Times, her credits include 2 acclaimed books of comic essays. She's acted in numerous plays and several films and... composes and sings hilarious songs, performing with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. There's plenty to talk about with this multi-talented, engaging, creative woman.

Mar 16, 2021

Gina Barreca - Author, Editor, Academic, Humorist

Gina Barreca is truly a force of nature. She's written 10 books, edited 11 others, and her work has been translated into several languages. Her latest - FAST FUNNY WOMEN - is a collection of 75 nonfiction essays written by women ages 20 to 89 and includes a whole host of accomplished females. Gina's been featured on CNN, PBS, 20/20, 48 Hours, The Today Show, Oprah and was interviewed for the highly acclaimed PBS series for its profile of Mae West. A full-time academic, Gina teaches at the University of Connecticut and is an honoree of the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. It won't take long for you to become a big GB fan!

Jan 5, 2021

Jennifer Trainer - Author, Chef, Museum Director

Talk about accomplished! Award-winning journalist Jennifer Trainer has written 19 books that have been translated into 10 languages. She's the chef/creator of "Jump and Kiss Me," an all-natural line of spicy foods. Jennifer also happens to be one of the co-founders of MASS MoCA, which in 2017, became the largest museum of contemporary art in the world. The transformation from a massive factory to storied museum in North Adams, Massachusetts, is the subject of the documentary, MUSEUM TOWN, which by the way, marks Jennifer's directing debut. She is currently the director of the Hancock Shaker Village Museum in Hancock, Mass. Needless to say there's plenty to talk about!

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