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 7, 2021

Amy Gravino - Autism Sexuality Advocate, Speaker, and Writer

Amy Gravino in a word? Cando. A force of nature, Amy was diagnosed with autism at the age of 11 and is currently a leader on sexuality, autism, and neurodiversity in sex education. And to that end, she is President of ASCOT, which offers autism consulting, college coaching, and mentoring services for various organizations, schools, and individuals on the spectrum and their families. She's also an award-winning writer, has given TED Talks, and spoken at the UN on World Autism Awareness Day. You'll be blown away by this open, brutally honest, heartfelt conversation with a woman who's not afraid to speak her mind!

Nov 9, 2021

Roo Powell - Writer, Child Advocate, and Founder of Safe From Online Sex Abuse

A new Discovery+ series follows Roo Powell as she exposes some of the internet's most dangerous child predators. She and her team of professionals join forces with law enforcement to find and arrest these creeps. How? This 38 year old mother of 3 transforms herself into a 15 year old to reveal the true identities of the men who are reaching out to her. Join Roo in this race against time as she convincingly navigates these dangerous waters. This is one conversation you can't afford to miss.

Oct 19, 2021

Uli Beutter Cohen - Documentarian, Artist, Writer

New York-based Uli Beutter Cohen is the creator of Subway Book Review, a social movement that explores belonging to a time and place through writing and photography. Her work has been featured in Vogue, New York Magazine, Esquire, Glamour and The Guardian. Uli's first book, “Between the Lines: Stories From The Underground” (as in the NYC Subway System), is a love letter to books, The Big Apple, and our collective potential. Uli spent more than 10 years 'riding the rails,' observing, interviewing and photographing straphangers. We know you'll enjoy meeting this uniquely creative woman who clearly 'marches to her own drummer!'

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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Jul 27, 2021

Tracy Droz Tragos - Filmmaker, Writer, Producer

The recipient of several prestigious honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Fellowship, Tracy Droz Tragos' work focuses on issues involving women, inequality, rural America, and education. Her latest film, "The Smartest Kids in the World," based on the New York Times bestseller, focuses on the crisis in U.S. high school education. It chronicles a year abroad of four American teenagers. Join us as Tracy shares her passion for cinematic story-telling.

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!

Jun 22, 2021

Jess deCourcy Hinds - Writer & Founding Library Director of Bard H.S. Early College

Jess deCourcy Hinds is a fiction/nonfiction writer and founding library director of the Bard H.S. Early College in Queens, N.Y. A New York Times Modern Love columnist, her writing has also appeared in Newsweek, Ms. Magazine, Literary Hub and Quarterly West. Jess, a queer feminist, is completing a novel about bisexual and sexually fluid graffiti artists in post-9/11 New York. Check out her website and sign up for her newsletter, I'm an Open Book: On Libraries, Love and Life-Building. A lot to talk about?? You bet! 

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