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    1984 Mock Trial

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the mock trial of Winston vs. Oceania, a case based on George Orwell’s book, 1984. Justice Ginsburg is joined by a panel of judges including…

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    Langston Hughes Collection

    Stacie Brisker gave a tour of the Cleveland Public Library’s Langston Hughes Collection and spoke about life of Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes and his connections to…

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    Vivian G. Harsh Collection

    Beverly Cook and Beth Loch gave a tour of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection, the largest African-American history and literature collection in the Midwest. The collection is housed…

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    Book Discussion on The Statesman and the Storyteller

    Mark Zwonitzer talked about his book, The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism, about the friendship between author Mark Twain and…

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    Interview with Representative Gerald Connolly

    Representative Gerald Connolly (D-VA) talked about the role of literature in his life and work.

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    Future Home of the American Writers Museum

    Roberta Rubin gave a tour of the future home of the American Writers Museum in Chicago, Illinois. The American Writers Museum is the first national museum to recognize the…

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    Book Discussion on Hamilton

    Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, talked about the musical created by his co-author, Lin-Manuel Miranda. He spoke at Jones College Preparatory High School at the 2016…

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    Holocaust Art Recovery Act

    Witnesses testified at a joint hearing of two Senate Judiciary subcommittees. The hearing concerned the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act, which deals with adjusting the statutes…

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    Book Discussion on Stories I Tell Myself

    Juan Thompson talked about his book Stories I tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson, in which remembers his childhood and formative years with his father. He spoke with…

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    Private Book Collection of Beverly Rogers

    Beverly Rogers, philanthropist and chair of the Rogers Foundation, gave a tour of a portion of her collection, focusing on 19th century printing practices. Since 2006, she amassed a…

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    Arts Education and Funding in Schools

    Actor John Lloyd Young and Megan Beyer, executive director of the President’s Commission on the Arts and the Humanities, talked about the federal government’s role in promoting…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing the Last Laugh

    Richard Zacks talked about his book Chasing the Last Laugh: Mark Twain’s Raucous and Redemptive Round-the-World Comedy Tour, in which he remembers Mark Twain’s efforts to repay…

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    Book Discussion on Artists Under Hitler

    Professor Jonathan Petropoulos talked about his book, Artists Under Hitler: Collaboration and Survival in Nazi Germany. This interview, conducted at Claremont McKenna College, is part of…

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    Dana Gioia on Why Poetry Matters

    Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts under President George W. Bush and poet laureate of California, talks about the importance of poetry in the United…

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    Panel Discussion on Black Writers in the Digital Age

    Panelists talked about black writers in the digital age. Panelists included author and journalist Farai Chideya; Akiba Solomon, editorial director of Colorlines; poet Tai Allen; Johnny…

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    Panel Discussion on Politics and Literature

    Panelists talked about politics and literature. Panelists included Edwidge Danticat, author of Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work; author Charles Johnson; and Victoria…

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    Panel Discussion on Hip-Hop and Literature

    Panelists talked about hip-hop and literature. Panelists included MK Asante, author of Buck: A Memoir; Michael Eric Dyson, author of Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop; James B.…

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    400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's Death

    The Folger Shakespeare Library marked the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616. The program featured actors, community leaders, artists, and scholars…

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    Tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library

    Michael Witmore gave a tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection.

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    Hamilton from Book to Play

    Ron Chernow talked about his book Alexander Hamilton, which was adapted into a Broadway musical. Mr. Chernow spoke about the success of the show, written by and starring…

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