Past Event Recordings

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Asian American Representation in Literature: An Author Talk With Rebecca F. Kuang
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Yellowface," "Babel" and "The Poppy War" Trilogy
Tuesday, May 21st 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT

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A Murder Mystery, a Family Story & a Love Letter to Strong Women: Author Talk With Nina Simon
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Mother-Daughter Murder Night," a Reese's Book Club Pick
Wednesday, May 8th 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Genius, Power and Deception on the Eve of World War I - An Author Talk With Douglas Brunt
New York Times Bestselling Author of "The Mysterious Case of Rudolph Diesel" and "Ghosts of Manhattan"
Wednesday, May 1st 2024 at 2:00 PM CDT

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A Literary Examination of Power, Love, and Art With Xochitl Gonzalez
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Olga Dies Dreaming" and "Anita de Monte Laughs Last"
Wednesday, April 17th 2024 at 7:00 PM CDT

Image for From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer with Diane Foley & Colum McCann ** (Recording Expires July 9, 2024) ** webinar

From Murder to Atonement–Confronting My Son’s Killer with Diane Foley & Colum McCann ** (Recording Expires July 9, 2024) **
Award-Winning Author Column McCann Will be Joined by Diane Foley, Subject and Co-author of "American Mother"
Tuesday, April 9th 2024 at 1:00 PM CDT

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The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us — A Sweeping History of Food and Culture With Smithsonian Curator Paula J. Johnson
A Library Speakers Consortium and Smithsonian Institution Collaboration
Tuesday, April 2nd 2024 at 1:00 PM CDT

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On Retelling Greek Classics: An Exploration of the Modern Epics With Madeline Miller
New York Times Bestselling Author of "The Song of Achilles" and "Circe"
Thursday, March 21st 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT

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20 Years of Dragon-Riding in YA Fantasy With International Bestselling Author Christopher Paolini
International Bestselling Author of "Eragon," "Eldest," "Brisingr" and "Inheritance"
Thursday, March 14th 2024 at 3:00 PM CDT

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The Power of Friendships With NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg
NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent and New York Times Bestselling Author
Wednesday, March 6th 2024 at 3:00 PM CST

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Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity: An Author Talk With Kim Scott
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Radical Candor" and "Radical Respect"
Wednesday, February 28th 2024 at 1:00 PM CST

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Exploring Identity, Love and Being a Black Fiction Writer in America: A Conversation With Award-Winning Author Jason Mott
New York Times Bestselling Author and National Book Award Winner
Tuesday, February 20th 2024 at 3:00 PM CST

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Spice, Spirit and Swoon: A Guaranteed Happily Ever After With Rom-Com Author Tessa Bailey
New York Times Bestselling Author of "It Happened One Summer" and "Hook, Line, and Sinker"
Thursday, February 8th 2024 at 7:00 PM CST

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"Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine": An Author Talk With Dr. Robert Lustig
Physician and New York Times Bestselling Author of Fat Chance
Tuesday, January 30th 2024 at 1:00 PM CST

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Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster? How to Avoid the Hidden Traps in Retirement Planning Advice
Rajiv Nagaich, Expert in U.S. Elder Law and Host of Two Popular Public Television Shows
Tuesday, January 23rd 2024 at 1:00 PM CST

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Embrace Love in the New Year: A Heartfelt Conversation With Rebecca Serle
New York Times Bestselling Author of "One Italian Summer," "In Five Years" and "The Dinner List"
Wednesday, January 10th 2024 at 7:00 PM CST

Image for Let's Talk World-Building With YA Fantasy Fiction Superstar Victoria Aveyard webinar

Let's Talk World-Building With YA Fantasy Fiction Superstar Victoria Aveyard
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the "Red Queen" and "Realm Breaker" Series
Tuesday, December 5th 2023 at 6:00 PM CST

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The Power of Women in Science Fiction: Naomi Alderman on Writing Dystopian Worlds
International Bestselling Author of "The Power" and Creator of "Zombies, Run!?"
Thursday, November 30th 2023 at 2:00 PM CST

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Why She Writes: An Afternoon Chat With Joy Harjo, Internationally Renowned Performer, Writer and Poet of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The 23rd United States Poet Laureate and 2023 Winner of Yale’s Bollingen Prize for American Poetry
Thursday, November 16th 2023 at 3:00 PM CST

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Get Good With Money and Reach Your Financial Goals With Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche
New York Times Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Podcast Host of "Brown Ambition"
Thursday, November 9th 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

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Hollywood, Home, Heart and Healing: A Conversation With Actor John Stamos
Three-Time Emmy Nominee and Full House Star
Wednesday, November 1st 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT

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A Lifetime of Writing: A Conversation With International Bestselling Author John Irving
New York Times Bestselling Author of "A Prayer for Owen Meany" and "The Cider House Rules"
Thursday, October 26th 2023 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Master of Suspense: An Author Talk With Ruth Ware
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of "The It Girl" and "The Woman in Cabin 10"
Wednesday, October 18th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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European Travel Tips and Tools With Guidebook Author Rick Steves
Popular Public Television Host and Bestselling Guidebook Author
Tuesday, October 10th 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT

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How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most: An Author Talk With Adam Alter
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Drunk Tank Pink" and "Irresistible"
Wednesday, September 20th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Life, Love, Family and Food: An Author Talk With Lidia Bastianich
Emmy Award-Winning Television Host, Bestselling Cookbook Author, Restaurateur and Owner of a Flourishing Food and Entertainment Business
Thursday, September 7th 2023 at 6:00 PM CDT

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"A Year Inside College Admissions": Author Talk With Jeff Selingo
New York Times Bestselling Author of T"here is Life After College" and "College (Un)Bound"
Wednesday, August 30th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Cassandra Clare: Bestselling Author of "The Mortal Instruments" Series
#1 New York Times Best-selling Author of "The Mortal Instruments" Series, "The Infernal Devices" Series and "The Last Hours" Series
Wednesday, August 23rd 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT

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New York Times Bestselling Author of "The Prophets": Robert Jones, Jr.
2022 Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction and 2021 National Book Award for Fiction
Tuesday, August 15th 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir: An Author Talk with Erika L. Sánchez
New York Times Bestselling Author of "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter"
Tuesday, July 25th 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Charles Soule: New York Times Bestselling Author of "Daredevil" & "She-Hulk"
Bestselling Author of "Death of Wolverine" and "The Oracle Year"
Saturday, July 15th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk With Tananarive Due, Contributing Author to "Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda" webinar

Author Talk With Tananarive Due, Contributing Author to "Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda"
Award-Winning and Bestselling Author of Many Titles Including "The Blood Colony," "The Living Blood," "The Good House," "Joplin’s Ghost" and "Devil’s Wake"
Wednesday, June 28th 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Award-Winning Photographer Jamie Beck
New York Times Bestselling Author of "An American in Provence"
Thursday, June 15th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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"The Fun Habit:" An Author Talk With Mike Rucker, Ph.D.
How the Disciplined Pursuit of Joy and Wonder Can Change Your Life: Lessons From Organizational Psychologist Mike Rucker, Ph.D.
Wednesday, June 7th 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Courtney Summers: New York Times Bestselling YA Author
Edgar and Odyssey Award-Winning Author and NYT Bestselling Author of "Sadie"
Saturday, May 20th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

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"Not Funny": Author Talk With Academy Award Nominee Jena Friedman
Comedian, Filmmaker and Creator of AMC’s "Indefensible" and "Soft Focus With Jena Friedman" on Adult Swim
Wednesday, May 10th 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With William Kent Krueger: New York Times Bestselling Author of "Ordinary Grace"
#1 Bestselling Author of More Than 20 Books Including "This Tender Land" and "Lightning Strike"
Thursday, April 27th 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Kate Beaton: Bestselling Cartoonist of "Hark! A Vagrant!"
NYT Bestselling Cartoonist of "Hark! A Vagrant!" and "Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands"
Tuesday, April 4th 2023 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Pam Jenoff: "Code Name Sapphire"
New York Times Bestselling author of "The Orphan’s Tale" and "The Lost Girls of Paris"
Tuesday, March 28th 2023 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Southern Inspired: Author Talk With Celebrity Chef Jernard A. Wells
Award-Winning TV Host, Celebrity Chef and Bestselling Cookbook Author of "Southern Modified" and "Southern Inspired"
Tuesday, March 21st 2023 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With David Epstein
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Range" and "The Sports Gene"
Monday, March 13th 2023 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Sadeqa Johnson: Award-Winning Author of Yellow Wife
Recipient of the National Book Club Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award and the USA Best Book Award for Best Fiction
Tuesday, February 28th 2023 at 3:00 PM CST

Image for Tastes Like War: An Author Talk With Grace M. Cho webinar

Tastes Like War: An Author Talk With Grace M. Cho
2021 National Book Award Finalist and TIME and NPR Best Book of the Year
Thursday, February 16th 2023 at 12:00 PM CST

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"Back in a Spell:" Author Talk With Lana Harper
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Payback’s a Witch" and "From Bad to Cursed"
Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 6:00 PM CST

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Author Talk With Randall Munroe: Web Comic "xkcd" and the "What If?" Series
New York Times Bestselling Author of "How To," "What If?" and the Hugely Popular Web Comic "xkcd"
Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

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Decluttering to Start Your New Year: Author Talk With Dana K. White
Bestselling Author of "Organizing for the Rest of Us" and "Decluttering at the Speed of Life"
Tuesday, January 17th 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

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"The Gilded Ones" Series: Author Talk With Namina Forna
New York Times Bestselling Author of "The Gilded Ones" and "The Merciless Ones"
Saturday, January 7th 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

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A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America: Author Talk With Nicole Eustace
Nicole Eustace: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian
Wednesday, December 14th 2022 at 11:00 AM CST

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Author Talk with Fredrik Backman: Bestselling Author of A Man Called Ove
#1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People
Saturday, December 10th 2022 at 1:00 PM CST

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Author Talk With Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks - New York Times Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of "March," "People of the Book" and "The Secret Chord"
Tuesday, December 6th 2022 at 6:00 PM CST

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How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond With Kwame Christian
Bestselling Author and Founder of the American Negotiation Institute
Tuesday, November 15th 2022 at 11:00 AM CST

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Lessons in Chemistry: Author Talk With Bonnie Garmus
Bonnie Garmus - New York Times Bestselling Author
Thursday, November 10th 2022 at 1:00 PM CST

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The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR: Author Talk With Lisa Napoli
Virtual Chat With Acclaimed Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster and Speaker
Wednesday, November 2nd 2022 at 3:00 PM CDT

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The Diamond Eye: Author Talk With Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn - Acclaimed Bestselling Author
Tuesday, October 25th 2022 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Where the Children Take Us: Author Talk With Zain E. Asher
Zain E. Asher - CNN International Anchor and Memoirist
Tuesday, October 18th 2022 at 6:00 PM CDT

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Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, & Feeling Guilty — Author Talk With Dr. Aziz Gazipura
Dr. Aziz Gazipura - Bestselling Author and Leading Expert on Social Confidence
Thursday, October 13th 2022 at 3:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester - New York Times Bestselling Author
Tuesday, September 20th 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Raising Thrivers: Author Talk With Dr. Michele Borba
Bestselling Author and Internationally Renowned Educational Psychologist
Thursday, September 8th 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Impact Players: Author Talk With Liz Wiseman
New York Times Bestselling Author
Thursday, August 25th 2022 at 11:00 AM CDT

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The Beauty in Breaking: Author Talk With Michele Harper
Michele Harper - NYT Bestselling Author and NYT Notable Book
Monday, August 22nd 2022 at 8:00 PM CDT

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Long Bright River: Author Talk With Liz Moore
Liz Moore - NYT Bestselling Author and NPR Best Book of 2020
Tuesday, August 9th 2022 at 8:00 PM CDT

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Author Talk With Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Dr. Marcia Chatelain
Marcia Chatelain - Author of "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America"
Wednesday, August 3rd 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity - Author Talk With David Allen
David Allen - NYT Bestselling Author and World's Leading Expert on Stress-Free Productivity
Thursday, July 14th 2022 at 11:00 AM CDT

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The Henna Artist: Author Talk With Alka Joshi
Alka Joshi - NYT Bestselling Author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Thursday, July 7th 2022 at 8:00 PM CDT