Past Event Recordings

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Image for Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing: A Conversation with Award-Winning Author Jason Mott webinar

Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing: 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
#1 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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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

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Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education: An Author Talk with Stephanie Land (This recording expires and will be removed from the site on March 12, 2024)
New York Times bestselling author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive
Tuesday, December 12th 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

Image for Let's Talk World Building with YA Fantasy Fiction Superstar Author Victoria Aveyard webinar

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

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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

Image for Hollywood, Home, Heart, and Healing: A Conversation with Actor John Stamos webinar

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

Image for Master of Suspense: An Author Talk with Ruth Ware webinar

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

Image for European Travel Tips and Tools with Guidebook Author Rick Steves webinar

European Travel Tips and Tools with Guidebook Author Rick Steves
Popular Public Television Host and Best-Selling 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 public television host, a best‐selling 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: An Author Talk with Jeff Selingo
New York Times Bestselling Author of There is Life After College and College (Un)Bound
Wednesday, August 30th 2023 at 1:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk with Cassandra Clare of The Mortal Instruments Series webinar

Author Talk with Cassandra Clare of The Mortal Instruments Series
New York Times bestselling author of 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: Author Talk with 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

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Author Talk with Tananarive Due: Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda Contributing Author
Award-winning and bestselling author of sixteen books, 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

Image for An American In Provence: Author Talk with Award-Winning Photographer Jamie Beck webinar

An American In Provence: 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

Image for Author Talk with Courtney Summers: New York Times Bestselling YA Author webinar

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

Image for Not Funny: Author Talk with Academy Award Nominated Jena Friedman webinar

Not Funny: Author Talk with Academy Award Nominated 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

Image for New York Times Bestselling Author of Ordinary Grace: Author Talk with William Kent Krueger webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Kate Beaton: Bestselling Cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant! webinar

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

Image for Bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris: Author Talk with Pam Jenoff webinar

Bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris: Author Talk with Pam Jenoff
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

Image for Author Talk with David Epstein: Bestselling author of RANGE and THE SPORTS GENE webinar

Author Talk with David Epstein: Bestselling author of RANGE and THE SPORTS GENE
New York Times Bestselling Author of Range and The Sports Gene
Monday, March 13th 2023 at 12:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk with Sadeqa Johnson of Yellow Wife webinar

Author Talk with Sadeqa Johnson 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 Author Talk with Grace M. Cho of Tastes Like War webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Lana Harper of The Witches of Thistle Grove Series webinar

Author Talk with Lana Harper of The Witches of Thistle Grove Series
New York Times bestselling author of Payback’s a Witch
Thursday, February 9th 2023 at 6:00 PM CST

Image for Author Talk with Randall Munroe of What If? Series webinar

Author Talk with Randall Munroe of What If? Series
New York Times bestselling author and the hugely popular webcomic xkcd
Tuesday, January 31st 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

Image for Author Talk with Dana K. White of Organizing for the Rest of Us webinar

Author Talk with Dana K. White of Organizing for the Rest of Us
Bestselling Author of Decluttering at the Speed of Life
Tuesday, January 17th 2023 at 1:00 PM CST

Image for Author Talk with Namina Forna of The Gilded Ones Series webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Nicole Eustace of A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Fredrik Backman of The Winners webinar

Author Talk with Fredrik Backman of The Winners
New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove
Saturday, December 10th 2022 at 1:00 PM CST

Image for Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks of Horse webinar

Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks of Horse
New York Times Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning Author
Tuesday, December 6th 2022 at 6:00 PM CST

Image for Author Talk with Kwame Christian of How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race webinar

Author Talk with Kwame Christian of How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race
Bestselling Author and Founder of the American Negotiation Institute
Tuesday, November 15th 2022 at 11:00 AM CST

Image for Author Talk with Bonnie Garmus of Lessons in Chemistry webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Lisa Napoli of The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Kate Quinn of The Diamond Eye webinar

Author Talk with Kate Quinn of The Diamond Eye
Acclaimed Best Selling Author
Tuesday, October 25th 2022 at 6:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk with Zain E. Asher of Where The Children Take Us webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Simon Winchester of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World webinar

Author Talk with Simon Winchester of Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
New York Times Bestselling Author
Tuesday, September 20th 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk with Dr. Michele Borba of Raising Thrivers: Parenting Tips & Tools to Help Kids Thrive in an Uncertain World webinar

Author Talk with Dr. Michele Borba of Raising Thrivers: Parenting Tips & Tools to Help Kids Thrive in an Uncertain World
Bestselling Author and Internationally Renowned Educational Psychologist
Thursday, September 8th 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk with Michele Harper of The Beauty in Breaking webinar

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

Image for Author Talk with Liz Moore of Long Bright River webinar

Author Talk with Liz Moore of Long Bright River
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 Dr. Marcia Chatelain of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Wednesday, August 3rd 2022 at 1:00 PM CDT

Image for Author Talk with David Allen of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity webinar

Author Talk with David Allen of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity
NYT Bestselling Author and Louisiana Native
Thursday, July 14th 2022 at 11:00 AM CDT

Image for Author Talk with Alka Joshi of The Henna Artist webinar

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