It’s difficult to capture traumatic personal events in a memoir. How do you do it? We ask two memoirists from Red Hen Press’s Fall 2021 season: Jan Beatty, author of AMERICAN BASTARD, explores her journey trying to find her birth parents. Joan Nockels Wilson’s THE BOOK OF TIMOTHY: THE DEVIL, MY BROTHER, AND ME shares her experiences as she searches for the priest who molested her brother as a child. Both of these memorists explore their pain and family trauma in powerful ways. We’ll discuss what the process was like, putting their deeply personal experiences on paper. Viewable LIVE on Wednesday, October 20 at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.
United States Representative Adam Schiff from California's 28th Congressional District issues a clarion call with his new book "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could." Representative Schiff's conversation with Larry Wilmore premieres on October 20, 2021 at 6pmPT. As the congressman who led the first impeachment of Donald J. Trump, Schiff offers a vital inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour. He also warns that the forces of autocracy unleashed by Trump remain as potent as ever. Wilmore is perhaps best known as the host of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," which ran for almost two years. Currently he hosts "Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air" for The Ringer Podcast Network. Tickets include a signed copy of "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could" ($39). Tickets to watch the event only available ($10). ASL interpreter available upon request.
David Copperfield, hailed as the greatest illusionist of our time and as the most commercially successful magician in history, will talk about his new book "David Copperfield's History of Magic." This virtual event premieres on October 28, 2021 at 6pmPT. For more than 30 years, Copperfield has curated a private museum dedicated to preserving the history and art of magic. With this new book, Copperfield shares his unique collection with fans and readers for the first time. Tickets include a signed copy (bookplate) of "David Copperfield's History of Magic" ($50). Also includes the opportunity to watch the event on Video on Demand for 72 hours after the event.