Real Life of the American Reader

February 22, 2018 - February 12, 2018
Mānoa Campus, 410 Kuykendall

Lisa Lucas is the executive director of the National Book Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as the publisher of Guernica, a non-profit online magazine focusing on writing that explores the intersection of art and politics with an international and diverse focus and as Director of Education at the Tribeca Film Institute. Lucas also serves on the literary council of the Brooklyn Book Festival.

PRESENTATION (2/22: 3-4:30 pm, 410 KUY) The Real Life of the American Reader: There is no one American dream, no singular American narrative. At a time where Americans are examining not only their country but their place within it, how can the most reluctant and remote of us learn more about ourselves and our neighbors though books?

WORKSHOP (2/23: 1-2 pm, 410 KUY) Off the Page and to the People: A discussion on in's and outs of publishing, how to build literary community, and the responsibilities of writers, readers, and publishers to expanding the landscapes of literature.

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