2021 Festival Authors
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An Evening with
Kristin Hannah

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2021 Festival Update

Event registration will be available Monday, September 27. You may review our event guide here.

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2021 Festival Guide Published

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At one point this year I wondered if fingers could actually start bleeding from typing? Yes, that is a touch dramatic. I still need to Google it, though.

It has definitely been another interesting year, which forced us to dig a little deeper, and solve new challenges,

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Banned Books Week Writing Contest

Get your pens and computers ready, this year’s banned book week is celebrating Persepolis, a coming of age story about Marji, a young Iranian girl who grew up in a time of turbulence, and looking at the world from her perspective. While the book (and subsequent film) have received accolades, including being named one of the best books the year it was released by The New York Times,

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6BBF Author profile: Walter Ruby & Sabeeha Rehman

Walter Ruby is an activist in Muslim-Jewish relations who has organized hundreds of twinning events bringing together thousands of Jews and Muslims in countries around the world. A veteran journalist, he has written articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,

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6BBF Author Profile: Rabbi Rachel Mikva

Religion can be quite a tricky topic, rife with landmines of misunderstanding and stubbornness. Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva finds herself as the bearer of what some might call an unpopular opinion when it comes to religion in her latest book, Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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6BBF Author Profile: Filipe Melo

When an award-winning musician and film director partners with an art director and illustrator who has experience in advertising, music videos, and feature films and they share a love of pianos, nothing but pure magic is sure to follow. Filipe Melo, from Lisbon, Portugal, has worked with Juan Cavia, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, before. Their latest collaboration,

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6BBF Author Profile: Adrian Miller

You would probably have high expectations for someone who goes by the name of “Soul Food Scholar,” and Adrian Miller delivers. In his third book, which came out this spring, Miller, an attorney turned barbecue judge, plunged into the story of African Americans and their history with smoked meats. In Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

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