CALS Speaker Series:
Sebastián Hidalgo and Josué Rivas, photojournalists (J.N. Heiskell program)

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2022 Six Bridges Book Festival Coming Soon

The Six Bridges Book Festival presents a wide variety of authors and discussions throughout the year leading up to the annual festival. Save the date for the 2022 Festival, October 20-30.
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Six Bridges Presents: Sloane Crosley, Cult Classic

On Thursday, June 23, Sloane Crosley discussed her new book, Cult Classic. Crosley is the author of the novel The Clasp and three books of essays: Look Alive Out There and the New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. A two-time finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, her work has been selected for numerous anthologies and she has been a columnist for Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and The Independent, among other publications. She lives in New York City. The amusing and insightful author was a Fest guest in 2016. Amy Bradley-Hole moderates.


CALS Speaker Series: Sebastián Hidalgo and Josué Rivas, photojournalists (J.N. Heiskell program)

Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater (in person)

This exploration of photojournalism spotlights two talented photographers who will speak about their art and approach.

Sebastián Hidalgo is a civic-oriented visual and investigative journalist born and based in Chicago, IL. He covers issues related to the current state of belonging––immigration policy,

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Six Bridges Presents: Phong Nguyen, Bronze Drum

Phong Nguyen is the Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing at the University of Missouri. In addition to Bronze Drum, he is the author of four books: Roundabout, The Adventures of Joe Harper, Pages from the Textbook of Alternate History, and Memory Sickness. He is the coeditor, with Robert Olen Butler, of Best Peace Fiction: A Social Justice Anthology;

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CALS Speaker Series: Kimberly Wehle, How to Think Like a Lawyer and Why

Honoring Rabbi Ira Sanders

Sunday, October 23, 6:30 p.m., Ron Robinson Theater (in person)

What does the average person have in common with lawyers? From the mundane to the game-changers, decisions need to be made every day. But a key way in which the everyday person differs from a lawyer is how each goes about making decisions.

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