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6BBF Author Profile: Nichole Perkins

Cracking open a copy of Sometimes I Trip on How Happy We Could Be feels like flipping through Nichole Perkins’s personal diary. Each chapter is an essay, giving the reader brief looks into her life at different pivotal stages, starting at age 5, when Perkins has already become aware of the power and responsibility brought to her as a female.


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6BBF Author Profile: Mary Roach

Mary Roach has an easy, light humor about her, so it’s no surprise that she would take complex scientific topics and naturally inject humor into them. Roach began her career in magazine writing and claims she had “no real sellable talents,” though that is clearly not the case. She says that her career was shaped by the relationships she made with a few key editors,


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6BBF Author Profile: Ross King

Ross King is the award-winning author of books on Italian and French art, including Brunelleschi’s Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling. His latest, a story that could only be told by an art historian, The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance,


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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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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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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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