2021 Six Bridges Book Festival Events
All events for the 2021 Six Bridges Book Festival are FREE and, unless otherwise noted, will take place on the Zoom platform. Free registration for Zoom events is required. If you’d like to view or print a .pdf version of the schedule, click here.
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Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician, public health professor at George Washington University, contributing columnist for the Washington Post, and CNN medical analyst who was Baltimore’s health commissioner. In Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills,
Ted Widmer was a speechwriter and senior adviser in the Clinton White House and has written extensively on American history since then. He is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and is Distinguished Lecturer at Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York. Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington tells the dramatic story of America’s greatest president discovering his own strength to save the Republic,
TJ Klune is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Lambda Literary Award–winning author of The House in the Cerulean Sea, The Extraordinaries, and more. Under the Whispering Door is a standalone adult novel and delightful queer love story that is filled with comedy,
Jacob M. Appel, associate professor of psychiatry and medical education at Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine in New York City and director of ethics education in psychiatry, has written several novels as well as various collections, including a compendium of medical dilemmas, Who Says You’re Dead?
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Sandra Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and makes her living by her pen. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she is the recipient of numerous awards. In Martita, I Remember You / Martita, te recuerdo, a young woman leaves her Mexican family in Chicago to pursue her dream of becoming a writer in the cafés of Paris.
Join Abby Turner, author of The Living Table, as she invites you to her table, giving tips and tricks for hosting your friends and family this holiday season while showcasing three easy apps in 30 minutes. She will demonstrate pear, prosciutto, and honey bites; a Boursin asparagus tartlet; and pomegranate and horseradish flatbread with an apple cider spritzer.
Jennifer Ogle, the collections manager at the University of Arkansas Herbarium, has worked as a contract botanist and consultant and volunteers her time with organizations focused on urban land conservation and the protection of native plants. Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas, a field guide designed for outdoor use co-authored by Ogle,
Arkansas Made is the culmination of Historic Arkansas Museum’s exhaustive investigations into the history of the state’s material culture. Decades of meticulous research have resulted in this exciting two-volume survey of cabinetmakers, silversmiths, potters, fine artists, quilters, and other artisans working in communities all over the state. These new editions bring the work of Arkansas’s earliest artists and artisans forward to 1950.
Kenneth Barnes, a retired professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, explores how the KKK established a significant foothold in the state and created a seat of power in Little Rock in The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas: How Protestant White Nationalism Came to Rule a State.
Self-taught cake decorator turned pastry chef Kelli Marks has had desserts featured in numerous local, national, and global publications. Easy One-Bowl Baking: No-Fuss Recipes for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods shows how impressive and fun treats can be made mess-free and in one bowl. Abby Turner is a food blogger,
Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She was named Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2015 and was also named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.
Ayana Gray is an author of speculative works and a lover of all things monsters, mythos, and #MelaninMagic. In this much-anticipated series opener, Beasts of Prey, two Black teenagers strike a dangerous alliance to hunt down the creature menacing their home – and uncover ancient deadly secrets. Kate Milford is the Edgar Award–winning,
After years of working as a professional baker and pastry chef, Kelli Marks is teaching us when to put in the effort and when to cut corners with her new book, Easy One Bowl Baking. Join Marks as she shows you the tools you need to make baking an easy process.
Paige Bowers has had writing featured in TIME, USA Today, the New York Times, and more, and authored The General’s Niece: The Little-Known de Gaulle Who Fought to Free Occupied France. Overnight Code: The Life of Raye Montague, The Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering was co-written with “Hidden Figure” Raye Montague’s son,
Arkansas native Nate Powell is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. His work includes civil rights icon John Lewis’s historic March trilogy, Come Again, and Two Dead. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Save It For Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest,
The Final Revival of Opal & Nev is a fictional oral history about an interracial rock & roll duo on the early 1970s New York scene. The novel follows their rise, their fall, and the dark secret that comes to light when they consider reuniting for a tour. Sponsored in part by Meadors,