CALS Speaker Series

The Central Arkansas Library System’s Speakers Series provides the public an opportunity to engage with writers to discuss their work and to participate in an exchange of ideas about the written word and the human experience.

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Tom Llamas

Tom Llamas has been named Senior National Correspondent for NBC News and anchor of the primetime newscast on NBC News Now. Llamas has also worked at ABC, where he was the Weekend Anchor of World News Tonight. He earned both Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards for groundbreaking stories including Hurricane Sandy,

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Charles Yu

Charles Yu is the author four novels, including Interior Chinatown, which won the 2020 National Book Award for fiction. The book is a satirical novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play. Author Emily St. John Mandel calls it “…wrenching, hilarious, sharp, surreal, and above all,

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