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Words, Ideas and Thinkers Festival: Reimagining America

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The Authors Guild Foundation, the nation’s oldest and largest professional organization of writers, will host their inaugural WIT: Words, Ideas, and Thinkers Festival this September at Shakespeare & Company. Main events include:

America Through Fiction with Geraldine Brooks and Roxana Robinson

Reexamining American History with David Blight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

On Climate Change with Elizabeth Kolbert and Douglas Preston

Does the Supreme Court Have a Future? with Linda Greenhouse and Nikolas Bowie

Identity and Belonging with Ayad Akhtar and Susan Choi; Moderated by Marie Arana

WIT hopes to expand understanding of critical issues, celebrate America’s literary culture and amplify new voices and perspectives. It is free and open to the all, so everyone can participate in the dialogue without barriers.

This event will explore the theme Reimagining America through conversations, presentations, panels and more with novelists, playwrights and journalists — talking about identity and belonging, re-examining history, climate change, the U.S. Supreme Court, and visions for the future.

All comers to the festival can talk with speakers in Q&A sessions, book signings, and receptions.

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Date:
September 22
Time:
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Event Location

Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St.
Lenox, MA
413-637-3353

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