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Pulitzer Prize winning #1 New York Times best selling author:
Colson Whitehead
Wednesday September 6 @ 7 P.M.
National Endowment for the Arts Fellow Stephen Graham Jones
Wednesday October 4 @ 7 P.M.
Children's Book Author and Illustrator Grace Lin
 Tuesday October 17 @ 7 P.M.
Netflix's Bake Squad Maya-Camille Broussard
Wednesday November 8 @ 7 P.M.
Psychotherapist & New York Times best selling author Lori Gottlieb
Wednesday December 7 @ 7 P.M.
Speculating our AI future with Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu and Martha Wells
Thursday January 11 @ 7 P.M.
Coming Soon
February 6th:  Meet American cartoonist Jerry Craft to learn how to draw your own comics
February 20th:  Best selling author Julia Quinn helps us feel the romance with a discussion about Bridgerton and all things romance
March20th:  Costume designer Ruth E. Carter explores the passion that inspires her pieces spanning Spike Lee costume design to Wakanda
  April 3rd:  Dr. Temple Grandin shares on the gifts of neurodiversity
May 7th: Writer, producer and former White House staff member Kal Penn