Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Etan Thomas – Gaithersburg Book Festival (Gaithersburg, MD)

Etan Thomas presents Police Brutality and White Supremacy, in conversation with Kristen Henning, author of The Rage of Innocence in a panel moderated by Adam Schwartz. As part of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, this in-person event is FREE to attend and open to the public, and will be held at the James Michener Pavilion. Further […]

VIRTUAL EVENT – Etan Thomas, Peace Action New York State (NY)

Please note: all our events are listed in Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise indicated. Join in the conversation with Etan Thomas and Kevin Powell as they discuss Etan’s new book Police Brutality and White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions. This virtual event is ticketed at various tiers; your ticket purchase comes with membership to […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Etan Thomas – The Dock Bookshop (Fort Worth, TX)

PLEASE NOTE: All our virtual events are listed in Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise indicated. The Dock Bookshop and the African-American Read-In presents Etan Thomas discusses his new book Police Brutality and White Supremacy in conversation with poet Abiodun Oyewole, moderated by Pharaoh. This virtual event is free to attend with registration and will begin […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Etan Thomas – Politics & Prose (Washington, DC)

PLEASE NOTE: All our virtual events are listed in Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise indicated. Etan Thomas presents his new book Police Brutality and White Supremacy in conversation with PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor. This virtual event will be hosted by Politics & Prose, with full details and registration link TBA; please visit Politics […]

VIRTUAL EVENT: Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin – Powell’s (Portland, OR)

PLEASE NOTE: All our virtual events are listed in Eastern Time (ET) unless otherwise indicated. Etan Thomas launches his new book Police Brutality and White Supremacy: The Fight Against American Traditions in conversation with Edge of Sports imprint curator Dave Zirin. This virtual event will begin at 5:00 pm Pacific Time and registration is required […]

Etan Thomas — National Black Book Festival, Houston, TX

A former eleven-year NBA player, Etan Thomas (We Matter) was born in Harlem and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has published three books: a collection of poems titled More Than an Athlete, the motivational book Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge, and Voices of the Future, a collection of poems and essays by young writers […]

Etan Thomas — Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL

Etan Thomas (We Matter) will appear on a panel with Mark Leibovich and Steve Almond at the Miami Book Fair. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Building 3, Room 3209.

Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin — Brooklyn Book Festival, Brooklyn, NY

ACTIVIST ATHLETES: Over the past years, we’ve seen a number of professional athletes speak out against racism and injustice. The response—from fans, owners, even the President—has ranged from support to outright hostility. Players have been called unpatriotic, accused of disrespecting the military, even blackballed from their leagues. What’s next for this movement? Writer/activist Shaun King […]