Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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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 […]

Etan Thomas — Boston Book Festival, Boston, MA

Etan Thomas presents We Matter at the Boston Book Festival, Emmanuel Sanctuary, Emmanuel Room, 15 Newbury St. PROGRAM: “This Is Not a Game: Sports and Social Change,” featuring Etan Thomas, Amy Bass, Howard Bryant, and Wil Haygood; moderated by Bill Littlefield.  


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