Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Upcoming Events

Don McPherson — The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, CO

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION LUNCHEON: STEPPING OFF THE SIDELINES TO END SEXUAL ASSAULT. Join The Blue Bench for a powerful dialogue with Don McPherson (You Throw Like a Girl) and Brenda Tracy as they share how they use athletics as a vehicle to end sexual violence. Don and Brenda’s stories will leave you inspired and ready […]

Ryan O’Callaghan — Lesbian and Gay Community Center, New York, NY

Ryan O’Callaghan will discuss his memoir, My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me, and Ended Up Saving My Life, in conversation with Fox and Sirius XM’s Jared Max. This event is co-hosted by David Mixner and co-sponsored by You Can Play. Please RSVP:

Patricia Smith — Fall for the Book Festival, Fairfax, VA

“Society, Secrets, and Sexual Misconduct.” Aaron Hamburger and Patricia Smith discuss their novels, Nirvana Is Here and The Year of the Needy Girls, which ask questions of how we, as a society, should face secrets and sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era.

Etan Thomas — Fall for the Book Festival, Fairfax, VA

“Sports and Politics: Are They on the Same Playing Field?” Etan Thomas’s book We Matter: Athletes and Activism, includes interviews and essays from over fifty high-profile activist athletes, executives, and media figures at the intersection of sports and politics. The New York Times says, “Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas.”

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