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Jackie Sibblies Drury

Windham-Campbell Prize winner Jackie Sibblies Drury reads from an untitled play-in-progress at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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John Jeremiah Sullivan

Windham-Campbell Prize winner John Jeremiah Sullivan reads from an unpublished essay at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Windham-Campbell Prize winner Helon Habila reads from his novel Oil on Water at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Teju Cole

Windham-Campbell Prize winner Teju Cole reads from his novel Open City at the 2015 Prize Festival. 

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Hilton Als

Prize recipient Hilton Als reads from an unpublished essay at the 2016 festival. 

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Stanley Crouch

Prize recipient Stanley Crouch reads from the unpublished second volume of his Charlie Parker biography at the 2016 festival. 

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Patti Smith: Devotion

Patti Smith delivers the 2016 Windham-Campbell Lecture. “Devotion,” an expanded version of the lecture, will be published by Yale University Press in 2017.

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Hilton Als: James Baldwin in the 21st Century

Hilton Als and Professor Jacqueline Goldsby discuss the legacy of one of our most significant and complicated authors in post-Civil Rights, post-Ferguson, almost post-Obama America.

Co-sponsored by the Department of African American Studies and the Whitney Humanities Center.

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Cathedrals of the Imagination

Borges famously said that he imagined paradise to be a kind of library. Many writers would agree. Yale Press Director and NHFPL Board Member John Donatich talks to novelists C. E. Morgan, Jerry Pinto, and Tessa Hadley about the role that libraries have played in the development of their imaginative work.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and Yale University Press.

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Good Girls, Bad Girls, White Girls, and Clever Girls

Resisting fixed identities is at the heart of creative endeavor. This might be especially true of gender. Professor Amy Hungerford talks to Hilton Als, Helen Garner, and Tessa Hadley about how this resistance comes to shape the work of the writer.

Co-sponsored by the New Haven Free Public Library and the Department of English.

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