Dear America


Nov 10 2020


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



After the Election: Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy Reading and Discussion

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Hosted by Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Company

This is a free virtual event featuring contributors to Dear America and held as a Zoom webinar. You must register via Eventbrite before the event start time in order to participate. The reading and discussion will also be streamed live on Facebook from the Elliott Bay Books Facebook page.

In the wake of this momentous election, join writers from the anthology Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy for an evening of reading and conversation. We may not know what the results of the election will be, but we do know that art and activism are essential to a healthy democracy. We’ll hear from Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on challenging the Trump administration’s illegal policies; poet and essayist Cherene Sherrard on the concept of sanctuary, in this moment of reckoning with the nation’s continued racism; and author Alison Hawthorn Deming on the “great spirit of inventiveness” we all can wield. Co-editors and hosts Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield will reflect on the Letters to America project from Terrain.org and Dear America, the stunning anthology co-published with Trinity University Press, and invite solidarity through conversation with the online audience.

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