Books for a Better World: Local Author Talks, Q/A, and Book Signings
Books for a Better World is a monthly author series that takes place on second Tuesdays at our Hull Street branch library. Every month we host local authors and scholars writing on themes of social justice and history. Join us for an engaging author talk followed by Q&A, book signing, and light refreshments.
*all listed events are scheduled at 6:30 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise indicated.
- Margaret Edds, author of “We Face the Dawn : Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow“
- Dale Brumfield, author of “Virginia State Penitentiary : a notorious history“
- Tressie McMillan Cottom, author of “Lower Ed : the troubling rise of for-profit colleges in the new economy“
- Joy Harris, author of Singing Ain’t Enough : the inspiring story of Maggie Ingram
- Elvatrice Belsches, author of Richmond, Virginia
- Julian Maxwell Hayter, author of The Dream is Lost : voting rights and the politics of race in Richmond, Virginia
- Gregg Kimball, author of American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond
- Brian Daugherity, author of Keep On Keeping On : the NAACP and the implementation of Brown vs Board of Education in Virginia
- Kimberly Matthews, author of Richmond Crusade for Voters
We break in December and will return in January 2019 with the authors of Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion, Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias. The 2019 schedule will be updated shortly.
February 12th, 2019
- Maureen Egan & Susan Winiecki, authors of Richmond’s Culinary History: Seeds of Change
May 14th, 2019
- Gregory Smithers, author of the forthcoming Native Southerners: Indigenous History in the Southeast from Origins to the Trail of Tears.