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Please note: A complete listing of LOA’s Lift Every Voice events centered on African American poetry can be found at africanamericanpoetry.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS

E. O. Wilson: An Earth Day Tribute
Thursday, April 22
6:00 pm ET

Presented in partnership with the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward O. Wilson has transformed our sense of the natural world and humanity’s place in it. In a time of climate crisis and shrinking biodiversity, his lyrical, thought-provoking, and increasingly prophetic work inspires wonder and reverence for our fragile natural world.

Join renowned nature and science writer David Quammen, editor of the new LOA collection Edward O. Wilson: Biophilia, The Diversity of Life, Naturalist, award-winning environmental journalist Bill Finch, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Wilson biographer Richard Rhodes for an Earth Day exploration of Wilson’s legacy as naturalist, writer, and thinker. Special guest: documentary filmmaker Graham Townsley (E. O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men).
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Additional promotional partners: Alabama Public TV; Alabama River Diversity Network; Cincinnati Zoo; Entomological Society of America; E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center at the Nokuse Plantation; Harvard University Alumni Office; Harvard University Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; Museum of Comparative Zoology; Orion Quarterly; University of Alabama Museums; Yale Environment 360


PAST EVENTS

Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground
(April 15, 2021)

The Great American Western on Page and Screen
(March 30, 2021)

Women’s Liberation! Feminist Writings That Inspired a Revolution and Still Can
(March 18, 2021)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Gabrielle Bellot on If Beale Street Could Talk
(March 3, 2021)

Poet of the People: The Greatness of Langston Hughes
(February 18, 2021)

American Democracy: The Task Before Us
(January 27, 2021)

Peanuts at 70, with Sarah Boxer, Jonathan Lethem, Clifford Thompson, and Chris Ware, moderated by Andrew Blauner
(December 16, 2020)

The Genius of Hemingway: Robert W. Trogdon, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein
(December 2, 2020)

The Nineteenth Amendment Turns 100: A New Look at the History of Women’s Suffrage, with Susan Ware and Stefanie Peters
(November 19, 2020; video not available)

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, with Ruth Franklin, Francine Prose, and John Guare
(October 29, 2020)

The Paranoid Style in American Politics: Revisiting Richard Hofstadter in the Time of Trump, with Sean Wilentz, Eric Foner, Arlie Hochschild, and Ira Katznelson
(October 13, 2020)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Eddie Glaude Jr., on “The White Man’s Guilt”
(September 23, 2020)

Thirteen Days: Abraham Lincoln and the Crisis of Presidential Succession, with Ted Widmer
(September 10, 2020)

It’s a New World, Golde: Classic American Musicals in the 21st Century
(August 26, 2020)

The Fate of the Earth: Jonathan Schell and His Legacy
(August 6, 2020)

Who Tells Your Story: Joanne B. Freeman on Hamilton and History
(July 28, 2020)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Darryl Pinckney on No Name in the Street
(July 16, 2020)

Reading James Baldwin Now: Farah Jasmine Griffin on “Sonny’s Blues”
(June 25, 2020)

Harold Bloom and the American Canon from Emerson to Toni Morrison, with David Mikics
(June 16, 2020)

What Is American Conservatism?, with Andrew J. Bacevich and Sean Wilentz
(June 4, 2020)

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