Friday, October 14 2016 - Tuesday, October 18 2016

Southern Festival of Books

Southern Festival of Books will be held, as usual, on Legislative Plaza. Most of the books, authors, lectures are not involved with political topics -- in fact, a large part of it is fiction, poetry, recipes, and nostalgia. Below, I've listed (in order of their lecture times) a few lectures whose topics look somewhat political to me. I have not investigated these authors in any depth, so it is possible that some of them are taking positions opposite to mine.

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Gary Gaston will speak on "Shaping the Healthy Community: The Nashville Plan" on Friday, 1-2pm, in room 29 of Legislative Plaza.
"Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South," Beth Macy, Friday, 2-3pm, Room 29, Legislative Plaza.
Stanley Nelson will speak on "Under the Hood of Terror: Examining the Ku Klux Klan's Violent History," on Saturday, 11am to noon, in Nashville Public Library Auditorium.
Arlie Russell Hochschild will speak on "Strangers in Their Own land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right," on Saturday, 11am to noon, in Room 31, Legislative Plaza.
Richard Schweid will speak on "Invisible Nation: Homeless Families in America" on Saturday, noon to 1pm, Room 31, Legislative Plaza.
Matthew Desmond will talk about "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" on Saturday, noon to 1pm, in conference room 1AB of the Nashville Public Library.
Daniel Connolly will talk about "The Book of Isaias: A Child of Hispanic Immigrants Seeks His Own America," Saturday, 1-2pm, Room 29, Legislative Plaza.
"Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," Ibram X. Kendi, Saturday, 2-3pm, Nashville Public Library, Third Floor Program Room.
"Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939," Adam Hochschild, Saturday, 2-3pm, Nashville Public Library, Conference Room 1AB.
"From Bargaining Table to Side Table: Two Lives in Pursuit of Fair Labor," Phil Cohen and Marlene Trestman will be speaking Saturday, October 15, 2:30-3:30pm, in Conference Room II of the Public Library.
"What Forgiveness Really Means: Life In and After Prison," Randall Horton and Michael T. McRay, Saturday, 3-4pm, Room 31, Legislative Plaza.
"Utopia Drive: A Trip Through America's Most Radical Idea," Erik Reece, Saturday, 3-4pm, Nashville Public Library, Banner Room.
"Integrating the Divided City: Nashville," Andrew Maraniss, Sunday, noon to 1pm, Room 31, Legislative Plaza.
"The Good Fight: Courage and Conscience in the Jim Crow South," Sally Palmer Thomason, Sunday, October 16, 2-3pm, Room 31, Legislative Plaza.
"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Imagination," Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf, Sunday, 3-4pm, Room 31, Legislative Plaza.
"An Imperfect Union: Personal and Political Schisms over the Founding Documents," Tim Huebner and Daniel Mallock, Sunday, 3-4pm, Nashville Public Library, Banner Room.


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