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Author Talk: Katie Gutierrez

52m 25s

PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Katie Gutierrez. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

Episodes

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    Author Talk: Katie Gutierrez

    S7 E10 - 52m 25s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Katie Gutierrez. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Mitch Albom: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Mitch Albom

    S7 E5 - 55m 58s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Mitch Albom. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Dhonielle Clayton: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Dhonielle Clayton

    S7 E7 - 55m 51s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Dhonielle Clayton. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Rachel Aviv: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Rachel Aviv

    S7 E9 - 44m 53s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Rachel Aviv. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Clint Smith: asset-original

    Author Talk: Clint Smith

    S7 E6 - 48m 28s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Clint Smith. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Kelly Lytle Hernández: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Kelly Lytle Hernández

    S7 E8 - 48m 26s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Kelly Lytle Hernández. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Kate Clifford Larson: asset-original

    Author Talk: Kate Clifford Larson

    S7 E3 - 50m 44s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Clifford Larson. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Geraldine Brooks

    S7 E4 - 41m 32s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. The festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Juliet Menéndez: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Juliet Menéndez

    S7 E2 - 52m 41s

    PBS Books partners with The Library of Congress to host a conversation with acclaimed author Juliet Menéndez. The program is presented as part of The Library of Congress National Book Festival. This festival features the best and brightest literary talent in the nation today.

  • Author Talk: Lucinda Roy & Leslye Penelope: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Author Talk: Lucinda Roy & Leslye Penelope

    S7 E1 - 56m 25s

    PBS Books, in collaboration with Virginia Public Media (VPM) is delighted to host this virtual event celebrating the Library of Congress National Book Festival with Leslye Penelope, author of "The Monsters We Defy," and Lucinda Roy, author of "Flying the Coop," to discuss their work, their dedication to creating strong empowered female heroines, and their involvement in the festival.

Extras + Features

  • The Inspiration | Emilio Estevez: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Inspiration | Emilio Estevez

    S6 E1 - 1m 52s

    Actor, writer and director Emilio Estevez talks about his inspiration for making 'The Public,' a film dramatizing as a peaceful sit-in by the homeless inside a public library that escalates into a standoff with the police and attracts attention from the media.

  • Libraries offer a Respite | Ryan O'Dowd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Libraries offer a Respite | Ryan O'Dowd

    S6 E1 - 36s

    Ryan O'Dowd, speaking from his experience as the executive director of a large homeless shelter, describes libraries as a place offering more than shelter, but a respite for the homeless population of a community, which is at the crux of the events dramatized by writer, director, and actor Emilio Estevez in his new film, 'The Public.'

  • Favorite Character | Emilio Estevez: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Favorite Character | Emilio Estevez

    S6 E1 - 2m 10s

    Emilio Estevez' new film, 'The Public,' has an ensemble cast, with actors like Alec Baldwin, Taylor Schilling, Gabrielle Union, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright, Jacob Vargas, Michael Kenneth Williams and Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Here, Estevez talks about who he would choose as his favorite character from the script he wrote.

  • Birth of Collaboration | Ryan O'Dowd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Birth of Collaboration | Ryan O'Dowd

    S6 E1 - 40s

    Ryan O'Dowd is Executive Director of Hesed House, the second largest homeless shelter in Illinois, and the author of the Librarian's Guide to Homelessness, and when PBS Books interviewed him at the Miami Dade Public Library, he talked about how he wound up having a sustained collaborative role in discussing the issues addressed by Emilio Estevez' new film, 'The Public.'

  • Film Development | Emilio Estevez: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Film Development | Emilio Estevez

    S6 E1 - 45s

    Emilio Estevez initially wanted to get started on his new film, 'The Public,' back in 2008. In this interview, filmed at the Miami Dade Public Library, Estevez talks about how the 2008 Recession stalled production, and wound up allowing him to rework the story, improving it and augmenting its relevance.

  • Humanizing and Empowering | Ryan O'Dowd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Humanizing and Empowering | Ryan O'Dowd

    S6 E1 - 1m 5s

    The film "The Public" premieres Friday, April 5th, and Estevez, who wrote and directed the film, said that librarians assured him that he effectively captured the experience of life inside of a library, while O'Dowd, who is executive director of a large homeless shelter, avowed the same response from those he surveyed.

  • Libraries Role in Society | Emilio Estevez: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Libraries Role in Society | Emilio Estevez

    S6 E1 - 41s

    Emilio Estevez creative process for his new film 'The Public,' exposed him to several writers and researchers like Anne Lamott, who further illuminated, for him and for all of us, the vital role that libraries continue to play in serving and enriching their communities.

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