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Enoch Pratt Free Library Calendar

Book Chat with Pratt

Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:00pm

+ 4 dates

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:00pm
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Not sure what your next book will be? Chat live with Pratt staff, or a special guest, for book recommendations on Zoom and Facebook Live.


September 24: Jalen Eutsey will interview Jaswinder Bolina! Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. His first collection of essays Of Color was published in June 2020 and is currently available from McSweeney’s. His most recent collection of poetry The 44th of July was released by Omnidawn in April 2019. It’s been named a finalist for the 2019 Big Other Book Award and was long-listed for the 2019 PEN America Open Book Award. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and been included in The Best American Poetry series. He teaches on the faculty of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at the University of Miami.

September 30: Joanne Helouvry and Pam Lauer, Pratt Librarians, will discuss literary fiction.

October 14: Hispanic Heritage Month edition with poet Jacob Shores-Argüello, interviewed by Shaileen Beyer.

October 21: Discuss Black Pride Month reading with Jabari Lyles, Director of LGBTQ Affairs at the Mayor's Office.

December 9: Kristopher Zgorski is is the award-winning mystery and thriller blogger of BOLO Books. He will give a virtual year-end round up of best crime fiction of 2020.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The conversation will also be broadcasted on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page.

User Activity

It was fun! Thank you for hosting the program.

I really enjoyed it. Never gave much thought to graphic novels but after the presentation I might add that genre to my reading list.