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Henry Louis Gates Jr.: 2019 National Book Festival

Henry Louis Gates Jr.: 2019 National Book Festival

>>Peggy McGlone: Hello. I’m Peggy McGlone and I cover arts and culture for the “Washington Post”. Our guest this afternoon is Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Dr. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. A giant of American scholarship, Professor Gates …

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National Book Festival Presents Edwidge Danticat

National Book Festival Presents Edwidge Danticat

[ Applause ]>>Shari Werb: Good evening, everyone. Thank you for joining us tonight. This is the third event in our new special series called The National Book Festival Presents. I’m Shari Werb. I’m Director of the Center for Learning, Literacy and Engagement here at the Library of Congress. Among many things, the Center is responsible …

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Enduring Appeal of the Odyssey: 2019 National Book Festival

Enduring Appeal of the Odyssey: 2019 National Book Festival

>>Amy Stolls: Welcome to the 19th Annual National Book Festival, brought to you by the Library of Congress. Not only has this festival been amazing, but it is absolutely free of charge for everyone. Is that not amazing? [ Applause ] And it is, in part, thanks to the generosity of donors, large and small. …

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Barbara Kingsolver: 2019 National Book Festival

Barbara Kingsolver: 2019 National Book Festival

>>Carla Hayden: Thank you and good afternoon and how are you enjoying the festival [applause]? It has just been [applause]– just truly wonderful and going from place to place and all the ages and people and everything, it’s just wonderful. So, I just wanted to– actually I’m butting in and taking this opportunity to– to …

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Presenting the Thomas Jefferson Building: 2019 National Book Festival

Presenting the Thomas Jefferson Building: 2019 National Book Festival

>>Susan Mordan White: Well, welcome to the Book Festival. This morning, I’m going to be talking to you about our Thomas Jefferson Building, and a little bit history about why we have a Library of Congress. So, our first slide that I’m going to bring up, is going to show you what Washington D.C. looked …

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John Scalzi: 2019 National Book Festival

John Scalzi: 2019 National Book Festival

>>Good afternoon. I’m Phoebe Connelly, Deputy Director of Video at the Washington Post, which is a charter sponsor of the National Book Festival. I’d like to start by thanking the co-chairman of the festival, David Rubenstein, and the other generous sponsors who have made this event possible. It is my great pleasure today to introduce …