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WRITE AMERICA: Patricia McCormick & Michelle Whittaker

Monday, May 17th at 7pm
Live on CrowdCast

Join us for the sixteenth episode of Write America featuring two-time National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick & award-winning poet and poetry editor Michelle Whittaker as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation. 

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PATRICIA MCCORMICK, a two-time National Book Award finalist, is the author of several critically acclaimed novels – including Never Fall Down, the true story of a boy who survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia by playing music for the Khmer Rouge, and SOLD, a moving account of sexual trafficking. She is also the co-author of I am Malala, the story of Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot by the Taliban in her fight for education.

Her books have been named to the New York Times Notable Books list, Publishers Weekly Best Books list, NPR’s Best Books list and iTunes Best Books lists. SOLD, featuring Gillian Anderson, was released as a feature film on April 1, 2016. Her book, The Plot to Kill Hitler, was published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, in September 2016. It was named a Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten. Her first picture book, Sgt. Reckless, the True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero, came out in the fall of 2017. She attended Rosemont College, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and has an MFA from the New School. She lives in New York. 

Patricia's honors include: New York Foundation on the Arts fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellowship and MacDowell Center fellowship.

MICHELLE WHITTAKER is the author of Surge ( great weather for MEDIA ) which was awarded a Finalist Medal for the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award. She has been published in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Shenandoah, Upstreet, The Southampton Review and other publications. She has received Pushcart Special Mention, Cave Canem Fellowship and was a recipient of the 2017 New York Foundation of Arts Fellowship in Poetry.  Currently, she is a poetry editor for the American Poetry Journal.

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Monday, May 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
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