By OBSERVER Newsroom
The Sacramento Public Library is launching a new speaker series featuring notable voices from the Sacramento community and beyond. Meet Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist and author Hilton Als on April 27, Ear Hustle podcast hosts Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods on May 10, and award-winning author Ann Bannon on June 22 at the downtown Library Galleria.
“Sacramento Public Library has a laser focus on cultivating experiences around a love of storytelling and amplifying diverse voices,” said Community Engagement Services Manager Todd Deck. “Like many of our library programs, the Enters the Chat speaker series creates thoughtful conversations on topics that matter to our community.”
Hilton Als: Enters the Chat (April 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Library Galleria)
Hilton Als, Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist and author and Joan Didion superfan, will chat with Sacramento-based curator Faith J. McKinnie about Als’ most recent work on Joan Didion and her lasting impact.
Ear Hustle: Enters the Chat (May 10 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Library Galleria)
With over 60 million downloads Ear Hustle is one of the most popular podcasts in history. Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, podcast co-hosts and co-authors of “This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life,” will share stories of the daily realities of life inside San Quentin prison and outside post-incarceration.
Ann Bannon: Enters the Chat (June 22 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Library Galleria)
Ann Bannon, Sacramento-based award-winning author and pioneer in gay and lesbian fiction, will chat about LGBTQIA literature, how her work has endured for over 60 years and her thoughts on recent censorship challenges in schools and libraries.
Learn more about this free event at https://www.saclibrary.org/EntersTheChat.