Poets Beth Bachmann (Do Not Rise), Reginald Dwayne Betts (Bastards of the Reagan Era), Cynthia Cruz (How the End Begins), and Patrick Rosal (Brooklyn Antediluvian) discuss what’s at stake in their work, and what it means to give the personal a public life on the page. Moderated byMary Gannon of the Academy of American Poets.
Location: North Stage
Each year, festival authors participate in panel discussions or moderated readings, which makes for a lively exchange of ideas. All panels are followed by book sales and a signing. Extraordinary authors and artists have graced the festival stages including Terrance Hayes, Pete Hamill, Jhumpa Lahiri, Mark Strand, George Packer, Rita Dove, Paul Pope, Salman Rushdie, and Walter Mosley, in addition to significant emerging and mid-career authors.