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Alta Live: Author Jane Smiley

April 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Jane Smiley fans, get excited! The Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s forthcoming book, The Questions that Matter Most: Reading, Writing, and the Exercise of Freedom, explores a number of provocations around class, race, and gender in the Western literary imagination and—most importantly—reflects on how the autonomy of a reader’s interpretation of any work of literature makes reading an inherently political act. (Is anyone else suddenly inspired to pick up another book?) Smiley joins Alta Journal editorial director Blaise Zerega to discuss her new collection, explore the connection between the writer and the reader, and answer your questions. Do not miss this exciting and intimate conversation. This is a free virtual event.


April 26, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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