After the Election: Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy in America with Elliot Bay Book Company. This is a free virtual event featuring contributors to Dear America and held as a Zoom Webinar. You must register via Eventbrite before the event start time in order to participate. More information HERE.
In the wake of this momentous election, join writers from the anthology Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy for an evening of reading and conversation. We may not know what the results of the election will be, but we do know that art and activism are essential to a healthy democracy. We’ll hear from Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, on challenging the Trump administration’s illegal policies; poet and essayist Cherene Sherrard on the concept of sanctuary, in this moment of reckoning with the nation’s continued racism; and author Alison Hawthorn Deming on the “great spirit of inventiveness” we all can wield. Co-editors and hosts Simmons Buntin, Elizabeth Dodd, and Derek Sheffield will reflect on the Letters to America project from Terrain.org and invite solidarity through conversation with the online audience.