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Online Event: Marie Mutsuki Mockett Presents American Harvest with Marlon James and Juston Wolgemuth


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Wednesday, 8:00 pm EDT April 15, 2020

8pm ET / 5pm PT

American Harvest by Marie Mutsuki Mockett is a beautifully written book about one woman’s experience across “the divide,” a tribute to the complicated and nuanced history of the United States and its people.

Mockett will be joined in conversation with the author Marlon James and Juston Wolgemuth, the son of one of the evangelical Christian farmers who harvest the wheat on Mockett’s family’s Nebraska farm.

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    Marie Mutsuki Mockett

    Marie Mutsuki Mockett

    Marie Mutsuki Mockett is the author of a novel, Picking Bones from Ash, and a memoir, Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye, which was a finalist for the PEN Open Book Award. She lives in San Francisco. You can read more on her website

    Photo Credit: Sylvie Rosokoff

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    Marlon James

    Marlon James

    Marlon James is the author of the New York Times bestseller A Brief History of Seven Killings, The Book of Night Women, and John Crow’s Devil. A Brief History of Seven Killings won the Man Booker Prize, the American Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Fiction, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Book of Night Women won the Minnesota Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the NAACP Image Award. A professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, James divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

    Photo Credit: Mark Seliger

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    Juston A. Wolgemuth

    Juston A. Wolgemuth

    Juston A. Wolgemuth was born in 1994 into a farming family. He grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and attended Cross Roads Brethren In Christ church which his forefathers helped found in the late 1800s. As a child, he learned to drive a tractor at age eight and began helping his father on the wheat harvest at age 14 as a grain cart operator. Juston also pursued interests in music (cello), sports (volleyball and soccer), and the German language. After graduating high school in 2013, he spent a year in Germany with Eastern Mennonite Missions: an experience that drastically broadened his worldview and developed his fluency in German. He then attended college where he developed interests in social justice and urban ministry, and where he earned a degree in English with a creative-nonfiction thesis on death and the processing of grief. He currently is pursuing a Masters in Counseling and works in communications for his university. He enjoys reading, music, time spent with friends, and discussing religion, social issues, and Christian culture.