Looking Back: A Celebration of the Life of Toni Morrison
Revisit the ceremony held in remembrance of author Toni Morrison at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on November 21, 2019.
On America: A Performance of James Baldwin's "The White Problem"
In this fraught election year, The Center for Fiction was proud to present a special performance of James Baldwin’s essay...
Story/Teller: The Cold Millions with Jess Walter and David Duchovny
Actor David Duchovny performed a dramatic reading from Jess Walter’s outstanding historical novel The...
Story/Teller: Rumaan Alam's Leave the World Behind with Tonya Pinkins, Marin Ireland, and Jessica Winter
Renowned stage and screen actors Tonya Pinkins (1992 Tony Award winner) and Marin Ireland (2009 Tony Award nominee)...
Building Worlds with Rebecca Roanhorse, Leigh Bardugo, and Daniel José Older
The Pre-Columbian Americas offered speculative fiction writer Rebecca Roanhorse ample material to construct a captivating world...
On America: Kendrick Lamar's Powerful Storytelling in Song with Marcus J. Moore and Touré
Award-winning music journalist Marcus J. Moore’s biography of Kendrick Lamar, rap superstar and “master of storytelling”...
Claire Messud and Anne Enright on Writing
The transformative experience of a “single successful sentence” is one of the many reasons why Claire Messud is driven to tell stories
Page to Screen: The Devil All the Time with Donald Ray Pollock, Antonio Campos, Paulo Campos, and Wiley Cash
Nine years after publishing his debut novel The Devil All the Time to critical acclaim, author Donald Ray Pollock’s...
Calls to Remove: On Confederate Statues in America
Can America overcome the generational effects of 400 years of slavery when monuments honoring Confederate generals and slave traders still stand?
On America: The Juvenile Injustice System
In the summer of 2020, the national conversation about police brutality shifted from talk of reform to talk of dismantling an inherently unjust and racist system