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J. Drew Lanham

Place & Race: Book Launch and conversation with J. Drew

Join J. Drew Lanham in celebration of his debut memoir, THE HOME PLACE: A COLORED MAN'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NATURE, which Helen Macdonald (author of H IS FOR HAWK) calls "A goundbreaking work about race and the American landscape."


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Faith Sullivan

Faith Sullivan at Edinburgh Golf Course

Email [email protected] for information.

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Shawn Lawrence Otto

The War on Science

Enroll online and sit in on a seminar with Shawn Otto where he will launch an investigation on why evidence-based politics are on the decline while authoritarian politics are becoming more prevalent....

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Rest in Peace, Max Ritvo

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Chris Santiago wins 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

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Milkweed at #AWP16

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RT @UMNEnglish: Alum Taiyon Coleman & J Drew Lanham on "Race & Place" this Thursday: @Milkweed_Books

RT @PlacesJournal: The Lay of the Land: Growing Up Black in the Piedmont. @1blackbirder @Milkweed_Books https://t.c

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