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Unbound Book Festival in Missouri

Walidah will be speaking at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri April 20, 2019.

She’ll be on two panels:

Prison Sentences

Macklanburg Playhouse, 1:00-2:15

Panelists: Shane Bauer, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Walidah Imarisha

Moderator: Rod Uphoff, MU School of Law

America incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. This panel brings together writers with varied relationships to the prison industrial complex—a reporter, a person formerly incarcerated, and a former guard. Through reportage, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoir, they explore what prison means to them - and what it should mean to you.

Writing and Activism

Macklanburg Playhouse, 2:30-3:45

Panelists: Garrard Conley, Walidah Imarisha, Treasure Shields Redmond

Moderator: Keona Ervin, MU Department of History

Reading and writing are political acts. There is a symbiotic relationship between writing and other kinds of activism. Our panelists have followed multiple paths to engage in and effect change, and will discuss the relationship between these different approaches.

Earlier Event: April 18
Octavia's Brood in Bellingham WA
Later Event: May 24
Sci Fi in Madrid, Spain