Fall for the Book embraces the virtual this month!
As Kakuzo Okakura expressed in The Book of Tea, “The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” If there was ever a time this was true, it’s now.
When we put Fall for the Book online three years ago, we imagined it’d be an Ace bandage to help us limp through the rough days of the pandemic. Instead, when we returned to in-person programming, we found that continuing to bring the free festival directly into the homes of literature lovers across the globe complemented our mission. Since then, readers from nearly every continent have been able to enjoy our on-demand and livestreamed events at their convenience.
This summer will be no different. On July 24th, we’re excited to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to share (via Zoom) two books that carry us around the world and back in time, and to meet their authors.
In Spring in Siberia, Artem Mozgovoy uses autofiction to tell the story of a young man — born in 1985 in Siberia — who fights to make sense of his dark and tumultuous world while discovering his place in it as he falls in love with the son of KGB agents. And in The Time Left Between Us, Alicia DeFonzo combines memoir, history, travel, and adventure in a groundbreaking hybrid work that pieces together her beloved grandfather’s WWII experience in Germany, which she retraced herself.
As we strive to master “the art of life,” we look forward to bringing you programming — both in-person and virtual — that connects you with the literary community in exciting ways!
Fall for the Book’s free virtual author talks happen Monday, July 24th, at 9:40 a.m. (Mozgovoy) and 11:50 a.m. (DeFonzo). Learn more here.