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Yusef Salaam

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

In 1989, at just 15 years old, Yusef Salaam was tried and convicted in the "Central Park Jogger" case, along with four other Black and Latinix young men. After almost seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Yusef's case was overturned and he was set free. His memoir, Better, Not Bitter, details his journey where, in the face of misjustice, Yusef found hope. A Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from President Barack Obama, he advocates for criminal justice reform, prison reform, and the abolition of juvenile solitary confinement.


Casey McQuiston

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Casey McQuiston is an author of New Adult fiction with a fun, queer, rom-com point of view. Their debut novel, Red, White & Royal Blue, became a New York Times bestseller and a recipient of the 2020 Alex Award. They followed up with the publication of One Last Stop, a New York City subway-inspired romance. A Louisiana native, raised in a conservative, religious home, McQuiston uses their experience as inspiration to write stories that they would have wanted to read as a young, queer person to feel less isolated. Their newest book, I Kissed Shara Wheeler, is was released in May 2022.


Kate Quinn

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Kate Quinn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with popular titles that include The Huntress and The Alice Network. In 2017, The Alice Network was selected for Reese Witherspoon's book club, and additionally selected as NPR's Best Book of the Year. Her most recent novel, The Rose Code, was published in 2021. A Boston University grad, she earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in classical voice. Quinn has always been a history lover, and seeks to show the life, laughter, and humanity that runs through our common past.


Garry Trudeau

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

Garry Trudeau is a comic writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the Doonesbury cartoon. First launched in 1970, the groundbreaking comic currently appears in nearly 1,200 daily and Sunday newspaper clients in the U.S. and abroad. For over five decades, Trudeau has been on the cutting edge of political content. In 2013 he created "Alpha House" — a political sitcom, the first streaming-only production of Amazon Studios. He has contributed writing to publications such as, Harpers, Rolling Stone, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Time Magazine.


Jill Lepore

Save to Google calendar  Save to desktop calendar    Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7:30 PM


Crouse Hinds Concert Theater, Mulroy Civic Center
411 Montgomery St., Syracuse

As an essayist and author, Jill Lepore writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. Lepore is the David Woods Kemper Professor of American History, and Affiliate Professor of Law at Harvard University. She is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and is host of the podcast "The Last Archive." New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Lively, fun, and argumentative, Lepore's books have been described as surprising and enlightening, as well as elegant, beautifully written, and intellectually rigorous.


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