Our annual literature series returns featuring 6 virtual evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.
Join us on Monday, October 19 for a virtual evening of Books Beneath the Bridge!
Curated by Freebird Books of Redhook, this event features Victoria Law, the co-founder of NYC Books Through Bars, and Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black and a former incarcerated reader herself. Law and Kerman will discuss how prisons make access to literature exceptionally difficult, compounding institutional barriers to education. Often books are the sole instruments of learning for an inmate. Books-to-prisons programs remain some of the few supply chains for making this happen. It’s particularly critical now, as many of the incarcerated are in lockdown due to the pandemic.
This program is free and features a reading and Q & A with the authors. Registration is now open! Click here to sign up.
Scroll below to learn more about the authors, the Books Beneath the Bridge series, and the Books Through Bars program.