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Meet Author Hanif Abdurraqib

in conversation with Danny Caine

2024-04-01 19:00:00 2024-04-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Hanif Abdurraqib <b>TICKETED EVENT: $30</b> Parma-Snow Branch - Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Monday, April 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-01 19:00:00 2024-04-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Meet Author Hanif Abdurraqib <b>TICKETED EVENT: $30</b> Parma-Snow Branch - Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

Parma-Snow Branch

Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)

TICKETED EVENT: $30

PLEASE NOTE: Per the publisher’s requirement, attendees must wear a mask at all times during this event.

Each ticket ($30) includes event admission, a copy of There's Always This Year, and a donation to the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation.

About the author:

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant. His most recent book, A Little Devil in America, was the winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Gordon Burns Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award. His first collection of essays, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was named one of the books of the year by NPR, Esquire, BuzzFeed, O: The Oprah Magazine, Pitchfork, and Chicago Tribune, among others. Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest was a New York Times bestseller and a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize finalist and was longlisted for the National Book Award. He is a graduate of Beechcroft High School.

There’s Always This Year is a triumph, brimming with joy, pain, solidarity, comfort, outrage, and hope. No matter the subject of his keen focus—whether it’s basketball, or music, or performance—Hanif Abdurraqib’s exquisite writing is always poetry, always profound, and always a clarion call to radically reimagine how we think about our culture, our country, and ourselves.

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, in the 1990s, Hanif Abdurraqib witnessed a golden era of basketball, one in which legends like LeBron James were forged and countless others weren’t. His lifelong love of the game leads Abdurraqib into a lyrical, historical, and emotionally rich exploration of what it means to make it, who we think deserves success, the tension between excellence and expectation, and the very notion of role models, all of which he expertly weaves together with intimate, personal storytelling. “Here is where I would like to tell you about the form on my father’s jump shot,” Abdurraqib writes. “The truth, though, is that I saw my father shoot a basketball only one time.”



Hanif Abdurraqib will be in conversation with Danny Caine, the author of the books How to Protect Bookstores and Why, How to Resist Amazon and Why,  the poetry collections Continental BreakfastEl Dorado Freddy’s, and Flavortown. One of the owners of the Raven Book Store in Lawrence, Kansas, Caine was named Midwest Bookseller of the Year in 2019 and Raven Book Store was Publishers Weekly's Bookstore of the Year in 2022. 


FAQs
Additional books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations for individuals with hearing, visual or mobility impairments, please email [email protected].

NO REFUNDS. If you are unable to attend the event, please contact [email protected] to claim the book(s) included with your ticket purchase and schedule pick up from the CCPL branch of your choice. Books not claimed within 7 days of the event will be donated to the Library.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].


 


 

 
 
 
 

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Parma-Snow Branch

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Mon, May 13, 9:30am - 6:00pm
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Mon, May 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)
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Tue, May 14, 9:30am - 12:30pm
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Tue, May 14, 11:00am - 11:45am
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Story/Craft Room (40)
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Wed, May 15, 9:30am - 12:00pm
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Wed, May 15, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Story/Craft Room (40)
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Wed, May 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Innovation Center
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This event is full

Thu, May 16, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Story/Craft Room (40)
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Sat, May 18, 10:00am - 11:30am
Conference Room A/B (60)
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Sat, May 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Sat, May 18, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Conference Room A/B (60)
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Mon, May 20, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Resource Room (40)
English to Speakers of Other Languages

Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Sari Feldman Auditorium (400)
TICKETED EVENT: $30Register

Mon, May 20, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Books will be available for pick up one month before the discussion at the circulation desk.