Book Launch: Return to the Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson with translator Allison M. Charette in conversation with Uzodinma Iweala
In this exhilarating prize-winning novel—only the second to be published in English from Madagascar—a young man comes of age amidst the enchanted origin myths of his island country.
From social justice to environmental activism, this radical reimagining of political activism addresses today’s most pressing problems with empowering, inclusive rituals and magical actions. Each chapter introduces a key concept, like dreaming big, experiencing magical initiation, and joining the revolution, supported by a surprising historical case study on the power of mystical action. Full of actionable ideas for magical organizing, and an appendix packed with customizable spells, REVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT is the perfect companion for the magical uprising.
Book Launch: Goin' Off - The Story of the Juice Crew & Cold Chillin' Records by Ben Merlis in conversation with Masta Ace
Goin’ Off chronicles the rise and fall of the label and its partnership with Warner Bros. Records, and follows the careers of its recording artists. Roxanne Shanté was a 14-year-old battle rapper who spawned the diss record, MC Shan engaged in a legendary cross-borough feud with KRS-One, Kool G Rap was a foundational participant in what the media dubbed “gangsta rap,” Big Daddy Kane’s quick-witted lyricism changed the way people rhyme, the collegiate Masta Ace sought to uplift his community during the height of the crack epidemic, The Genius (aka GZA) co-founded the rap dynasty Wu-Tang Clan, and the enigmatic Biz Markie had the world singing along to his platinum-selling anthem “Just a Friend.”
James Klosty’s 1975 Merce Cunningham, the first book ever published on Cunningham, reincarnated for the 21st Century with 150 additional pages of photographs, many never seen before.
Special Book Panel with Dutton and Plume: the Power of Women’s Stories with Carrie Goldberg, Brenda Jones & Krishan Trotman, and Caitlin Moscatello
Women writers are helping shape the national conversation more than ever before – and it’s long overdue! Please join Publisher Christine Ball for a panel discussion with some of Dutton and Plume’s most talented, empowering, and remarkable authors who fight for and elevate women with their work: Janice Kaplan (The Gratitude Diaries and The Genius of Women), Carrie Goldberg (Nobody’s Victim), Brenda Jones and Krishan Trotman (Queens of The Resistance), Caitlin Moscatello (See Jane Win), and Kayleen Schaefer (Text Me When You Get Home).