Confronting the Social Issues of 2017

Confronting the Social Issues of 2017

Jun 03, 2017, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Downtown Stage


Gun violence. Urban decay in post-industrial cities. The modern portrayal of women.  Social issues come in many forms, and this panel of distinguished authors confronts the many problems we face today across the country and the world.  Join Marieke Nijkamp, Barry Lyga, and Seph Lawless as they discuss how their new books tackle these difficult matters.


  • Marieke Nijkamp


  • Barry Lyga


    Barry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including Bang, the New York Times bestselling novel I Hunt Killers, and his debut,...

  • Seph Lawless


    Seph Lawless is best known for documenting the most abandoned parts of the United States for the last decade. The books foreword is written by BBC...

  • Ben Lillie


    Ben Lillie is a high-energy particle physicist who left the ivory tower for the wilds of New York's theater district. He is the founder of Caveat, an...


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