This event was last weekend. Been busy trying to find work (have it narrowed down to either going back to my former incarnation of QA tester, or tutoring).
Highlights were seeing Chris Hayes of C-SPAN interviewed by Heather McGhee, president of Demos a public policy organization. Hayes spoke about his new book, “A Colony in a Nation;” in which he talks about the falsehood of a “post-racial” America.
It was the first time I’ve seen Chris Hayes speak. He had great rapport with Heather McGhee and her questions were right on: Hayes talked about incarceration, school segregation and more. Though I had to wonder which schools his kids go to when he talked about New York being the perfect place to test out challenges to school segregation. In any case, you can view the interview here on C-SPAN.
Other highlights of the fair were seeing Jami Attenberg wandering around in dark glasses (I couldn’t stay for her panel discussion) and just the entire atmosphere: all those readers and writers in one place!