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As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. BOOKS CONNECT US brings you brand new conversations with some of your favorite authors.

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As we stay indoors during uncertain times, we’re staying connected with each other and the stories and authors who inspire us. BOOKS CONNECT US brings you brand new conversations with some of your favorite authors.

    Happy Holidays and talk to you in January!

    Happy Holidays and talk to you in January!

    BOOKS CONNECT US is going on a little break. But we'll be back later in January with all new episodes. We're lining up lots of great authors for Season 2 of the podcast, and we look forward to connecting with you then. Take care, and we'll be back soon! Happy Holidays!

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    Stefanie Caponi, author of GUIDED TAROT | Ep66

    Stefanie Caponi, author of GUIDED TAROT | Ep66

    Stefanie Caponi (she/her) is an intuitive writer and illustrator. She has been reading tarot for more than 20 years and established her business as a professional tarot reader after creating her first tarot deck, The Moon Void Tarot. Her new book GUIDED TAROT is an essential guide to reading tarot cards seamlessly–with confidence and ease.

    • 29 min
    Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and author of THE PURPOSE OF POWER | Ep64

    Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and author of THE PURPOSE OF POWER | Ep64

    Alicia Garza is an organizer, political strategist, and cheeseburger enthusiast. She is the principal at the Black Futures Lab, and co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network. Her book THE PURPOSE OF POWER is an essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time. This is the story of one woman’s lessons through years of bringing people together to create change. Now let's join Taylor Noel in conversation with author Alicia Garza.

    • 31 min
    Vincent Toro, author of TERTULIA, in conversation with Willie Perdomo, author of THE CRAZY BUNCH | Ep63

    Vincent Toro, author of TERTULIA, in conversation with Willie Perdomo, author of THE CRAZY BUNCH | Ep63

    On today's show we have a conversation between authors Vincent Toro and Willie Perdomo. Vincent Toro’s new poetry collection TERTULIA examines immigration, economics, colonialism and race via the sublime imagery of music, visual art, and history. Willie Perdomo is a prize-winning poet, whose new collection THE CRAZY BUNCH chronicles a weekend in the life of a group of friends coming of age in East Harlem at the dawn of the hip-hop era.

    • 41 min
    Gabriela Herstik, author of INNER WITCH and BEWITCHING THE ELEMENTS, and her new inspirational spellbook EMBODY YOUR MAGICK

    Gabriela Herstik, author of INNER WITCH and BEWITCHING THE ELEMENTS, and her new inspirational spellbook EMBODY YOUR MAGICK

    Gabriela Herstik is the author of INNER WITCH and BEWITCHING THE ELEMENTS. In her new inspirational journal and spellbook EMBODY YOUR MAGICK will help readers embrace their inner witch, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. The book offers up powerful meditations and rituals, space for notes and spells, and information on lunar practices, color magick, sacred herbs, tarot suits, and more.

    • 26 min
    Toni Jensen, author of CARRY, a powerful memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America | Ep61

    Toni Jensen, author of CARRY, a powerful memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America | Ep61

    Toni Jensen teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Arkansas and the Institute of American Indian Arts, and she is a 2020 recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her new book CARRY is a powerful, poetic memoir about what it means to exist as an Indigenous woman in America, told in snapshots of the author’s encounters with gun violence. In CARRY, Jensen maps her personal experience onto the historical, exploring how history is lived in the body and redefining the language we use to speak about violence in America.

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