Partner Event: Sayers & Doers

Event date: 
02/12/2019 - 7:00pm

Join our friends Sayers & Doers on Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm, at the Maysles Documentary Center for the next segment of their highly successful live magazine series!  Four speakers, 12 minutes each, share their passion projects for an evening of learning, entertainment, and networking.  Book Culture will be onsite selling the speakers' books.

On the night of the 12th Sayers & Doers are honored to host the following speakers: author and poet Hala Alyan, human rights leader Carroll Bogert, journalist and activist L.A. Kaufman, and lawyer and entrepreneur Keisha Sutton-James.  Read below to learn more about them and how to buy tickets!

SAYERS & DOERS is a “live magazine” talk series featuring experts – authors, artists, academics, adventurers, comics, musicians, journalists, bartenders, chefs and designers – who are passionate about their work. Launched in June 2017, SAYERS & DOERS is a PASSION PROJECTS NYC production, made possible by the contributions of talented friends and family in New York City and around the world. 

Hala Alyan : Following on her “moving and beautifully written” debut novel, Salt Houses, which earned her an NPR book-of-the-year nod and other rave reviews, Alyan’s highly anticipated poetry collection, The Twenty-Ninth Year, releases in early 2019. A recent Dayton Literary Peace Prize Winner, her work wrestles with inter-generational displacement and the question of “what is home?" 

Carroll Bogert : When we think human rights, we often conjure faraway countries. As the former director of Human Rights Watch, Bogert urges us to look inward, to understand and remedy the U.S.’s no. 1 human rights issue: the criminal justice system. She’s the first-ever president of the Marshall Project – a news organization fully committed to this goal. She helps demystify the issue – where it comes from; where we are currently; and what needs to be done. After living in China, Southeast Asia and the Soviet Union as a Newsweek correspondent, she now calls Harlem home.

L. A. Kauffman : The 1963 March on Washington. The 2017 Women's Marches. Do protests work, and if so, what are the attributes of effective activism to make change? A longtime grassroots organizer, journalist and expert on social movements and activism, Kauffman explores the history of protest and mass demonstration in America in her new book, “How to Read a Protest: The art of organizing and resistance.”

Keisha Sutton-James :  A gifted lawyer, lawmaker and contributor to the Civil Rights Movement,Sutton was also a visionary entrepreneur whose investments created cultural touchstones WBLS-FM and WLIB-AM and saved the Apollo Theater from certain doom. Who better to tell us about him than his grandniece, Keisha Sutton-James, a media executive in her own right, who is planning a series of passion projects to honor his legacy. 

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Event address: 
Maysles Documentary Center
343 Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027