Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, Brooklyn Book Festival Monday, September 27, 2021



On Monday, September 27, join writers and Tolstoy Together contributors Annie Liontas, Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes, Richard Z. Santos, and Laura Spence-Ash for a conversation on how reading together changed how they write alone, from new craft lessons learned to old ones renewed, moderated by Megan Cummins.

Event Details
Monday, September 27, 2021
7:00 PM ET
Online on Zoom
Register here.
This is an official 2021 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends event.

Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club Yiyun Li hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Annie Liontas is the author of the novel Let Me Explain You (Scribner).

Zulma Ortiz-Fuentes is a writer and former New York City public school English teacher.

Richard Z. Santos is the author of Trust Me (Arté Publico).

Laura Spence-Ash is a writer and the Founding Editor of CRAFT.

Megan Cummins is the author of If the Body Allows It (Nebraska) and the managing editor at A Public Space.

Online, Brooklyn Book Festival
United States


Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, Left Bank Books Wednesday, September 29, 2021



On Wednesday, September 29, join Yiyun Li and Ayana Mathis for a conversation about Tolstoy Together, the power of communal reading and the way a Russian classic brought an online community together. Hosted by Left Bank Books. This discussion will be moderated by A Public Space editor and founder Brigid Hughes.

Event Details
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
7:00 PM CT
Online on Facebook Live and YouTube
Register here.

Yiyun Li is the author of seven books, including Where Reasons End and Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club she hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Ayana Mathis is the author of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Knopf).

Online, Left Bank Books
United States


Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, Skylight Books Monday, October 4, 2021



On Monday, October 4, join Yiyun Li and Tolstoy Together Amitava Kumar for a conversation about War and Peace, empathetic characters, and the power storytelling. Hosted by Skylight Books.

Event Details
Monday, October 4, 2021
9:00 PM ET
Online on Crowdcast
Register here.

Yiyun Li is the author of seven books, including Where Reasons End and Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club she hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Amitava Kumar is the author most recently of A Time Outside This Time (Knopf).

Online, Skylight Books
United States


Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, Type Books Tuesday, October 12, 2021

On Tuesday, October 12, join Yiyun Li and Madeleine Thien for a conversation about Tolstoy Together, communal reading, and seeing oneself in a Russian classic. Hosted by Type Books.

Event Details
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
7:00 PM ET
Online on Zoom
Register here.

Yiyun Li is the author of seven books, including Where Reasons End and Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life. Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club she hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Madeleine Thien is the author most recently of Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

Online, Type Books
United States


Tolstoy Together: 85 Days of War and Peace

Online, White Whale Bookstore Tuesday, October 19, 2021

On Monday, October 19, join Tolstoy Together contributors Thomas Kitson and Adrienne Celt for a conversation about literary translations and the appeal of reading classic novels with a contemporary lens. Hosted by White Whale Books.

Event Details
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
7:00 PM ET
Online on Zoom

Register here.

Tolstoy Together was inspired by the virtual book club Yiyun Li hosted with A Public Space to read War and Peace. Her daily reading journal appears in the book, alongside commentary from hundreds of fellow readers, including Garth Greenwell, Amitava Kumar, Sara Majka, Tom Drury, Alexandra Schwartz, Carl Phillips, and others.

Adrienne Celt is the author of Invitation to a Bonfire (Bloomsbury) and the forthcoming novel End of the World House (Simon and Schuster).

Thomas J. Kitson’s translation of Iliazd’s Rapture (Columbia University) won a Special Mention from the Read Russia Prize jury.

Online, White Whale Bookstore
United States


The Book of Errors

Online, The Bangor Daily News Tuesday, October 26, 2021

On Tuesday, October 26, join Annie Coggan and Noël Claro for a presentation and conversation about The Book of Errors, imagined architectures, and the design process. Hosted by The Bangor Daily News.

Event Details
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
7:00 PM ET
Online on Zoom
Register here.

Annie Coggan is an artist, designer, and founder of Chairs and Buildings Studio. A professor in the School of Design at Pratt Institute and contributing editor to A Public Space, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Belfast, Maine.

Noël Claro is an artist and an Originals Creative Producer at Netflix, where she oversees product launches for adult animation and scripted comedy titles.

Online, The Bangor Daily News
United States

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