Succeed2gether’s Montclair Literary Festival is thrilled to invite you to an evening with former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet Tracy K. Smith on Thursday November 16 at 7 p.m. Tracy will be live and in person talking about her new book To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul, a self-examination study on memory, family, and history, exploring how we might come together to a new view of our shared past.
In 2020, heartsick from constant assaults on Black life, Smith found herself soul-searching, and digging into the historical archive for help navigating the “din of human division and strife.” With lyricism and urgency, Smith draws on several avenues of thinking—personal, documentary, and spiritual—to understand who we are as nation and what we might hope to mean to one another.
Tickets are $35, and include one signed copy of the book To Free the Captives (value $27). Smith will be signing books after the discussion. Tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/TracyKSmith1116.