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Great literary works are still among us.

Join us for insightful conversations with renowned authors and poets such as Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco, journalist Chris Cox, New York Times columnist Pamela Paul, authors Will Schwalbe, Geraldine Brooks and Sarah Maslin Nir, and food writers Matt Hranek, Naomi Duguid and Sylvie Bigar.   

Literary Arts @ SPAC is moderated by experts and media personalities such as Joe Donahue as part of WAMC@SPAC, a popular series presented as part of the initiative.  

Meet the Author

Exclusive “meet and greets,” Q&As, and book signings

More than a Best-Seller

Featuring poetry, popular fiction, intriguing memoirs and non-fiction, and cookbooks by top culinary experts

For the Love of the Written Word

Gain first access to new releases and expand your horizons with curated book recommendations

On The Same Page

Gather over insightful conversations to discover, discuss and explore with like minded company.


LiteraryArts@SPAC invites you to a series of immersive conversations moderated by WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue with acclaimed journalists and authors. These events are free event to the community as part of SPAC’s expanded mission to include the written and spoken word in SPAC’s programming.

Thank You To Our Literary@SPAC Sponsors & Supporters


LiteraryArts@SPAC Featured Guests

We’re honored to have welcomed these industry experts and literary visionaries to past events within our LiteraryArts@SPAC series.

Julie Scelfo, Author and former New York Times journalist

Susan Barba, Author & Editor

Leanne Shapton, Illustrator

Sylvie Bigar, Travel & food writer and author of Cassoulet Confessions

Sarah Maslin Nir, NY Times reporter and author of Horse Crazy

Richard BlancoPresidential Inaugural Poet and ’22 SPAC Visiting Artist

Pamela Paul, Former editor of NY Times Book Review

Will Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club

Stephon Alexander, Cosmologist and author of the Jazz of Physics and Fear of a Black Universe

Charles Fishman, Investigative journalist and author of The Big Thirst

Sandra Postel, Environmentalist and Author of Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

Joe Donahue of WAMC, frequent moderator of CulinaryArts@SPAC and LiteraryArts@SPAC events

Past LiteraryArts@SPAC Event Highlights

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