Fables and Spells (adrienne maree brown)

Presented by adrienne maree brown
Performed by AK Press
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AK Press

This pre-recorded session is opens up a dialogue for this year’s Book Fair. Presented in dialogue with Dori Midnight, adrienne maree brown discusses her new book titled Fables and Spells (AK Press, November 8 2022).

Fables and Spells is a vibrant selection of visionary works, both previously published and brand new. Included here is brown’s most beloved story, “The River,” as well as the two sequel tales of her Water Trio. The remaining sixty-seven pieces explore moments of beauty, conflict, and transformation that also weave deep, radical lessons. With narrative “fables” of speculative fiction and “spells” that play with the lines between poetry, instruction, song, and chant, Fables and Spells demonstrates how good writing can engage the present while providing expansive visions of the possible worlds humans can build.”

adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy, the New York Times best-selling Pleasure ActivismWe Will Not Cancel UsHolding Change, and Grievers. brown grows transformative ideas in public through her writing and art; she is a poet changing the world. She is the writer-in-residence at Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.