Common Ground#743

Alvin Hall: Driving the Green Book

Featuring Hall and Charles Schultz, with Jenny Liou


3 p.m. Eastern / 12 p.m. Pacific

Writer Alvin Hall joins Rail Managing Editor Charles Schultz for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jenny Liou.

In this talk

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Alvin Hall

This is a pencil drawn portrait of Author and Art Collector, Alvin Hall with an off-white background, drawn by the Rail’s publisher Phong Bui.
Alvin Hall is an award-winning broadcaster, best-selling author, and financial educator. Alvin created, produced, and hosted the podcast series, Driving the Green Book by Macmillan Podcasts, which received the 2021 Ambie Award for the “Best History Podcast” and the 2021 New York Festivals Gold Award for “Best Narrative Documentary Podcast.” He has authored a number of best sellers, and the US edition of his book, Your Money or Your Life, received the WHSmith People’s Choice Award and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. His work in radio includes The Green Book (BBC Radio 4) and Alvin Hall Goes Back to School (The Takeaway, PRI with WNYC, winner of a New York Association of Black Journalists), among others. He has also appeared on NPR’s The Moth.

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Writer and editor Charles Schultz is Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Jenny Liou reading.

Jenny Liou

A portrait of Jenny Liou
Jenny Liou is an English professor at Pierce College in Puyallup, WA, and a retired professional cage fighter.  She received  a BS in biology, MFA in poetry, and PhD in early modern literature at the University of California, Irvine, and was a recent Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center fellow at the University of Washington. Her work has recently appeared in LitHub, High Country News, The Lantern Review, and more.  She is the author of Muscle Memory, a book of poems braiding her Chinese- American’s diasporic past with her experiences fighting in the cage, and she is currently at work on a book-length collection of essays about immigrant ecologies.

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