Stories of the Underground Railroad are essential to remembering and learning from our past, inspiring astonishing novels and inspiring action toward a more just society. Join us on April 30 for a tour of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center after BABEL with Colson Whitehead on April 21.
Peruse some major milestones in the career of cartoonist & graphic novelist Alison Bechdel—through comics, of course!
To celebrate our March 16th BABEL author (and exercise guru!) Alison Bechdel, we’ve created a fun, quick at-home workout that will get you moving while we explore a bit of her iconic career through comic panes, articles, and short videos with Bechdel herself!
JBWC Youth Ambassador Danny Merlino reflects on connections with the work of cartoonist & graphic novelist Alison Bechdel in this guest blog ahead of their JBWC workshop "Trends, Fads, and Phases: In Color!"
We've missed you this spring—missed sharing the excitement, the conversations, the gathering of a community to celebrate and be inspired by literature, all the things that together make BABEL the landmark literary event that it is. To give you an update, Artistic & Associate Executive Director Barbara Cole has been in close contact with our Spring 2020 BABEL authors and their agents, working to reschedule their events for a time when in-person events are again possible.
Missing BABEL? Us, too. If you’re looking for literary inspiration, here’s a roundup of links—videos, articles, podcasts, and more—featuring past BABEL authors. Learn about the books that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie loves, reads while working, and keeps on her nightstand in this “By The Book” interview from The New York Times—a quick, fun Q&A that will leave you with a ton of book recommendations.