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Amanda Gorman with Elizabeth Alexander for Call Us What We Carry

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Writers Bloc and the Skirball Present Bestselling Author, Poet, & Activist Amanda Gorman with Elizabeth Alexander

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Writers Bloc Presents and the Skirball invite you to a livestream conversation with bestselling author, poet, and activist Amanda Gorman. Gorman will discuss her latest book of poetry, Call Us What We Carry, with decorated poet and scholar Dr. Elizabeth Alexander.

This virtual book launch event will be held digitally via Zoom. This is a ticketed event, and you must purchase a book-bundled ticket or a general admission ticket via Eventbrite in order to receive the link and password. Each book ordered through this event will include an exclusive set of Call Us What We Carry quote pencils.

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Ticket to the Livestream with a copy of Call Us What We Carry and an exclusive gift pack of pencils printed with lines of poetry from Call Us What We Carry - includes sales tax, shipping/handling (US only): $32

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Ticket to the Livestream only (does not include a copy of Call Us What We Carry): $5

NOTE: Amanda Gorman will sign a very limited number of book plates, which will be placed randomly in book orders. Your books will ship from our partner, Eso Won Bookstore, after December 9, 2021.

In appreciation for ordering Amanda Gorman's book, each book order will include an exclusive gift pack of pencils printed with lines of poetry from Call Us What We Carry.

Remember, the holidays are here. Amanda Gorman's book, Call Us What We Carry, is a perfect gift.

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman captivated the nation, and the world, with her delivery of her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Gorman was the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration, and her recitation of “The Hill We Climb” received widespread praise from media who called the poem “flawless” (The Atlantic), “a stunning vision of democracy” (The New Yorker), and “deeply rousing and uplifting” (Vogue). In Call Us What We Carry Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. This luminous poetry collection explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, and a major voice for the future.

Important note: Please email us your questions so we receive them by 12:00pm PST on December 8, the day before the livestream.

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