January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

Join the ACLU of Louisiana for an evening with Tom Piazza and Jonathan Santlofer for a reading and presentation about an extraordinary original short story collection titled IT OCCURS TO ME THAT I AM AMERICA: New Stories and Art, published to benefit the ACLU.

The book features fiction from more than thirty-five of today’s most celebrated authors, writing about the American experience and the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy. With contributions from writers such as Tom Piazza as well as Michael Cunningham, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker, Neil Gaiman, Ha Jin, Richard Russo, Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Julia Alvarez, Walter Mosley, Alice Hoffman, Paul Theroux, and Stephen L. Carter, an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winner, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and edited by bestselling author Jonathan Santlofer, It Occurs to Me That I Am America will also include original, striking art from fourteen of the country’s most acclaimed artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists, including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl.
It Occurs to Me That I Am America is being published in support of the American Civil Liberties Union upon the one-year anniversary of the Inauguration of President Trump and the Women’s March on Washington.

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