A busy fall speaking tour for Steve and Separate: ten states, 23 events >

Steve’s visits encompass book festivals and bookstores, libraries and historical societies. Still remaining in October and November: Talks in New England (Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut), Tennessee, Louisiana, Michigan, California, Kentucky and Florida. Click here to see the full schedule, with venues and dates. More events planned for 2020.

At DC’s National Book Festival, a capacity crowd and a stirring discussion of “Race in America” >

Before a packed hall of more than 1,000, Steve and two other authors of new books, historian/PBS filmmaker Henry Louis Gates and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel of South Carolina, talked about America’s history of racial injustice and its repercussions today, moderated by NPR’s Eric Deggans. “Race is our national conversation,” Steve told the crowd. “We’re either talking about it, or we’re avoiding talking about it.” Click here to watch, via C-SPAN’s Book TV.