Maria Popova's A Velocity of Being

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Maria Popova & Claudia Bedrick curated an anthology of letters and original illustrations by 121 of the most interesting and inspiring culture-makers alive today. "A Velocity of Being," Popova's project that was eight years in the making, asked each contributor to write a letter to a young reader about the power of reading. To celebrate the book’s release, contributors took to the stage at The New York Public Library to share what they wrote. Featured readings and performances by: Jad Abumrad, Sophie Blackall, Alexander Chee, Mohammed Fairouz, Adam Gopnik, Paul Holdengräber, Sarah Kay, Dawn Landes, Morley, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, and Naomi Wolf.

All proceeds from "A Velocity of Being" will benefit the public libraries of New York City. Read more about the book on Brain Pickings.

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