Words to Live By

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members.

Words to Live By: Chris Vitiello (The Poetry Fox)

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. Seen at events around the Triangle, including nearly all of Book Harvest’s events, the Poetry Fox produces custom, on-demand poems. Chris Vitiello, the man behind the Fox, was gifted a fox mascot costume and hasn’t looked back. Give him a word, and …

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Words to Live By: Frank Bruni

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. July 1, 2022 Frank Bruni has been a prominent journalist for more than three decades, including more than twenty-five years at The New York Times, the last ten of them as a nationally renowned op-ed columnist. He was also a White House …

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Words to Live By: Pierce Freelon

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. June 1, 2022 Pierce Freelon is a GRAMMY® nominated musician, author, and educator from Durham. He is the writer, composer and co-director of the animated series History of White People in America, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. Pierce’s debut …

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Words to Live By: Dana L. Suskind

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. May 3, 2022 Dana Suskind, MD, has been an inspiration and guiding light to Book Harvest’s work. She is the founder and director of the Thirty Million Words Center for Early Learning at the University of Chicago, work that is focused on …

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Words to Live By: B.B. Alston

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. April 1, 2022 B. B. Alston lives in South Carolina. His debut middle grade novel, Amari and the Night Brothers, has been published in 27 countries and is an international bestseller, including a Sunday Times bestseller. In the United States, the book …

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Words to Live By: Robert Beatty

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. March 1, 2022 Robert Beatty is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Serafina Series published by Disney-Hyperion, a spooky mystery-thriller about a brave and unusual girl who lives secretly in the basement of the grand Biltmore Estate, surrounded by …

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