Words to Live By

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

Words to Live By: Amy Franks

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. Amy Franks is Book Harvest’s associate director of school and family engagement, and while she has written many things over the years, her essay, A Mirror for Black Boys, was recently published in The Heartbeat of the Youth Development Field: Professional Journeys …

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Words to Live By: Nina West

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. Is there a book or genre that stands out in your memory from your youth? As a kid, I loved reading John Bellairs mystery books like The Curse Of The Blue Figurine. I read all of them multiple times. I also loved …

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Words to Live By: Darren Farrell

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. Darren Farrell is an award-winning author and illustrator of books for children. His book, Thank You, Octopus, was an NPR Best Book of the Year, a Huffington Post Funniest Book of the Year and dubbed a “modern day toddler classic” by NPR. …

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Words to Live By: Jason Mott

Words to Live By features exclusive interviews with authors, artists, and community members. Jason Mott is a bestselling author, National Book Award Winner, and Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner. He has a BFA in Fiction and an MFA in Poetry, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is the author …

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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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