Words to Live By

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

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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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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