The Art of Memoir

Memoir can be a powerful tool for grappling with the most challenging moments of our lives. Elizabeth Alexander’s new book, The Light of the World, allowed the acclaimed writer to grapple with the tragic, sudden death of her husband. She shares how the work opened pathways to healing and how one woman’s grief can provide a universal framework for finding our place in the world.

Festival: 2015

Watch and Listen: Arts

Join Damian Woetzel, incoming president of the Juilliard School, for an interactive breakfast interview led by Eric Liu... See more
Based on the novel by Emily Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is... See more
Ever wondered why mandatory minimum sentences are so controversial? Pay a visit through film to the family of Cindy... See more
Enter the world of Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a taciturn repo man rising through the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in... See more
From National Geographic Documentary Films and winner of the 2018 inaugural Sundance Film Festival Favorite Award,... See more
Discover the courage of compassion through the eyes of parents journeying toward acceptance of their unique children.... See more