Come see some of the authors who have spoken at Original Thinkers read from their books, which you can purchase on-site and have them inscribed. Morning coffee will be provided.
Deborah & James Fallows
Storytelling is one of the original ways we learned to communicate and connect with one another. The Downlow celebrates this timeless tradition by providing support, space and a platform to talented storytellers. The theme for this special Original Thinkers edition of The Downlow is “My Worst Idea.” Friday’s lineup has been selected, but that evening we will be seeking storytellers to participate in our Sunday show.
Political strategist Aaron Belkin, actor Brandon Victor Dixon and Bonnie Siegler (author, Signs of Resistance) tell you how to best engage in our messy and often disheartening political process. What works, what doesn’t and how your voice can matter.
BARELY ON THE MAP
Journalists James and Deborah Fallows (co-authors Our Towns) and photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally (Upstate Girls) delve into the challenges of life in small-town America and what it portends for the rest of our country.
WE CAN DO BETTER
Rich Roll and Dr. Zach Bush have had several in-depth conversations about the way we eat on Roll’s popular podcast and that continues here in Telluride as they look at the pervasive presence of glyphosates in our food and how we can grow our food more healthily.
DON’T STAND STILL
Egyptian singer Ramy Essam, Bruce Franks, Jr., (star, St. Louis Superman) and journalist Tatiana Schlossberg (Author, Inconspicuous Consumption) explain how they work to impact the issues they care about.