It's been a tough week — especially for those of us who were hoping for a Pulitzer Prize nomination. (At least the champagne didn't go to waste.) To console ourselves, we can bask in the lauded words of actual PP winner Annette Gordon-Reed, author of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy and The Hemingses of Monticello . She'll discuss how she uses life stories of African-American slaves in in her writing and maybe tell us what getting that phone call from the nominating committee is like.

Wed., April 28, 7:30 p.m., 2010

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