Virtual Author Talks

Virtual Author Talks with The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

     The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to bring an exciting mix of online author talks from New York Times Bestselling authors and a Pulitzer Prize winning historian to Hancock County this summer.  Our Virtual Author Talks series gives the thrill of meeting your favorite authors with a live streamed author event. Audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes discussion of each title and conversation from the author, followed by an interactive question and answer session. You can watch and participate during the live presentation or if that time isn't convenient for you, you can watch anytime after the discussion at

         On August 3 at 2:00 p.m., we invite you to a discourse of scholarship and cultural history with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.

     In Franchise, Dr. Chatelain set out to discover the interplay between fast-food restaurants and their saturation within black neighborhoods. She uncovers an underappreciated intersection of capitalism and racism in a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders. Join us for an illuminating talk about the history of urban development, race relations, and fast food that is sure to whet your intellectual appetite with a Q&A with the author to follow.

     More authors will be announced as the summer progresses. Please register to have a link sent to you to take part in the Virtual Author Talks at