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Faith, Hope, Love: Readings and Conversation with Kate Bowler, Tressie McMillan Cottom & Kelly Corrigan

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October 12 @ 7:00 pm

HEALTH CHECK: The Carolina Theatre of Durham is requiring all fans to provide PRINTED proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours OR full vaccination for entry. The City of Durham is requiring face coverings to be worn while at the theater except while eating or drinking. Additional policies may apply on a show-by-show basis and are subject to change. More details available at our Health & Safety Policies page.


Discounted Student Tickets to this event cost $20 and are available in-person only at the Carolina Theatre of Durham box office Mon-Fri. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Purchasers must show a valid student ID to buy.


Kate Bowler is a New York Times bestselling author, host of the podcast Everything Happens, and Duke University professor. After being unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35, she wrote Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved), which tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character. Her latest book, No Cure For Being Human (and Other Truths I Need to Hear), grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with limitations in a culture that says anything is possible.

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD is an associate professor in the iSchool at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life (UNC), Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, and 2020 MacArthur Fellow. From her award-winning essay collection Thick: And Other Essays (2019 National Book Award Finalist) to the critically acclaimed Lower Ed, McMillan Cottom centers Black women as rational actors making the best of the choices they are given.

Kelly Corrigan is a New York Times bestselling author, the host of Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a podcast, and Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan, a weekly interview show starting on PBS this fall.