Ideas & Action

One World Ideas x Action
One World’s mission has always been to find books for readers who want to rethink the past, understand the present, and imagine new futures. Ideas & Action is our virtual conversation series, taking One World’s mission into a new space at this crucial moment.

One World is proud to announce the Ideas in Action Workshop: an inclusive space to give creatives direct access to our authors, as well as strengthen the trust, resource-sharing, and support between readers and writers.

Our first workshop will be a six-week virtual poetry manuscript class, taught by Yanyi, author of Dream of the Divided Field, for Asian American poets who need guidance in putting together their debut poetry collections.

As a publisher of books that intentionally change the culture and create community, Penguin Random House will fully fund this workshop and all attendees will participate free of charge.

Over the course of the workshop, each student will have the opportunity to have their 40–80 page manuscript read and critiqued by their fellow poets. There will be five sessions, each taking place on Sundays from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET, beginning May 1. The 6th class will be a free public lecture on the making of Dream of the Divided Field and the wisdom Yanyi has gained during the book’s publishing process.

Learn more and submit your application here.

Applications will close April 15, 2022

Ideas x Action Podcast

The Ideas and Action podcast features crucial conversations with some of today’s leading thinkers and activists published by One World, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Join Editor-in-Chief Chris Jackson and the One World team as they explore the challenges facing our society today and share ideas and perspectives from the likes of Ibram Kendi, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alicia Garza, Bryan Stevenson, Heather McGhee, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, and more, that will help us rethink our collective past, understand our present world, and create brighter futures together. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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PAST EVENTS:

One World Ideas x Action: An Inheritance of Secrets

How do our families’ stories and secrets shape us?

Danielle Geller, author of the memoir Dog Flowers, and K-Ming Chang, author of the novel Bestiary, in conversation with One World senior editor Nicole Counts, explore the experience of uncovering truths through writing, and the constraints—and possibilities—inherent in our individual heritage. An intimate discussion, this conversation touches upon mothers, mothering, birds, and how both writers uncovered family secrets in the process of writing their books.

One World Ideas x Action: Art as Resistance

How do we truly see each other and the world around us?

Riva Lehrer, author of Golem Girl and Molly Crabapple, author of Brothers of the Gun, in conversation with One World publisher Chris Jackson, discuss art as resistance, art as a source of profound power, and art as a path to self-transformation. One World’s mission has always been to find books for readers who want to rethink the past, understand the present, and imagine new futures.

One World Ideas x Action: The Feminist Climate Renaissance

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Dr. Katharine K. Wilkinson in conversation with One World senior editor Nicole Counts as they discuss how gender equality, women’s leadership, and climate justice are inextricably tied together.

 

To watch more Ideas & Action conversations visit Random House YouTube channel

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