John Sayles will read from his new novel, Yellow Earth. Sayles is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor, short story writer, & novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, for Passion Fish & Lone Star. His film Men with Guns was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7, has been added to the National Film Registry. His novels include Pride of the Bimbos & Union Dues. Sayles’ marvelous short story, “The Anarchists’ Convention,” is included in a collection with the same name.