Life-Threatening Unknowns

Friday, March 18 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Authors Taylor Harris, Anushay Hossain, and N. West Moss will share their stories about the American healthcare system.

This in-person event is a part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book. Please note that this event will take place off-site at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center (233 4th St NW). 

Drawing from personal experience and research, authors Taylor Harris (This Boy We Made), Anushay Hossain (The Pain Gap), and N. West Moss (Flesh and Blood) will share their individual stories and keen insights into the American healthcare system. Going beyond a retelling of their experiences, these authors explore the assumptions, expectations, and fears revealed by modern medicine.

As part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book, this in-person event is free to attend and open to the public. In response to Covid-19, many venues have limited capacity. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. For more information about the specific Covid-19 guidelines for this venue, visit

Order the Books Ahead of Time from New Dominion Bookshop

Shop local and support your community bookstore! You can order your books ahead of time for the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book by filling out the contact form below. Please make sure that you list the book title(s) that you would like to order. We will give you a call when your order is ready. If you are placing a pre-order for a book that has not yet been released, your book will be ready on or soon after the book’s release date. There is no need to pre-pay. We will collect your payment when you pick up your order or when your order is shipped. Books will also be for sale on-site at the event. (There is no need to place an order if you plan to attend the event and purchase books there in person.)

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