The theme of this year’s Wisconsin Book Festival is “Changing Places.” What does that phrase mean to you?
It means to me something about travel and migration. And displacement, as in become an exile or a refugee. But, more profoundly still, it suggests to me a quality that is at the heart of the act of reading and writing. It evokes the use of imagination to step into another’s shoes. To grasp a different point of view or a different existence. Or approach the subjectivity of the other.
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