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Rough Draft Live

There’s only one way to really get to know a writer: over drinks. Reza Aslan brings his timely and intimate streaming talk show Rough Draft to life, sipping Old Fashioneds with some of today’s most important writers, diving into their process, inspiration, and backgrounds.

Lawrence Wright – Tuesday, July 14 @ 8 pm ET
Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling author Lawrence Wright talks about his life experiences, his craft, and his latest book, the riveting medical thriller, The End of October, with Reza Aslan in an intimate conversation over cocktails.
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Mikel Jollett – Wednesday, July 22 @ 8 pm ET
Reza Aslan speaks with musician and bestselling author Mikel Jollett for a deep dive into Mikel’s fascinating life story, inspirations, and unique perspective. Lead singer of The Airborne Toxic Event, Mikel will perform music from the newly released companion album and soundtrack to Hollywood Park, his bestselling memoir. Learn more

Bess Kalb – Tuesday, July 28 @ 8 pm ET
In Bess Kalb’s debut memoir Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, her kindred spirit and grandmother Bobby Bell reminds Bess of the experiences they shared, and she delivers—in phone calls, texts, and unforgettable heart-to-hearts brought vividly to the page—her signature wisdom. Bess joins Reza Aslan to talk about her career as a TV & screenwriter and bestselling author.
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