Alexs Pate and David Mura speak about guilt and hope

Alexs Pate, left, and David Mura
Authors Alexs Pate, left, and David Mura spoke at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis on Friday, July 10, 2015.
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Award-winning author Alexs Pate discusses how his experiences as an African-American man influence his writing and move him to explore themes of guilt and innocence — along with hope and bitterness. Pate is the author of five novels, including the best-selling "Amistad."

He spoke in July with fellow author and poet David Mura at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis.

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