This event is in the past - Mon 5 Nov 2018
Glory Edim presents WELL-READ BLACK GIRL, an inspiring collection of essays by black women writers on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. Glory Edim appears in conversation with Charlene A. Carruthers, author of "Unapologetic."
Remember that moment when you first encountered a character who seemed to be written just for you? That feeling of belonging remains with readers the rest of their lives—but not everyone regularly sees themselves on the pages of a book. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of our best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature.
Contributors include Jesmyn Ward ("Sing, Unburied, Sing"), Lynn Nottage ("Sweat"), Jacqueline Woodson ("Another Brooklyn"), Gabourey Sidibe ("This Is Just My Face"), Morgan Jerkins ("This Will Be My Undoing"), Tayari Jones ("An American Marriage"), Rebecca Walker ("Black, White and Jewish"), and Barbara Smith ("Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology")
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017 she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including The Webby Awards and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Most recently, she was the Publishing Outreach Specialist at Kickstarter. She serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore.
Glory appears in conversation with Charlene Carruthers, a strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the author of the bestselling debut book, "Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements."