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Well-Read Black Girl Glory Edim at CityLit on Nov 15th

10/30/2018
CityLit Project proudly presents Well-Read Black Girl's Glory Edim in Conversation with Baltimore's Andria Nacina Cole, Jess Solomon and Elissa Blount Moorhead: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, on Thursday, November 15, 2018, as part of Lit Thursdays at the Motor House.

Despite wintry weather early today, tonight’s event is on!



Edim writes "how important it is that we all — regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability — have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature?"

CityLit Project has an Open Call to ALL attendees
Write a 500-word narrative about your own experience finding a representation of yourself in literature, how it resonated in your life, how and if it affected your literary journey as a writer. Some of the participants will be encouraged to share these narratives at the event. All will be asked to submit for possible inclusion in a forthcoming chapbook by CityLit Press.
 
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Where: The Motor House
            The Theater
  120 W. North Avenue
  Baltimore, MD 21201

For Directions, click here.

Parking: In addition to on-street parking, Motor House has a paid lot in the rear of the building. The lot entrance is on Maryland Avenue just south of 20th Street, and users must pay by using a mobile phone. All reservations and/or payments are handled online. Click here to access the Premium Parking site.


Event Tickets: $5 online (or at the door)

(Entry fee includes a discount when purchasing the hardcover book Well-Read Black Girl at the event.)
Event Bookseller:  The Ivy Bookshop


This event is brought to you by CityLit Project and its sponsors.

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Photo of Glory Edim by Jai Lennard


ABOUT WELL-READ BLACK GIRL

Published October 30, 2018, Well-Read Black Girl is an inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.

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)




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