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Mahogany L. Browne & Well-Read Black Girl Present: The Friendship Summit
January 12 – 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HOSTED BY WELL-READ BLACK GIRL & BOOKS ARE MAGIC
The first-ever virtual FRIENDSHIP SUMMIT, powered by WELL-READ BLACK GIRL and books sold by Books Are Magic, will feature live panels and a musical event to celebrate the publication of Chlorine Sky, a debut YA novel-in-verse by the extraordinary writer and organizer, Mahogany L. Browne. Purchase your tickets here to join this summit celebrating friendship, womanhood, and empowerment today. Signed copies of CHLORINE SKY will accompany each virtual ticket. Participating authors include Rachel Cargle, Dhonielle Clayton, Glory Edim, Nic Stone, and Christine Platt along with a musical performance from Jamila Woods.
Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. She is also the Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club & Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC & Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. Browne has received fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research & Rauschenberg. She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby & Black Girl Magic (Macmillan), Kissing Caskets (Yes Yes Books) & Dear Twitter (Penmanship Books). She is also the founder of the Woke Baby Book Fair (a nationwide diversity literature campaign) & as an Arts for Justice grantee, is completing her first book of essays on mass incarceration, investigating its impact on women and children. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Well-Read Black Girl is a book club for Black women founded in 2015 that amplifies the voices of Black writers and celebrates their unique place in the world. Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl and received the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for her work as a literary advocate. She serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore and lives in Brooklyn, New York.