Second Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival

November 10, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY

Well-Read Black Girl and Pioneer Works present the second annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival, a celebration of Black women readers and writers that seeks to initiate meaningful conversations within the literary arts. This year’s festival includes authors Jacqueline Woodson, Veronica Chambers, Renée Watson, Mahogany Browne, Blair Imani, and many more to be announced!

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.

Illustration by Alex Bowman

The festival is made possible by partners Random House and Greenlight Bookstore.

Event Details

What was Included

 

$45 GENERAL ADMISSION

 

$55 PREMIUM ADMISSION

  • Includes a copy of WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

Date & Time

November 10, 2018
11:00AM to 6:00PM

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Pioneer Works
159 Pioneer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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About the Hosts

Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and online community that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017, she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Literary Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including Kickstarter, The Webby Awards and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She 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.