Just added for Wednesday, November 28th! Join us for a special Big Ideas Night with Glory Edim founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club and editor of WELL-READ BLACK GIRL: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves where she will be in discussion with author and publisher of Feminist Press, Jamia Wilson and journalist, New York Times bestselling author, Morgan Jerkins and New York Times archival storytelling team editor, Veronica Chambers.
Random House’s Big Ideas Night series—held at the publisher’s flagship offices in Manhattan—is a forum for thought-provoking conversations with writers on the topics of politics, social justice, world affairs, technology, philanthropy, and more. These focused dialogues offer exclusive access for guests to dive deeper into a recently released book with fellow readers, and to network and engage directly with the innovators behind it.
New York, NY 10019
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.
Morgan Jerkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, This Will Be My Undoing. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vogue, ELLE, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic, among many others. A graduate of Princeton University and the Bennington Writing Seminars, she’s based in Harlem.
Jamia Wilson is the director and publisher of the Feminist Press. Wilson is the author of the children’s book Young, Gifted, and Black, the oral history in the book Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, and the co-author of Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Advocacy for All. She is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and will be releasing her next title for young readers, Step Into Your Power: 21 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life in March 2019.
Veronica Chambers is the editor leading the New York Times archival storytelling team, a new initiative devoted to publishing articles based on photographs recently rediscovered as we digitize millions of images in our archives. She recently created the anthology “The Meaning of Michelle,” a collection by 16 writers celebrating the former first lady, and edited the coming “Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter.” Veronica has written several books as well, including “Mama’s Girl,” a critically acclaimed memoir, “Resist: 35 Portraits of Ordinary People Who Stood Up to Tyranny and Injustice.” She also co-wrote “Yes, Chef” with Marcus Samuelsson and “32 Yolks” with Eric Ripert.