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Meet Morgan Jerkins, Author of ‘This Will Be My Undoing’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Morgan Jerkins will be in conversation about her work. In this talk, Jerkins discusses her literary journey, culminating in the release of her newest work, Caul Baby. Morgan Jerkins is the author of Wandering in Strange Lands and the New York Times bestseller This Will Be My Undoing and a Senior Culture Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated. Jerkins is a […]


Light Street Writers Exchange (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are welcome, as long as there is a desire to accept critique graciously and improve your craft. PLEASE NOTE THIS MEETING HAS MOVED TO ZOOM. Be […]


Power of Storytelling, Roots of Resistance (Fairfax County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Diane Macklin explores the role of folktales as a means of resistance and liberation from the day African peoples stepped upon the shores of the Americas. The Br’er Rabbit and High John stories were told between adults, not as simplistic tales to entertain children. Through narrative, she will introduce the […]


⭐ Panels: Local Author Showcase (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​Join us for moderated local author panels and find your next great read. Meet some of Maryland’s up-and-coming authors, hear about the books they have written and get insight into their writing processes. Panels are: 1 p.m. – Maryland romance writers with Rebecca Rivard, L. Penelope, J. L. Lora and […]


The Business of Publishing: AfricanFuturism Edition (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Are you interested in getting your writing published? Do you want tips and tricks on how to become a published author of Africanfuturistic novels or short stories? Or learn how to self-publish in the genre? Then join us for a panel discussion and Q&A on how the genre reflects the societal […]


Meet Brit Bennett, Author of ‘The Vanishing Half’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Brit Bennett will be in conversation with Carla Du Pree about her work. Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the […]


Meet Kwame Alexander, Children’s and YA Author (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join award-winning children’s and young adult author Kwame Alexander as he discusses his books during a Q&A conversation with Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Share your questions before the event: https://forms.gle/8LRM22V4a7gYKNLX7 About Kwame Alexander: Kwame Alexander is the Innovator-in-Residence at the American […]


⭐ Meet Ibi Zoboi & Dr Yusef Salaam, YA Authors of ‘Punching The Air’ (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Join the Young Adult Services department as we kick off our YA Writers Live  series for 2021 with the amazing Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam as they discuss their novel “Punching the Air”. This is sure to be a great conversation! Join us here! Review of ‘Punching the Air’ Sixteen-year-old Amal […]