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Griot Talks: Kiese Laymon

02apr7:00 pm9:00 pmGriot Talks: Kiese LaymonPhenomenal writer Kiese Laymon reads and discusses his new book: "Heavy: An American Memoir"

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Phenomenal writer Kiese Laymon reads and discusses his new book, “Heavy: An American Memoir”, a powerful and provocative memoir that explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

Buy the book at the MoCADA bookstore and join the conversation on April 2nd at MoCADA. 

 

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Location: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

RSVP:  RSVP

#mogriottalks #creators #unapologetic

 

ABOUT KIESE LAYMON

According to Amazon, Laymon is a “fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been.

Kiese is the winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, LA Times Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and Audible’s Audiobook of the Year, HEAVY was also named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the The New York TimesPublishers Weekly, NPRBroadlyLibrary Journal, The Washington Post, Southern Living, Entertainment WeeklySan Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times Critics.

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(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Griot Talks: Kiese Laymon

02apr7:00 pm9:00 pmGriot Talks: Kiese LaymonPhenomenal writer Kiese Laymon reads and discusses his new book: "Heavy: An American Memoir"

Event Details

Phenomenal writer Kiese Laymon reads and discusses his new book, “Heavy: An American Memoir”, a powerful and provocative memoir that explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

Buy the book at the MoCADA bookstore and join the conversation on April 2nd at MoCADA. 

 

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Location: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

RSVP:  RSVP

#mogriottalks #creators #unapologetic

 

ABOUT KIESE LAYMON

According to Amazon, Laymon is a “fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been.

Kiese is the winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, LA Times Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and Audible’s Audiobook of the Year, HEAVY was also named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the The New York TimesPublishers Weekly, NPRBroadlyLibrary Journal, The Washington Post, Southern Living, Entertainment WeeklySan Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times Critics.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Griot Talks: Kiese Laymon

02apr7:00 pm9:00 pmGriot Talks: Kiese LaymonPhenomenal writer Kiese Laymon reads and discusses his new book: "Heavy: An American Memoir"

Event Details

Phenomenal writer Kiese Laymon reads and discusses his new book, “Heavy: An American Memoir”, a powerful and provocative memoir that explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.

Buy the book at the MoCADA bookstore and join the conversation on April 2nd at MoCADA. 

 

Date: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Location: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

Time: Doors open at 7pm

Cost: Suggested Donation $5

RSVP:  RSVP

#mogriottalks #creators #unapologetic

 

ABOUT KIESE LAYMON

According to Amazon, Laymon is a “fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion, and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been.

Kiese is the winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction, LA Times Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, Barnes and Noble Discover Award, and Audible’s Audiobook of the Year, HEAVY was also named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the The New York TimesPublishers Weekly, NPRBroadlyLibrary Journal, The Washington Post, Southern Living, Entertainment WeeklySan Francisco Chronicle and The New York Times Critics.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

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