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2021-2022 AUTHOR SERIES

On December 10,  our Fall 2021 Virtual Author Series reached its conclusion.

Sadly, in light of the recent COVID-19 surge, we have suspended our Spring 2022 program for the month of January. We will resume our Virtual Author Series in February, with the high hopes that we will be able to return to our in-person luncheon program very soon.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (coming soon)

    • February 11, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual Author Series via Crowdcast

      


    BERNARDINE EVARISTO

    Manifesto

    1pm on February 11


    ABOUT BERNARDINE

    Bernardine Evaristo is the 2019 winner of the Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other, which was a national bestseller and a winner and finalist for many awards including the Women's Prize for Fiction and the Dublin Literary Award. Evaristo is the author of seven other books that explore aspects of the African diaspora. Her writing spans verse fiction, short fiction, poetry, essays, literary criticism, and drama. Evaristo is President of the Royal Society of Literature, Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, and an Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. She received an OBE in 2020, and lives in London with her husband. Her most recent book is Manifesto: On Never Giving Up.


    ABOUT THE BOOK

    From the bestselling and Booker Prize-winning author of Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo's memoir of her own life and writing, and her manifesto on unstoppability, creativity, and activism

    Bernardine Evaristo's 2019 Booker Prize win was a historic and revolutionary occasion, with Evaristo being the first Black woman and first Black British person ever to win the prize in its fifty-year history. Girl, Woman, Other was named a favorite book of the year by President Obama and Roxane Gay, was translated into thirty-five languages, and has now reached more than a million readers.

    Evaristo's astonishing nonfiction debut, Manifesto, is a vibrant and inspirational account of Evaristo's life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought over several decades to bring her creative work into the world. With her characteristic humor, Evaristo describes her childhood as one of eight siblings, with a Nigerian father and white Catholic mother, tells the story of how she helped set up Britain's first Black women's theatre company, remembers the queer relationships of her twenties, and recounts her determination to write books that were absent in the literary world around her. She provides a hugely powerful perspective to contemporary conversations around race, class, feminism, sexuality, and aging. She reminds us of how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. In Manifesto, Evaristo charts her theory of unstoppability, showing creative people how they too can visualize and find success in their work, ignoring the naysayers.

    Both unconventional memoir and inspirational text, Manifesto is a unique reminder to us all to persist in doing work we believe in, even when we might feel overlooked or discounted. Evaristo shows us how we too can follow in her footsteps, from first vision, to insistent perseverance, to eventual triumph.




    This Virtual Event is FREE with a Paid

    2021-2022 Membership

    and is

    Exclusive to Our Members

    Members Will be Automatically Registered

    and Will Receive FREE Books Mailed to Their Home*


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    Forty-eight hours prior to this event, all BLS members will be automatically registered. Members will receive a free book by mail* as soon as they are made available by the publisher. Watch your inbox for details!

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    Updated 8/24/2021


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