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Yes, we’re back for the the fifth year in support of ringShout’s Brooklyn Book Festival event this Tuesday!  Once again, we’re thrilled to support a great lineup of writers who are writing the world.

  • Bridgett M. Davis (Into The Go-Slow)
  • Saeed Jones (Prelude To Bruise)
  • Elizabeth Nunez (Not For Everyday Use: A Memoir)
  • Lauren Francis-Sharma (‘Til The Well Runs Dry)

co-hosted by the Franklin Park Reading Series

$6 cover (includes 1 drink)

About ringShout: A Place For Black Literature

Founded in 2007 by a group of writers, editors, and booksellers, ringShout is dedicated to recognizing, reclaiming and celebrating excellence in contemporary literary fiction and nonfiction by black writers in the United States.

More info: http://theringshout.com/


Bridgett M. Davis

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of the highly anticipated novel “Into The Go-Slow” (Feminist Press, Fall 2014). Her debut novel “Shifting Through Neutral” was a finalist for the 2005 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.

Touted by Time-Out as one of “10 New York Authors to Read Right Now”, Davis is Books Editor for Bold As Love Magazine, a black culture site, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post; Essence; O, The Oprah Magazine; and TheRoot.com, among other publications.

Davis is a professor at Baruch College, CUNY, where she is the Director of the Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence Program. She is also curator for the popular monthly Brooklyn reading series, Sundays @…..

Saeed Jones

A 2013 Pushcart Prize winner, Saeed Jones is the author of the poetry collection PRELUDE TO BRUISE (Coffee House Press) which The Millions recognized as one of its most anticipated books of 2014. He is also the author of the chapbook WHEN THE ONLY LIGHT IS FIRE (2011, Sibling Rivalry Press.) His work has appeared in publications like Guernica, The Rumpus, Ebony, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and West Branch among others. He is the recipient of fellowships from Queer / Arts / Mentors and Cave Canem. Saeed lives in New York and is the editor of BuzzFeed LGBT.

Elizabeth Nunez

Elizabeth Nunez is the award-winning author of eight novels, including “Boundaries”, “Anna In-Between” and “Prospero’s Daughter”. “Not for Everyday Use” is Nunez’s first memoir and most recent work. Most of Nunez’s novels have also been published as audio books, and two are in translation, in Spanish and German.

Lauren Francis-Sharma

Lauren Francis-Sharma holds degrees in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School. “‘Til the Well Runs Dry”, her acclaimed first novel, was chosen as an Oprah Magazine Summer Pick and was lauded by the New York Times. Her journey to publication was featured in a story in the Washington Post earlier this summer.

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