Sun, Nov 03 | 711 Eastern Ave

City Lit Bookfest's New Lit Tales: Beauty, Ancestry & Healing in the Aftermath

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City Lit Bookfest's New Lit Tales: Beauty, Ancestry & Healing in the Aftermath

Time & Location

Nov 03, 2019, 1:00 PM
711 Eastern Ave, 711 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

About the Event

This session is moderated by Marion Winik, host of The Weekly Reader podcast at WYPR and author of a dozen books, most notably her collection of witty, arresting portraits of various deceased people in the newly released The Big Book of The Dead. Winik discusses brave new work with authors Judith Krummeck, whose Old New Worlds weaves the tale of related women separated by centuries sharing very similar challenges; Melanie Hatter, whose Malawi’s Sisters, a powerful account of what happens to a family after the senseless murder of a young black woman, won the Kimbilio National Fiction Prize selected by Edwidge Danticat; and Christina Chiu, author of the soon-to-be-released novel Beauty, winner of the James Alan McPherson Award, which offers a fresh and bold telling of the Asian-American experience through three families. This dynamic trio will touch on how one writes stories involving ancestry, lineage, family and shared history, and how those stories can become more than just an interesting read. 

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