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With Glory Edim (Founder, Well Read Black Girl) and Maris Kreizman (Editorial Dir., Book of the Month Club).
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 08:30 AM    Cost: Absolutely Free
LMHQ, 150 Broadway

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Now more than ever, women are seekingout opportunities to speak their minds & have their voices heard. Historically, book clubs have provided spaces for women to discuss politics. Theyhave the powerto lift up invisible voices in literature, while its members discuss the social implications of an author's text & embrace reading as a transformational act.

Join us atLMHQfor ourMarch Women's Breakfast on March 22all about the rise of the women's book clubasaliterary & social forum for women to engage in individual & community empowerment.How is such a forum maintainedby its leaders, & what are the practicalities of organizing groups of women not only to read & discuss, but to raise consciousness regarding issues like race, class, & gender?

Hear fromGlory Edim, Founder of Well Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based online newsletter & in-real-life book club that promotes the phenomenal Black women on our bookshelves, in conversation withMaris Kreizman, Editorial Director of Book of the Month Club,as they discuss what radicalimplications the book club can now haveas women seek to engage in their communities.

Doors open at 8:30 AM for bagels & coffee & an opportunity for networking, & our panel kicks off at 9:00 AM sharp. We can't wait to see you!

This event is sponsored by Verizon.

Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG), a Brooklyn-based book club & digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature & sisterhood. Her book club has met with several award-winning authors including Margo Jefferson, Naomi Jackson, Angela Flournoy & Yaa Gyasi. WRBG's mission is to increase the visibility of Black women writers & initiate meaningful conversation with readers. Glory has worked as a creative strategist for over 10 years at startups & cultural institutions, including The Webby Awards & the New York Foundation for the Arts. Currently, she is the Publishing Outreach Specialist at Kickstarter, where she helps writers build community & fund their creative endeavors. Follow her on Instagram at @wellreadblackgirl for book recommendations from Black writers.

Maris Kreizman is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog & book that celebrates the intersection of literature & pop culture. She is also a writer & critic whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the LA Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture, Esquire, & more. She is currently the editorial director of Book of the Month.

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