AGENCY + CARE: Well-Read Black Girl: From Online Community to Literary Movement


Date(s) - 10/23/2019
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm


Room 5318. Space is limited, so please register below.

In this presentation, Glory Edim talks participants through her journey from creative strategist at Kickstarter to author and community builder as Founder of Well-Read Black Girl. Participants interested in learning about marketing and creating community on and off-line will be especially interested in this workshop.

Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and online community that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017, she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Literary Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including Kickstarter, The Webby Awards, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She received the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for her work as a literary advocate. Her first anthology, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, was published by Random House in 2018. She serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

More information about all of our AGENCY + CARE events can be found here. These events are co-sponsored by Brilliance Remastered and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at The Graduate Center.

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