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Marlon James | A Brief History of Seven Killings with LaShonda Katrice Barnett | Jam On the Vine and Bridgett M. Davis | Into the Go-Slow

Thu, February 19, 2015 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Jamaica-born Marlon James is the author of the acclaimed novel The Book of Night Women, winner of the 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and John Crow’s Devil, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His latest novel delves into the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s.

LaShonda Katrice Barnett is the author a short story collection titled Callaloo and is the editor of I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on Their Craft. Her debut novel, Jam! On the Vine, tells the story of a courageous woman who founds a black newspaper in the Jim Crow-era Midwest. 

Bridgett M. Davis is the author of Shifting through Neutral, a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the Washington Post, Essence, and O, The Oprah Magazine. Into the Go-Slow follows a young woman from Detroit to Nigeria as she mourns the death of her sister. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103