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Heavy: An American Memoir
Thu, November 1, 2018 5:45 P.M.
Don't miss genre-bending author Kiese Laymon speak about his powerful and provocative memoir, exploring what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.
A personal narrative that illuminates national failures, HEAVY is defiant yet vulnerable, an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family that begins with a confusing childhood—and continues through twenty-five years of haunting implosions and long reverberations.
Immediately after the program, join us next door at Kingsessing Recreation Center for a book-signing and light refreshments.
1201 South 51st Street (5lst St. between Kingsessing and Chester Avenues)
Philadelphia, PA 19143-4353