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Well Read Black Girl-Toronto Public Library

  • Toronto Public Library 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8 (map)

Wed Sep 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Glory Edim appears to discuss her edited collection, Well-Read Black Girl, a compilation of original essays from black women writers about the importance of seeing themselves represented in literature. 

She is joined in conversation with contributing authors Renée Watson and Jamia Wilson, to share their writing, knowledge and life experiences through the language of books. Conversation about Well-Read Black Girl hosted by Toronto author Zalika Reid-Benta.

About the panelists:
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club turned literary festival based in Brooklyn which provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

Renée Watson is a bestselling author, educator and activist. Among other achievements, her novels Piecing Me Together and This Side of Home were both nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. An activist and writer, Wilson is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and a co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries.

Zalika Reid-Benta is a Toronto-based writer. Her debut collection, Frying Plaintain, was published this year to much praise. She is currently working on a young-adult fantasy novel drawing inspiration from Jamaican folklore and Akan spirituality.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.


Please don't print your tickets! We're trying to reduce paper waste for Appel Salon events, so please don't bother printing your ticket. We'll either scan your ticket on your smartphone or quickly find your name on our tablets and check you in.

Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.