The Well-Read Black Girl Book Club is a Brooklyn-born club that has spread nationwide, created by and for black women who are passionate about books. WRBG’s goal is to showcase black women writers through their work and to give black women readers the opportunity to connect through conversation and a shared love of literature. Through books, the club tackles racial inequality and pays homage to great writers like Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker and more.
The WRBG book club will host a literary festival at St. Francis College and Weeksville Heritage Center Nov. 2 & 3, with panels, workshops and editor roundtables.
This year’s guests include Brooklyn’s own Jacqueline Woodson, Elizabeth Acevedo, Mahogany Browne, Rachel Carle, Nic Stone and many others. The Weeksville Heritage event is the festival’s “family day,” so bring the kids for storytelling, author readings and craft workshops.
The festival will be held at St. Francis College Nov. 2nd, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and at the Weeksville Heritage Center Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for a single day. For more info, visit wellreadblackgirl.com