june, 2021

15jun6:00 pmNBF Presents: Revolutionary Joy6:00 pm ET

Event Details

Danez Smith author photo, credit David Hong
Danez Smith
Akwaeke Emezi. (Photo credit: Akwaeke Emezi)
Kacen Callendar. (Photo credit: Ashley Cain)

NBF Presents’ season finale recognizes the historical and literary significance of Black trans and nonbinary narratives with National Book Award–honored authors Kacen Callender (King and the Dragonflies, 2020 Young People’s Literature Winner), Akwaeke Emezi (Pet, 2019 Young People’s Literature Finalist), and Danez Smith (Don’t Call Us Dead, 2017 Poetry Finalist) for a discussion on trans and nonbinary stories that make room for both queer pain and joy.

Celeste Chan. Photo credit: Yuska Tuanakotta


Moderated by Celeste Chan, writer and Queer Ancestors Project facilitator.


Books are available for purchase at Bookshop.org with thanks to this season’s bookseller, Loyalty Bookstores.

Watch the event here.


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm ET




National Book Foundation