february, 2021

16feb8:00 pmNBF Presents: Secrets of the South8:00 pm ET

Event Details

Deesha Philyaw. (Photo credit: Vanessa German)
Tayari Jones author photo, credit Nina Subin
Tayari Jones, Photo credit Nina Subin
Jericho Brown

Join National Book Award–honored authors Jericho Brown (The Tradition, 2019 Poetry Finalist), Tayari Jones (An American Marriage, 2018 Fiction Longlist), and Deesha Philyaw  (The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, 2020 Fiction Finalist) for a conversation on Southern literature and how Black writers are redefining stereotypes of the South, one poem, story, and secret at a time.

Kiese Laymon. Photo credit: Scribner

Moderated by Kiese Laymon, author of, most recently, Heavy: An American Memoir.

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


Watch the event here.


(Tuesday) 8:00 pm ET




National Book Foundation