july, 2019

25jul7:00 pmWriting Womanhood: Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Monica YounNBF Presents: Summer with the National Book Awards7:00 pm 60 S. High Street, Akron, OH

Event Details

Monica Youn. Photo credit: Sarah Shatz
Nafissa Thompson-Spires. Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

This summer, the National Book Foundation hits the road for NBF Presents: Summer with the National Book Awards, bringing National Book Awards-honored authors to libraries across the country.

Join us and the Akron-Summit County Public Library for a conversation with fiction writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires (Heads of the Colored People, National Book Award Longlister) and poet Monica Youn (Ignatz, Blackacre, National Book Award Longlister & Finalist) on writing diverse female stories, from girlhood to motherhood, that women can actually see themselves in.

Teri Cross Davis. Photo credit: Mignonette Dooley Johnson

Moderated by Teri Ellen Cross Davis.



(Thursday) 7:00 pm


Akron Main Library

60 S. High Street, Akron, OH


Akron-Summit County Public Library