Rachel Bloom discusses “I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are” with Gilli Nissim, Mano Agapion, and David Hull

Rachel Bloom hosts a compelling evening of storytelling in conjunction with the release of her hilarious collection of essays, I Want to Be Where The Normal People Are, with special guests Gilli Nissim, Mano Agapion and David Hull. Join Rachel Bloom as she probes her friends for a cathartic night of humiliating coming-of-age stories that are sure to delight anyone that barely made it through Middle School!

Kiese Laymon, in conversation with Minda Honey, discusses “How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays”

Brilliant and uncompromising, piercing and funny, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is essential reading. This new edition of award-winning author Kiese Laymon’s first work of nonfiction looks inward, drawing heavily on the author and his family’s experiences, while simultaneously examining the world–Mississippi, the South, the United States–that has shaped their lives.

Pamela Sneed, with editor Amy Scholder, presents “Funeral Diva”

In this collection of personal essays and poetry, acclaimed poet and performer Pamela Sneed details her coming of age in New York City during the late 1980s. Funeral Diva captures the impact of AIDS on Black Queer life, and highlights the enduring bonds between the living, the dying, and the dead. Sneed’s poems not only converse with lovers past and present, but also with her literary forebears–like James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Audre Lorde–whose aesthetic and thematic investments she renews for a contemporary American landscape.

Born This Way Foundation Team Member Aysha Mahmood, in conversation with Youth Reporters Juan Acosta, Tyrah Majors & Hana Mangat

October 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Join Born This Way Foundation Youth Reporters Juan Acosta,Tyrah Majors & Hana Mangat in conversation with Aysha Mahmood on Wednesday October 14th at 5pm, for an inspiring evening filled with personal stories about the power of kindness. Since its founding in 2012, Born This Way Foundation has collected empowering stories from young people around the world who found their inner strength, prevailed in the face of bullies, started their own social movements, and decided to break through the mental health stigma. Readers will get an intimate look at some of these stories collected in CHANNEL KINDNESS as well as the chance to hear directly from Hana Mangat, Juan Acosta, Tyrah Majors, and Alex as they reflect on their own experiences defined by kindness and resilience.

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October 14
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5:00 pm
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HH&Home: Reema Rajbanshi, Lara Ehrlich and Tracy Daugherty

We’re so excited to host a reading and chat with Reema Rajbanshi, author of SUGAR, SMOKE, SONG, Lara Ehrlich, author of ANIMAL WIFE, and Tracy Daugherty, author of HIGH SKIES! Viewable on Facebook.com/redhenpress, redhen.org, redhenpress.org, youtube.com/redhenpressbeats, or linkedin.com/company/red-hen-pressDon’t forget to pick up copies of these books and all books in our Fall season for 30% off using the code “HenHouseAtHome” here: https://shop.aer.io/red…/cl/HHHome_Fall_Book_Tour/217865