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EVENTS

Book Launch for Mama's Child at Mrs. Dalloway's Books, Berkeley

Photo by Rob Schiefer

  

 

 

 

 

Upcoming 

LOVING BEFORE LOVING 

2021 Events

 

 

 

 

First In-Person Bookstore Reading! 

 

Four-Eyed Frog Books

Gualala, CA

Sunday, August 22, 2-3 pm PST

Reading and Book Signing

Please join us to celebrate the return of an in-person store event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past

LOVING BEFORE LOVING

Events

(many with YouTube videos) 

 

 

Imagining Justice, Heart and Soul Center of Light, Oakland, CA

Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 pm PST 

http://heartsoulcenter.org/imaginingjustice

With Valerie Joi Fiddmont, co-host of Imagining Justice

This event is a collaboration with Book Passage, offering signed and personalized books:

https://www.bookpassage.com/book/9780299331009

 

 

 

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm EST 

https://www.greenlightbookstore.com/event/joan-steinau-lester-ellery-washington

With Ellery Washington, Professor of Writing, Pratt Institute and author of the novel Buffalo (forthcoming)

 YouTube video of the conversation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziDHuy0-F44

 

 

 

 

 

Politics and Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.

Monday, May 24, 6 pm EST 

With Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College and

NY Times Best-selling author, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?

YouTube video of the conversation: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR-MHPPHYaM 

 

 

 

East End Books, Provincetown, Mass.

Wednesday, May 26, 6 pm EST 

With Jewelle Gomez, award-winning author of The Gilda Stories, and Maxine Wolfe, co-founder of Act Up National Women's Committee

Register for FREE:

https://www.eastendbooksptown.com/event/loving-loving-marriage-black-and-white-joan-steinau-lester-526-6pm

 

 

 

MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora), San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 11, 12 pm PST 

A special event in honor of Loving Day, June 12

 With Sarah Ladipo Manyika, award-winning author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

YouTube video of the conversation:

 https://youtu.be/j6OivSzZjs4 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alta Mesa Center for the Arts, Orinda, CA

Sunday, July 11, 4 pm PST 

With Irma Herrera, playwright, Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? 

YouTube Video of the conversation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tP8MlxmyPQE 

Buy signed copies of Loving:

https://www.orindabooks.com/book/9780299331009

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

To schedule an event please email

Dr. Lester through the contact tab above.