At this year’s Children’s Institute (Ci7) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) founder Glory Edim will lead an interactive education workshop centered around the book club turned literary festival that provides a vital space for black female readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.
ABA partnered with Edim this year to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color, and dozens of ABA member bookstores have already signed on to host WRBG book clubs in their stores throughout the year.
The workshop at Ci7 will be held Friday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., where attendees will be able to address diversity in their stores and communities. The session will be filled with peer interaction and idea-sharing and incorporate National Book Award and Indies Choice Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo's sophomore title With the Fire on High (HarperTeen), which is the WRBG June book club pick, to frame the conversation.
Children’s Institute will be held from June 26-28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel- GreenTree Pittsburgh. The Well-Read Black Girl session takes place on Friday, June 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Oakmont Ballroom at the hotel.
All booksellers are encouraged to e-mail WRBG@bookweb.org if they are interested in hosting their own WRBG book club, and booksellers who are already participating can visit the designated Well-Read Black Girl page on BookWeb.org to download marketing assets, including a WRBG website stamp, banners, and e-cards, and to join a private Facebook Group.