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Black Writers Read S2 E2: Margo Gabriel

Margo Gabriel (Food, travel, culture, wine, music, art, lifestyle, self-care) read the opening essay, Where Food, Culture and People Meet, from her debut cookbook, The Expat Kitchen. We also chatted about her expansive writing career.

Black Writers Read S2 E1: Aprell May

Aprell May (urban creative non-fiction, journalism) read excepts from her memoir, “Classic Fly: Essays from generational trauma to healing.” Learn more about Aprell and her work:

Black Writers Read Juneteenth 2021 Special

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Black Writers Read. On Friday, June 19, 2020, Valley Society hosted an over 3-hour virtual event, convening 16 Black writers from across the country to share their work. Seeing the need to sustain this platform, we launched the series, Black Writers Read.

Black Writers Read: Episode 7 ~ April 18, 2021

Shannon Luders-Manuel (memoir, essay) read from her essay, “Rediscovering My Father”, which was published in the New York Times. Shannon also shared insight into her forthcoming memoir and her other work.

Black Writers Read Celebrates Black History Month

Valley Society celebrates Black History Month with a special episode of Black Writers Read. 12 Black authors from across the globe will come together to read their inspirational poetry and prose in celebration of our rich cultural history.