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Graywolf Literary Salon: Voices for Our Time at Aria

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jamel Brinkley, Tarfia Faizullah, and Wayetu Moore

Join us for the Third Annual Graywolf Literary Salon

Please join us at the Third Annual Graywolf Literary Salon on September 6 in Minneapolis, the hometown of Graywolf Press. This fabulous fundraising event will feature Jamel Brinkley (A Lucky Man), Tarfia Faizullah (Registers of Illuminated Villages), and Wayétu Moore (She Would Be King) in conversation with Graywolf director and publisher Fiona McCrae and executive editor Jeff Shotts. Music will be provided by the Davu Seru Trio. We’ll have a great time! If you are unable to be there with us we hope you’ll help spread the word.

All proceeds support Graywolf Press, a nonprofit publisher committed to the discovery and energetic publication of twenty-first century American and international literature. Reserve your place today!

  • Bookmark Ticket $35
    • ​Doors open at 7:00pm
    • Includes valet parking, one complimentary drink, and admission to the program
  • Publisher Ticket $160
    • Reception starts at 6:00pm
    • Includes VIP reception with free drinks and delicious appetizers, valet parking, signed books by the featured authors, and admission to the program

About the Authors:

Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man, a stunning debut story collection that reflects the tenderness and vulnerability of black men and boys whose hopes sometimes betray them—especially in a world shaped by race, gender, and class. Brinkley was raised in the Bronx and Brooklyn, NY, and is a graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has received fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.

Tarfia Faizullah is the author of Registers of Illuminated Villages, an urgent and highly-anticipated poetry collection that transforms her powerful accounts of violence, war, and loss into poems of many forms and voices—elegies, outcries, self-portraits, and larger-scale confrontations with discrimination, family, and memory. Faizullah is also the author of Seam, winner of the VIDA Awards and a Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Wayétu Moore is the author of the forthcoming novel She Would Be King, a powerful and exhilarating retelling of Liberia’s formation told through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Moore is the founder of One Moore Book and is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She teaches at the City University of New York’s John Jay College and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Moore is currently at work on a memoir titled Dragons, Giant, Women, also forthcoming from Graywolf.

Ticketing: $35-$160, https://graywolfpress.salsalabs.org/2018graywolfliterarysalon/index.html

Contact: Jasmine Carlson, 651-641-0077, wolves@graywolfpress.org



September 6, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


105 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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