Bookable-Space African-American Lit-Literary Salon with Melanie S. Hatter
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About the Event
The salon takes place in zoom where you can join us live. You can also watch on Facebook Live or watch later. To join us in Zoom, please register in advance. To watch on Facebook Live, please visit Bookable-Space African-American Lit, Literary Salon's Facebook page.
Sponsored by a grant from BAAS/US Embassy London. The event is free and all are welcome.
About the Author: Melanie S. Hatter is an award-winning author of two novels and one short story collection. Selected by Edwidge Danticat, Malawi’s Sisters won the inaugural Kimbilio National Fiction Prize, published by Four Way Books in 2019. The Color of My Soul won the 2011 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, and Let No One Weep for Me, Stories of Love and Loss was released in 2015. Melanie received a 2019 Maryland State Arts Council grant for her writing. Melanie received a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and a master’s in writing from Johns Hopkins University. She is a participating author with the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program, and she served four years on the board of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.
About the Book: Malawi’s Sisters is about the murder of a young black woman by a white man, and was inspired by the 2013 shooting of Renisha McBride.
“This story is both timely and well executed. We rarely see the private side of the devastating aftermath of police/vigilante/help-seeking and shot-related deaths that this writer describes here in such a suspenseful and nuanced manner. This is the kind of book that might encourage and inspire in depth conversations and discussions and help readers think more deeply about a subject they might have mistakenly thought they knew all about.” Edwidge Danticat, 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography