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Author Chat: Kiese Laymon (Heavy)

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Author Chat Announcement for Kiese Laymon August 31st at 7pm EST

Join us for an Author Chat with Kiese Laymon for Heavy, a deeply impactful memoir that speaks to the livelihood of Black men and the Black families who raise them.

Trigger Warning(s): This book is full of Laymon’s lived experiences with abuse, disordered eating, manipulation, misogynoir, and racism. The syllabus helps you to get through this emotionally deep reading. 

This book contains several scenes of child sexual violence, disordered eating, and violence between intimate partners. Please be gentle with yourself as you read these sections. Reflect as necessary. Rest as necessary. There are also scenes surrounding eating disorders, anti-fatness, and physical violence. Also, remember you are not reading alone. Smart Brown Girl is a community of readers working through texts together. 

 Please submit your questions or comments here by August 27th (they can be anonymous). This helps to keep this discussion organized, as no questions will be taken during the live discussion. 

Grab your Heavy syllabus and join us for what is sure to be a deeply engaging discussion.

This event will be streamed to our Facebook Group and YouTube channel!


August 31
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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