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Black Joy Happy Hour

Fri, November 20 from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PST
Livestream at PDXBookFest.org


Join poet and essayist Shayla Lawson and friends for a multi-genre, multimedia celebration of Black joy. Participants and more details to come.


Black Joy Happy Hour

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Shayla Lawson

Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone, and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean—and the essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milkmaid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Purchase this is Major from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.

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