A Black Girls Book Club Production: Black Excellence with Carmyn Garrett
45 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PT, UK
With over 2000 tickets sold. Hundreds of beautiful Black women coming through our doors Over 50 events held. 21 Women honoured. Two BGBC Houses of Parliament takeovers. One international Caribbean trip. All hosted by a couple of Bad Black British Babes.
We are proud to announce that in celebration of our third year we are doing something very special.
So we are introducing the inaugural Black Girls Book Club Literary Fest.
What better way to kick off our birthday than to host our very own literary festival celebrating the work of Black women across the diaspora? Now y'all already know that if Black Girls Book Club is doing this festival ting then its going to better than your average lit fest.
Baring that in mind:
Black Girls Book Club presents: The Salon - A Black Girls Book Club Production
2019 has been an incredible year for Black women and to celebrate that fact we thought we host a cute Friday night soirée at The Curtain Private Members Club.
As well as being a celebration it’s also a welcome party for Carmyn Garrett, author of the brilliant YA debut ‘Full Disclosure.
At 13, Carmyn was a reporter for TIME for Kids - a supplement of TIME magazine – and has since written for MTV and the Huffington Post. She covered topics such as the rise of online ‘Haters’ culture, the importance of Beyoncé to young black woman, and the rejuvenation of feminism in Gen Z. You can find a full list of her articleshere.
She sold her debut novel FULL DISCLOSURE at 17 – described by Hate U Give author Angie Thomas as ‘unflinchingly honest, eye-opening, heartful story that's sure to keep readers talking’ and has recently featured in both Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 and Glamour’s College Women Of The Year 2019.
FULL DISCLOSURE is an honest, affecting, sex-positive, laugh-out-loud-funny young adult novel starring Simone Garcia-Hampton, a black teen born HIV-positive. Raised by loving queer parents who assure her that she is not defined by her diagnosis, Simone navigates a whole new world of fear, disclosure and radical self-acceptance when she falls in love – and lust – for the first time. Simone’s journey to share her secret while still protecting her heart is a thoughtful, compelling heart-warming look at the particular challenges of adolescence, written as only a teen could.
We are using this event to celebrate Carmyn’s achievements. Revel in Black excellence and to turn all the way up as we reach the halfway point of our literary festival
Black Girls Book Club are committed to ensuring that Black women in the UK and beyond are consistently given the opportunity to come together in luxury settings surrounded by dope women, good food and serious vibes
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General Admission with a copy of Full Disclosure