Mother's Day Reading & Dialogue with Honor Moore & Emily Bernard

May 10, 2020 - 4:00pm
Prairie Lights Virtual - Zoom

Please join us for a special Mother’s Day event, brought to you live on Zoom.

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The reading will begin at 4pm CDT (5pm EDT)

Honor Moore will read from and discuss her memoir, Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury and Emily Bernard will read from and discuss her book, Black is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine.

The New York Times called Our Revolution “Ruminative…lyrical…the writer and the child return repeatedly to a collection of fragments, rearranging and reconsidering them in the shifting light of age.” In addition to Our Revolution, Honor Moore is the author of The Bishop’s Daughter, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The White Blackbird, a New York Times Notable Book, as well as three collections of poems. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, among others. She lives and writes in New York City, where she is on the graduate writing faculty of The New School.

Emily Bernard’s Black is the Body is the winner of the LA Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose, was named a Best Book of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews and NPR, and was named one of Maureen Corrigan’s 10 “Unputdownable Reads”. Her work has appeared in The American Scholar, The Boston Globe Magazine, Oxford American, Ploughshares, The New Republic and The Atlantic among others. Her first book, Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the Julian Lindsay Green and Gold Professor of English at the University of Vermont.