Writers Panel: Jayne Allen, Myriam J.A. Chancy, and Kaitlyn Greenidge with host Jael Richardson

2021 13 Oct

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm ET as three incredible authors discuss their latest books with host Jael Richardson. Purchasing a participating book gives you access to this live virtual event, organized by HarperCollins Canada in partnership with independent bookstores like Octopus Books.

Jayne Allen's Black Girls Must Die Exhausted is the first novel in a captivating three-book series about modern womanhood, in which a young Black woman must rely on courage, laughter, and love—and the support of her two longtime friends—to overcome an unexpected setback that threatens the most precious thing she’s ever wanted.

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Award-winning author Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the characters affected by the disaster in her new book, What Storm, What Thunder.

Kaitlyn Greenidge, the critically acclaimed and Whiting Award–winning author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman returns with Libertie, an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself.

Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. Richardson lives in Brampton, Ontario where she founded and serves as the Executive Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). Her debut novel, Gutter Child, is a dystopian story of courage and resilience.