Here are the facts of the thing:
RingShout: a Place for Black Literature
kicks off its new reading series
and celebrates the 2010
Brooklyn Book Festival
Join us for an evening of readings by four acclaimed African-American writers.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tayari Jones, Jeffrey Renard Allen and Danielle Evans
DJ Sounds by Rob Fields
622 Degraw Street (3rd and 4th Avenue)
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Suggested donation: $5I greatly look forward to this event because of my respect for ringShout, and their commitment to supporting literary fiction and nonfiction by African-Americans. It's work sorely needed, done by all too few. With respect to myself, it must be said that I have spent the last six weeks doing the work of fiction--a portion of which I look forward to presenting on this date.
I have long grappled with how to tell you this, or if I even should. But given that so many of you have been essential to my understanding of the second half of the American Revolution, I don't know how I hold this one back. I went to college to major in history, and eventually dropped out. No matter. Here The Atlantic, I have--by my lights--finished my degree.
My request is a simple one: Brooklyn, Stand Up.
We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.