In collaboration with Charis Books and More, the Auburn Avenue Research Library welcomes Janelle M. Williams who in conversation with Nicki Salcedo will discuss her lyrical debut novel Gone Like Yesterday.
Gone Like Yesterday employs magical realism to explore the majestic and haunting experience of being a Black woman in today’s America via Zahra, a listless college prep coach, and Sammie, a teenage girl and budding activist soon off to college--who are drawn to each other through the songs of gypsy moths.
Sharp and wholly original, Gone Like Yesterday is a novel about family and legacy but also a literary exploration of racial identity, self, and what it means to be found.
Janelle M. Williams received her BA from Howard University and her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College. She was a 2017 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow. She is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach at Writopia Lab.
Nicki Salcedo has a degree in English and Creative Writing from Stanford University. She is the author of "All Beautiful Things" and three books of essays.
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