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Events » October 2021 » C.J. Farley – Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)

C.J. Farley – Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)


Panel: “Inspired by a True Story”

Everyday lives and experiences feed into the creative force behind these powerful books, from exploring the Latinx diaspora through fifteen different voices and the trials and triumphs of growing up Black and queer, to the life of a Jamaican-American teen on the cusp adulthood, a worldwide pandemic, and a tidal wave of social justice activism. Saraciea Fennell (Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed), George M. Johnson (All Boys Aren’t Blue), and C. J. Farley (Zero O’Clock) discuss how real-life events can inspire moving, unforgettable storytelling. Moderated by award-winning author Mark Oshiro (Each of Us a Desert).

This event will occur in-person at the Brooklyn Book Festival’s Center Stage; please visit the Brooklyn Book Festival’s website to learn more.