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Uncle Bobbie's Events

Featuring author talks, new releases, community events, and more.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 5, 2022 AT 7:00 PM ET

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"SOUTH TO AMERICA" with Imani Perry

Uncle Bobbie's is excited to welcome Imani Perry and Tarana Burke!

They'll be discussing Imani's new book, "South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation" which hit the shelves on January 25. Active viewers are encouraged to participate in the live audience Q&A that will follow the discussion and presentation, so make sure you have them ready! This is a discussion you wouldn't want to miss!

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"An elegant meditation on the complexities of the American South--and thus of America--by an esteemed daughter of the South and one of the great intellectuals of our time. An inspiration."

--Isabel Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

APRIL 9, 2022 AT 4:00 PM ET

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"AMERICA, GODDAMN" with Treva Lindsey

Uncle Bobbie's is excited to welcome Treva B. Lindsey, and our very own Marc Lamont Hill!

They'll be discussing Treva's new book, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice," which recently hit the shelves. Active viewers are encouraged to participate in the live audience Q&A that will follow the discussion and presentation, so make sure you have them ready! This is a discussion you wouldn't want to miss!

"America, Goddam explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities."

 

EARLIER THIS YEAR

Derecka Purnell with Marc Lamont Hill "Becoming, Abolitionists"

Uncle Bobbie's excitedly welcomed Derecka Purnell, and our very own Marc Lamont Hill! They discussed Derecka's new book, "Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the pursuit of Freedom," which hit the shelves on October 5th.

Stephanie V. W. Lucianovic & Vashti Harrison "HELLO, STAR"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomed the creators of this fall's exciting new children's release, Hello, Star: Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic and Vashti Harrison *stopped by* to show and tell us about how this fantastic new children's book came to life!

Brandy Colbery "Black Birds in the Sky"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomes authors Brandy Colbert and Kekla Magoon!! In discussion about Brandy's new Young Adult Novel, "Black Birds in the Sky".

Farah Jasmine Griffin "Read Until You Understand"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomes Farah Jasmine Griffin for an exciting conversation about her new book "Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature" featuring fellow writer, Edwidge Danticat.

Jonah Mixon-Webster "Stereo(TYPE): Poems"

Uncle Bobbie's was delighted to welcome Jonah-Mixon Webster for an exciting conversation about his new collection "Stereo(TYPE): Poems", featuring fellow poet Airea D. Matthews.

 
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FREE LIBRARY AUTHOR EVENTS

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Uncle Bobbie's — The Official Bookseller for Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events

The Author Events program at the Free Library of Philadelphia offers the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with today’s most celebrated voices in the humanities and sciences. Called “the region’s preeminent forum for writers and ideas” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Free Library’s Author Events program has earned three “Best of Philly” designations from Philadelphia magazine (in 1997, 2001, and 2009). Since its inception, the Author Events program has grown and now presents more than 125 authors each year in addition to the Field Family Teen Author Series.