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An Evening with Deesha Philyaw
October 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us Thursday, October 13th at 5pm for An Evening with Deesha Philyaw, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, hosted by Jami Attenberg.
Tickets are required, and the $21 price includes a signed copy of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. As the event will be hosted offsite at a private residence, the location details will be provided after purchase.
Thank you to Le Beirut Nola for providing wine for the evening.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The nine stories in The Secret Lives of Church Ladies feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions.
With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Deesha Philyaw’s debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and the 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction. The Secret Lives of Church Ladies focuses on Black women, sex, and the Black church, and is being adapted for television by HBO Max with Tessa Thompson executive producing. Philyaw is also a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and will be the 2022-2023 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi.