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Off-site: Zell Visiting Writers Series w/ Wayetu Moore

Literati is pleased to be the official bookseller for the Zell Visiting Writing Series, produced by the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. 

Wayétu Moore’s debut novel She Would Be King reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years. It was named a best book of 2018 by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Entertainment Weekly & BuzzFeed. 

Moore is the founder of One Moore Book, a non-profit organization that creates and distributes culturally relevant books for underrepresented readers. Her first bookstore opened in Monrovia, Liberia in 2015. Her writing can be found in The Paris Review, Frieze Magazine, Guernica, The Atlantic Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in The Economist Magazine, NPR, NBC, BET and ABC, among others, for her work in advocacy for diversity in children’s literature. 

She is a graduate of Howard University, University of Southern California and Columbia University. Moore is a founding faculty member of Randolph College MFA program and a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Syracuse University. 

This event is free and open to the public. Onsite book sales will be provided by Literati Bookstore. 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
525 S. State Street
Stern Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI 48109