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Join us Wednesday, June 29 for a virtual author event with award-winning author Deesha Philyaw!

     After reading and discussing The Secret Lives of Church Ladies on June 22, join us a week later for an online visit from author Deesha Philyaw. In addition to the awards she’s received for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Philyaw’s work has been listed as Notable in the Best American Essays series, and her writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Brevity, dead housekeeping, Apogee Journal, Catapult, Harvard Review, ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Baltimore Review, TueNight, Ebony and Bitch magazines, and various anthologies.
     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. She is  a past Pushcart Prize nominee for essay writing in Full Grown People. Philyaw lives in Pittsburgh, PA.
     This online program will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 via Zoom. The program will also be live-streamed to UCPL's Facebook page and YouTube channel. As always, this program is free and open to all.

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Topic: An Evening with Deesha Philyaw
Time: Jun 29, 2022 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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     If you haven't checked out books for this summer, it's not too late! You’ll need a UCPL card to check out the books, but otherwise we welcome readers near and far. So please feel free to forward this message to any friends or family who would also be interested.
     And finally, many thanks to the Library Services and Technology Act, which is appropriated by Congress and Administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Missouri Secretary of State, which makes this program possible.
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