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Celebrate THE ONLY BLACK GIRL IN THE ROOM by Alex Travis!

Location 2200 N. Westmoreland Street Arlington, VA 22213
Date Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Calling all book lovers in the D.C. area! On Thursday, May 9th at 7 PM, One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia is hosting a can't-miss literary event to launch local author Alex Travis's debut novel, The Only Black Girl in the Room. This compelling read, perfect for fans of authors like Jayne Allen, Jasmine Guillory, and Zakiya Dalila Harris, follows an ambitious young Black reporter named Genevieve who finally gets her big break - the chance to write an authorized profile on her ex-fiancé, a prominent CEO. Attendees can expect a fabulous evening as Travis is joined in conversation by the talented Nikki Payne, author of Pride and Protest and Sex, Lies and Sensibility. The two writers are sure to engage in a lively, thought-provoking discussion around Travis's timely novel that explores complex themes of racism, workplace dynamics, relationships, and believing in oneself against all odds. This is a rare opportunity to not only hear directly from Travis about her inspirations and creative process but also get your copy of The Only Black Girl in the Room signed by the author herself. The novel has already garnered buzz for its fresh voice and nuanced look at the challenges Black women face in predominantly white professional spaces. Whether you're an avid reader always seeking out diverse new voices in fiction or simply someone who appreciates a juicy, well-crafted story, this evening promises to be equal parts entertaining and insightful. Don't miss your chance to support a local writer, engage with two incredibly talented authors, and perhaps even snag a selfie with the stars of the night! Secure your spot by registering through the One More Page website.

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