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Elwin Cotman — Weird Black Girls: Stories - with Reggie Bailey — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Thursday, May 9, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.politics-prose.com/elwin-cotman
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Elwin Cotman's "Weird Black Girls: Stories" is a captivating and genre-defying collection that invites readers to embark on a journey through the extraordinary and the impossible. With a deft hand and a keen eye for the human experience, Cotman weaves together tales that oscillate between reality and fantasy, exploring themes of friendship, love, betrayal, and the pursuit of obsessions. In this anthology, characters navigate surreal landscapes and confront the twists and warps of their worlds, revealing profound truths about the complexities of human nature. From a rural town under the authoritarian sway of a punishing tree to a pair of narcissistic friends wreaking havoc on an activist community, Cotman's stories challenge, incite, and entertain in equal measure. Attendees of this event will have the rare opportunity to delve into the mind of a master storyteller and witness Cotman's imaginative prowess firsthand. With his elegiac tone and humorous execution, he promises to transport audiences into realms where the boundaries between reality and impossibility blur, inviting them to confront their own perceptions and embrace the weird and wonderful. Moreover, Cotman will be joined in conversation by Reggie Bailey, the Co-Founder, Executive Producer, and Co-host of Books Are Pop Culture, a literary citizen who believes in elevating books to the same cultural prominence as film, television, and music. This dynamic pairing of two literary luminaries ensures an engaging and thought-provoking discussion that will explore the intersections of genre, identity, and the power of storytelling. Whether you're a fan of speculative fiction, literary explorations, or simply seeking a unique and captivating reading experience, "Weird Black Girls: Stories" promises to challenge, entertain, and leave a lasting impression. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in Cotman's imaginative worlds and gain insights into the creative process behind this remarkable collection.

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