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Booklovers' Breakfast featuring Tayari Jones


New York Times best-selling author, Tayari Jones, is the author four novels, most recently An American Marriage. Published in 2018, An American Marriage is an Oprah’s Book Club Selection and also appeared on Barack Obama’s summer reading list as well as his end of the year roundup.  The novel was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly known as the Orange Prize), Aspen Words Prize and an NAACP Image Award. 

Jones, a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers,  has also been a recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award,  United States Artist Fellowship, NEA Fellowship and Radcliffe Institute Bunting Fellowship.  Her third novel, Silver Sparrow was added to the NEA Big Read Library of classics in 2016.

Jones is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Iowa, and Arizona State University. She is an A. D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University and a  Professor of Creative Writing at Emory University.

Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:30 a.m. – noon
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
700 Aliceanna Street
Admission: $60 per person; Table of 10, $550

Book sales provided by MahoganyBooks.

Advanced registration required; register online, beginning Monday, December 9, 2019. Deadline for registration: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 11:59p.m. All seats are reserved in order of receipt of registration and payment. All sales are final. No refunds will be given. For more information, call 410-396-5494.

Saturday, February 1 at 8:30am to 12:00pm

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel 700 Aliceanna Street

Event Type

Black History

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category


Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Christine Key

Christine Key left a positive review 1/31/2020

Ms. Tayari Jones was truly inspirational and totally hilarious. The Breakfast with Ms. Jones was an uplifting experience. I applaud Ms. Powell and everyone responsible for organizing the event for a job well done. Through God's Grace, I plan to attend next year. BRAVO! BRAVO!

Harriett Banks

Harriett Banks left a positive review 1/31/2020

Everything was GREAT except the food was cold. My table and others felt the same way, hard to believe it would be that way at such an early hour. the Author was fantastic very entertaining.

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