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Writers LIVE! Jamila Minnicks

Jamila Minnicks will discuss her debut novel that follows Alice Young, a Black woman in New Jessup, Alabama, and her efforts to support the burgeoning civil rights movement in the late 1950s.   

Jamila Minnicks’ writing has been published in several publications, including CRAFT Literary Magazine and Catapult.   Her debut novel, Moonrise Over New Jessup, received the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. 

  • All in-person attendees will receive a FREE copy of the book.
  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.   
  • To attend in-person we strongly encourage you to register here
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.

Virtual Meeting Information

To join virtually visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page. 

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Central Library, Poe Reading Room
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

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Writers LIVE!, Virtual Event

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Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Emily Levine, Manager of Adult Services

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