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YA Writers LIVE! featuring R. Eric Thomas

Please join us for a evening with author R. Eric Thomas to celebrate the release of his new young adult title Kings of B'More. The novel follows two Black queer best friends that face their last day together with an epic journey through Baltimore. It's a Ferris Bueller's Day Off story that's magnetic and full of life. 

R. Eric Thomas is the national bestselling author of Here For It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, a Read with Jenna book club pick featured on Today and “a laugh-out-loud memoir strongly recommended for everyone” (Library Journal). His biography of Rep. Maxine Waters, Reclaiming Her Time, co-authored with Helena Andrews-Dyer, makes “the case that political biographies shine bright when they have as much panache as their subject” (Washington Post). He is also a television writer (AppleTV+’s Dickinson, FX’s Better Things), a playwright, and the long-running host of The Moth in Philadelphia and D.C.. For four years he was a Senior Staff Writer for where he wrote “Eric Reads the News“, a daily current events and culture column. He won the 2016 Barrymore Award for Best New Play and the 2018 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award.

R. Eric Thomas will be in conversation with Pratt staff to discuss this novel, his career, and his writing, including a Q&A portion toward the end.

Dial-In Information

The conversation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page and YouTube page. It can be watched after the broadcast on the library's Facebook Live and YouTube page. Click here for the Live video library.

Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Book Discussions, Writers LIVE!, Summer Break Baltimore, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Age Group


Compass Category

Just For Teens

Event Publisher

Felix Davila - for Teens

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