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An evening with EDWIDGE DANTICAT - Authors Present to Save Revolution Books

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An evening with

EDWIDGE DANTICAT

 

 

"Hidden Lives, Human Possibilities"

Authors Present to Save Revolution Books

Wednesday, July 24, 7:00pm

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Edwidge Danticat will be the first in a series of extraordinary authors appearing at Revolution Books -- as part of an emergency battle to save this unique bookstore.    

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to the United States when she was twelve years old. She is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory (Oprah's Book Club);  Krik? Krak! (National Book Award nomination), Brother I'm Dying (National Book Critics Circle award); Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work; The Farming of Bones (American Book Award winner), The Dew Breaker, and other works.

 

"With terrifying wit and flowered pungency, Edwidge Danticat has managed over the past 10 years to portray the torment of the Haitian people..." - The New York Times Book Review  

 

This will be the first of several intimate evenings with writers who open windows on the hidden lives of those cast off by this system.  Edwidge will present her work, including a preview from her new novel Claire of the Sea Light (coming out in August), followed by a conversation with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, and the audience. 

 

Revolution Books must raise $30,000 by September 30. 

Donate, and come hear Edwidge Danticat this coming Wednesday.

Limited seating. Reserve now.

 Tickets here, or contact bookstore 212-691-3345, revbooksnyc@yahoo.com



* General admission: $35

* Benefit premium ticket (with book signed by author): $100 

* "Hidden Lives" Benefit series ticket (for these 3 authors, plus 3 more TBA): $150

(We have a very few $15 student/unemployed tickets- call 212-691-3345)

If ever there was a time when Revolution Books is needed, it's now! This killing Amerikkkan system has again declared open season on Black youth with the Zimmerman verdict, but people are finally saying no, not this time, and taking to the streets. And around the world from Turkey to Brazil youth are refusing to live quietly under the crushing weight of U.S. imperialism. But where will this all go? Only revolution-- nothing less-- can end this nightmare. Revolution Books is essential as a center of the movement for revolution- a place where people can find the books and engagement about why the world is the way it is and how a different, better future for humanity is possible. But Revolution Books is in peril. Our lease has expired; $30,000 in donations and 50 new monthly sustainers are needed by September 30 to keep this not-for-profit bookstore open in Manhattan. This is possible, you are needed. Join the battle for Revolution Books. The future depends on it.

 

Get your tickets now for the author series

Become one of  50 new sustainer/donors needed by September 30. 

 

 

Next in the "Hidden Lives, Human Possibilities" author series:

 

Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm

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Author of more than 40 books including

Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery, Devil with a Blue Dress; Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned. His books have been translated into 20 languages; he's won an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Money means freedom; that was what people in the white America thought then. Citizens like me knew that whatever you had could be taken away in an instant..."

- Little Green  

 

 

 

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MORE AUTHORS IN THIS SERIES WILL BE ANNOUNCED

 

Humanity needs revolution.  

Revolution needs Revolution Books. 

Revolution Books needs you. 

 

Revolution Books / Libros Revolución

212-691-3345

www.revolutionbooksnyc.org

146 W. 26th Street (Between 6th and 7th Ave.)

New York, NY 10001

 

Revolution Books is open Monday - Saturday  noon to 7pm

 
 

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