Breakthrough

Brit Bennett & Ayelet Waldman

When

Thursday 22 April 2021

6pm GMT | 10am PDT
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Free
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“She hadn’t realized how long it takes to become somebody else, or how lonely it can be living in a world not meant for you.” —Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half

Hear award-winning authors Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half, The Mothers) and Ayelet Waldman (A Really Good Day, Love and Treasure) discuss writing, parenting, and life in a world haunted by our shared and differentiated histories.

Brit’s debut novel The Mothers was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel The Vanishing Half was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. In 2021, she was chosen as one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People.

Ayelet is an award-winning author, essayist and screenwriter. She was also a Federal public defender and an adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley law school where she developed and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs.

The event is in support of 826LA – a non-profit organisation based at Second Home Hollywood that helps young students develop their creative and expository writing skills. Join us in supporting them here.

826LA supporters who have donated $500 or more in the past year are invited to a pre-event meet-and-greet with the authors (where you’ll also learn more about our next amazing event, Changing the Story: A Field Trip to 826LAND). Separate invitation to follow.

It’s not too late – you can still make a donation to 826LA here.

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