All Is Fair in Love … and YA: Angie Thomas & Britta B.
May 21 at 1:00pm
“The inheritance we carry from those who came before us is a knot of roots that can be complicated to unravel.” – Angie Thomas
Join YA author Angie Thomas as she discusses her new novel Concrete Rose, a poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood, with spoken word poet Britta B.
Ideas of democracy and social justice are at the very heart of the writing of YA author Angie Thomas. She joins Britta B. to discuss her new novel Concrete Rose, an emotionally honest and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. Concrete Rose returns to Garden Heights 17 years before the events of The Hate U Give in which Starr Carter, a 16-year-old girl finds her voice after witnessing a police officer kill her best friend.
We are thrilled to partner with International Literature Festival Dublin for this event as part of their festival programme taking place May 20–30, 2021.
Broadcast from ILFDublin
Event Date: May 21, 2021 at 1pm ET
Cost: 8 Euros
Angie Thomas is an author, producer, activist and former teen rapper. Her award-winning debut The Hate U Give was a New York Times bestseller and movie. Photo credit: Valerie Schmidt.
Toronto-based Britta B. made her name as a spoken word poet in competitive and feature performances, including the National Poetry Slam and Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. In her community work, Britta runs projects with students of all abilities and backgrounds.
On an island of storytellers and in a city where books are treasured, International Literature Festival Dublin is Ireland’s leading literary event. Since 1998, they have brought the world’s finest writers together to enthrall, engage and excite audiences. In readings, conversations, debates, screenings, guided walks, events, podcasts and broadcasts, they are proud to celebrate the very best Irish and international fiction and non-fiction authors, poets, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters. Their festival programme includes StoryMachine, a curated series for families and children; fringe programme Boundless; and Advance professional development events. ILFDublin’s presence is felt all year with Off The Page – bespoke events featuring writers making headlines.
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