Well-Read Black Girl Grand Rapids Summer Series
We Are LIT! Grand Rapids is a multicultural bookshop selling new, diverse books curated to connect readers of all ages to their interest. Through its membership with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and in partnership with Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG) founder, Glory Edim, We Are LIT is excited to collaborate with a couple of WRBG's to bring a book club summer series to Grand Rapids!
The goal of the partnership between Edim, the ABA, and its member bookstores is to “amplify diverse voices and support emerging writers of color.” To support this goal and build upon its own mission, We Are LIT, through its WRBG Summer Series, seeks to unite Black Women who make up West Michigan's literary community to foster connections and create a culture around books.
SAVE THE DATE to attend the kickoff meet-up for Well-Read Black Girl Grand Rapids Summer Series Book Club, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH at the New Hotel Mertens in Downtown Grand Rapids.
We invite you to join We Are LIT's bookshop owner Kendra; Whimsy Librarian Jessica; and Paper Cutz Book Club founder, Renida as we kick-off the Summer Series for Well-Read Black Girl Grand Rapids, created to unite Black Women who make up GR's literary community in a mission to foster connections and create a culture around books in West Michigan.
This will be a casual meet and greet during Happy Hour at Hotel Mertens where we will share our exciting plans for the over drinks, while learning about each other’s reading interest. Then, if weather permits and there is space to accommodate our group, we plan to end the night with a "Wine Down" on the hotel's rooftop at the lounge Haute. DJ SuperDre is scheduled to spin live music during "The Sunset."
Everyone will be on their own for drinks and if going up on the rooftop, there is a $10 cash cover. Let us know if you can make it!