Virtual Chat: Crime Writers of Color from La Grua Center

Virtual Chat: Writing, Reading, and Racism: Celebrating Today’s Best Mystery Authors
Tuesday, February 9 at 6pm

Walter Mosley, a great crime writer and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, said, “A man's bookcase will tell you everything you'll ever need to know about him.”

Come and expand your bookcase and join the La Grua Center for an exciting evening of readings and discussions around the creative life, and being an author of color in an ever changing world. Featuring some of the best crime writers of today—Kellye Garrett, S. A Cosby, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden, moderated by Manju Soni.
Tickets $10. Visit our website to purchase. A private link to the event will be shared with ticket holders approximately 2 hours prior to the start of the event, and again 15 minutes before the start of the event.


S.A. Cosby is a writer from Southeastern Virginia. He won the 2019 Anthony Award for Best Short Story for "The Grass Beneath My Feet", and his previous books include Brotherhood of the Blade and My Darkest Prayer. He resides in Gloucester, Virginia. When not writing, he is an avid hiker and chess player.

Kellye Garrett is an award-winning author who spent eight years working in Hollywood. A former magazine editor, she holds a bachelor's degree in magazine writing from Florida A&M as well as a master's degree in screenwriting from USC. She now works for a leading media company and brainstorms new ways to commit murder for her novels.

Manju Soni is an eye surgeon turned author. She grew up in South Africa, where she was an anti-apartheid activist. Her primary interest as a writer is in bringing compelling events to life vividly and accurately. Soni enjoys writing, walking her dog, and drinking coffee. When she isn’t writing she’s likely to be watching too much TV or travelling to exotic places. You can read more about her on her website http://manjusoni.com.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota nation.  Winter Counts, an IndieBound bestseller, is a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Amazon, Sun Sentinel,  LitReactor, CrimeReads, Deadly Pleasures, Air Mail, MysteryPeople, and BOLO Books.  The book was also selected as an Amazon Best Mystery and Thriller of the year, an Indie Next pick, Best Noir Fiction and Best Debut of the Year as well as a Notable Selection for Best Crime Novel by CrimeReads.  The novel was a main selection of the Book of the Month Club, Best of the Month by Apple Books, and was the November choice of the BuzzFeed Book Club and the AWP Virtual Book Club. 

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