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Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

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Writer and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club Glory Edim is a book lover who brings readers and writers together to celebrate the written word. 

Expanding on the community she built in 2015, Well-Read Black Girl is the literary kickback you never knew you needed. Each week, Glory sits in deep, honest and close conversation with authors like Tarana Burke, Min Jin Lee, Anita Hill, Gabrielle Union, Elizabeth Acevedo and more. You’ll also meet WRBG Book Club members, literacy advocates, and Black booksellers to hear what they’re reading and what it means to be well-read. 

Join Glory through this current cultural moment – where art, justice and literature collide – and pay homage to the literary legacies of the women who paved the way. You’ll laugh, cry, connect and build space for kinship in a shared love of literature. Tune in, turn the page, and join the celebration.
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Glory speaks with actor and author Viola Davis about her new memoir, Finding Me. In the final episode of this season, Viola gets candid about books as a means of escape during her difficult childhood and how she and her sisters found salvation in literature while living in poverty in Rhode Island. Glory and Viola also talk about the author’s writing process and how this book became her legacy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory speaks with author Tayari Jones about her award-winning novel An American Marriage. In this episode, the women talk about the healing power of Tayari’s work, her long writing process, and the value of sisterhood in her life. Glory also talks about a heartfelt memento she received from the author that she keeps close by on her own writing desk. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory speaks with poet and author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers about her award-winning debut novel, The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois. In this episode, Honorée opens up about being inspired by poet Lucille Clifton and about reading Tolstoy at an early age. She also shares her Soul Train scramble board-style writing process and how her faith deepened her love of the written word.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today, an episode from another podcast we think you'll like: Design Matters with Debbie Millman from the TED Audio Collective. Each week Debbie sits down with an exceptionally creative person to explore how they design the arc of their lives. In this episode, Ashley C. Ford joins to discuss her memoir “Somebody’s Daughter,” capturing a complex childhood shaped by family secrets, incarceration, and resilience. To hear more of these intimate conversations, including one that just released with Abbi Jacobson, find and follow design matters with Debbie Millman wherever you're listening to this. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory talks to poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo about her books Clap When You Land and The Poet X. They discuss Elizabeth’s research process for writing poetry versus writing novels in verse. In this episode, they also talk about how music influenced Elizabeth’s early poetry, and how hip hop gave her the tools to talk about her neighborhood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones about her writing process and her preparation for publishing The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. In this episode, they also talk about how social justice showed up in Hannah-Jones’ childhood and her exciting journey to finally being a part of Howard University. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory and New York Times best-selling author Brit Bennett talk about her latest novel, The Vanishing Half. In this episode, they also get in the weeds talking about the task of writing a story that tackles race and colorism, what Brit’s revision process looks like, and how workshopping her first novel helped her develop a dictatorial manner towards her work. We will also be speaking with The Skimm's Bridget Armstrong about what she's been reading lately. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory talks to author Deesha Philyaw about her National Book Award finalist debut collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. In this episode, they explore Black women’s complex relationship with the church, how Deesha crafts her bold characters, and why writers — especially writers of color — should not play small. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory talks to culture critic and author Zeba Blay about her book Carefree Black Girls: A Celebration of Black Women in Popular Culture and creating space for Black women to heal. In this episode, they explore Zeba’s mental health journey, how the internet shaped her writing, and why her work centers Black life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory catches up with actress and author Gabrielle Union to talk about her latest book You Got Anything Stronger? In this episode, they also talk about Gabrielle’s lifelong love of reading, how some of her most iconic roles still bring her joy, and how writing and living without fear bring her closer to her best life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week’s episode of Bookmarks, Glory chats it up with Well-Read Black Girl member Petrushka Bazin Larsen about how the book club became a safe space to build sisterhood and exchange ideas. Glory also gives insightful advice on what to expect when starting a podcast. And, she lets us in on what she’s reading this week — hint: there’s intrigue, secrets and all the church tea to be spilled. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory and Jacqueline Woodson, MacArthur Genius Award winner, talk about her latest children’s book, The Year We Learned to Fly. In this episode, they also discuss Woodson’s writing trajectory, the value of artists' residencies, and how she feels about her place in history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory talks to lawyer and educator Anita Hill about her latest book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence. In this episode, they converse about the need to believe women when they are brave enough to speak their truth, and about the work Hill does with the Hollywood Commission to help the most vulnerable gender-based violence victims. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory chats with activist and author Tarana Burke about her memoir Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement, and using her story as a form of activism. In this episode, they also talk about embracing the freedom to be unapologetically Black and how that journey has led to Tarana becoming an author and leader. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Korean-American author and teacher Min Jin Lee and Glory chat about how Lee’s work on and off the page constantly challenges society to change. They also talk about how reading can radicalize young people and through stories we can create a version of the world we want to see. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Join Glory Edim, host of Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim, as she speaks with some of the most impactful and interesting thinkers, makers, and authors of color today.These intimate conversations with Anita Hill, Zeba Blay, Min Jin Lee, Tarana Burke, and more, allow listeners to peek behind the page and hear how these writers found their voices, honed their crafts, navigated publishing, and showed up in the world. Stay tuned for Well-Read Black Girl, coming February 1, 2022! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Glory Edim, host of the upcoming Well-Read Black Girl podcast, looks back on the 5th Annual Well-Read Black Girl Festival. The festival, held in October 2021, featured speakers like Gabrielle Union, Ashley C. Ford, Arlan Hamilton, Michelle Obama, and many more, highlighting stories of Black girlhood, sisterhood, freedom and perseverance. Listen here for Glory's reflections on this year's gathering, and stay tuned for the Well-Read Black Girl podcast – launching February 2022! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Coming soon to Pushkin Industries: Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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