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Virtual | Literary

Tayari Jones

Tue, Apr 20, 2021
  • 7:30PM


Event includes closed captioning

RUN TIME: 1hr (All times are in EST)
Ticket sales will end at 5pm on the day of each event, in order to ensure that all guests receive the link to the Zoom Webinar by 6pm. 
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Tuesday April 20, 2021
Performances no longer available.

Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Moderated by Deborah Treisman
“one of the most important voices of her generation”

Join acclaimed author Tayari Jones for an evening of intimate discourse and reflection at this digital event, rescheduled from last spring due to the shutdown.

Tayari Jones is the author of An American Marriage, which was a New York Times bestseller, an Oprah’s Book Club pick, and selected by Barack Obama for his summer reading list. She is a native of Atlanta, which serves as the setting for An American Marriage as well as her other novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and the forthcoming Old Fourth Ward. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, Tin House, and The Believer, among other publications. Jones is currently a Charles Howard Candler Professor at Emory University and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

Purchase copies of featured authors' books from Greenlight bookstore here

This program includes closed captioning. If there is anything we can do to make this program as accessible to you as possible, please let us know. Contact BAM at with any questions, suggestions, or for additional information.

Ticket sales will end at 5pm on the day of each event, in order to ensure that all guests receive the link to the Zoom Webinar by 6pm.

Leadership support for off-site programs provided by:


Support for the signature artist series provided by Howard Gilman Foundation


Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Jerome L. Greene Foundation


Support provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

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