UNCW to host book release for for late editor as part of Writer’s Week

New York Times bestselling author Imani Perry will be one of two people performing the keynote reading of “Bigger Than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic.” (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — A late editor’s anthology on the Black experience during the Covid-19 pandemic will debut next week as part of UNCW’s Writer’s Week.

“Bigger than Bravery: Black Resilience and Reclamation in a Time of Pandemic” by Imani Perry will be presented in Lumina Theater, Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 pm, hosted by the UNCW Department of Creative Writing and Lookout Books.

The book is an anthology of essays and poems, edited by Valerie Boyd who died in February due to complications of pancreatic cancer. A reception and signing will follow the reading.

The first reading will be delivered by New York Times bestselling author Imani Perry and Josina Guess. Perry is the finalist for the 2022 National Book Award for Nonfiction for her work on “South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation.”

Writer’s Week takes place annually in November, with visiting writers and literary professionals from outside the department to participate in a week of readings, workshops, and craft talks in both poetry and prose.

A full schedule is available here.

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