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Naima Coster & Leesa Cross-Smith

May 16, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


At the center of the powerful, tender new titles, What’s Mine and Yours by NAIMA COSTER and This Close to Okay by LEESA CROSS-SMITH, are deftly wrought, perfectly imperfect characters whose paths can never be unwoven from not only each other, but also from the ways we see our communities and ourselves. Life is often, if not entirely, a series of crossed paths. Some paths are random kismet, some are paths you get to suddenly, with a crash. Hosted by MACKENZIE FILSON.

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NAIMA COSTER is the author of Halsey Street and What’s Mine and Yours. Naima has taught writing for over a decade in community settings, youth programs, and universities. Most recently, she has taught writing in the MFA programs at the City College of New York, Antioch University in L.A., and the University of Michigan. She also writes the newsletter, Bloom How You Must. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
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LEESA CROSS-SMITH is God’s little creature from Kentucky. She is an INFJ, a homemaker, a plant lover, and the author of This Close To Okay, So We Can Glow: Short Stories, Every Kiss A War and Whiskey & Ribbons. She lives in Kentucky with her husband and children.
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MACKENZIE FILSON  is a writer, bookseller, and too-proud Floridian. A graduate of Emerson College’s publishing program as well as Columbia University’s publishing course, she has worked in publicity for Penguin Random House, as well as a bookseller for The Harvard Coop, Skylight Books and, of course, Scuppernong Books.


May 16, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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