Published June 25, 2020

SHELF LIFE continues in July with more virtual author events, every Tuesday and Thursday at noon (EDT), livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook. Exploring vital topics from domestic violence to romance and crime writing, from abuses of history and myth-making to religion and teen sexuality, we hope you’ll find more than a few discussions to be of interest.

If you’re new to SHELF LIFE or to Zoom, more generally, CLICK HERE to learn more about how to take part. Then, mark your calendar for these upcoming events in the first half of July…

Thursday, July 2 at 12:00 PM EDT

No Visible Bruises: Rachel Louise Snyder in discussion with Latoria White

Join journalist Rachel Louise Snyder as she discusses her highly-acclaimed book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, in conversation with Latoria White.

“Powerful… Snyder exposes this hidden crisis by combining her own careful analysis with deeply upsetting and thoughtfully told accounts of the victims… [An] important book.” —New York Times Book Review

We appreciate the support of the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVAShelter for Help in Emergency, and SARA-Sexual Assault Resource Agency, in presenting this event.

Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00 PM EDT

Alex Segura & John Vercher Talk Crime: Reading and Writing

Join highly-acclaimed crime writers Alex Segura (Miami Midnight) and John Vercher (Three-Fifths) as they discuss their novels, creating complex characters, and writing crime fiction.

“Alex Segura’s P.I. series is one of the best around, and this latest offering might very well be the pick of the bunch. Don’t miss it.”―Michael Harvey, author of Pulse and Brighton

“Vercher deftly explores identity and the ethics of accountability in this debut. Fans of realistic social issue narratives will be immersed in the moral dilemmas of this timely novel.”―Library Journal, starred review

Thursday, July 9 at 12:00 PM EDT

Searching for Black Confederates: Kevin Levin in discussion with Jalane Schmidt

Join historian and educator Kevin Levin as he discusses his highly-acclaimed Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth in conversation with Jalane Schmidt.

“Levin’s timely and telling account should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the uses and abuses of history and the power and dangers of mythmaking.” —Library Journal, starred review

Tuesday, July 14 at 12:00 PM EDT

Not So Pure and Simple: Lamar Giles in conversation with Amber McBride

Join author Lamar Giles as he discusses his latest young adult novel, Not So Pure and Simple, with Amber McBride.

“With true-to-life characters and a straightforward handling of sex, including often ignored aspects of male sexuality, Giles’s thoughtful, hilarious read offers a timely viewpoint on religion, toxic masculinity, and teen sexuality.”—Publishers Weekly

Thursday, July 16 at 12:00 PM EDT

Adriana Herrera and Alexis Daria on Writing and Publishing Romance

Join romance writers Adriana Herrera, author of the Dreamers series and Finding Joy: A Gay Romance, and Alexis Daria, author of the forthcoming You Had Me at Hola, as they discuss their work and their publication journeys.

“Herrera is writing some of my favorite Afro-Latinx characters and giving us beautiful love stories along the way.”—Elizabeth Acevedo, National Book Award Winner

“Daria breathes effortless life into a cast of messy, loving, talented, and downright hilarious characters readers will adore. A sense of Latinx culture and pride exudes from every page, elevating an already entertaining story. Romance fans won’t want to miss this.”—Publishers Weekly

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