THIS WICKED FATE Reading with Kalynn Bayro
Join us for a wicked reading with best-selling author Kalynn Bayron for her new YA fantasy novel This Wicked Fate (out June 21st, 2022), the sequel to This Poison Heart. In conversation with Bayron will be Lo’Mas Lit Book Club facilitator Memphis Washington.
“The book centers Black characters, and its prose sings. . . . This Wicked Fate is a delightful novel about literal Black Girl Magic, found family, and queer love, with adventures and a satisfying twist on Greek mythology.” —Foreword Reviews, starred review
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In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must show proof of vaccination and must remain masked at all times. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the event so we can check vaccination cards and ID.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Would you tempt even the most dangerous fate to save the ones you love?
Briseis has one chance to save her mother, but she’ll need to do the impossible: find the last fragment of the deadly Absyrtus Heart. To locate the missing piece, she must turn to the blood relatives she’s never known, learn about their secret powers, and take her place in their ancient lineage.
But Briseis is not the only one who wants the Heart, and her enemies will stop at nothing to fulfill their own ruthless plans. The fates tell of a truly dangerous journey, one that could end in more heartache, more death. Strengthened by the sisterhood of ancient magic, can Briseis harness her power to save the people she loves most?
Bestselling author Kalynn Bayron continues the story of Briseis and her family’s unique magic in the sequel to This Poison Heart.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kalynn Bayron is the bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead, This Poison Heart and This Wicked Fate, and is a classically trained vocalist. When she’s not writing she can be found enjoying musical theater, horror novels, and classical music. She currently lives in Ithaca, New York with her family. www.kalynnbayron.com • @KalynnBayron
Memphis Washington is a Harlem-raised bookseller, facilitator, writer, and student based in Uptown NYC. Memphis has facilitated diverse programs and workshops for youth and adults, virtually and in-person, in areas including writing, disability awareness, environmental justice, and LGBTQ+ cultural competency. Memphis facilitates the Blickity Black Book Club, Q & T Writing Group, and Lo’Mas Lit Book Club at Word Up.
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