Kwame Alexander in conversation with Victoria Christopher Murray - Why Fathers Cry at Night
Thursday, Jun 08, 2023 7:00 PM
Inman Park Church
1015 Edgewood Avenue, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
This powerful memoir from a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist features poetry, letters, recipes, and other personal artifacts that provide an intimate look into his life and the loved ones he shares it with.
Join us at the Inman Park Church Sanctuary for a special evening with multi-award-winning poet, educator, producer, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander, who will present his latest work, "Why Fathers Cry at Night: A Memoir in Love Poems, Recipes, Letters, and Remembrances." Alexander will appear in conversation with author Victoria Christopher Murray.
Seating is general admission. A note on the types of tickets available for this event:
-ADMIT 1 TICKET includes ONE signed copy of the book.
- ADMIT 2 TICKET includes ONE signed copy of the book.
- ADMIT 1 FREE TICKET does not include a copy of the book.
Please note: Although the book bundle tickets are non-refundable, if you cannot attend, your ticket still entitles you to a signed copy of the book. A Cappella Books will hold your book for one month from the event date. You may pick it up in-store or call us to request shipping.
We will have copies of the book available for purchase at the venue for guests who choose the FREE TICKET option. Mr. Alexander will personalize after the author conversation.
About the Book
In a powerfully intimate and non-traditional (or "new-fashioned") memoir, Kwame Alexander shares snapshots of a man learning how to love. He takes us through stories of his parents: from being awkward newlyweds in the sticky Chicago summer of 1967, to the sometimes-confusing ways they showed their love to each other, and for him. He explores his own relationships—his difficulties as a newly wedded, 22-year-old father, and the precariousness of his early marriage working in a jazz club with his second wife. Alexander attempts to deal with the unraveling of his marriage and the grief of his mother's recent passing while sharing the solace he found in learning how to perfect her famous fried chicken dish. With an open heart, Alexander weaves together memories of his past to try and understand his greatest love: his daughters.
Full of heartfelt reminisces, family recipes, love poems, and personal letters, "Why Fathers Cry at Night" inspires bravery and vulnerability in every reader who has experienced the reckless passion, heartbreak, failure, and joy that define the whirlwind woes and wonders of love.
About the Author
Kwame Alexander is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his Newbery Medal-winning novel "The Crossover" and "The Undefeated," winner of the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Honor. He is the founding editor of Versify, which aims to change the world one word at a time.
About the Conversation Partner
Victoria Christopher Murray is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including "Stand Your Ground," a Library Journal Best Book of the Year and NAACP Image Award Winner. Her novel, "The Personal Librarian," which she cowrote with Marie Benedict was a Good Morning America Book Club pick.