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BLACK GIRLS BOOK CLUB PRESENTS: black girls are magic brunch III

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After the runaway success of our second books and booze brunch - with tickets selling out in a record 4 minutes. Saturday 29th April 2017, Black Girls Book Club will host part three of our popular black girls are magic brunch.

We are very proud to announce that #BGBOOKCLUBPRESENTS Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The book is not only a classic, but is considered to be one of the best English-language novels of recent times.

In the spirit of traditional book clubs we will be sending copies in advance - giving you opportunity to read (or for some of you reintroduce and revisit) the story and get to know the fantastic characters

what to expect:

  • books

  • brunch

  • booze

  • black girls

You will receive the book and menu choices within 3 weeks of registration.

At BGBC we understand that life sometimes gets in the way, making it near enough impossible for you to be in a position to read the book all the way through before event day; if you still wish to attend the brunch and be surrounded by copious amounts of blak girl magic we recommend choosing our very popular brunch+booze ticket. Please note this option does not include a goody bag.

who we are:

Black Girls Book Club (or bad gyal book club, if you're nasty) is a collective of black women seeking to create a platform that allows us to celebrate our excellence and discuss our experiences with likeminded girls who are navigating life as a millennial in the city.

Our mission is to bring together a community of women with a love of booze, beauty, brunch and of course books in a dope settting. Allowing them to network in a safe haven where they can chill, chat and catch plenty plenty vibes.

Every attendee of the black girls are magic brunch will receive:

Entrance to the brunch venue which will be held in a private dining setting with its own bar

Brunch + Booze


A good dose of black girl magic

what you need to know:

Whilst the black girls are magic brunch is a celebration of black women it is open to all who wish to attend. However, please be aware that our mission is to create a space which allows black women to come together on a positive vibe and we will not tolerate any individual who seeks to derail that. BGBOOKCLUB is a judgement free zone and as such as we want to create an environment that allows us to be great, open and honest without any fear of backlash.

please note tickets are non-refundable

about the author:

Photograph:Zora Neale Hurston.

Zora Neale Hurston

Born on Jan. 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, Hurston moved with her family to Eatonville, Florida, when she was still a toddler. Her writings reveal no recollection of her Alabama beginnings. For Hurston, Eatonville was always home.

Zora Neale Hurston knew how to make an entrance. On May 1, 1925, at a literary awards dinner sponsored by Opportunity magazine, the earthy Harlem newcomer turned heads and raised eyebrows as she claimed four awards: a second-place fiction prize for her short story "Spunk," a second-place award in drama for her play Color Struck, and two honorable mentions.

The names of the writers who beat out Hurston for first place that night would soon be forgotten. But the name of the second-place winner buzzed on tongues all night, and for days and years to come. Lest anyone forget her, Hurston made a wholly memorable entrance at a party following the awards dinner. She strode into the room--jammed with writers and arts patrons, black and white--and flung a long, richly colored scarf around her neck with dramatic flourish as she bellowed a reminder of the title of her winning play: "Colooooooor Struuckkkk!" Her exultant entrance literally stopped the party for a moment, just as she had intended. In this way, Hurston made it known that a bright and powerful presence had arrived. By all accounts, Zora Neale Hurston could walk into a roomful of strangers and, a few minutes and a few stories later, leave them so completely charmed that they often found themselves offering to help her in any way they could.

Gamely accepting such offers--and employing her own talent and scrappiness--Hurston became the most successful and most significant black woman writer of the first half of the 20th century. Over a career that spanned more than 30 years, she published four novels, two books of folklore, an autobiography, numerous short stories, and several essays, articles and plays

source: Valerie Boyd

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