Author Event: Deesha Philyaw

After reading and discussing The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, join us at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 for an ONLINE visit from author Deesha Philyaw. In addition to the awards she’s received for The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, Philyaw’s work has been listed as Notable in the Best American Essays series, and her writing on race, parenting, gender, and culture has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, The Rumpus, Brevity, dead housekeeping, Apogee Journal, Catapult, Harvard Review, ESPN’s The Undefeated, The Baltimore Review, TueNight, Ebony and Bitch magazines, and various anthologies.

Philyaw is also a Kimbilio Fiction Fellow and will be the 2022-2023 John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is  a past Pushcart Prize nominee for essay writing in Full Grown People. Philyaw lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Most of the Adult Summer Reading programs will take place online and all are free and open to all. Email to receive an email invitation to the Zoom event. Each event will also be live-streamed to UCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.