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Virtual Book Discussion with Ayize Jama-Everett and John Jennings

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Join us for a virtual discussion between authors Ayize Jama-Everett and John Jennings, in conversation with Rachelle Cruz, for BOX OF BONES.

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Some of our favorite returning authors — Ayize Jama-Everett, author of the Liminal series; John Jennings, author, illustrator, and Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UCR; and Rachelle Cruz, author of God's Will for Monsters and Experiencing Comics, and Lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at UCR — are back for a virtual discussion of Box of Bones, Jama-Everett and Jennings's latest graphic novel release.

To join, please purchase a copy of Box of Bones from Cellar Door Bookstore or register for this event here to add a donation (suggested: $5). Click here to order Box of Bones online; both the author and illustrator will be signing bookplates!

When Black graduate student Lyndsey begins her dissertation work on a mysterious box that pops up during the most violent and troubled time in Africana history, she has no idea that her research will lead her on a phantasmagorical journey from West Philadelphia riots to Haitian slave uprisings. Described as "Tales from the Crypt meets Black History," Box of Bones is a supernatural nightmare tour through some of the most violent and horrific episodes in the African Diaspora.

Ayize Jama-Everett calls the Bay Area his home despite being born in New York City. He holds a Master’s in Divinity, a Master’s in Clinical Psychology, and a Master’s in Fine Arts, Creative Writing. He is the author of three novels, The Liminal People, The Liminal War, and The Entropy of Bones. The fourth and final installment in The Liminal Series is forthcoming from Small Beer Press.

John Jennings is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist and author, and Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at UC Riverside. He's the illustrator of the Kindred and Parable of the Sower graphic novels adapted by Damian Duffy, as well as I Am Alfonso Jones. His research and teaching focus on the analysis, explication, and disruption of African-American stereotypes in popular visual media.

Rachelle Cruz is the author of God's Will for Monsters, which won an American Book Award in 2018 and the 2016 Hillary Gravendyk Regional Poetry Prize, and Experiencing Comics: An Introduction to Reading, Discussing, and Creating Comics. She was appointed the 2018-2020 Inlandia Literary Laureate. She hosts The Blood-Jet Writing Hour with Muriel Leung and is a Lecturer in the Creative Writing Department at the UC Riverside.

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