Women to Know: Jennifer Jules

The original writer of The Black Ivy Style, Professor Jason Jules, makes his debut as a female author. Join Jenée Desmond-Harris as she travels to Baltimore to hear from the women behind “The Black Ivy Style,” bringing together a diverse group of African-American women writers from the Hogan, Lyons, Davis, and McGowan families. Jason Jules will speak along with filmmaker Julianne Silberman, who will premiere her first feature-length film, A Primitive Grace, which she wrote and directed, and which explores violence in the African-American community. Learn more about The Making of Black Ivy Style. Jenée Desmond-Harris, Assistant Arts Editor: The Making of Black Ivy Style: An Untold Story of Charm City’s Women in Writing, a story of women breaking down barriers through the powerful art of literature, premieres on Tuesday, March 27 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Silver Spring, MD. Tickets are available here.

Authors who have appeared on The Washington Post Book World stage include Vijay Satija, Hari Kunzru, Kate DiCamillo, Elif Batuman, Maryland author Shaena Morse, Holly Carle, Anne Lamott, Eudora Welty, Susan Bennett, Howard Jacobson, Martha Gerstenzang, Faith Makini, Jacqueline Woodson, Carol Lewis, Kathleen Hale, Tiffany Shlain, Susan Karr, Mary Oliver, Myles Paige, Claudia Rankine, Jodi Picoult, Lisa Genova, Nikki Giovanni, Madeleine L’Engle, and Liz Lilley, among others.

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