Tayari Jones: An American Marriage: A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice
February 15 at 7 PM Everett Performing Arts Center 2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201
Jones will speak about her book “An American Marriage” which was named a notable book by The New York Times and The Washington Post and was included on Obama’s end-of-2018 roundup. It has been awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction. It has been published in over 20 countries, with more than 700,000 copies in print domestically.
“I don’t mind expressing my opinions and speaking out against injustice. I would be doing this even if I wasn’t a writer. I grew up in a household that believed in social justice. I have always understood myself as having an obligation to stand on the side of the silenced, the oppressed, and the mistreated.”