Books Beneath the Bridge

Virtual Cafe Con Libros

Our annual literature series goes virtual this Fall featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading and Q&A with the authors. Registration required.

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Join us on Monday, October 5 for a virtual evening of Books Beneath the Bridge!

Curated by Cafe Con Libros Bookstore, this event will feature Shayla Lawson, author of This is Major.

Each program is free and features a reading and Q & A with the authors. Registration is now open! Click here to sign up.

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About Books Beneath the Bridge

In this moment where social justice is at the fore of our collective consciousness, it is vital more than ever to listen and learn from one another. This year’s Books Beneath the Bridge series will feature presenters reflecting on current events and centering marginalized voices, through the lens of their lived experience as well as their communities’.

We will feature a range of perspectives and navigate themes of protest poetry, migrant voices, gender-queer perspectives, the richness and resilience of black girl culture, modern-day parenting, and more.


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About Shayla Lawson

Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone, and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean—and the essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milkmaid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.