There are two virtual book events at East End Books Ptown this week.
The first, on Thursday, May 20th, at 7 p.m., will feature Eliza VanCort, author of A Woman’s Guide to Claiming Space, in conversation with Alma Derricks. The book is about how to use one’s voice and posture to project confidence and power. “Having a mother with schizophrenia forced VanCort to learn to be small and invisible at an early age,” says the description, “and suffering a traumatic brain injury as an adult required her to rethink communication from the ground up.”
The second event, on Wednesday, May 26th, at 6 p.m., concerns Loving before Loving: A Marriage in Black and White. Author Joan Steinau Lester will appear in conversation with Jewelle Gomez and Maxine Wolfe. The memoir touches on political activism, interracial marriage, and coming out in mid-life. Registration for either event is $5 minimum donation at eastendbooksptown.com.