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Grubbie Debut: Desmond Hall with Jennifer De Leon, TONIGHT

We’re kicking 2021 off by launching the Grubbie Debut Author Series, a celebratory new reading and conversation series that goes behind the scenes with members of the GrubStreet community to launch their debut books.

 

Join GrubStreet Novel Incubator alum Desmond Hall for the launch of his debut novel, Your Corner Darkin conversation with GrubStreet Board Member Jennifer De Leon TONIGHT from 7pm - 8pm! This event is free and open to all, and is hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

About Your Corner Dark

American Street meets Long Way Down in this searing and gritty debut novel that takes an unflinching look at the harsh realities of gang life in Jamaica and how far a teen is willing to go for family.

Things can change in a second:

The second Frankie Green gets that scholarship letter, he has his ticket out of Jamaica.

The second his longtime crush, Leah, asks him on a date, he’s in trouble.

The second his father gets shot, suddenly nothing else matters.

And the second Frankie joins his uncle’s gang in exchange for paying for his father’s medical bills, there’s no going back...or is there?

As Frankie does things he never thought he’d be capable of, he’s forced to confront the truth of the family and future he was born into—and the ones he wants to build for himself.

 

This free series is in partnership with our friends at Porter Square Books and will be held remotely. When GrubStreet’s new space is ready and when it’s safe for us all to gather again, we’ll look forward to hosting these events in-person on our writers’ stage. In the meantime, register today to reserve your spot and we’ll see you online very soon. Learn more.

About the Author

GrubWrites is a space for the writing and reading community to share ideas and seek advice, a place where writers at the very beginning of their careers publish alongside established authors. Book lovers, we bring you reviews, recommendations, and conversations with exciting new authors to keep you up to speed on all things lit. Writers, this is your one stop shop for expert craft talk, opinions on how we learn and teach writing, and essential advice about the publishing industry.

Plus, we want to hear from you! Our ongoing call for submissions is open to literary community members of all types and persuasions. We want to hear from students, teachers, authors, readers, editors, agents, publicists, and any devotee of the written word. If you have something to say about writing, reading, the publishing industry, or anything related to the literary world, this is the place to voice it. We’re particularly committed to advocating for a diverse range of voices in the literary marketplace and raising the visibility of writers from under-represented communities.

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