Get Lit November Book Club: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Tue. Nov 22, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
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Get Lit November Book Club: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Join WNYC’s Alison Stewart and Margaret Wilkerson Sexton for a live conversation about her new novel, On the Rooftop, followed by a special musical performance with saxophonist Roxy Coss.


The New York Public Library and WNYC—two indispensable New York institutions—are partnering to host a book club that brings New Yorkers together and fosters community.


This November’s read is On the Rooftop by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton. On the Rooftop follows a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with the daughters’ ambitions for their own lives.


Throughout the month, All of It host Alison Stewart and the Library will accompany readers, providing touchpoints on-air and on social media at @allofitwnyc and @nypl. Borrow the book (and more than 300,000 others) for free through the Library’s e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices.


Join Stewart, the author, and readers everywhere for a live conversation, in-person or online, on Tuesday, November 22, at 6 PM. The conversation will be followed by a special musical performance by jazz saxophonist Roxy Coss, founder of the Women In Jazz Organization (WIJO).


To join in-person | Please be sure to register for an In-Person Ticket. Doors will open 30 minutes before the program. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.


To join the livestream | A livestream of this event will be available on the NYPL event page. To receive an email reminder shortly in advance of the event, please be sure to register!


COVID PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMS


The New York Public Library no longer mandates proof of vaccination at large-scale public events. 


Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at NYPL events.


If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or suspect you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home.


ACCESSIBILITY


In-Person | Assistive listening devices and/or hearing loops are available at the venue. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email accessibility@nypl.org or use this Gmail template. This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs.


Livestream | Captions and a transcript will be provided. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email accessibility@nypl.org or use this Gmail template.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. Her most recent novel, The Revisioners, won a 2020 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work and was a national bestseller as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was long-listed for the National Book Award. She lives in Oakland with her family.


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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 7th Floor Event Center 455 5th Avenue
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