Thursday, September 24, 2009

Celebrate E. Lynn Harris at a Bookstore Near You

This Friday numerous authors are paying tribute to writer E. Lynn Harris in bookstores throughout the country. Harris was another talent we lost too soon this summer. According to Black Voices, the 54-year-old reportedly "died of heart disease, complicated by high blood pressure and hardening arteries." BV also reports Harris is the only black author to have 10 back- to- back bestselling novels. More importantly his novels, which centered on black down-low life, opened dialogue about black homosexuality.

It's unfortunate that his books have yet to become films. Getting actors of color on screen is a major diversity obstacle already. Maybe making a movie about gay people of color is pushing it in Hollywood. Still, Harris had a great career and his stories impacted many readers and writers. Celebrate the life and legacy of E. Lynn Harris this Friday, Sept. 25 at a bookstore near you. Below is a listing of cities and bookstores from Black Voices. Harris' new novel "Mama Dearest" just hit stores a few days ago.

Speak Your Mind: I have never read a E. Lynn Harris novel. GASP. I know, I know. But you can change that. What is your favorite E. Lynn Harris book? Which ones should I read?




BALTIMORE, MD
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
1819 Reisterstown Road
Phone: 410- 415-5758
Hosted by: Tracie Howard


BIRMINGHAM, AL
Books-A-Million @ 7:00 pm
140 Wildwood Pkwy
Phone: 205-942-4220
Hosted by: Brandon Harris


CLEVELAND, OH
Joseph Beth @ 7:00 pm
Legacy Village
24519 Cedar Road
Phone: 216- 912-1975
Hosted by: Lolita Files


CHICAGO, IL
Borders @ 7:00 pm
2210 W. 95th Street
Phone: 773-445-5471
Hosted by: Yolanda Jo


DALLAS, TX
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
7700 West Northwest Hwy
Phone: 214-739-1124
Hosted by: Mary B. Morrison


DETROIT, MI
Borders @ 7:00 pm
5601 Mercury Drive
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone: 313-271-4441
Hosted by: Terrance Dean


HOUSTON, TX
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
7626 Westheimer
Phone: 713-783-6016
Hosted by: ReShonda Tate Billingsley


JACKSONVILLE, FL
Books-A-Million @ 7:00 pm
25A 1910 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL
Phone: 904-215-2300
Hosted by: Tina McElroy Ansa


LITTLE ROCK, AK
Presented by Pyramid Books
The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center @ 6:30 pm
500 West Ninth Street
Phone: 501-372-5824
Hosted by: Celia Anderson and Rhonda Holmes


LIVINGSTON, NJ
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
Livingston Mall
112 Eisenhower Parkway
Phone: 973-758-1310
Hosted by: Karen Hunter and Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire


LOS ANGELES, CA
ESO Won Books @ 7:00 pm
4311 Degnan Blvd.
Phone: 323-290-1048
Hosted by: Tananarive Due and Eric Jerome Dickey


NEW ORLEANS, LA
Afro-American Book Stop @ 5:30 pm
7056 Read Blvd
Phone: 504-243-2436
Hosted by: Clarence Nero and Ms. Dupre


NEW YORK. NY
Borders @ 7:00 pm
10 Columbus Circle
Phone: 212- 823-9775
Hosted by: Erika Kendrick and Sean Lewis


PHILADELPHIA, PA
Borders 21 @ 12:30 pm
1 S. Broad, Suite 100
Phone: 215-568-7400
Hosted by: Brenda L. Thomas


SAVANNAH, GA
Barnes & Noble @ 7:00 pm
7804 Abercorn Extension
Phone: 912-353-7757
Hosted by: Dr. Bertice Berry


WASHINGTON, DC
Borders @ 7:00 pm
931 Capital Centre Blvd
Largo, MD 20744
Phone: 301-499-2173
Hosted by: Victoria Christopher Murray and Kimberla Lawson Roby




2 comments:

  1. I remember reading E. Lynn Harris' Invisible Life my freshman year of college. Some of my dormmates and I would gather in a room and read sections out loud, gasping and oo-ing all the while. His books were more than good fiction. They were a shockingly entertaining learning experience.

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  2. I heard his stuff was juicy. I'll start with Invisible Life which I believe is his first novel. Thanks girl!

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