Leila Taylor: Darkly (w/ Laina Dawes)
Tuesday November 12: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of Darkly or a $15 gift card in-store to attend. This event will take place in the 3rd floor Rare Book Room.
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
I am struck by the depth of Leila Taylor's vision. The generosity shown in the way a history (and present) is illuminated. This book does so much beautiful work to widen the expectations and understandings of blackness, and I am immensely thankful for it. -Hanif Abdurraqib, New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
Leila Taylor was a goth kid and is now a goth adult. She is the Creative Director of the Brooklyn Public Library and has given talks at the International Gothic Association and the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Darkly is her first book.
Laina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2012). She is also a music and cultural critic whose writing can be found in print and online magazines, such as Hazlitt, Bitch, SPIN, Cuepoint, Wondering Sound, Flavorwire, Refinery29, MTV Iggy, MySpace, The Wire UK, NPR, Toronto Star and Exclaim! Canada. Laina recently graduated with a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies from The New School for Social Research in New York City and completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science and Sociology from York University in Toronto, Canada.