CityLit partners with JHU to feature novelist Cynthia Bond (Ruby & Wishbone) in Conversation with Joyell Arvella


September 23, 2017




CityLit Stage

Cynthia Bond is a New York Times Best-Selling Author. Her novel Ruby was chosen to be an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection in 2014. It was also a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and an Indie Next Pick. She recently completed a screenplay with Harpo Productions for Ruby, the epic, unforgettable story of a man determined to protect the woman he loves from the town desperate to destroy her—this beautiful and devastating debut heralded the arrival of a major new voice in fiction. The second, forthcoming book in the Ruby trilogy is tentatively titled Wishbone, from which Bond will provide a debut reading on the CItyLit Stage. A PEN Rosenthal Fellow, Bond founded the Blackbird Writing Collective and has taught writing to at-risk and homeless youth for over fifteen years, and is on staff at Paradigm Malibu Adolescent Treatment Center. Joyell Arvella’s love affair with activism, language, and literature motivated her to earn an undergraduate degree in Black Studies from Washington College and a law degree in international human rights from New England Law Boston.


Sept 28-30, 2018
Fri - Sun: 11am - 7pm
Baltimore Inner Harbor

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