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Tayari Jones: An American Marriage: A Love Story Torn Apart by Social Injustice

February 15 at 7 PM
Everett Performing Arts Center
2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201    

Portrait photo of author Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones will speak about her book “An American Marriage.” This is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young couple. Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are standing on the threshold of the American dream when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and their lives implode.

“An American Marriage” was named a notable book by The New York Times and The Washington Post and was awarded the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Aspen Words Prize, and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Fiction.
It has been published in over 20 countries, with more than 700,000 copies in print domestically. It was selected as a 2018 Oprah  Book Club pick, a summer reading list pick by Barack Obama, and one  Bill Gates’ top five books of 2019.

Books will be available for sale and signing following the

Film Screening & Community Conversation

March 5th, 6-8PM
Main Library Auditorium
2702 Hoyt Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Photograph of woman wearing a blue shirt hanging up an American flag

American Creed shares the stories of unlikely activists who bring their communities together and confront the nation’s deepest divides. Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy come together from different perspectives to shed light on these stories, and what it means to be an American in turbulent times.

Following the film screening, Dr. Robert Richardson, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU Everett, will facilitate a community conversation. This event is part of the Civil Everett program series, which encourages the community to engage in dialog on difficult topics.

Sponsored by Everett Public Library, WSU Everett, and Citizen Film.

Free and open to the public.