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Julia Mallory | Survivor's Guilt

Who gets to grieve and for how long? What do we do when people defy our expectations around what they should do with their sadness?

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome local author Julia Mallory as she discusses her new book, Survivor’s Guilt, with Madonna Awotwi. This event is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow discussion.

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About the Book:

Survivor’s Guilt is a monumental meditation on grief and the aftermath of loss. Born from the author’s lived experience with personal tragedy – her 17 year old son Julian was shot and killed in 2017, three weeks after his birthday, this collection is also an archive of survivorship. Survivor’s Guilt wrestles with the curious reality that parenting while Black has never been a neutral existence.

About the Author:

Julia Mallory is a writer, poet and creative. In November 2016, her debut collection of poetry, Black Mermaids, was released. An engaging performer, Julia’s poetry and prose dazzles on both the page and the stage.  Julia is the mother of three children: Julian (deceased), Jaya, and Kareem. She holds degrees from Elizabethtown College and Eastern University. 

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