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Last night was INCREDIBLE.
Every aspect of #WineWithWritersATL was so fantastic — the music, the wine, the food, the ambience. But nothing topped THE READERS! ❤ I cannot express how grateful I felt last night; your presence and energy and genuine love for all of us means everything. I only wish there was more time last night to sip & chat… y’all are the BEST. And Quan and LaShawn… hey y’all! 😀 Can I just say how thrilled I was to see you?! *hugs*
Special thanks to Nia Forrester, the originator of #WineWithWriters. Three years ago, Nia launched this event in Washington, D.C. then again in Philadelphia and now in the A. Because of her vision, readers were able to enjoy a casual, engaging literary experience in southwest ATL last night and have what Lily Java perfectly sums up — an intimate, no-holds-barred discussion about the books we love and why we love them. I am still full just thinking about it. Nia, your brainchild is truly something special and I continue to be in awe of your talent, humility and benevolent spirit… congrats on another huge success!
Wine With Writers was a sold-out event… a for real, turning-people-away-at-the-door, sold-out event. Last night was by no means an easy feat. From the planning and the space itself to the transition between the mixer to the discussion to the book signing, it was all on point. Jacinta Howard, you da real MVP. Thank you so, so much for leading the charge and, most important, just being you. I could see your heart in every detail last night… you are amazing!
Definitely can’t forget to express my sincere appreciation for Grace Octavia. It was a pleasure meeting you, Grace, and thank you for moderating our discussion!
And to my sister writers — Jacinta, Lily, Nia, and now DL and Tasha — I am so inspired by and grateful to know you. Keep sharing your incredible gifts with the world… I love y’all! ❤
ICYMI: Check out a couple of clips below from the event.
I don’t always read at events but when I do… 😀