Tomi Adeyemi and Dhonielle Clayton at Eason OConnell St "
"Easons is delighted to welcome Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone) and Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) to O'Connell Street for an inspirational in-conversation event. "
"Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and Bone - an epic fantasy with an eye toward the reality of contemporary racial and socioeconomic power dynamics, drawing upon West African history and mythology to tell a story of characters contending with colour, status and they want to be defined in a culture of fear. "
"After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When shes not working on her novels or watching Scandal, she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 4,500 subscribers at her website. "
"Dhonielle Clayton is the author of New York Times Bestselling THE BELLES, the first book in an epic YA duology about magic and the beauty myth. Dhonielle grew up in the Washington, DC, suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother's table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is cofounder of CAKE Literary - a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers - and COO of the non-profit, We Need Diverse Books. She's got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza.
Eason 40 Lower O'Connell Street
30/07/2018 6:30 PM
30/07/2018 8:30 PM
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Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach based in San Diego, California. After graduating Harvard University with an honours degree in English literature, she studied West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When not writing novels or watching Scandal, Tomi teaches and blogs about creative writing on her website, named one of the 101 best websites for writers by Writer’s Digest. Children of Blood and Bone was her debut novel.