Live via Zoom:
Wednesday, October 28, 7:30 PM ET
Deesha Philyaw presents The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
In conversation with Kiese Laymon
Deesha Philyaw takes the virtual Greenlight stage to share her fiction debut, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. This electrifying book explores the raw and tender places where Black women and girls dare to follow their desires and pursue a momentary reprieve from being good. The nine stories in this collection feature four generations of characters grappling with who they want to be in the world, caught as they are between the church’s double standards and their own needs and passions. With their secret longings, new love, and forbidden affairs, these church ladies are as seductive as they want to be, as vulnerable as they need to be, as unfaithful and unrepentant as they care to be, and as free as they deserve to be. Kiese Laymon, award-winning author of Heavy, joins Philyaw in conversation.