MEET THE FOUNDER
My name is Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG)
We are a book club turned literary festival based in Brooklyn, NY. WRBG provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.
Since launching in 2015, WRBG has steadily grown into a thriving online community of 235K passionate Instagram followers. Our goal is to showcase the universality of Black women through literature. Through reading our community addresses racial inequity in publishing and pays homage to the literary legacies of Black women writers like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Maya Angelou.
Each month, I host book club meetings, readings and Twitter chats (#WRBGChat) with emerging and established authors. In fall 2017, I organized the first-ever WRBG Fest featuring award-winning writers, including Jacqueline Woodson, Tayari Jones, and Renée Watson. Whether we gather in-person or connect online, WRBG is a one-of-a-kind affirming space for Black women to engage in discourse with one another.