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Janelle Monáe on Tour to Promote THE MEMORY LIBRARIAN: Today in Books

Take A First Look at Jasmine Guillory’s Drunk on Love

Jasmine Guillory’s contemporary romance novel Drunk on Love is out on September 20, 2022, and TODAY has a first look at the book. Set on a vineyard in California’s Napa Valley, Drunk on Love is the story of Margot Noble, who runs a winery with her brother. Luke Williams, looking to leave Silicon Valley for a simpler life has taken a job at the winery. But before they meet at work, the two meet at a bar and sparks fly. It was meant to be a no-strings-attached one-night-stand, but now that they’re working together, everything has gotten much more complicated. Check out the cover reveal and an excerpt from the novel here!

Black Literature vs. the Climate Emergency Virtual Conference Happening on April 5

Black Literature vs. the Climate Emergency is a one-day, virtual conference streaming on YouTube Live at 12pm PST/3pm EST on April 5th. The conference aims to “celebrate the power of Afro-Diasporic fiction, non-fiction and poetry/spoken word at the forefront of addressing the climate emergency and inviting a ramping up of literary efforts to document, imagine, and encourage the engagement Black communities in the movement for climate justice.” The conference is free and open to everyone. You can check out the schedule and further details here. And sign up here to get the after party Zoom link.

Janelle Monáe on Tour to Promote The Memory Librarian

Janelle Monáe will be on tour in April to celebrate the release of her queer sci-fi short story collection The Memory Librarian. Monáe’s book will be out on Tuesday, April 19th, and on the day of the book’s release, Monáe will be in Washington, D.C. for an in-person/virtual hybrid event at Loyalty Bookstore. Also present will be collaborating writer Alaya Dawn Johnson, in conversation with Kimberly Drew. You can purchase tickets for the event here, which also includes a copy of the book. In-person attendees with have an opportunity to receive a signed copy of the book. And here is a full list of venues Monáe will be visiting on the tour.

15 LGBTQ Books Out This Month You Need to Read

Here are some of the most exciting LGBTQ books out in April 2022 that need to be on your TBR lists!