The Greenidge Sisters on Writing

The New York Times Building
15th Floor Conference Center
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY  
Wednesday, March 23, 201
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Kweli contributor KAITLYN GREENIDGE (Author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman) and her sister KIRSTEN GREENIDGE (Playwright and Obie award winner, Milk Like Sugar) will take center stage during Women’s History Month. Both sisters are also historians and in their art they interpret the history of New England and Boston through a lens of race. They will read excerpts from new work and discuss Blackness in Boston, the art of listening, and growing up in a storytelling family. Poets CYNTHIA MANICK (Blue Hallelujahs) and JP HOWARD (Say / Mirror) will open the program.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Books will be available for sale and signing. 


Kaitlyn Greenidge, Author of We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Kaitlyn Greenidge was born in Boston. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Her work has appeared in The Believer, American Short Fiction, Guernica, Kweli Journal, The Feminist Wire, Afro Pop Magazine, Green Mountains Review and other places. She is the recipient of fellowships from Lower Manhattan Community Council’s Work-Space Program; Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and other prizes. She currently lives in Brooklyn. We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books) is Greenidge’s debut novel. "The power of this novel resides in Kaitlyn Greenidge’s undeniable storytelling talents. What appears to be a story of mothers and daughters, of sisterhood put to the test, of adolescent love and grown-up misconduct, and of history’s long reach, becomes a provocative and compelling exploration of America’s failure to find a language to talk about race."

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Kirsten Greenidge, Playwright of Milk Like Sugar

Kirsten Greenidge is a Village Voice/Obie Award winner, recent PEN/America Laura Pels Award recipient, and a Huntington Playwriting Fellow. She is the author of Milk Like Sugar, Baltimore, Luck of The Irish, The View from Here, Splendor, Bossa Nova, Rust, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land, 103 Within the Veil, and The Gibson Girl. She has developed her work at Sundance (Utah and Ucross), Magic Theatre, National New Play Network, Page 73 Productions, Bay Area Playwrights, Playwrights Horizons, New Dramatists, ASK, McCarter Theatre Center, and New Georges. She is a recipient of an NEA/TCG residency at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,and was playwright-in-residence at Company One Theatre. She has also received Sundance’s Time Warner Award for Bossa Nova. Ms. Greenidge attended Wesleyan University and the University of Iowa’s Playwrights Workshop. A member of Rhombus and an alumna member of New Dramatists, she is currently working on commissions from The Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Big Ten, The Kennedy Center, and Playwrights Horizons.

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Cover photograph by Rachel Eliza Griffiths