2023 Festival Morning Keynote with Celeste Ng & Jason Mott

Graphic for the Saturday Morning Keynote with Celeste Ng and Jason Mott at 9:30 am at the First Baptist on Fifth Church. This is a free keynote with no registration or tickets required. Join Bookmarks and New York Times bestselling authors Celeste Ng and Jason Mott on Saturday, September 23 at 9:30 am at First Baptist on Fifth Church!

We are kicking off our festival day with a conversation about the power of books and the fight against censorship. The first two-hundred guests will receive a complimentary copy of Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng. Presented with support from Marguerite Casey Foundation.

Please Note: There is no booksigning at this event and masks are requested for this keynote.

An ASL interpreter will be at the event. To ask questions about accessibility or request accommodations, please contact Bookmarks at info@bookmarksnc.org or (336) 747-1471 x1001. At least two weeks' notice will allow us to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.

Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the novels Everything I Never Told You, Little Fires Everywhere, and Our Missing Hearts. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages. Our Missing Hearts is a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear.

Jason Mott is a National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of The Returned and Hell of a Book. Hell of a Book is an astounding work of fiction that is deeply honest, at times electrically funny, that goes to the heart of racism, police violence, and the hidden costs exacted upon Black Americans and America as a whole.


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Event date: 
Saturday, September 23, 2023 - 9:30am
Event address: 
First Baptist Church on Fifth
501 W 5th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101