2021 LitLIVE! with Kaitlyn Greenidge and Kirstin Valdez Quade


The Library Foundation is excited to welcome back LitLIVE! The event will take place virtually. Authors Kaitlyn Greenidge and Kirstin Valdez Quade will participate in a moderated panel discussion with Foundation Chair and Venice Magazine Editor-at-Large Nila Do Simon. All women participating are women of color with careers in writing. This discussion will highlight the brand new books both authors have recently released, as well as their careers and the paths that led them to their success.

This event is sponsored by Nova Southeastern University and is open to the public! Space is limited and registration is required. The event will be hosted on Zoom and a computer and internet connection will be needed to attend. Once registered, your confirmation email will have the login details.


Greenidge’s book, Libertie, is an unforgettable story about one young Black girl’s attempt to find a place where she can be fully, and only, herself. She became well known with her first novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, which won a Whiting Award, was named a New York Times Critics’ Top Ten Book of 2016 and was a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her newest novel has already been chosen at the #1 April Indie Next Pick and a March LibraryReads Selection, as well as made numerous “Most-Anticipated Books” lists.



The Five Wounds, a novel by Quade, is a stunning debut that paints a picture of families in New Mexico with long and proud lineages struggling with poverty and a deadly drug epidemic. This book has been named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 by Oprah Magazine, The Week, The Millions, and Electric Lit. She is also the author of Night at the Fiestas, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, and many other awards.