Sayers & Doers with David Ebershoff, Daniel Franklin, Kat Gordon, Valerie Graves, and Chloë Mitchell

Event date: 
01/29/2018 - 7:00pm

Join us at Red Rooster Harlem for Sayers & Doers, featuring speakers David Ebershoff, Daniel Franklin, Kat Gordon, Valerie Graves, and Chloë Mitchell on Monday, January 29th at 7pm!

Sayers & Doers is a “live magazine” talk series featuring experts – authors, artists, academics, adventurers, comics, musicians, journalists, bartenders, chefs and designers – who are passionate about their work. Launched in June 2017, Sayers & Doers is a Passion Projects NYC production, made possible by the contributions of talented friends and family in New York City and around the world. 


David Ebershoff: Acclaimed author of “The 19th Wife” and “The Danish Girl” – the inspiration behind Tom Hooper’s Academy Award-winning film – Ebershoff teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University.@davidebershoff

Chloë Mitchell: The poet Kanye West, Rihanna and Iggy Azalea love, is the Harlem born up-and-comer whose words from “Your Bitter Is My Sweet” are recited by West on track, “Blame Game,” on his Grammy award-winning album featuring John Legend. Her poem, “If they let us,” is written in braille on the front cover of Rihanna’s album, “ANTI.” “Therapy Sessions: Volume I” is Mitchell’s first book of poetry. @lmchloemitchell    

Daniel Franklin: Journalist, mega-thinker and mastermind behind The Economist magazine’s annual “The World in [2018],” which looks at trends in business and society, Franklin is Executive Editor of the celebrated magazine and recent editor of "Megatech: Technology in 2050." Based in London, Franklin is “one to watch” when it comes to demystifying the disruptive – and creative – forces at work in our culture, societies and global economies.

Valerie Graves: From the projects of Motown-era Michigan to the skyscrapers of New York City, Graves – a former teenage mother and current Harlem resident – has been dubbed an ad industry “legend.” Of her memoir,Essence wrote: “When you get dealt a tough hand, you might choose to fold or you might decide to hold. If you’re Valerie Graves, you reshuffle the whole damn deck. Graves’s can’t stop-won’t-stop energy offers a jump start toward meeting objectives and renews hope. “Pressure Makes Diamonds” is about more than overcoming. @valgb

Kat Gordon: Named one of “30 Most Creative Women in Advertising,” Gordon is the highly-acclaimed entrepreneur and visionary behind the 3% Movement, a powerhouse initiative that is upping the numbers of women and people of color behind the advertising messages that we see daily. @katgordon

Event address: 
310 Lennox Ave.
New York, NY 10027