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