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Virtual Event - Megan Giddings for LAKEWOOD in conversation with Tyrese Coleman

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:00pm


East City Bookshop welcomes Megan Giddings with her debut novel Lakewood in conversation with Tyrese Coleman.

RSVP is required. Registration via Eventbrite here.

Purchased copies of Lakewood will come with a bookplate signed by the author.

About Lakewood

A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Provocative and thrilling, Lakewood is a breathtaking novel that takes an unflinching look at the moral dilemmas many working-class families face, and the horror that has been forced on black bodies in the name of science.

About Megan Giddings

Megan Giddings is a fiction editor at The Offing and a senior features editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has been recently published in Catapult, The Iowa Review, The Southeast Review, and Story. Megan's first novel, Lakewood, was published by Amistad in March 2020.

About Tyrese Coleman

Tyrese L. Coleman is the author of the collection, How to Sit, a 2019 Pen Open Book Award finalist published with Mason Jar Press in 2018. Writer, wife, mother, attorney, and writing instructor, she is a contributing editor at Split Lip Magazine. Her essays and stories have appeared in several publications, including Black Warrior Review, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, and the Kenyon Review and noted in Best American Essays. She is an alumni of the Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University. Find her at or on twitter @tylachelleco.

Lakewood: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062913197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Amistad - March 24th, 2020

How to Sit: A Memoir in Stories and Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996103763
Availability: Backordered
Published: Mason Jar Press - October 1st, 2018