World Fantasy Award winner Nalo Hopkinson in conversation with editor Patrice Caldwell and musician/author Amerie at Cellar Door Books

The World Fantasy Award winner Nalo Hopkinson, author of the acclaimed FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS, talks with Patrice Caldwell, editor of A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope, and musician Amerie (4AM Mulholland and After 4AM) at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, CA on Friday, March 13 at 6PM.

We’re pleased to welcome Patrice Caldwell for her debut anthology A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope (out 3/10/2020)! She’ll be in conversation with writer, editor, and musician Amerie (Because You Love to Hate Me) and local author Nalo Hopkinson (House of Whispers, FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS).

Beyonce’s Lemonade meets Octavia Butler in sixteen tales by bestselling and award-winning authors (including Elizabeth Acevedo, Amerie, and Ibi Zoboi) that explore the Black experience through fantasy, science fiction, and magic. Owner Linda says of Phoenix, “If story is the ground in which we plant the seeds of our stronger, prouder selves, more comfortable in our skins no matter what shade, what gender or non-conforming gender, then give Caldwell’s collection to every teen you know and watch the blooms.

Pre-order A Phoenix First Must Burn in-store or online. Tickets are required to attend this event. A purchase of a bundle ticket includes one copy of the book. To guarantee you get a copy of the book in time for the event and before we sell out, we recommend purchasing a book bundle! Only books pre-ordered from Cellar Door Bookstore will be permitted to the signing. 

Friday, March 13 6PM
Cellar Door Books

5225 Canyon Crest Dr. #30A
Riverside, CA 92507