Glory Edim

Founder of Well-Read Black Girl.

Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and online community that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017, she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Literary Festival.


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Founder of Well-Read Black Girl.

She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including Kickstarter, The Webby Awards and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She received the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for her work as a literary advocate. Her first anthology, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, was published by Random House in 2018.She serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore and lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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Glory did a fantastic job. Her talk was a great introduction to her story and the story of Well-Read Black Girl movement. It was honest, touching, and inspiring. The Q&A was excellent and folks walked away with great book recommendations. She has a delightful, friendly and welcoming personality and it was a joy to host her.

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It’s was an absolutely amazing experience...authentic and educational. Many did not want the conversation to end.

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