Black History day #22 Kindred Stories

In her fiction debut, Destiny O. Birdsong offers three different stories of Black women coming of age in Shreveport, Louisiana while navigating albinism. While each character has something to lose, Birdsong shapes each story around what they have to gain, which is their own internal magic. With an exquisite attention to southern visuals and vernacular, Birdsong offers a compelling image of vulnerability and inherent humanity that lives in us all. ​​​​​​​​

Feb 25:IRL Poet Talk: BloodFresh with Ebony Stewart – Feb 25 @ 7:00 PM CST at Kindred Stories

Join us for a night of poetry this Friday, February 25th at 7 PM.

We’re celebrating Baytown’s own Ebony Stewart for the release of her newest work BLOOD FRESH and the re-release of HOME.GIRL.HOOD.

We will be joined by featured poets Ariana Brown, Aris Kian, and Ayokunle Falomo who will share their thoughts on Ebony’s work, and perform a piece of their own.

Afterward, Ebony herself will join us as she performs a couple of her pieces from BLOOD FRESH, and we will close it out with a one-on-one artist talk.

If you are a lover of poetry, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Reading With a Rapper (RWAR) CULTREVERSE – Feb 26 @ 4 – 7 PM at the ION Houston

We’re excited to join Reading With A Rapper (RWAR) at CULTREVERSE: An Interactive City in partnership with The Ion on Saturday, Feb 26, 2022, 4-7 PM at The Ion 4201 located at Main St, Houston, TX 77002.At this event, the Ion will be transformed into an imaginative community curated by the RWAR team, showcasing what The Ion District has to offer.Kindred Stories’ book pop-up and “Listening Station” will bring all the vibes. With the help of, you’ll be able to listen to a curated selection of audiobooks, each inspired by our favorite musical artists and their works.

Join us for a conversation around safe sex with Normal Anomaly.  Our facilitators, Jordan and Joelle, will offer prompts around common sex practices to debunk common misinformation and hopefully expand participants’ thoughts around safe and healthy sex practices, all inspired by a curated selection of books featured at Kindred Stories

February Adult Book Club – Lose Your Mother by Saidiya Hartman – Feb 24 @7:00 PM at Kindred Stories

Seats for this month’s book club have sold out, but please stay tuned for next month’s book club announcement via our newsletter and Instagram!  If you snagged a seat before they sold out, we’ll see you there!

February YA Book Club – Blackout edited by Ibi Zoboi – Feb 27 @2:00 PM at Kindred Stories

It’s not too late to register for this month’s YA/Teen book club with guest moderator Liara Tamani!  Parents – if your teen didn’t finish the book it’s OK!  Please still plan for them to attend!  We’ll be serving hot chocolate and donuts!

February Houston Reads Gloria Naylor – The Women of Brewster Place – Feb 27 @ 2:00 PM via Zoom

It’s time for the launch of Houston Reads 2022 Gloria Naylor!  Here’s a note from the Houston Reads founder, Emerson Zora Hamsa:

“This year we chose the novels of ancestor Gloria Naylor (1950-2016) because Naylor’s body of work offers a historically fresh and necessary perspective on Black life/living. Her novels, screenplays, essays, and other works reveal a deep love for Black people, as well as a serious consideration for the ways Black people often navigate hardship while seeking joy and practicing community care.” – Emerson Zora Hamsa

We hope you can join us!


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