An Evening with Sophfronia Scott: A Part of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series

An Evening with Sophfronia Scott

A Part of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series

Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

This event is free and open to the public.


The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, presents a discussion and reading with Sophfronia Scott, author of Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons. Scott, whose first novel, All I Need to Get By (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), was hailed by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as “potentially one of the best writers of her generation.”

This event is sponsored by the Amazon Literary Partnership.

About the Author:

Sophfronia Scott grew up in Lorain, Ohio, a hometown she shares with author Toni Morrison. Her father was a Mississippi-born steelworker who never learned how to read and her mother was a stay-at-home mom who always made sure there were books in the house. She holds a BA in English from Harvard and an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Sophfronia spent a big chunk of her career as a writer and editor for Time and People where she developed the uncanny ability to create order out of chaos by whittling massive amounts of facts and ideas into a single cohesive form. From


About the Book:

In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, it’s the summer when Jackie Robinson breaks Major League Baseball’s color barrier and a sweltering heat has Harlem’s elite fleeing the city for breezier Westchester County. But two schemers there prowl amid the manicured gardens and fine old homes. Read more here.



Directions to Medgar Evers College, CUNY:

Subway: 2/3/4/5 trains to Franklin Ave. Station

B49 bus to Bedford Ave. at Carroll Street