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Feb 16th EVENT: Acts of Forgiveness

Feb 16th EVENT: Acts of Forgiveness

Maura Cheeks + Diane Marie Brown

Reparations Club
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WHO & WHAT:  An IRL EVENT with author, Maura Cheeks, as we celebrate her newest debut fiction novel about ambition, race, and class, Act of Forgiveness. Maura will be in conversation with author of Black Candle Women, Diane Marie Brown. 

WHEN: Friday, February 16, 2024 @ 7pm PST (doors @ 6:30pm)

WHERE: In-Person at Reparations Club (3054 S. Victoria Ave.)


HEALTH & SAFETY: For your safety, we ask that you please wear a face covering while indoors for our events.


HOW: Reserve an IRL ticket from the drop down below:

• FREE RSVP W/ SIGNED BOOK: This ticket guarantees a seat including a SIGNED book copy available for pick up at the event. Select 'Local Pickup' at checkout to waive shipping.

• FREE *STANDBY*: IRL Event entry based on capacity. Limited Signed copies will be available for purchase during the event. Due to our limited capacity, please only RSVP if you plan to attend.

• SIGNED BOOK ONLY: Can't make it IRL but want a signed copy? We'll ship it to you after the event!

      Please email us if you have any additional needs, questions, or accessibility concerns.



      Maura Cheeks' work has been published in the Paris Review, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Tin House, Lenny Letter, and others. In 2018 she was selected to attend Tin House's Winter Workshop and was one of seven people selected to attend Jamel Brinkley's Tin House Craft Intensive. In 2019 she was awarded the Masthead Reporting Residency for The Atlantic’s first residency program where she worked on the feature article that would later inspire the idea for her novel, Acts of Forgiveness.

      Maura graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a certificate in publishing from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She also holds her MBA from NYU.


      Diane Marie Brown is a professor at Orange Coast College and a public health professional for the Long Beach Health Department. She has a BA and MPH from UCLA and a degree in fiction from USC's Master of Professional Writing Program. She grew up in Stockton and now lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband, their four daughters, and their dog, Brownie. Black Candle Women is her debut novel.

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