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LMHQ Women’s Breakfast: Ashley C. Ford in conversation with Carla Bruce-Eddings

Date: 06/05/2018

Time: 8:30am
Where: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, New York NY

Join us at LMHQ for a very special women’s breakfast (our final of the season!) with Ashley C. Ford: writer, speaker and host! Our conversation will be moderated by writer and publicist Carla Bruce-Eddings.

Ashley writes incredibly brave personal narratives and essays, and has penned pieces for New York Magazine, Elle, and Lenny Letter, has been featured on podcasts like The Longest Shortest Time, and worked as a staff writer for Buzzfeed and Refinery29. She recently inspired us with her CreativeMornings talk on courage, truth, and about the bravery that’s required to begin being honest with yourself.

She’s currently writing a memoir, Somebody’s Daughter(published by Flatiron Books under the imprint An Oprah Book), about girlhood in Indiana and growing up with an incarcerated father.

We can’t wait to hear from Ashley about her approach to writing, and how she creates art and content from a place of truth.

Doors open at 8:30 AM for bagels and coffee and an opportunity for networking, and our panel kicks off at 9:00 AM sharp. We can’t wait to see you!

This event is sponsored by Verizon.


 


Ashley C. Ford –
Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She is currently writing her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books under the imprint An Oprah Book. Ford also hosts Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show (and podcast!), 112BK, contributes to CupOfJo.Com, and she also hosts Fortune Favors The Bold, a collaboration between Gimlet Creative and Mastercard.

Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and various other web and print publications. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and also had her work listed among Longform & Longread's Best of 2017.

Ford previously worked as a development executive for Matter Studios, where she focused on web series and documentaries, and was also the host of the first season of Audible.Com's literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), and Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017).

Carla Bruce-Eddings –
Carla Bruce-Eddings is an Associate Publicist at Riverhead Books and freelance writer and reviewer. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, The Rumpus, The Ringer, and Lenny Letter, among others. She is also a books editor at Well Read Black Girl.