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One-Time Intimate Talk w/ Destiny O. Birdsong

On Feb. 3, 2022, from 5:30-7pm PST, join this One-Time Intimate Talk with Destiny O. Birdsong.

We are thrilled to have Destiny O. Birdsong as one of our one-time intimate talks for our 2021 Community Fundraiser. By purchasing a seat here to this talk on Feb. 3, 2022, you’ll be receiving an autographed copy of Negotiations, which was published by Tin House (October 2020), and you’ll be saving yourself a seat for this 90-minute virtual, intimate conversation facilitated by The Seventh Wave. While you can read more about Destiny below or on her site here, there’s so much to be said about her work.

“Birdsong debuts with an extraordinary string of immaculate, brutal narratives about systemic violence and racism, and their repercussions for Black American women,” wrote Maya C. Popa.

In a round-up for LitHub, our TSW Interviews Editor, Sarah Neilson, distilled it down into an essence: “Birdsong’s poems bring the heart and the heat.” Her debut collection is not a departure, but an arrival: “Negotiations signals the arrival of a voice we should all be paying attention to, one that thoughtfully and purposefully broadens our thinking about the interiority of Black women’s lives,” writes Evette Dionne.

There are only 14 available seats for purchase for this one-time intimate talk.

Click “Reserve your seat today” below, but if you are unable to join due to financial constraints, there is 1 scholarship spot available for this talk. If you’d like to apply for the scholarship seat for this talk, just email us at by Dec. 17, 2021. Scholarships will be awarded via raffle on Dec. 24, 2021, by email.

Reserve your seat today.

The autographed copy of Negotiations will ship out the week of Jan. 3, 2022, by priority mail. Please read all the information here about our Community Fundraiser, as there are discounts for our TSW Past Contributors, and options to gift these talks or autographed books to friends and/or loved ones.


Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet, novelist, and essayist whose work has appeared in the Paris Review Daily, African American Review, and Catapult, among other publications. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, was published in 2020 by Tin House and was longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Voelcker Award. Her debut novel, Nobody’s Magic, is forthcoming in February 2022 from Grand Central Publishing.