Meet the Author: R. Eric Thomas (In-Person)

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Update 6/13/22 - Unfortunately, this event must be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We are planning to reschedule R. Eric for another date later this summer or fall when he is available. Thank you for your understanding.


Join us in-person at the Elkridge Branch of Howard County Library System with author R. Eric Thomas as he answers questions and discusses his YA debut novel Kings of B'more. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from The Last Word bookstore at the event.

Described as "infused with all the joy of the best teen movies" (Buzzfeed), Kings of B'more follows the Baltimore-based adventures of two queer Black teenagers on their last day together. When Harrison learns his best friend Linus is moving out of state, he plans the ultimate send-off: a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off-inspired journey including a mini road trip, a rooftop dance party, and their first Pride. Hilarious and heartfelt, Kings of B'more is a must-read of the summer.

R. Eric Thomas is a Baltimore-born bestselling author, playwright, and screenwriter. His books include Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, a Read with Jenna book club pick featured on Today, Reclaiming Her Time, a biography of Rep. Maxine Waters, and Kings of B'more. He has written for AppleTV+’s Dickinson and FX’s Better Things and is currently developing his own television projects.