IN PERSON: Candice Carty-Williams | People Person


We are delighted to partner with our friends at Kindred Stories to welcome Candice Carty-Williams in conversation with Kiese Laymon to celebrate her new book, People Person.

We are asking all event attendees to mask and we have surgical masks on hand if you find yourself without one. Given the rapidly shifting circumstances surrounding COVID, please check this page to confirm that the event will take place in person.

Grab a $5 ticket without a book or support both stores, programming and the author by purchasing a copy of People Person. You can complete your transaction on Kindred Stories' event page.


 Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM Central Time


Holy Family Church, 3719 Navigation Boulevard, Houston, TX 77003

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any violation of this standard of behavior including any form of harassment will result in the attendee being immediately removed.

About the Author:

Candice Carty-Williams is a writer and the author of the Sunday Times (London) bestselling Queenie, which has been shortlisted by Waterstones, Foyles, and Goodreads for book of the year, 2019, as well as selected as the Blackwell's Debut of the Year. In 2016, Candice created and launched the Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Prize, the first inclusive ini­tiative of its kind in book publishing. Candice has written for The Guardiani-DVogue, every itera­tion of The Sunday Times (London), BEAT magazine, Black Ballad, and more. She will probably always live in South London.

About the Conversational Partner:

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Kiese Laymon, Ottilie Schillig Professor in English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, is the author of the novel Long Division, the memoir Heavy, and the essay collection How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. If you'd like to pursue international shipping, please email

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Holy Family Church
3719 Navigation Boulevard
Houston, TX 77003