Comedienne, memoirist, and a decidedly unique voice in contemporary African American literature, Irby first came to the attention of readers through her popular blog, "Bitches Gotta Eat," followed by a collection of wide-ranging essays, "Meaty." Irby will read from her latest, "We Are Never Meeting in Real Life," which comprises 20 side-splitting essays that reaffirm her reputation as a "breathtakingly honest and, best of all, imminently relatable humorist." (Chicago Tribune) Books will be available for purchase and signing. Collaborator: MELSA (Metropolitan Library Service Agency). Funded by Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.