From Tears to Triumph



June 21 @ 12:00 - 5:00 EST

June 22 @ 10:00 - 5:00 EST


Event details are subject to change. We strive to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information, but changes may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. We recommend checking our website regularly for the latest updates and confirming details closer to the event date.



Conversation with Ololade Akinlabi and 

Special Guest Ta-Tanisha Hawkins

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Ololade Akinlabi, author of Ocean of Tears, alongside special guest Ta-Tanisha Hawkins, a survivor of intimate partner violence. Dive deep into the themes of resilience and empowerment as they discuss the impact of storytelling in shedding light on the realities of relationship abuse. Don’t miss this powerful dialogue that promises to inspire and provoke thought.



Ocean of Tears Readings

   Experience the intricate storytelling of Ocean of Tears through exclusive chapter readings by Ololade Akinlabi. Explore key passages of the book, offering insights into the characters' journeys and the broader social issues they navigate. These readings are a perfect opportunity to connect more deeply with the story and its themes. Preview the Book.



Film Screening of The Last Drop


Join us for this exclusive viewing of The Last Drop, a sci-fi film that sheds light on the subtle early signs of abuse often overlooked in their non-violent forms. Inspired by the experiences of real survivors, this film empowers us to recognize lesser-known forms of abuse, including emotional abuse, isolation tactics, digital abuse, and more. Following the screening, engage in an interactive discussion with the filmmaker and abuse survivor, Adam Joel, to delve deeper into the themes in the film and in the novel, Ocean of Tears. View the trailer



Guest Authors' Book & Poetry Readings


Immerse yourself in a series of captivating book and poetry readings from our guest authors whose works align with our mission of promoting healing and empowerment. These readings showcase unique voices and styles, enriching the event with a tapestry of impactful narratives. Join us to experience the power of words in sparking change and uplifting spirits.



Discussions with Therapists and Counselors


Engage in meaningful discussions with professional therapists and counselors during the event. These sessions will provide deeper insights into the psychological themes explored in Ocean of Tears and how they relate to real-life experiences. It's a valuable opportunity to understand the healing process, discuss mental health openly, and learn strategies for personal empowerment from experienced professionals.



Tour of BevyWorld

 Get an exclusive tour of BevyWorld, the innovative new platform designed for authors and book lovers alike. Discover how BevyWorld connects you with literary communities, enhances your reading experiences, and provides tools for authors to showcase their work. Learn about the features that make BevyWorld a revolutionary space in the literary world. 



Giveaways: A Chance to Win

Don’t miss out on our exciting giveaways during the event! You will have the chance to win signed copies of Ocean of Tears, BevyWorld memberships, and special gifts from our guest authors. These giveaways are a fun way to engage with the event and potentially take home a piece of the experience. Stay tuned for details on how to enter and win.



Opportunities to Support: The Unsilenced Project 


Join us in empowering voices that need to be heard through the Unsilenced Anthology Project. This initiative is dedicated to publishing a powerful collection of stories from seven women overcoming adversity and are ready to share their journeys of survival and resilience. Your support helps us provide these courageous women a platform to raise awareness, foster healing, and inspire change. Learn More.


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