On Thursday, August 25, join The Ivy for a conversation between Baynard Woods and Leslie Gray Streeter, focusing on Woods’ new memoir, Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness! Both beloved Baltimore-focused journalists, Baynard and Leslie are sure to open a conversation both reflective and propulsive, and we feel lucky to be able to share that with all of you.
In his gripping and perceptive memoir, Woods takes us along on his journey to understand how race has impacted his life. Unflinching and uninhibited, Inheritance explores what it means to reckon with whiteness in America today and what it might mean to begin to repair the past.
Baynard Woods is a writer and journalist based in Baltimore. His work has appeared widely in publications including the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many others. He is the co-author of I Got a Monster and the author of Inheritance: An Autobiography of Whiteness.
Leslie Gray Streeter is an author, veteran journalist and speaker. Her memoir “Black Widow,” was published in March 2020 by Little, Brown and Company. She is the lifestyle columnist for the Baltimore Banner, and was the longtime entertainment and lifestyle columnist and writer for the Palm Beach Post. A native of Baltimore, Md and a University of Maryland graduate, she and her work have been featured in The Miami Herald, the Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlantic, the Today show, SiriusXM, O, The Oprah Magazine and more. She lives with her son Brooks in her hometown of Baltimore.. She’s a slow runner, an amateur vegan cook and a true crime and “Law and Order” enthusiast.