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Valerie Boyd is the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, the critically acclaimed new biography of the novelist, anthropologist and legendary boundary-breaker.

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With 18 years experience as a journalist, Boyd is also Arts Editor at The Atlanta Journal- Constitution-one of only a few African Americans supervising arts coverage at a major metropolitan daily.

An accomplished writer, editor, and cultural critic, Boyd has published work in numerous anthologies, magazines and newspapers. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature, Ms. Magazine, The Oxford American, Book magazine, The Washington Post, African American Review and other publications.

Boyd founded EightRock, a cutting-edge journal of African-American arts and culture, in 1990. In 1992, she co-founded HealthQuest, the nation's first nationally distributed magazine focusing on African-American health.

A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Boyd has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and an MFA in creative writing from Goucher College.

Boyd's book, Wrapped in Rainbows-the first biography of literary legend Zora Neale Thurston in 25 years-was published in January 2003 to enormous critical acclaim. It was hailed by Alice Walker as "magnificent" and "extraordinary"; by The Washington Post as "the definitive Hurston biography for many years to come"; by the Boston Globe as "elegant and exhilarating"; and by the Denver Post as "a rich, rich read."

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Valerie Boyd is the author of Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston, the critically acclaimed new biography of the novelist, anthropologist and legendary boundary-breaker.

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Valerie Boyd Biography

With 18 years experience as a journalist, Boyd is also Arts Editor at The Atlanta Journal- Constitution-one of only a few African Americans supervising arts coverage at a major metropolitan daily.

An accomplished writer, editor, and cultural critic, Boyd has published work in numerous anthologies, magazines and newspapers. Her articles, essays and reviews have appeared in Step Into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature, Ms. Magazine, The Oxford American, Book magazine, The Washington Post, African American Review and other publications.

Boyd founded EightRock, a cutting-edge journal of African-American arts and culture, in 1990. In 1992, she co-founded HealthQuest, the nation's first nationally distributed magazine focusing on African-American health.

A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Boyd has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and an MFA in creative writing from Goucher College.

Boyd's book, Wrapped in Rainbows-the first biography of literary legend Zora Neale Thurston in 25 years-was published in January 2003 to enormous critical acclaim. It was hailed by Alice Walker as "magnificent" and "extraordinary"; by The Washington Post as "the definitive Hurston biography for many years to come"; by the Boston Globe as "elegant and exhilarating"; and by the Denver Post as "a rich, rich read."

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  • How to book Valerie Boyd?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Valerie Boyd for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Valerie Boyd, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Valerie Boyd or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Valerie Boyd?

    Booking fees for Valerie Boyd, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Valerie Boyd, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Valerie Boyd?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Valerie Boyd for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Valerie Boyd for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Valerie Boyd or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Valerie Boyd or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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