Author Event: Jonathan Conyers

  • Dates: September 24, 2023
  • Venue: Page 158 Books
  • Location: Wake Forest
  • Address: 415 Brooks St., Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Phone: 919.435.1843
  • Times: 2pm
  • Admission: Free


In his new book, I Wasn't Supposed to Be Here: Finding My Voice, Finding My People, Finding My Way, Conyers shares the full story of his journey escaping the precarious circumstances he was born into, and the teachers, mentors, and guides who helped him along the way.

Jonathan Conyers is the cofounder of the Brooklyn Debate League, a nonprofit whose mission is to bring speech and debate to at-risk communities. He has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and more. A graduate of Stony Brook University, he is the founder of Conyers Media and the host of The Professional Winner Podcast. In addition, he is a respiratory therapist at NYU Langone Medical Center, specializing in neonates and pediatrics. He lives in New York City with his wife and three young children.