Thursday Jan 24, 2019
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A celebration focused on the literary legacy and seminal works of James Baldwin, a four-time National Book Award Finalist.
Join the National Book Foundation and the Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County for a celebration focused on the literary legacy and seminal works of James Baldwin, a four-time National Book Award Finalist (Giovanni’s Room, Nobody Knows My Name, The Fire Next Time, and Just Above My Head). Author in Focus: James Baldwin is presented with filmmaker Raoul Peck and Velvet Films, the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro, with funding from the Ford Foundation.
The program will include a screening of the film and a discussion between authors Casey Gerald (There Will Be No Miracles Here) and Robin Coste Lewis (Voyage of the Sable Venus) who will talk about the importance of Baldwin and his work’s urgent relevance in today’s society.
There will be a limited amount of free titles by James Baldwin at the event.