Reading and Discussion Series on James Baldwin: Monday, October 15th at 6:30pm

With a generous grant through Humanities NY, author Karen Schoemer will lead a reading/discussion group on the work of James Baldwin, one of the most important literary minds of the 20th century. The group will convene monthly, starting¬†September 17, to explore Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction, including his novels Go Tell It on the Mountain and Giovanni’s Room and the essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time. Baldwin, who confronted the racism of the post-Jim Crow era and was a leading light in the civil rights movement, is as relevant today as he ever was, and the group will look at his work through both a historical and contemporary lens. All materials will be provided for loan, pre-registration is necessary as space is limited.

 

 

 

 

 

Register at the library 518-392-3666