In novels including Go Tell It on the Mountain and Another Country, and essay collections such as The Fire Next Time, writer James Baldwin grappled directly with the most painful truths of the African American experience. By turns gentle and ferocious, personal and political, Baldwin’s work addresses not only race but religion, economic disparity, family, and the then-taboo subject of gay life.
Working alongside the National Book Foundation in its new initiative, Author in Focus, Selected Shorts honors one of the most influential and groundbreaking writers of our time. This evening will feature a wide range of material from Baldwin’s seminal works delivered by a coterie of Shorts actors as well as other Baldwin admirers and enthusiasts. Members: $29; non-members: $32; 30 & under: $16.