Saturday
Aug022014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: James Baldwin, August 2

AUGUST 2, 2014

JAMES BALDWIN (1924-1987)

Time:  3:30pm - 5:00pm &  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Downtown Asheville NC

near corner of S. Market St & Spruce St map link
or S. French Broad St near the YWCA map link
or Haywood St near Malaprops map link 
or the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link

 

 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of selections from this brilliant American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and social critic.  The selected passages will then be read to them.

(The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances) 

 

 

 

More information about James Baldwin can be found at Wikipedia as well as at this American Writers site. Also, here is an interview with Baldwin from 1984 in The Paris Review.

Read here about the multitude of events honoring Baldwin's 90th birthday that are happening in New York City, including naming a section of West 138th Street after him.

Watch this fabulous C-span video about and with Baldwin.

 

“American history is longer, larger, more various, more beautiful, and more terrible than anything anyone has ever said about it.”

 

 


“It comes as a great shock…to discover that the flag to which you have pledged allegiance…has not pledged allegiance to you. It comes as a great shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians, and although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you. Allegiance, after all, has to work two ways; and one can grow weary of an allegiance which is not reciprocal."


from "Nobody Knows My Name"

 

 

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