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Prince Shakur & Quartez Harris in Conversation

Celebrating James Baldwin at 100

2024-08-29 19:00:00 2024-08-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Prince Shakur & Quartez Harris in Conversation Join us for this engaging conversation between two of Ohio's celebrated authors and poets, Prince Shakur and Quartez Harris, in honor of the 100th anniversary of James Baldwin's birth. Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium

Thursday, August 29
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-08-29 19:00:00 2024-08-29 20:00:00 America/New_York Prince Shakur & Quartez Harris in Conversation Join us for this engaging conversation between two of Ohio's celebrated authors and poets, Prince Shakur and Quartez Harris, in honor of the 100th anniversary of James Baldwin's birth. Bexley Public Library - Bexley Library Auditorium

Bexley Public Library

Bexley Library Auditorium

Join us for this engaging conversation between two of Ohio's celebrated authors and poets, Prince Shakur and Quartez Harris, in honor of the 100th anniversary of James Baldwin's birth.

We're celebrating the life, work, and legacy of the iconic writer, activist, and thinker James Baldwin as we commemorate his 100th birthday, which would have been August 2, 2024. Prince Shakur and Quartez Harris have both been profoundly impacted by the life and work of James Baldwin. Join us for this engaging conversation between two of Ohio's celebrated authors and poets in honor of the 100th anniversary of James Baldwin's birth.

Prince and Quartez will be signing books following their conversation. Thank you to Gramercy Books for partnering with us and making onsite books available for purchase. Purchase your books ahead of the program, 10% of online book sales through Gramercy's Centennial Author Series page will be donated to the Bexley Community Author Series Fund at the Bexley Community Foundation. 

About the Authors:

Prince Shakur is a queer, Jamaican-American author, journalist, videomaker, and activist recognized by the NY Times. He has written op-eds in Teen Vogue, features on the impacts of policing, and cultural essays exploring black icons like Bob Marley and Huey Newton. In 2017, his video series "Two Woke Minds" won the Rising Star Grant from GLAAD. As an organizer, he brought Black Lives Matter to his university campus, supported the migrant caravan, and served as a lead organizer with the Black Queer and Intersectional Collective in Columbus, OH. Prince also co-wrote, produced, and acted in an upcoming short film about two childhood friends facing their past before a significant event.

His work, whether literary, visual, or grassroots, is steeped in his commitment to black liberation, prison abolition, and queer resilience.

His debut memoir, WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO BE GOOD, charts his political coming of age, and has been hailed as a “scorching, nonlinear journey through a Black man’s search for self” by Kirkus Reviews.

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Residing in Cleveland, Ohio, Quartez Harris was once a second-grade teacher in Cleveland Public City Schools. Harris was the Ohio Poetry Association's 2021 Poet of the Year. Harris is the author of We Made It To School Alive, a full-length collection of poems published by Twelve Arts Press, and Nothing, But Skin, a poetry collection published in 2014 by Writing Knights Press. He is the first recipient of the Barbara Smith Writer-In-Resident at Twelve Literary Arts and a 2020 Baldwin House Fellow. His poetry and ideas have been featured in The Plain Dealer, Ideastream, and City Club of Cleveland. Harris is represented by McKinnon Literary Agency. His works in progress are two picture books and a middle-grade novel with an upcoming picture book biography on James Baldwin's childhood scheduled for release in August 2024 through Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

Registration required. Join us in person, or live stream this program on BexleyLibrary.org/TV.

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Bexley Public Library was founded in 1924 and first housed in Bexley High School, now Montrose Elementary School. The present building opened in 1929 and was designed by architects O.C. Miller and R.R. Reeves who drew upon French and Italian architecture from the 17th century for the design.

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