Celebrating James Baldwin

The Skirball and LA’s oldest literary arts organization, Beyond Baroque—celebrating its fiftieth anniversary—present an afternoon of readings and discussion focused on the life, contributions, and legacy of writer-activist James Baldwin. Acclaimed actor, producer, and political activist Alfre Woodard hosts the program, which includes remarks by LA poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis and performances of Baldwin’s work by actor Jussie Smollet of the popular TV show Empire.
Books featuring Baldwin’s work available for purchase. A reception follows the program.
This program is now sold out.

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