Langston Hughes House: Not Without Laughter
On Wednesday, January 17th at 7pm, please join Angela Flournoy (novelist and author of the introduction of NOT WITHOUT LAUGHTER), Doreen St. Felix (New Yorker staff writer) and Chris Jackson (publisher of One World and editor-in-chief at Random House) for an evening to celebrate Langston Hughes’ legacy at the Langston Hughes House in Harlem where the author lived and wrote during the last twenty years of his life.
Largely autobiographical, Not Without Laughter is the coming of age novel of a young black boy growing up in racially divided rural Kansas in the 1930s. With echoes of current headlines from Ferguson, Chicago, and Saint Paul, it captures the plight of a young black man (and, subsequently, an entire community) attempting to survive in the face of institutionalized inequality.
This event is free and open to the public (over 21). Wine will be served.
More info here.
Books made available for purchase by Book Culture.
I, Too Arts Collective is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing voices from underrepresented communities in the creative arts. In July 2016, they launched a campaign to lease the Harlem brownstone where Langston Hughes lived and created during the last twenty years of his life.Thier hope is to preserve Langston’s legacy and build on it by providing programming for emerging writers. They signed the lease in October 2016 and now run programs out of the brownstone.