Humanities New York Readings and Discussion Series: James Baldwin's America (Meet James Baldwin)

 Join us as we celebrate the works of James Baldwin in James Baldwin: Collected Essays and James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories. Meet James Baldwin is the first of four James Baldwin's America events. “As is the inevitable result of things unsaid, we find ourselves until today oppressed with a dangerous and reverberating silence,” James Baldwin wrote in the essay Many Thousands Gone. The essay was part of Baldwin’s first, most powerful collection, Notes of a Native Son, published 60 years ago.

Facilitator: Jennifer Henton, Department of English, Hofstra University

Essays to be discussed February 27: Everybody’s Protest Novel, Notes of a Native Son, Equal in Paris, Faulkner and Desegregation, and Sweet Lorraine.  

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited to 15 participants per reading/discussion. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link below.

Registrants who can commit to all four discussions can borrow copies of the books to be discussed for a refundable $10 fee after the series. Please note that participants who wish to “drop in” may attend, but should contact the facilitator at, to find out how to obtain a copy of the materials.

Light refreshments will be served.


This is a Humanities New York Readings and Discusion Series event. 

Presented by the Hofstra Department of English

In collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center


Meet James Baldwin

Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Time: 6:30-8 p.m.

Location: Hofstra Hall Parlor -- Meet James Baldwin


Other events in the series:

Wednesday, March 28, noon-2 p.m. -- Lunch with James Baldwin
Wednesday, April 18, 9-10:30 a.m.-- Breakfast with James Baldwin
Tuesday, May 1, 6-8 p.m.-- Tea with James Baldwin


Related kickoff event: I Am Not Your Negro film screening and discussion

Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

RSVP for I Am Not Your Negro film screening and discussion

For more information and a complete schedule of series, please call the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit




Tuesday, February 27, 2018



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