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

 Join us as we celebrate the works of James Baldwin in James Baldwin: Collected Essays and James Baldwin: Early Novels and Stories. Tea with James Baldwin is the final 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 on May 1: Any and all texts open for discussion with particular emphasis on: The American Dream and the American Negro, White Racism or World Community?  and If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?   

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


Tea with James Baldwin

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Hofstra Hall Parlor Room


Other events in the series:

Tuesday, February 27, 6:30-8 p.m. -- Meet James Baldwin

Wednesday, March 28, noon-2 p.m. -- Lunch with James Baldwin

Wednesday, April 18, 9-10:30 a.m. -- Breakfast with James Baldwin


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

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 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, May 01, 2018



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