Community Read: "The Fire Next Time"
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of noted scholar and author James Baldwin
Author and activist James Baldwin would have turned 100 years old in 2024. In numerous essays, novels, plays and public speeches, the eloquent voice of James Baldwin spoke of the pain and struggle of Black Americans and the saving power of brotherhood. Join the Library in reading one of Baldwin's best-known works during the month of February - "The Fire Next Time." The Library will have unlimited eAudiobook copies of this work available, along with a few others of Baldwin's works, from January through March.
Join us to hear from Arlington teen poet Kennedy Watkin to start off the program. Following her performance, we will have a community discussion of this pivotal work with the help of George Mason University Distinguished Professor Keith Clark.
This event serves as a prequel to the Arlington Reads spring series celebrating James Baldwin's Centennial; join us for continued discussions, featuring four acclaimed authors, of Baldwin and his continued relevance in today's society.
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This event supports the Library's recognition of Black History Month.