Celebrate James Baldwin's Centennial with this Arlington Reads Signature Author Event

Join us for a conversation between author George M. Johnson and Librarian Juliane Weight about Johnson's memoir manifesto, "All Boys Aren't Blue." In this series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores their childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting their teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with their loving grandmother, to their first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

This author talk is part of the 2024 Arlington Reads spring series, "James Baldwin's Centennial," which celebrates what would have been James Baldwin's 100th birthday in August 2024 with a series of authors whose work is about or influenced by James Baldwin. 

The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing. Copies of the book will be available for sale, courtesy of One More Page Books

RSVP for an event reminder email. Attendance is first-come, first-served until seating capacity is reached. The event will also be livestreamed and available as a recording for 30 days on Arlington County's Youtube channel; please RSVP to receive the online link. 

For more information, contact LibraryPrograms@arlingtonva.us

Thursday, June 13, 2024
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium
Central Library
Events for Adults Events for High Schoolers
Author Talk
Arlington Public Library

Registration is required. There are 276 in-person seats available. There are 965 online seats available.

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