September 4th marks the 100th year of the birth of author Richard Wright (Black Boy; Native Son). Join us for this celebration in word, poetry, and song.
BRIDGEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (www.bportlibrary.org)
QBR/HARLEM BOOK FAIR (www.QBR.com)
& HBF/Word (www.hbfpublishers.com)
Invite You to: RICHARD WRIGHT (September 4, 1908 - November 28, 1960)
In BLACK and WHITE - A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Thursday, September 11th, 2008, 6-8pm
Fine Arts Room of the Bridgeport Public Library, 925 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT. 06604
Scott A. Hughes, City Librarian for the Bridgeport Public Library
Max Rodriguez (Master of Ceremony), Publisher/Founder, QBR The Black Book Review, the Harlem Book Fair, and HBF Publishing
Richard Fewell, Playwright & New Play Advisor for Prometheus Fire, a Stamford, CT based not for profit professional theatre company (www.prometheusfire.org)
Jeanette Harris, Actress and Storyteller
Cordina Nielsen, Vocalist
Nancy Kuhl, Curator of the Richard Wright Papers at the Beneicke Library of Yale University
Bryan Norwood, Chief of Police of the City of Bridgeport Police Department
Jamaal St. John, New York City-based Spoken Word Poet
THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 203.576.7777
Wiley Mullins (Celebrity Chef for the Richard Wright Menu) is an entrepreneur and founder of Uncle Wiley’s, Inc., a marketer of the largest African American Brand of blended spices and seasonings in the country.
Off Street Parking is available directly behind the Main Library or in the Aquarion lot directly across the street from the Library (on the corner of Broad Street and Cesar Batalla Way).
Bridgeport Public Library
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604