Schomburg Center Public Programs

Two women are seated in chairs on stage at the Schomburg Center. Both have one arm raised in air, looking like they are in agreement.   The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture advances the knowledge of the global black experience through dynamic programs and exhibitions. 




3 events found.

Mon, June 12
@ 6:30 PM
IN-PERSON Authors Farah Jasmine Griffin (In Search of a Beautiful Freedom, Read Until I Understand), Candice Iloh (Every Body Looking), and Ibi Zoboi (Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler, American Street) and more, join us for an intergenerational conversation on the writing practices of Black writers today and writers featured in the recently republished Black Women Writers at Work by Claudia Tate. Yahdon Israel, Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster will moder…
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Book Lovers
Wed, June 14
@ 6 PM
IN-PERSON Join us for an event celebrating the publication of Easily Slip into Another World: A Life in Music (Knopf), the autobiography of composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, co-written with Columbia University professor and Schomburg staff member Brent Hayes Edwards. The evening will feature a reading and conversation with Threadgill and the poet Yusef Komunyakaa, the two Black Vietnam veterans who have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as they reflect upon their experiences i…
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Book Lovers
Sat, June 17
@ 11:30 AM
Schomburg Center Literary Festival
Artwork: Generational Wealth, 2023 by Ernest A. Ford IN-PERSON The Schomburg Center Literary Festival celebrates authors of African descent and champions literacy and books across genres to amplify Black history and culture. Festival programming features some of the most talented writers and influential figures in culture today. The festival is built on the foundation created by Arturo Schomburg–encouraging freedom of thought, the relentless pursuit of Black history, and the engagement…
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Book Lovers,


School Age (5-12 years)