£10 - 17 full price, £8 - 15 concessions
A night of live poetry and discussion
in tribute to the multifaceted artist that was James Baldwin, exploring the
failure of the media to recognise his life’s work beyond the singular narrative
of the Black experience in America.
A novelist, playwright, poet and
essayist, James Baldwin was a writer of considerable talent. Baldwin broke new
literary ground with his vivid and relentless explorations of racial and social
issues, however he felt strongly that his work should not be exclusively
defined by his identity. The implications of being viewed as a voice for a
whole race weighed heavily on him and during his lifetime, he deliberately
strove to position himself and his writing outside of the African-American
Join us for a panel discussion featuring
individuals deeply inspired by the poet and live readings of some of Baldwin’s
most interesting poems and essays. When is failure a good thing? Poet in the City's 2020 programme contemplates failure as a catalyst for change.
Carry on the conversation about representation in the media with us in our post-event space in the Cocktail Bar. We'll bring the popcorn, you bring the chat.
if you book full price tickets for all three events in the programme. Find out more about the other two events:Fail Better 2020: Samuel Beckett
Fail Better 2020: Che Guevara