Dr. Henry Louis Gates Appears For Authors! Authors!

Posted Apr 26th, 2012 by Rhonda Sewell  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


From a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer to a folksinger and now a leading history maven, the 2012 Spring Authors! Authors! series presented by The Blade and arranged by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, has offered the community an exciting lineup of authors for readers of every interest. The Authors! Authors! series is now in its 18th year.

The final speaker of the 2012 Spring series is Dr. Henry Lois Gates, Jr., who is scheduled on Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for students. Tickets are available for purchase at all Toledo-Lucas County Public Library locations and are limited in quantity.

• Dr. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He is most recently the author of a new book on black life in American that contains more than 750 photos on some 500 pages. He is also the author of Black in Latin America (New York University Press, 2011) and Faces of America (New York University Press, 2010), which expand on his critically acclaimed PBS documentaries, and Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Criticism in the African Diaspora (Basic Books, 2010). He is the co-editor of Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies (W. W. Norton, 2011). His documentaries, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots both aired on PBS.

“Year after year, the Blade and the Library bring you the best in contemporary authors and writers,” said Library Director Clyde Scoles. “We are proud to welcome such accomplished authors to Toledo and look forward to seeing everyone for another great season.”

Each program features an hour-long speech and a question-and-answer session presented by the featured author. Authors! Authors! welcomes bestselling authors to Toledo as they discuss their books and careers, answer questions, and sign books. Books provided by Barnes & Noble will be available for purchase at each program. Past Authors! Authors! presenters have included Mary Higgins Clark, Robert Kennedy, Jr., Terry McMillan, David Gergen, and John Updike.

For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5266

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