SALT Book Club: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

Wednesday May 17, 2017 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Victrola Café on 15th
411 15th Ave East Seattle, WA 98112

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Join SALT for a discussion of James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time as we create a dialogue about racial equity in the arts by grounding ourselves in the reading of this timely and timeless book that centers the lens of blackness.

About The Fire Next Time

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the United States and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document. It consists of two “letters,” written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as “sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle…all presented in searing, brilliant prose,” The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of American literature.

About Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT)

The Seattle Arts Leadership Team (SALT) is a flexible and creative professional development program for artists and arts administrators. SALT combines the need for on-going professional development with the creativity of the sector by bringing interesting, challenging and thought provoking workshops, networking and training to the Seattle’s arts ecology.