James Baldwin Workshop

A five session interactive reading group led by a professor from Bard. Focused on James Baldwin's works.

Dates and Times:

Tue, Aug 1 - 6:00 pm
Wed, Aug 2 - 6:00 pm
Fri, Oct 6 - 6:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20 - 6:00 pm
Fri, Oct 27 - 6:00 pm
--8:00 pm
--8:15 pm
--8:20 pm

Sessions end at 8 pm

Location: Community Room

Reservation required? Reservation Required – see registration instructions below.

Suggested audience: Adults, Young Adults

Full description:

“As is the inevitable result of things unsaid, we find ourselves until today oppressed with a dangerous and reverberating silence,” James Baldwin wrote in the essay “Many Thousands Gone.” The essay was part of Baldwin’s first, most powerful collection Notes of A Native Son, first published 60 years ago.

To commemorate this anniversary, the Council is announcing a special Reading & Discussion program for adults based on Baldwin’s writings.

The collision between America’s democratic ideals and our racial history has always been fraught, but we are presently in an acute moment of racial and social tension, one that threatens to shut down productive dialogue. More than any other American author, Baldwin speaks to both the promise and failures of American democracy.

With this new Reading & Discussion program we aim to provide citizens throughout New York State the opportunity to engage in substantive conversations about race and American society through Baldwin’s writings.

A five part workshop lead by Professor…… from Bard College…..


Library programs are free and open to the public. The library is wheelchair accessible. Registration may be limited and is on a first come/first serve basis. If registration is required please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email bshufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.

For more information please visit the front desk at the Hudson Area Library, call 518.828.1792 x101, or email the staff person in charge of this prorgam Brenda Shufelt at bshufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org.