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Local Writer Series presents Arnold Adoff

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Arnold Adoff was born and raised in New York City. He studied history and contemporary political science at City College and Columbia University and then ran from the groves of academe to the jazz clubs of the village where he eventually became the “manager” of the extraordinary bassist and composer, Charles Mingus. Adoff married the African American novelist and folklorist, Virginia Hamilton, who brought him to Yellow Springs in 1969. Since 1968, Adoff has published over forty books for young readers and their older allies, including anthologies of African American literature and illustrated picture books. Adoff describes his poetry as “shaped colloquial speech” and will be reading from his latest award-winning collection Roots and Blues: A Celebration. Please join us for this rare opportunity to engage with Adoff about his  craft and the process of “living and writing outside the lines.”

Coretta Scott King Center