Charles Johnson

The stories in this collection go far and wide in voice, range, subject matter, all written with the assurance of a writer who knows what a story is, and what to do with one. "Johnson, the celebrated novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and essayist, here combines a finely tuned sense of humor with a desire to probe questions that lie at the heart of a reflective existence ... His book is a small treasure, one to be read and considered and reread." —New York Times Book Review.

"Best known for his masterful novels and essays, Johnson wrote this rare story collection over a period of 13 years—resulting in a masterpiece ... Unflinching in his observations, Johnson ultimately offers a message of empowerment and hope." —Oprah.com.

The title story, which features the author and the late August Wilson, hanging out on Capitol Hill, is alone worth the price of the book.

Co-presented by the NORTHWEST AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM and ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY. Free admission.

Date: 
Monday, May 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts Street
Seattle, WA 98144