What He Said
Date: August 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
“For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness.” - Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin
Literary giant James Baldwin has long-been acclaimed for the depth of his insight and the beauty of his language. This program features dramatic readings of Baldwin's work by the multi-talented Kevin T. Hobbs. Tune in to the Library's Facebook page to see this program.
Kevin T. Hobbs is a professional actor, filmmaker, writer, musician, and teaching artist hailing from Central Illinois. Kevin has appeared on movie screens and stages across the country. Kevin is also the founder of the D.O.S.E. Foundation (a nonprofit whose mission it is to ensure that the theater community becomes a more accurate mirror of the world in which we live), where he functions as the executive director. Currently, Kevin serves as the artistic director of the upcoming National August Wilson Monologue Competition for Central Illinois (2021), for which the D.O.S.E. Foundation is the regional sponsor.
Cosponsored by The Urbana Free Library, the Urbana Arts and Culture program, Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center and READ: Racial Education, Activism, and Discussion.
Click on location marker to view address.