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BABEL - Aminatta Forna - October 14 2021 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Aminatta Forna

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with award-winning author Aminatta Forna.

Aminatta Forna is the award-winning author of the four novels Happiness, The Hired Man, The Memory of Love, and Ancestor Stones, and the critically acclaimed memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her fiction has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and the PEN Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and has been short-listed for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the IMPAC Award, the Warwick Prize, and nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. Her memoir was serialized on BBC Radio and in The Sunday Times newspaper. Forna is currently a Lannan Visiting Chair at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Featured Book: The Window Seat

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Season Subscriptions are on sale through October 14, 2021.

Season Subscription tickets are good for all four of the BABEL events at Kleinhans for the 2021–2022 season. VIP Patron Subscriptions & Tickets include preferred seating and access to a catered pre-event reception at Kleinhans, attended by the featured author. After each VIP Patron reception, all subscription and ticket holders enjoy an author lecture and an interview-style Q&A moderated by Artistic Director Barbara Cole, and may have their books signed by the author. Season Subscription holders will also have access to simulcast videos of all four BABEL events, allowing flexibility for ticket holders unable to attend in person for any reason.

Individual tickets for each event will go on sale October 1 at 8:00 a.m.

  • General Admission Tickets: $40 each | Save $5 with library card discount
  • Patron Tickets: $100 each
  • Student Tickets: $10 each (with valid “.edu” email address)

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COVID Safety Protocols

In order to protect the health, safety and enjoyment of all, we are implementing the following COVID safety protocols:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (Excelsior pass or vaccination card), or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, is required for admittance.
  • A masking policy will be in effect for all staff, volunteers, and attendees at Kleinhans Music Hall.
  • A simulcast recording of the event will be provided to all ticket holders to watch from home, if unable to attend in-person for any reason; the link will be sent in advance to the email address used when purchasing tickets.
  • These policies are subject to revision as health and safety guidelines change, including a pivot to virtual-only. You will receive emails prior to each BABEL event to confirm our most up-to-date policies.
  • Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for tickets; if unable to attend in-person for any reason, ticket holders have the ability to access the event via simulcast recording.
  • Our COVID-19 vaccination and masking policies are aligned with those of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. More policy details can be found here.
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Date

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Time

Doors & VIP Patron Reception at 7:00 p.m. | Event at 8:00 p.m.
8:00 pm

Location

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201 (Free Parking)
Just Buffalo Literary Center

Organizer

Just Buffalo Literary Center
Phone
(716) 832-5400
Email
info@justbuffalo.org

Featured Artist

  • Aminatta Forna
    Aminatta Forna
    Author

    Aminatta Forna is the award-winning author of the four novels Happiness, The Hired Man, The Memory of Love and Ancestor Stones, and the critically acclaimed memoir The Devil that Danced on the Water. Her most recent, The Window Seat, is a stunning new collection of essays crossing both literal and philosophical, our relationship with the natural world, and the stories that we tell ourselves. Her fiction has won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book Award and the PEN Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, as has been short-listed for the Neustadt Prize, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the IMPAC Award, the Warwick Prize, and nominated for the European Prize for Fiction. Her memoir was serialized on BBC Radio and in The Sunday Times newspaper. Forna is currently a Lannan Visiting Chair at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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