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BABEL - Colson Whitehead - April 21 2022 - Just Buffalo Literary Center

BABEL: Colson Whitehead

Join Just Buffalo Literary Center for an evening with award-winning author Colson Whitehead.

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (winner of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and a collection of essays, The Colossus of New York.

The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim, Whiting Writers Award, and the Dos Passos Prize, his writing has appeared in a number of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta.

He has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming. Currently, he lives in New York City.

Featured Book: The Underground Railroad

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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, April 21, 2022

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

  • Colson Whitehead
    Colson Whitehead
    Author

    Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad (winner of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize), The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and a collection of essays, The Colossus of New York.

    The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim, Whiting Writers Award, and the Dos Passos Prize, his writing has appeared in a number of publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Harper’s and Granta.

    He has taught at the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, New York University, Princeton University, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming. Currently, he lives in New York City.

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