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BABEL Tickets: Aminatta Forna (10.14.2021)

Single event tickets are good for one BABEL event at Kleinhans for the 2021–2022 season.

  • VIP Patron Tickets include preferred seating and access to a pre-event catered reception at Kleinhans, attended by the featured author.
  • After each VIP Patron reception, all 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.
  • Tickets will be available at the “Will Call” window at Kleinhans Music Hall when the doors open at 7:00 p.m. on October 14, 2021.
  • Click here to read the full Safety Protocols for Kleinhans.

To purchase tickets for groups of 8 or more people, please call (716) 832-5400.

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Tickets for AMINATTA FORNA (and BABEL season subscriptions) will be available at Kleinhans Music Hall when the doors open at 7:00 p.m. on OCTOBER 14, 2021 (proof of vaccination and masks required).


Aminatta Forna (10.14.2021)

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.