Adoff to read at Antioch College’s Local Writers Series
- Published: September 9, 2014
Nationally celebrated poet and children’s author Arnold Adoff will be reading at Antioch College’s Local Writers Series on September 11, 2014 at Antioch’s Coretta Scott King Center at 7 p.m.
Adoff was born and raised in New York City. He studied history and contemporary political science at City College and Columbia University and moved from the groves of academe to the jazz clubs of the Village where he eventually became the “manager” of extraordinary bassist and composer, Charles Mingus.
Adoff married the African American novelist and folklorist, Virginia Hamilton, who brought him to Yellow Springs in 1969. Since 1968, Adoff has published over 40 books for young readers and their older allies, including anthologies of African American literature and illustrated picture books.
Adoff describes his poetry as “shaped colloquial speech,” and will be reading from his latest award-winning collection Roots and Blues: A Celebration.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for this rare opportunity to engage with Adoff about his craft and process to “living and writing outside the lines.”
For more information on this and other Local Writers series, contact Jennifer Berman at email@example.com .