Sincerely, Ralph Ellison
We invite you to join us for Sincerely, Ralph Ellison, an evening highlighting the literary and interior life of Ralph Ellison, novelist, scholar, critic, best known for the seminal work Invisible Man. The evening will be hosted at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in collaboration with Random House and the Ellison Trust.
The program will feature authors and historians reading letters from the new collection: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner. The readings will be followed by a conversation. Participants include John F. Callahan, literary executor for Ralph Ellison; Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic and author, Margo Jefferson; Robert G. O'Meally, the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and founder and director of Columbia's Center for Jazz Studies; Adam Bradley, literary critic and professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and other invited guests!
The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison will be available for sale in the Schomburg Shop.
Please contact us immediately for American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Requests can be made by calling 212-340-0951 or 212-340-0909, or e-mail YWNjZXNzaWJpbGl0eSB8IG55cGwgISBvcmc=.
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.
Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.