Events

  • Date:
    Thu, 24 Jan 2013 to Fri, 25 Jan 2013
    Location:
    Temple University

    A conversation with Toni Morrison and Ishmael Reed, moderated by Quincy Troupe. February 24.  Followed by a reading sponsored by African American Studies on February 25.

  • Date:
    Mon, 21 Jan 2013 to Wed, 23 Jan 2013
    Location:
    San Francisco Jazz Center, at Franklin and Fell

    The new building features a Green Room wall mural of Ishmael Reed’s poem, “When I Die I Will Go to Jazz,” to be unveiled Friday, January 18; Official grand opening January 21; Opening Night hosted by Bill Cosby January 23.

  • Date:
    Mon, 08 Oct 2012
    Location:
    Kimmel Center of New York University, 60 Washington Square South, room 914, New York, NY

    Join Ishmael Reed, Tara Betts, Will Calhoun, William Melvin Kelly, Sarah Schweig and Idrissa Simmonds for the Fall 2012 launch of BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE, presented in conjunction with The Institute of African American Affairs, for an evening of readings on Friday, October 19th, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. The readings and reception will be held at the Kimmel Center of New York University, 60 Washington Square South, room 914, New York, NY. Free and open to the public with limited space.

  • Date:
    Wed, 31 Oct 2012 to Sun, 11 Nov 2012
    Location:
    Beijing Normal University

    Details to come.

  • Date:
    Fri, 12 Oct 2012 to Sat, 13 Oct 2012
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada

    Baraka Books is organizing events to celebrate the publication of Reed's most recent essay collection, Going Too Far. Details to come.

  • Date:
    Mon, 17 Sep 2012 to Fri, 21 Sep 2012
    Location:
    Jerusalem, Israel

    Details to come.

  • Date:
    Sun, 26 Aug 2012
    Location:
    Cagliari, Italy

    Conjure Project, the 33 year old collaboration based around Ishmael Reed's writing, produced by Kip Hanrahan, will assemble again in Cagliari, Italy.

    Includes Ishmael Reed (voice) with musicians David Murray (sax), Yosvany Terry (sax, voice, checkere), Chris Thomas King (voice, guitar), Fernando Saunders (voice, bass), Anthony Cox (bass), Robby Ameen (drums), Horacio El Negro Hernandez (drums), Luisito Quintero (congas), Brandon Ross (guitar, voice), John Beasley (piano), and Kip Hanrahan (musical director).

    http://www.santannarresijazz.it/

  • Date:
    Sat, 28 Apr 2012 to Sun, 29 Apr 2012
    Location:
    Nahl Hall, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA (April 28, 2:30 pm) and Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, (April 29, 2:30 pm)

    Staged Readings from Ishmael Reed’s plays will be performed at Nahl Hall Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 pm on the Oakland campus of California College of the Arts (CCA), 5212 Broadway, at the intersection of Broadway and College Avenue. Another performance will take place at Timken Hall, Sunday April 29 at 2:30 pm on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts (CCA) at 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, between Hooper & Irwin. Both matinees are Free and open to the public, no ticket required.

    Ishmael Reed's plays follow the ancient tradition of using theater as a forum in which the official versions of our history can be critiqued. His plays have been praised by leading American critics include the late Clive Barnes of The New York Post. Backstage, the leading trade magazine of the New York theater calls Reed a "genius" and a "modern day Moliere." Ishmael Reed is a recipient of the OTTO Award for Political Theater.

    The scenes, excerpted from "Savage Wilds," Body Parts," Hubba City," "The C Above C Above High C," and "The Preacher and the Rapper" will be directed by Robert Wilson collaborator, Carla Blank. Ms. Blank is also the director and dramaturge of Wajahat Ali’s “The Domestic Crusaders,” which was performed in 2010 at the Kennedy Center. Actors participating in “A Sampler of The Theater of Ishmael Reed” are Boadiba, Seth Corr, Sherry Davis, Michael Lange, Genny Lim, and Alex Maynard, with Tennessee Reed as narrator.

  • Date:
    Sun, 01 Apr 2012

    Special Guests ISHMAEL REED and TENNESSEE REED.
    A reading-performance of "STORY OF MIU"written by Yuri Kageyama, directed by CARLA BLANK, featuring dancer YUKI KAWAHISA, with music by PHEEROAN AKLAFF, in a collage of words, sound and movement, a pan-Pacific tale of pain, love and survival that defies racism and sexism over moments and generations.

    More details at http://www.bowerypoetry.com/#Event/113312

  • Date:
    Thu, 29 Mar 2012 to Sun, 01 Apr 2012

    Ishmael Reed will receive the John Oliver Killens Lifetime Achievement Award as a part of the Eleventh Annual National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

    For more information about the conference, click here.

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