Page to the Podium

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Join the library for an evening with acclaimed author, journalist, and professor Ta-Nehisi Coates!

7:00 PM
Center for the Arts 

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of the bestselling books The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, The Water Dancer, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He was a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship that same year. 

As a journalist with a career spanning more than two decades, he’s written for numerous publications including The Washington City Paper, The Village Voice, The New Yorker and The New York Times. During his time reporting for The Atlantic between 2008-2018, he penned numerous articles and essays, including the National Magazine Award-winning 2012 essay Fear of a Black President and the influential June 2014 essay The Case For Reparations

Coates also enjoyed a successful run writing Marvel’s Black Panther (2016-2021) and Captain America (2018-2021) comics series. He is currently writing the screenplays for the upcoming films Wrong Answer, Superman and the film adaptation of his first novel, The Water Dancer. In the fall of 2022, he joined Howard University’s faculty as a writer-in-residence and the Sterling Brown Chair in the Department of English. 

His presentation includes a reading, an onstage conversation with Wyoming author Nina McConigley, and and a question and answer session with the audience.  A book signing in the lobby follows the presentation, and books will be for sale onsite by Jackson Hole Book Trader. 

images of Ta-Nehisi Coates' book covers

The library's Page to the Podium speaker series brings nationally recognized and award-winning writers to Jackson Hole.
These community celebrations invite library cardholders to experience literary entertainment together - for free! 

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