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Join us for an in-person & virtual
Live Talks Los Angeles event:
Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 8pm
Presented in association with New Roads School

An Evening with
Colson Whitehead*

*interviewer to be announced

discussing the writing life and his novel,
Crook Manifesto
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
at New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(Free Parking available at the venue)
Face masks recommended
PURCHASE TICKETS for July 26 (click here)
$40  General Admission ticket + signed Book*
$55  Two General Admission tickets + one signed book*

*Tickets include access to watch the virtual version of the event
that airs on July 31 at 6pm PT, 9pm ET.
Virtual event only (July 31) Tickets can be purchased here.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Colson Whitehead continues his Harlem saga in a powerful and hugely-entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory.
Colson Whitehead  brings his latest novel to our stage: Crook Manifesto, a kaleidoscopic portrait of 1970s Harlem. In his trademark scalpel-sharp prose and with unnerving clarity and wit, he writes about a city that runs on cronyism, threats, ego, ambition, incompetence and even, sometimes, pride. 
It’s the continuing story he began in Harlem Shuffle, which the Associated Press called a “wildly entertaining romp that delivers a devastating, historically grounded indictment of the separate and unequal lives of Blacks and whites in mid-twentieth century New York.” 
Colson Whitehead
is the bestselling author of eleven works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad, for which he won Pulitzer prizes. A recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City. He was recently awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Here’s the video from a virtual event we did with him in conversation with Mary Karr  in 2020.