Studio Museum, Schomburg Center Plan ‘Invisible Man’ Reading for Ellison Centenary

Cover of the first edition. (Courtesy Random House)

Cover of the first edition. (Courtesy Random House)

Looks like a very cold week is going to turn a bit warmer this weekend so, if you’ve been spending the past few days huddled up at home under blankets, like me, it might be nice to head over to the Schomburg Center at 515 Malcolm X Boulevard on Saturday to hear a reading of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952) that they have organized with the Studio Museum in Harlem.

The program is titled Ellison at 100: Reading Invisible Man and marks what would have been the author’s 100th birthday. The full schedule for the program runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a lunch break at noon. Youth read in the morning, and adults pick up in the afternoon with artist polymath Bill T. Jones taking the podium at 1 p.m. Full details are available over at the Studio Museum’s site.

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