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An event hosted by #ArtsInHD, a part of the University Library System's From the Hill to the Stage: Celebrating the Opening of the August Wilson Archive.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Blakey Center Hill District Community Engagement Center, Room 204

Registration is required (free).

In a 1999 interview with The Paris Review, playwright August Wilson stated that his work was heavily influenced by Six B’s. Each panelist will weigh in with their thoughts and how the discovery of these influences have heightened their views on August Wilson’s writing style.


Panelists: Kim El (The Blues), Justin Laing (Amiri Baraka), Bonita Lee Penn (Jorge Luis Borges), and interactive art activity led by Deavron Dailey (Romare Bearden).

The Hill District Community Engagement Center is located at 1908 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Street parking is available on Wylie Avenue.

Please email uls-events@pitt.edu with any questions or accessibility accommodation requests.

For other August Wilson Archive-related events, visit, pi.tt/AWCelebration.


Wednesday, March 1, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Blakey Center/Hill District CEC
Registration has closed.

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University of Pittsburgh Library System ULS