Books & Booze: If Beale Street Could Talk
In this honest and stunning novel, now a major motion picture directed by Barry Jenkins, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions–affection, despair, and hope. In a love story that evokes the blues, where passion and sadness are inevitably intertwined, Baldwin has created two characters so alive and profoundly realized that they are unforgettably ingrained in the American psyche.
On February 19th, Join us for a discussion of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin at The City Winery.
- PLEASE RSVP THROUGH CITY WINERY’S TICKETING PAGE*
Please be aware this is going to be a First Come, First Served event.
EventBrite will be set up and limited to 100 people.
Reserve a space IF you’re sure you’re coming!