A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates

2023mon16jan7:30 pmA Conversation with Ta-Nehisi CoatesSpend MLK day with the award winning Author and Journalist7:30 pm ProgramLong Center Presents

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Time

(Monday) 7:30 pm

Location

Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

Ta-Nehisi Coates is an award-winning author and journalist. He 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 over 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.

Ta-Nehisi also enjoyed a successful run writing Marvel’s Black Panther (2016-2021) and Captain America (2018-2021) comics series.

Ta-Nehisi is currently writing the screenplays for the upcoming films Wrong Answer, Superman and the film adaptation of his first fiction novel, The Water Dancer.

In the fall of 2022, he will join Howard University’s faculty as a writer-in-residence and the Sterling Brown Chair in the Department of English.

A special thanks to our Community Partners: Austin Justice Coalition, Austin Area Urban League, Black Austin Coalition, Black Leaders Collective, NAACP, Origin Studio House, Saffron Trust, and Six Square.

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What To Expect

  • This is an indoor event.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind.
  • Animals and pets are not permitted except for properly identified service animals.

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Health Guidelines for this Event

Event Area Sanitized
Other Health Guidelines Masks are strongly recommended but not required for this event.

Accessibility

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Discounts

For Military discounts with valid military ID or Group discounts for 10 or more people, please call the Long Center’s 3M Box Office at: 512.474.5664 (M-F, 10am-5pm CT) or email .