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Past Signings & Exhibitions

Ishmael Reed - Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media
Book Signing & Talk
November 19, 2010, 6-9pm
and a preview of the Holiday Art & Gift Show
coming November 20 & 21, 2010

Ishmael Reed, together with Toni Morrison, is one of today's pre-eminent African American literary figures - perhaps the most widely reviewed since Ralph Ellison, and, along with Samuel Delany and Amiri Baraka, probably the most controversial.

Event: Book Signing and Talk with
Ishmael Reed,
author of Barack Obama and
the Jim Crow Media
.

NOVEMBER 19, 2010
6:00 TO 9:00PM

$25/PER PERSON
Includes 1 copy of the book.
$45/PER COUPLE
Includes 1 copy of the book.

Location:
1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com

 

Click here for more information
about the Holiday Art & Gift Show
featuring jewelry by Nathalie Julan
November 20 & 21, 2010

Fred Ho
Wine & Cheese Served.
Seating is limited. RSVP!

 

Holiday Art & Jewelry Exhibit
November 20-21, 2010
by Appointment 11AM - 5PM

Nathalie Julan designs jewelry that is bold & dramatic as well as refined and elegant. Her most dramatic pieces you are likely to see adorning some sassy zouk singer or drop-dead beautiful model. Her materials range from cowry shells to glass beads and precious metals and stones; her prices are pocketbook friendly.

Along with Nathalie's one-of-a-kind pieces, you will find a surprising array of original artworks to enhance your collection, unique objets d'art, and fine arts prints, and other collectibles.

Event: Holiday Art & Jewelry Exhibit
Featuring art from the collection of
Margaret & Quincy Troupe,
and jewelry by Nathalie Julan


NOVEMBER 20-21, 2010
11AM TO 5PM
Refreshments Served ~
Viewing By Appointment Only

Location:
1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com

Fred Ho


Thomas Sayers Ellis - Skin, Inc.
Book signing & talk
Sunday, September 26, 2010 3-5 pm
Presented in association with Graywolf Press

Thomas Sayers Ellis was born and raised in Washington, D.C. The Maverick Room was awarded the John C. Zacharis First Book Award. Ellis teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and in the Lesley University low-residency MFA program, and he is a faculty member of Cave Canem. A photographer and poet, he currently divides his time between Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Skin, Inc. is Thomas Sayers Ellis's ambitious argument in sound and image for an America whose identity is in need of repair. In lyric sequences and with his own photographs, Ellis traverses the African American and American literary landscapes and performs tributes for the Godfather of Soul, James Brown; the King of Pop, Michael Jackson; and the election of President Barack Obama. Part manifesto, part identity repair kit, part plea for poetic wholeness, this collection worries and self-defends, eulogizes and casts a vote, raises a fist and, often, an intimidating song. Skin, Inc. is the latest work by one of the most audacious and provocative poets now writing.

Event: Book Signing and talk with Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
3:00 TO 5:00PM

$30/PER PERSON

Location:
1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com

Fred Ho
Wine & Cheese Served.
Seating is limited. RSVP!


TOMORROW IS NOW!
AFRO ASIAN MUSIC AND THE REVOLUTIONARY IMAGINATION
Sunday, June 13, 3:30-5:30pm

Composer, baritone saxophonist, author, scholar, revolutionary matriarchal socialist, and aspiring luddite activist FRED HO will give a unique talk and solo baritone sax recital inter-connecting music and activism for social-political and cultural transformation to combat the plasticity and toxicity of industrial capitalist existence, and to replace it with a new social life that is ecological and matriarchal.
A not-to-be missed event!  Ho returns after a near-fatal three year battle against advanced cancer (he was given only one in 30,000 chances of living). Fred Ho is also only the 16th Harvard Arts Medalist in the nearly 400 years of Harvard University.  His latest CD is CELESTIAL GREEN MONSTER and his newest book is WICKED THEORY, NAKED PRACTICE: A FRED HO READER (edited by Prof. Diane C. Fujino of UCSB).

Event: AFRO ASIAN MUSIC
& THE REVOLUTIONARY IMAGINATION

JUNE 13TH, 2010
FATHER'S DAY (BRING YOUR DAD)
3:30 TO 5:30PM

BOOKS & CDS FOR SALE

$15/PER $25 FOR TWO

Location:
1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com

Fred Ho
Wine & Cheese Served.
Books and CDs available.
Seating is limited. RSVP!

 

Book Signing with Bernice L. McFadden
Author of the highly-anticipated historical novel Glorious
Sunday May 2nd, 3:00-5:30pm

Glorious is set against the backdrops of the Jim Crow South, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Civil Rights era. Blending fact and fiction, Glorious is the story of Easter Venetta Bartlett, a fictional Harlem Renaissance writer whose tumultuous path to success, ruin, and ultimately revival offers a candid and true portrait of the American experience in all its beauty and cruelty.

It is a novel informed by the question that is the title of Langston Hughes's famous poem: What happens to a dream deferred? Based on years of research, this heart-wrenching fictional account is given added resonance by factual events coupled with real and imagined larger-than-life characters. Glorious is an audacious exploration into the nature of self-hatred, love, possession, ego, betrayal, and, finally, redemption.

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of six critically acclaimed novels including the classic Sugar and Nowhere Is a Place, which was a Washington Post Best Fiction title for 2006. She is a two time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist for fiction, as well as the recipient of two fiction honor awards from the BCALA. Her sophomore novel, The Warmest December, was praised by Nobel Prize–winning author Toni Morrison as "searing and expertly imagined." McFadden lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she is working on her next novel.


"The novel is so intense and sweeping at the same time. Some of the scenes were terrifying, and some were very comic in the irony of what your narrator was experiencing and what she was actually thinking. The word for a journey like this is picaresque, but the ever-impending tragedy makes that word not quite right for this book."
—Susan Straight, author of A Million Nightingales

"The seeming inevitability of cruel fate juxtaposes the triumph of the spirit in this remarkably rich and powerful novel. Bernice McFadden's fully realized characters are complicated, imperfect beings, but if ever a character were worthy of love and honor, it is her Easter Bartlett. This very American story is fascinating; it is also heartbreaking, thought-provoking, and beautifully written."
—Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of The Scenic Route


Event: Book Signing
with Bernice L. McFadden
Date: May 2, 2010 ~ 3:00-5:30PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com

Books for Sale - Wine & Cheese
Limited Seating

Cruz Book

Jeff Biggers



An Afternoon with Marcus Mabry -
Sunday, November 11, 2007 ~ 3-5:30PM


Marcus Mabry will discuss his new book Twice As Good; a biography of Condoleeza Rice.
A veteran foreign correspondent and editor, Marcus Mabry is chief of correspondents for Newsweek, overseeing the magazine's domestic and international bureaus. The winner of numerous journalism awards, Mabry is also a former Edward R. Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the memoir White Bucks and Black-Eyed Peas: Coming of Age Black in White America.

Event: Marcus Mabry Discussion
Date: November 11, 2007 ~ 3-5:30PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
Limited Seating

mabrybook


Book Party & Signing for Susan L. Taylor
Sunday, June 22, 2008 ~ 3:00-5:00PM

Susan TaylorIf there is one word that defines the spirit of Susan L. Taylor, it is love. It's how she branded a magazine: first as editor - in - chief of ESSENCE for 19 years and then as its editorial director, making the publication you hold in your hands not only a must-read for Black women but also a guiding light for a people still too often stumbling in the dark. She instinctively understands love's transforming power—that love affirms and motivates; it heals and is redemptive. In the Spirit, Susan's monthly column, is filled with this power. In this space, Susan has never been afraid to tell us her own stories—of struggle, of uncertainty, of tripping before she found her way to higher ground. True love, Susan has said repeatedly, begins with the love of self. This is the God love, the supreme love from which all other love will flow, natural and healthy. Love marks her personal style of humility.

Audrey Edwards
-Essence

Cruz Book

Event: Book Party & Signing for Susan L. Taylor
Date: June 22, 2008 ~ 3:00-5:00PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771 or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com
Limited Seating



Harlem Arts Salon Introduces Tim Woodward
Sunday, March 30, 2008 ~ 3-5:00PM

stuffIn this luminous debut, Solon Timothy Woodward—Harvard graduate and practicing physician—brings his considerable talents to a darkly comic tale of death, sex, crime, and twisted family ties in the Deep South.

This is a book about all of America by way of one troubled Southern town, as Woodward takes on race relations, corruption in healthcare, the marginalization of the gay community, and effects of extreme poverty.

Woodward offers a raw, rare glimpse into life in this unholy coastal city by introducing us to the Toaks—a black family that has pushed every possible social boundary to its extreme over the course of three generations. The men in this family—grandfather, father, and son—have lived unscrupulous lives, but, in the wake of a devastating hurricane, they are offered a chance for redemption.

Event: Tim Woodward Book Signing
Date: March 30, 2008 ~ 3-5:00PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771 or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com
Limited Seating

Tim Woodward book

Celebrate with Victor Hernandez Cruz
Sunday, April 13, 2008 ~ 3-5:00PM

V. H. Cruz PortraitVictor Hernández Cruz moved to New York at the age of five and now divides his time between Morocco and his native Puerto Rico. Featured in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series, Cruz has been a finalist for both the Lenore Marshall and Griffin Poetry Prizes.

Library Journal: "Mature and inspiring poetry for a global consciousness."

Ana Castillo: "The Mountain in the Sea is an effervescent volcano of world connections to the mature poet's Spanish Harlem roots. The 'Portraits' section contains energetic odes to the forming of the young poet, son muy ricos with remembrances for us all. It is always a treat to read Victor Hernández Cruz, among the best to come out of the Nuyorican experience."

Virgil Suárez: "Victor Hernández Cruz has been singing and chanting like the tropical tomeguín since the Gods of Caribbean poetry designated him pantheon court bard. The poems in this new volume are absolutely marvelous and breathtaking in their range, vision, and scope. The Mountain in the Sea is the kind of collection to be expected from an older, much wiser poet in the autumn of their creative life, but this garland of sweet-scented gardenias disguised as poems comes to us from a poet who is always young, who is always hip to the vibrant language of one of the most beautiful regions of the world."

Event: Celebrate with Victor Hernandez Cruz
Date: April 13, 2008 ~ 3-5:00PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771 or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com
Limited Seating

Cruz Book

Book Party & Signing for hattie gossett
Sunday, May 4, 2008 ~ 3:30-5:30PM
Special Guest Appearance: Vinie Burrows

Praise for hattie gossett:

"Sassy, ironic, hilarious, profound." -Essence

"Like Billie Holiday she taps into the vitality of the blues as a survival mechanism." -ArtForum

"Speaks to societal-political issues through satire and humor while remaining free of rhetoric and didacticism. Alternately bitingly caustic, zanily funny, poignantly sad." -Publishers Weekly

Writing from the upper west side of Manhattan, where Harlem intersects with waves of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Korea, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, India, Native America, and from all over the globe, hattie gossett vividly invokes her neighborhood experience. With wit and candor, she questions why so many people are forced from their home countries, only to be despised as interlopers in the United States; why older immigrants see younger ones as the enemy; who gets paid a living wage, who gentrifies their neighborhood, and who sends their money back home. From the grocery store to the cleaners to the tenement walk-up and everywhere in between, gossett captures the voices overheard and imagined in this breathless immigrant suite. hattie gossett, author of presenting sister noblues and the pussy & cash suite, is a co-founding editor of Essence magazine and Kitchen Table Press. She lives in New York City.

Event: Book Party & Signing for hattie gossett
Date: May 4, 2008 ~ 3:30-5:30PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771 or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com
Limited Seating

Cruz Book

A Conversation with Carol Muske-Dukes
Sunday, December 30, 2007 ~ 3-5:00PM

muskedukephotoCarol Muske-Dukes is author of seven books of poetry, most recently Sparrow, a National Book Award finalist published by Random House, 2003.
Her other books of poetry are An Octave Above Thunder, New & Selected Poems, Penguin, 1997. Her three novels are Life After Death, Random House (2001), Saving St. Germ, Penguin (1993) and Dear Digby, Viking (1989).

She is a regular critic for the New York Times Book Review and the LA Times Book Review. Her work appears everywhere from the New Yorker to L.A. Magazine and she is anthologized widely, including in Best American Poems, 100 Great Poems by Women and many others.

Event: Conversation with Carol Muske-Dukes
Date: December 30, 2007 ~ 3-5:00PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
Limited Seating

There is a 3% surcharge added for PayPal payments.

mabrybook

You are invited to Book Party for John Edgar Wideman
by Harlem Arts Salon in association with Houghton Mifflin.
Saturday, March 8, 2008 ~ 7-9:00PM

Woodward portrait

Join us to celebrate the publication of FANON. John Edgar Wideman's first novel in a decade.
Fanon weaves together fiction, biography, history, politics, and memoir to evoke the life and message of Frantz Fanon, the influential author of The Wretched of the Earth. Part whodunit, screenplay, and love story, Wideman sees affinities between Fanon's life and his own, his work is multi- disciplinary, encompassing politics, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and literature.

Event: John Edgar Wideman Book Party
Date: March 8, 2008 ~ 7-9:00PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771 or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com
Limited Seating

Tim Woodward book

Books for Sale!
Cocktails Served


Sunday Dinner with Ishmael Reed -
October 28, 2007 ~ 3-5:30PM


Among his many accolades, in June 1998, Ishmael Reed was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" fellowship. Best known as a novelist, essayist, playwright and educator, Reed first gained acclaim as a poet. His novels include Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down, Flight to Canada, Mumbo Jumbo, and other classics. On Sunday, October 28, 2007, from 3-5:30PM, Harlem Arts Salon will celebrate the publication of the paperback edition of Ishmael Reed New and Collected Poems 1964 -2007and his newly released CD, For All We Know.

Event: Sunday Dinner with Ishmael Reed
Date: October 28, 2007 ~ 3-5:30PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
Limited Seating



BLACK DIAMONDS, BLACK LIVES & THE COAL ROOTS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH
the historical legacy of black slavery and coal mining

A BOOK PARTY, SIGNING & PERFORMANCE
for his newly released book
Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland
by author Jeff Biggers

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 8pm
Admission: $10

Did you know that Black History Month was founded by a coal miner in Appalachia? That Carter G. Woodson, Booker T. Washington, WC Handy, Martin Delany, Henry Louis Gates came out of West Virginia? Or that Bessie Smith took her songs from the streets of Blue Goose Hollow in Chattanooga, and Nina Simone always performed folk ballads from her native western North Carolina mountains? Or that before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus in 1955, she took a seat at the Highlander Folk School in the backwoods of Tennessee, where she attended strategy sessions on social action led by so-called "radical hillbillies?" Or that the first desegregated school to graduate a black student in the South was in the mountains of Tennessee? Did you know also that the United Mine Workers have always been an integrated union?

Come meet author Jeff Biggers, listen to his performance, and learn the full story of our shared legacy and the devastating impact of strip mining going on today in Appalachia.
Coal miners and coal mining communities in Appalachia and around the country should be celebrated during Black History Month and Jeff Biggers will show you why.

Jeff Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author of The United States of Appalachia and In the Sierra Madre. He has worked as a writer, radio correspondent, and educator across the USA, Europe, India, and Mexico. He regularly blogs for The Huffington Post and Grist. His stories have been broadcast on radio on NPR, PRI, and seen in numerous magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post, The Nation, The Atlantic Monthly, and Salon, among others.

Jeff authored an article on the origins of Black History Month, which was founded by a coal miner in Appalachia for the Huffington Post that you can read here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/stripmining-black-history_b_83918.html


Event: Book Signing & Performance
by Jeff Biggers
Date: February 26, 2010 ~ 8:00PM
Location: 1925 Seventh Avenue - Apt.7L,
New York, NY 10026
RSVP to 212-749-7771
or harlemartssalon@yahoo.com

Books for Sale - Wine & Cheese
Limited Seating

Cruz Book

Jeff Biggers



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