Mitchell S. Jackson grew up the hard way. Born and raised in Portland, OR—a Black man in a deteriorating neighborhood in one of America’s whitest cities—he got caught up in the drug trade and served time. But, he went on to earn a master’s in writing, as well as an M.F.A., and win an award for his work. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Jackson teaches at NYU, CUNY’s Medgar Evers College and John Jay College and has worked as an entertainment journalist. Hoping others will learn from his story, he published the e-book collection, Oversoul: Stories and Essays and, in his autobiographical novel, The Residue Years, candidly portrays his coming-of-age.

Can hardly wait to hear his conversation with John Edgar Wideman . It’s gonna be smoking, I’m sure! So hope you see here here, at the Harlem Arts Salon, where something good is always cooking.

Margaret Porter Troupe, Director.

Harlem Arts Salon, 1925 7th Ave Suite 7L, New York, NY 10026

Events at the Harlem Arts Salon help support The Gloster Arts Project are by invitation only.  All sales final.Contact us: harlemartssalon@gmail.com (212) 749 7771. Limited seating.