November 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm

Celebrating the publication of the King Comus, the last novel that William Demby wrote before his death at age 90 in 2013. This naughty, uproarious book is such a great read! But also the life and legacy of this fascinating writer is not to be missed!

Joining us in conversation on this historic occasion will be Ishmael Reed and Carla Blank the publishers (I Reed Publishing), Bill Demby’s son, James Demby from Rome, and Melanie Masterson Sherazi, who’s done extensive research on Bill Demby and other expatriate African American writers.

Your $35 admission gets you a copy of the book, a delicious slice of history, and a home-cooked meal with wine. Limited seating.

Harlem Arts Salon 1925 7th Ave (betw 116-117 Sts) suite 7L New York NY 10026 (212) 749-7771 Email:
Events at the Harlem Arts Salon support The Gloster Arts Project, bringing professional artists as teachers and mentors to rural Gloster (Amite County), Mississippi in an arts enrichment program for kids.

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Past Salons

September 24, 2017 Passage  Author Khary Lazarre-White, social activist, lawyer, and executive director of Harlem’s youth development organization, Brotherhood/Sister Sol, discusses his debut novel with Hakim Hasan as moderator.

April 30, 2017. Let’s Talk: Prisons Flores ForbesLiza Jessie Peterson, Jamel Shabazz, artist SassaCyprigo with Afrikan Sciences, who stretch and bend rhythms and sounds to end the afternoon on a high note.

April 2, 2017. Poetry is Song. Allison Hedge Coke, accompanied by violinist Laura Ortman, and Cornelius Eady and the Cornelius Eady Trio with Lisa Liu and Charlie Rauh.

March 26, 2017. Margo Jefferson in conversation with Hakim Hasan.


January 29, 2017. Terry McMillan and Kalisha Buckhanon, will talk about their writings, their creative processes and read from their newest novels at 2:30 pm. Hakim Hasan will moderate. Delicious food & wine served.


December 18, 2016 with guitarist/composer Kelvyn Bell celebrating the release of his new St Louis Blu CD and a reading by Greg Tate music and culture and one of the “godfathers of HipHop journalism,” from Flyboy 2, his newest book of essays. Guest moderator: Nicole Fleetwood.

November 6, 2016 @ 2:30pm. With novelist Elizabeth Nunez (Even in Paradise, Akashic 2016) and poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Heaven, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016) reading from their newest books.  Hakim Hasan, moderator.


ta-nehisi-coates-nina-subinOctober 16, 2016 @2:30 pm. Ta-Nehisi Coates. A conversation and book signing with the author of The New York Times’ #1 Bestseller, Between the World and Me. Benefits The Gloster Arts Project. Moderated by Randall Pinkston.


May 8AlexanderStephon-lo-res @ 2:30 pm A book party for The Jazz of Physics with author and saxophonist, Stephon Alexander and special guest, Will Calhoun. Includes a copy of the book, musical performance, and food & wine. Benefits The Gloster Arts Projects.


Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 6.15.35 PMMay 13 @ 6:30 pm Black Hollywood Unchained with contributors Ishmael Reed, Houston A. Baker, David Henderson, Jill Nelson, and other guests, including Hollywood producer, Rudy Langlais. Benefits The Gloster Arts Projects


May 26 @ 7:00 pm Remembering Miles: A birthday celebration with Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 2.46.35 PMWallace Roney, Gary Bartz, Adam Holtzman, Tommy LiPuma, Earl “the Pearl” Monroe, and Quincy Troupe. Others. Refreshments, cake and ice cream.  Benefits The Gloster Arts Projects

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