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August 2020

Summer Youth Writers Camp
August 10 @ 11:00 am

Youth Writers Camp curriculum addresses social justice issues during this current time while maintaining August Wilson’s literary legacy as a core objective. Youth Writers Camp focuses on creating a poetic monologue in the style and themes of Troy Maxson in Fences (or in imitation of other characters across Wilson’s plays). Time is allotted for discussions, readings, writing and share out! Please join us for another impactful writing experience with Cameron Barnett and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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Lit Fridays
August 28 @ 6:00 pm

Lit Fridays is a literary-focused, virtual salon presented by the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, featuring conversations and guest performances on the last Friday of each month at 6:00p EST via Facebook Live and Zoom Webinar. All conversations are moderated by AWAACC Literary Curator, Jessica Lanay. June: Cam Hayward Damon Young July: Dominic Chambers Studio Tour with Kilolo Luckett August: George Nelson Fahamu Pecou September: Mikeal Owunna Jari Bradley

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September 2020

Like the Shape of Clouds on Water
September 18, 2020 to December 13, 2020

New Gallery Hours: Thursday 3pm – 8pm Friday 3pm – 8pm Saturday 12pm – 5pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm AWAACC Galleries remain free and open to the public. Dominic Chambers is a New Haven-based artist from St.Louis, MO. Chambers received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2019. Chambers creates large scale paintings and drawings that reference literary narratives cited in books, various mythologies, and African-American…

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November 2021

Take Center Stage Gala
November 13, 2021

On Saturday November 13, 2021, the Take Center Stage Gala will celebrate what would be August Wilson’s 75th Birthday year. The August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh gratefully acknowledges Take Center Stage Artistic Chair Constanza Romero Wilson, who along with Corporate Co-Chair Franco Harris, will lead this exciting event. We’re thrilled to announce our Host Committee Co-Chairs, Denise and Cain Hayes, who with support from our Legacy Co-Chairs, Judy and Ron Davenport, will help to make this a…

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