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Story/Teller with Walter Mosley, Leon Addison Brown, and Jamia Wilson


Online Event

Wednesday, 7:30 pm EDT September 23, 2020

Story/Teller features actors reading from new works of fiction to give audiences a taste of the language, characters, and story, followed by moderated conversations with the authors. See events in series.

Prolific stage and screen actor Leon Addison Brown will perform a dramatic reading from The Awkward Black Man (Grove Press), an exceptional short story collection by narrative craftsman and beloved multi-genre author Walter Mosley. The seventeen stories are brilliant, vivid character studies featuring black men struggling to move through the world and navigating relationships.

Jamia Wilson, executive director and publisher of Feminist Press, will join Mosley in conversation after the reading.

The Awkward Black Man - Book Cover


  • Author Photo - Walter Mosley credit Marcia Wilson

    Walter Mosley

    Walter Mosley

    Walter Mosley is the author of more than fifty critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and he is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, a Grammy, PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Edgar Award. He lives in New York City.

  • Leon Addison - Headshot

    Leon Addison Brown

    Leon Addison Brown

    Leon Addison Brown is an actor, best known for A Walk Among the Tombstones, Music of the Heart, Mo’ Better Blues, and True Blood. Other film credits include Lincoln, Whirlygirl, Hamlet, and The Associate. Theatre credits include his Broadway debut as Adam in Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Booth Theatre), Buster in Misery (Broadhurst Theatre), Ludie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful (Stephen Sondheim Theatre), and Ron/Bailiff/Luke/Tommy/Others in On the Waterfront (Brooks Atkinson Theatre); and Off-Broadway, as Nukain in The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek and Simon Hanabe in The Train Driver (Romulus Linney Courtyard), Sylvester Malone/Jackson Hall in The Orphans’ Home Cycle Part III/I and Hambone in Two Trains Running (Peter Norton Space), Mickey in The Day the Bronx Died (American Jewish Theatre), Man in Chair/Scab #3 in The Lights (Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater), and part of the Ensemble in The Alexander Plays…Suzanne In Stages (Public Theater).

  • Jamia Wilson_Groundswell Fund

    Jamia Wilson

    Jamia Wilson

    Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press, an independent, nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice.