The Roswell Roots Cultural Spotlight Series, in celebration of Black History Month, includes presentations from authors, artists, and storytellers.
The Spotlight Series will occur in the evening on various dates at our Roswell Cultural Arts Center Second Story Stage. There will be a small stage with an intimate setup. All ages are welcome.
Tuesday, Feb. 11- Storytelling with Babatunde
Using his vivid imagination, assistance from the audience, and rhythmic accompaniment from his magnificent djembes, Babatunde masterfully weaves stories laden with strong moral values, keen principles, adventure and fun!
Thursday, Feb. 20- Book Reading and Signing with Author Portia Tewogbade
Portia Tewogbade will read from her latest book, Red Was the Midnight. Tewogbade is an award-winning author, and former english teacher for Georgia Tech and Nigeria's Federal Government College in Kaduna. Her short stories have appeared in African Voices, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and Hawaii Pacific Review, among other publications.
Tuesday, Feb. 25- Visual Artist Talk with Daniel Hodges
Daniel Hodges, a native of St. Louis, has been creating artwork since the age of nine and crafted his art through the coloring books his mother bought for him. Daniel’s artwork is acknowledged and respected across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. He has won numerous awards for his focus on realism and expression through oil paints.
Free, but registration encouraged (Space is limited)
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Roswell Roots, sponsored by the City of Roswell, Georgia, is one of the largest black history celebrations in North America. The month-long festival has continued to be a community and regional success for over 20 years. It is a celebration comprised of diverse aspects of art, literature, music, film, culinary arts and history.