Ta-Nehisi Coates Named Curator of the 3rd Annual Festival Albertine

By Maryann Yin 

Ta-Nehisi Coates 200 (GalleyCat)Ta-Nehisi Coates will serve as the curator of the 3rd annual Festival Albertine. This free festival is scheduled to take place from Nov. 2 to 6.

According to Festival Albertine’s blog post, this event “will explore the changing nature of identity and how the arts interrogate our national, social, and cultural labels today in France and the U.S. Showcasing Albertine’s mission to nurture French-American exchange around books and ideas, the Festival will bring together a wide range of American and French writers, artists, thinkers, and scholars including Kehinde Wiley, Benjamin Millepied, Claudia Rankine, Darryl Pinckney, Jelani Cobb, Kelly Sue Deconnick, Thelma Golden, Jennifer Homans, Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, Amin Maalouf, Pap Ndiaye, Adam Shatz, and Benjamin Stora.”

Festival Albertine will be held at Albertine Books (which is located inside the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York). Those who can’t attend in-person have the option of watching the live stream. (via The New York Times)