Underground Railroad Reading Series (Book Club)

By Art Sanctuary (other events)

Saturday, May 13 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Note: this event is a part of our 33rd annual Celebration of Black Arts Festival, which will be hosted all throughout May! 

Join host Andrea Walls* in a guided reading experience of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning novel, "The Underground Railroad."  

Participants are invited to share their thoughts through an interactive online discussion (already underway on our Facebook group) of each chapter and to meet up in person for Cocktails & Conversation on Saturday, May 13th @ 7pm for cocktails and conversation at Art Sanctuary on 628 South 16th Street. 

Book club participation includes a private viewing of the upcoming Bryan Collier Exhibition in the Art Sanctuary Gallery, a $10 ticket for the Celebration of Black Arts' Legacy Awards Ceremony and Show, and an opportunity to meet the author at the VIP pre-show event.

Art Sanctuary Gallery Hours

Sun      12-4pm
Mon     12-4pm
Tues     12-4pm
Wed     12-4pm
Thurs   12-7pm
Fri        12-4pm
Sat       12-4pm

About Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Arts Festival: Art Sanctuary’s Celebration of Black Arts Festival (CBA) is one of the most prominent African-American literary and arts events in the nation putting the spotlight on black literary, visual and performing arts.  Larry Robin of Robin’s Bookstore originally founded the event as a one-day gathering of literary scholars and authors over 30 years ago.  After taking over, Art Sanctuary has spent over a decade transforming the celebration into a month-long festival showcasing the talents of African Americans of all ages, background and interests. This May, black art and culture will fill the city of Philadelphia with a month-long exhibit, community literary and performance events, author readings, and workshops for emerging writers and artists.  This year is sure to be the biggest celebration yet! For more of the events in our 33rd annual Celebration of Black Arts Festival, please visit our Festival At-a-Glance page.

*Made possible by the generous support of

Mailing Address

628 S. 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146