FSU's Center for Literary Arts Presents a Reading by a Member of the Black Film Movement

November 16, 2017

FSU Center for Literary Arts

Frostburg State University's Center for Literary Arts will host a reading by poet and screenwriter Robert Earl Price on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre on Main Street, as a part of the 2017 Fall Reading Series. Price attended the American Film Institute's Film Conservatory in Los Angeles, where he worked for 15 years in the Black film movement, working closely with artists such as Julie Dash, Halie Gerima and Charles Burnett, who were all closely associated with the L.A. Rebellion. He has produced four volumes of poetry, "Bloodlines," "Blood Elegy," "Blues Blood" and "Wise Blood." In addition, he is a recipient of the American Film Institute's William Wyler award for screenwriting. Clark has had 11 plays produced in American regional theaters, including an adaptation of Claude Brown's "Man Child in the Promised Land," as well as productions abroad in Berlin and Johannesburg. Price regularly publishes poetry in small magazines, including "The Chattahoochee Review" and "The Atlanta Review." He was awarded the Atlanta Mayor's Fellowship for Poetry in 1998, the same year he was part of the Georgia Poetry Circuit Tour. For more information, contact the Center for Literary Arts at [email protected] or 301-687-4340. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.