Buffalo Sonnet, a digital comic book inspired by San Juan Hill, is an artistic meditation on the Black experience in that historic Manhattan neighborhood. The title plays on the naming of the veteran Black infantrymen, “Buffalo Soldiers,” that settled there at the turn of the 20th century, after fighting in the Spanish-American War. The piece tells the story of a vibrant community that was dispersed, yet has left a powerful shadow in the city’s history.

Join us for a conversation with the writer and illustrator Kamau Ware and dramatist Michael Dinwiddie on the making of the comic book. They will explore the artistic vision, the creative process, and the historical context for this newly commissioned work. Explore the full story at LincolnCenter.org/BuffaloSonnet.

See the schedule below for related activities in The Garden before and after the Artist Talk.

SCHEDULE
The Bookmobile will be at Lincoln Center from 1:00–5:00 pm, with related programming and activities in The Garden during from 2:00–5:00 pm.
2:00 pm – Art-making and creative activities begin at interactive learning stations
2:30–3:30 pm – Artist Talk with Kamau Ware, creator of Buffalo Sonnet, and Michael Dinwiddie
3:30–4:00 pm – Signing with the artist
5:00 pm – Interactive learning stations close

 

 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Guest Experience at 212-875-5456 or [email protected].

 

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