Colson Whitehead | 2017 Bexley Community Author Series

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Join us on April 28 at the Bexley High School Schottenstein Theatre to hear National Book Award-winning author Colson Whitehead. He will discuss his acclaimed novel, The Underground Railroad, a beautiful and heartbreaking story following Cora as she makes her escape from slavery and pursues freedom along a reimagined Underground Railroad.

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Location: Bexley High School Schottenstein Theatre
Address: 326 South Cassingham Road
Time: 7pm
Cost: $20 and $15 ticket options (see seating chart), Student tickets are free with valid student ID (students must still reserve their seat through Eventbrite)

Colson Whitehead will speak, followed by a Q&A. A book signing will follow. Additionally, copies of Colson Whitehead's works, including The Underground Railroad, will be available for purchase before and after the program courtesy of Gramercy Books.

Doors open and seating begins at 6pm. Guests will be released for the book signing by row, continuing from front to back. Limit of 3 books per person.

Accommodations can be made in advance for guests with disabilities. For more information, contact


Presented by: Giant Eagle

Lead Sponsors: Linda & Frank Kass; Paige & Michael Crane; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; and the Whitehall Bexley Rotary Club Foundation

Literary Sponsors: Bexley Bed & Breakfast, Friends of Bexley Public Library, Orange Theory Fitness Bexley, Stolz-Mead Global, and US Realty

Community Partners: Bexley City Schools, Bexley Community Foundation, Kelton House Museum & Garden, WCBE 90.5 FM


Colson Whitehead is the New York Times bestselling author of The Noble Hustle, Zone OneSag HarborThe Intuitionist, John Henry DaysApex Hides the Hurt, and one collection of essays, The Colossus of New York. A Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, he lives in New York City.

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