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Ralph Ellison & The Blues People

Free Lecture led by Reed College Professor Pancho Savery

February 1 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Literary Arts

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PDX Jazz is proud to present Discover Jazz – an adult education series with Reed College Professor and PDX Jazz Board Member Pancho Savery. Mr. Savery will host the evening’s event that includes lecture and discussion. In this presentation, Savery will discuss Ralph Ellison & The Blues People.

Savery will present an analysis of Ellison’s Invisible Man and its relationship to the blues. Is the blues a form of music, a sad feeling, an existential attitude toward life, or all of the above? What does a 1952 novel have to tell us about what it means to be an American in the twenty-first century? Come to Literary Arts and find out.

Savery will attempt to answer these questions and more! This event is free to the public on a first-come, first-served seating basis. Due to the popularity of these events, we advise an early arrival.