Bonnie Greer at Humber Mouth Festival
THURSDAY 13TH NOVEMBER
7.30pm / Start 8.15pm
16 - 20 Princes Avenue, Hull HU5 3QA
£8 / £5
Available: www.humbermouth.co.uk or 01482 300 300
Bonnie Greer OBE, is an American-British playwright, novelist and critic. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago, the eldest of seven children born to Ben, a Mississippi sharecropper, Chicago factory worker, and D-Day veteran, and Willie Mae, who went to work at fifteen to support her family. Although she began writing plays at the age of nine, Bonnie initially set out on a legal career, the career of choice for a black girl coming of age in the Civil Rights movement. She decided to return to writing instead of pursuing the law and went on to study playwriting in Chicago under David Mamet and at the Actors Studio in New York with Elia Kazan. Bonnie has been a regular contributor to BBC2’s ‘Newsnight Review’ and ‘Question Time’.
From her early years in segregated, racist America to her first steps towards British soil, Bonnie’s story is not only compelling and eye-opening, but an exquisite testament to one woman’s strength, determination and pride.
Bonnie will be in conversation with Russ Litten and also reading from her memoir Parallel Life.