A Book Reading + Discussion with Author Frederick Smith

A Book Reading + Discussion with Author Frederick Smith


Join Baldwin for an afternoon with author, activist, community organizer, and influencer, Frederick Smith! He will read excerpts from his latest novel Play It Foward which chronicles the colliding worlds between a community activist and a professional athlete whose dirty little secret can lead to a public scandal and an unexpected love affair. You don't want to miss the opportunity to ask the author himself about the motivations behind his story!

Admission includes a signed copy of Pay It Forward, wine, and light refreshments. 

Members: $25      Guests: $35

About the Author

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Frederick Smith is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Loyola University Chicago. A finalist for the PEN Center Emerging Voices Fellowship, and an alum of the VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) Writers Workshop, Fred is a social justice advocate. He lives in Los Angeles and works with college students to help them find their voices and develop pride in their cultural and gender identities. He is the author of Down for Whatever and Right Side of the Wrong Bed, a Lambda Literary Award finalist.

Read with Frederick