September 18, 2021: Colson Whitehead with Boris Kachka – In-Person Event

Writers Bloc Presents

Colson Whitehead with Boris Kachka

Saturday, September 18, 2021

4:00PM PDT

Presented at The Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City

(No Livestream)

4401 Elenda Street

Culver City, CA 90230

Price: $40.00 USD, which includes a signed copy of Harlem Shuffle.

After you register, we will follow up with email instructions on how to redeem your ticket and access the in-person event. Please read your Eventbrite email confirmation carefully.

Presented at The Robert Frost Auditorium in Culver City. NO LIVESTREAM.

4401 Elenda Street, Culver City, CA, 90230

SAFETY: WE WILL REQUIRE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION UPON ENTRY. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PROVE YOUR FULL VACCINATION STATUS UPON ENTRY.

National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead brings 1960’s Harlem to life in his new and absolutely joyful, affectionate, and often utterly hilarious book, Harlem Shuffle. It’s a crime novel featuring a challenging family, some slightly disapproving in-laws, and a hero who needs to stay afloat, maintain his reputation, and make sure he doesn’t get himself killed in the process.

Harlem Shuffle is Colson Whitehead’s valentine to the community of Harlem in the early 60’s, including the grifters, corrupt cops, and others– in a most effective exploration of race and justice. Harlem Shuffle is such a delightful and exuberant diversion from Colson Whitehead’s profoundly powerful and often wrenching books such as The Nickel Boys and The Underground Railroad. It is, simply, a blast.

In conversation with Boris Kachka. Boris Kachka is the books editor for the Los Angeles Times, and was books editor at New York Magazine. He is the author of Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House.

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SAFETY: WE WILL REQUIRE PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION UPON ENTRY. MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PROVE YOUR FULL VACCINATION STATUS UPON ENTRY.

Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with someone known to be or suspected to have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or if you are subject to a quarantine or isolation order.

SEATING IS LIMITED TO 25% CAPACITY. EVERY OTHER ROW WILL BE VACANT, AND WE REQUIRE THAT SEATS ON EITHER SIDE OF YOUR PARTY BE VACANT AS WELL.

WRITERS BLOC ADHERES TO PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES. SHOULD PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS CHANGE GUIDELINES REGARDING IN-PERSON EVENTS, WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting our in-person event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

When attending events at The Robert Frost Auditorium, please park only in the designated FREE parking lots that surround the facility.


-Corner of Elenda and Farragut – South of the Robert Frost Auditorium. Between the Culver City Middle School and Farragut Elementary


-Overflow parking – South East corner of Culver Blvd. and Elenda St. North of Robert Frost Auditorium.  

Please respect the residents and do not park in the neighborhood. There are parking restrictions in the neighborhood and if you park illegally you will get a ticket.  

Boris Kachka Photo Credit: Dania Maxwell