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NEW YORK - In conversation w/ Dawnie Walton
NEW YORK - In conversation w/ Dawnie Walton

Sat, Jun 11


The Center for Fiction

NEW YORK - In conversation w/ Dawnie Walton

Dawnie Walton, award winning author of The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, in conversation with James Spooner who will read from his Graphic Novel.

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Time & Location

Jun 11, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT

The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

About the event

James Spooner, the creator of Afro-punk, will join Dawnie Walton (writer, editor, and author of one of 2021’s most celebrated books, The Final Revival of Opal & Nev) for a special conversation in celebration of the release of Spooner’s new coming-of-age graphic novel, The High Desert. Part artist talk, part cultural exploration, this discussion will span Spooner’s career in film, music, culture, and now books. Presented by MoCADA in partnership with The Center for Fiction.

Join us on Saturday, June 11th from 7-8pm ET live at The Center for Fiction, where Spooner will also sign books. COVID protocol is enforced.

Can’t join us in person? Watch the conversation via Zoom, by registering here.

High Desert is a grabbing, angsty coming-of-age tale offers a sidewalk view of a creative subculture. It’s also a poignant ode to the power of music to fill voids left by family and circumstance, with provocations thrumming on race and identity that sound out like a smashed guitar.

*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event in person. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:

  • CDC vaccination card (or an image of it)
  • Excelsior Pass or Excelsior Pass Plus (or a printout of it)
  • A record of vaccination from the healthcare provider who administered your vaccine

Anyone 5 and older is required to show proof of two vaccine doses or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18 and older must also present a government issued photo ID.

If you remain unvaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief, please contact us at for assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation.



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