A special live-taping of OnWriting for Black History Month, presented by the WGAE Black Writers Salon

Event Details

Friday February 26, 2021 5:00 pm

via Zoom


In honor of Black History Month, please join the WGAE Black Writers Salon at a series of live-tapings of OnWriting: A Podcast of the Writers Guild of America, East with three esteemed Black screenwriters – Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Shaka King – who all have excellent new films about Black icons.

The talks will be held on Zoom and moderated by OnWriting host Geri Cole, who also co-chairs the Black Writers Salon. Cole will be joined by fellow WGAE Black Writers Salon co-chairs Rashidi Hendrix and Marc Theobald. The hosts will also moderate audience questions.

Shaka King is the co-writer and director of JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH. The film’s screenplay is by Will Berson & Shaka King; story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenny Lucas, and Keith Lucas. JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH is the incredible story of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield).

Other events in the series:

  • Friday, February 12, 5:00pm ET – Ruben Santiago-Hudson, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM
  • Friday, February 19 at 5:00pm ET – Suzan-Lori Parks, THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

Check out these recent OnWriting podcast episodes.

If you are a WGAE member interested in joining the WGAE Black Writers Salon, please email bfryer@wgaeast.org.

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