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20161006_105643Welcome to the August Wilson Blog.  My name is Dr. Michael Downing and I am Associate Professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  I have been studying the life and work of Mr. Wilson since 1990, when I lived in Pittsburgh and attended plays at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.

Since then, I have written a dissertation, taught the Century Cycle plays, published essays, and delivered scholarly presentations related to Mr. Wilson’s life and works.   I maintain a website dedicated to him and am coordinator of the August Wilson Author Society through the American Literature Association.  I have also recently been elected Director of Communication for the August Wilson Society, which resides at Howard University in Washington, DC.

This is intended to serve as a searchable database for information related to August Wilson.  It also provides a discussion forum for anyone interested in Mr. Wilson’s life and works.  I try to post news stories, commentary, photos, updates, and, more recently, podcasts.  The blog is entirely free and will remain that way.  I make no money from the project.  It is a labor of love.

If you would like to contribute, please let me know. I’m always looking for collaborators.  I can be reached at downing[at]kutztown.edu.

Thank you for visiting the August Wilson Blog.

Legal copyright holders: If you are a legal copyright holder and you see something on the site that has been used without permission, please contact me and I’ll take it down. Photos of Mr. Wilson, in particular, have proliferated on the internet without attribution. As a scholar and professional journalist, I am highly attentive to attribution and copyright protection, so please communicate with me and I’ll work with you.

Copyright Notice: No portion of this site may be republished without written permission. Original content is protected by the Creative Commons License as outlined here.  Linked and quoted information belongs to legal copyright holders.  The name “August Wilson Blog” has been established by and belongs to Dr. Michael Downing and may not be used by other parties.

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