Video: August Wilson Society, American Literature Association 2014, Washington, DC

By Mike Downing

Video by Jackie Downing

The second annual August Wilson Society panel was held in Washington, DC on May 23, 2014.

Session participants included Sandra Shannon, Jacqueline Zeff, Anthony Pennino, Elizabeth Pittman, and Michael Downing.

The papers were excellent, the session was well attended, and a lively discussion ensued.

Next year’s conference (2015) is slated for Boston, Mass. The CFP for the August Wilson Society will be available in the fall of 2014.


Video: August Wilson Talk Series>August Wilson’s Women


Growing Up with August Wilson (featuring Freda Ellis)

Editor’s Note: This video appears to be done by students, so please forgive the occasional factual error (e.g., there is mention of The Hill being a neighborhood in St. Paul, Minn.  Of course, The Hill is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh).

Still, this video is valuable as it contributes to the work surrounding Mr. Wilson’s life and works.

August Wilson Among Peers

Scenes from “Radio Golf”

August Wilson: “Poem for my Grandfather”

Interview: August Wilson on playwriting (with Charlie Rose)

August Wilson on playwriting (with Charlie Rose)