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Carvell Wallace

Thursday, May 16, 2024
7:30pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 06/09/2024
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Podcaster, journalist, and co-author of The Sixth Man with Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala, Carvell Wallace brings his first book, a memoir touching on homelessness, queerness, and being Black in America, to the City Arts stage.

Carvell Wallace regularly contributes to the New York Times Magazine, and has written cover profiles for Rolling Stone, GQ, and Esquire. His intimate, often heartbreaking essays address everything from the end of Barack Obama’s presidency, to the connections between cowboy poetry and forgotten histories of Black people, to the possibility that his mother would have wanted an abortion. In 2019, Wallace co-wrote The Sixth Man with Golden State Warrior Andre Iguodala, a memoir of the basketball player’s life in the NBA. Wallace’s new memoir, Another Word For Love, looks back on his own life, from experiencing homelessness with his mother to raising two teenagers in a disturbingly violent and precarious world.

George McCalman is an artist and creative director based in San Francisco. His studio, McCalman.Co, designs brands for a range of clientele. Additionally, he’s a visual columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, featured in the “Observed” and “First Person” columns. His latest book, Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen, is a breathtaking collection of original portraits depicting Black heroes—both famous and unsung—who made their mark on activism, science, politics, business, medicine, technology, food, arts, entertainment, and more.

Photo by Esme Wang