Director, activist, screenwriter, producer, poet, and rapper Boots Riley will speak in Fayetteville next week.
The multitalented artist will appear at Fayetteville Public Library to speak about his upcoming new series I’m a Virgo, his music career leading the hip-hop/funk/punk group the Coup, his journey through the entertainment industry, and other topics on Monday, March 13.
In addition to his work with the Coup, Riley has also collaborated with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine in their band Street Sweeper Social Club.
He wrote and directed the 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You” which drew raves at Sundance Film Festival. He is also the creator of a new seven-episode series called I’m a Virgo set to debut at SXSW this month before its release on Amazon Prime Video later this year.
Riley was also involved with the Occupy Oakland movement, and was one of the leaders of The Young Comrades activist group.
Riley will participate in a conversation about his work at the event, to be held in the library’s event center.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m.
Admission is available on a first-come, first served basis.
For a bit more info, visit faylib.org.