Star of the big screen, small screen and the Great White Way Keke Palmer heads to Aaron Davis Hall Thursday for a book signing for her recently released title, “I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice.” Her alternately funny and serious debut book reveals the many bumps and roadblocks she has faced and knows many from her generation are facing and offers advice on how young people can navigate twenty-first century living. The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Melba’s.
Palmer, who is also a talented singer, talk show host, social media presence and activist, will do a reading from the book, which is designed to inspire readers to become the heroes and heroines of their own stories. The motivational guide will help young people and adults alike to break free of pain and fear to achieve the life of their dreams.
“Keke Palmer is a multi-talented, nationally recognized performer who has accomplished so much at a young age,” said CCCA Managing Director Gregory Shanck. “We are looking forward to sharing her book with students, Harlem residents and the wider New York City community.”
The event, part of CCCA’s role as a Harlem cultural hub and a bastion for great art and artists, is free but RSVP is required at www.citycollegecenterforthearts.org. Books can be purchased at the venue. Aaron Davis Hall is located on the campus of The City College of New York, at West 135th Street and Convent Avenue (129 Convent Avenue).
Melba’s Restaurant is located at 300 W. 114th Street, New York, NY 10026.
City College Center for the Arts can be followed on Twitter at @ccnyarts. Keke Palmer can be followed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube at @kekepalmer. For more information on the event and other performances at Aaron Davis Hall, visit citycollegecenterforthearts.org.
Keke Palmer is an actress, activist, music artist, author, humanitarian, and a passionate voice for her generation. Palmer currently stars on Fox’s hit show “Scream Queens” as Zayday Williams. She began her career with a breakout role in the film “Akeelah and The Bee” and then
starred as the title character in the hit cable series “True Jackson, VP,” for which she received four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children’s Program. In early 2016, Palmer starred in FOX’s Emmy winning, “Grease: Live” as Marty. She also recently made Broadway history as the first African-American and youngest actress to star in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic 1957 musical, “Cinderella.” Palmer has starred in more than 20 feature films including box office mega-hit “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” “Joyful Noise,” “Brotherly Love” and “Imperial Dreams.” Among her many television credits are “A Trip to Bountiful,” for which she earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special; the cable miniseries “Full Circle”; made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story”; and a six-episode arc on the second season of “Masters of Sex.”
Palmer recently released her groundbreaking EP titled Lauren on Island Records.