Officer Clemmons: A Reading and Book Signing with Dr. François S. Clemmons
Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 7 p.m.
Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall, Middlebury College
Hear Middlebury singer, author, and celebrity François Clemmons read from his debut memoir, Officer Clemmons, now out in paperback. Known to the world from his role on "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood," Dr. Clemmons has long been known locally as the Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence and director of the Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir at Middlebury College, where he served from 1997 until his retirement in 2003. He is also an actor, activist, and Grammy Award–winning singer.
Clemmons will offer remarks and readings from his memoir, followed by a book signing in the lobby. Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the New England Review, the Vermont Book Shop, the Mahaney Arts Center, and the Office of the President.
A portion of the event proceedings will benefit WomenSafe, a nonprofit based in Middlebury that works toward the elimination of physical, sexual and emotional violence through direct service, education, and social change.