Open Book is a travel literary series featuring the artists and writers of a different place on Earth each week.
In the premiere episode, we visited Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, a neighborhood with a rich cultural heritage, to meet some of the writers and artists who live and work there including former Sierra Leone child soldier Ishmael Beah, award-winning novelist Jennifer Egan, legendary jazz musician Bill Lee, Walt Whitman devotee Daryl Blaine Ford, creative genius Carl Hancock Rux, Def Jam poet Suheir Hammad, singer Nucomme, and star of stage and screen, actor Jeffrey Wright.
Producer, Host: Ina Parker
Executive Producer: Rod Alleyne
Director of Photography: Francisco Aliwalas