Oscar winner visiting BGSU


BOWLING GREEN – As part of the 2022 Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series, Bowling Green State University will welcome Academy Award-winning filmmaker, writer and social activist Dustin Lance Black for a keynote at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Awarded an Oscar for his screenplay “Milk,” the biopic of activist Harvey Milk, Black’s keynote “The Power of Story” will highlight the transformative power of storytelling—whether onstage or at home—by sharing a handful of his own creative, personal and political stories.

Black’s free public keynote is limited to 400 people and seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Additionally, the LGBTQ+ activist will meet with BGSU students for workshops focused on screenwriting and activism and art.

BGSU requires face coverings for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor public settings on its campuses.

The Edwin H. Simmons Creative Minds Series highlights the importance of the arts at BGSU and beyond and is made possible by a generous donation from the late Mary Cranker in honor of her father.