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David E. Talbert, Playwright, Author and Filmmaker to hold a Fireside Chat at NSU during his HBCU Next Tour

You are invited to experience an inspiring evening as we dive into creative arts and storytelling with the esteemed David E. Talbert, a master playwright, author, and filmmaker celebrated for his profound narratives.


This special Fireside Chat features an enriching conversation with April Woodard, the Special Assistant to the Vice President of Advancement at Norfolk State University and an Emmy-nominated TV host. Together, they will explore David's illustrious career, offer an insider's look into the Hollywood film and entertainment industry, and share valuable insights on harnessing the power of storytelling for personal achievement.


The discussion will take place at Norfolk State University’s L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center on April 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.


David E. Talbert's journey in filmmaking began with his directorial debut in Sony Pictures' "First Sunday," leading to successive hits with Searchlight's "Baggage Claim" and Universal's "Almost Christmas," each becoming the number one comedy in America upon their releases. His most significant achievement came with the musical fantasy "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey," acclaimed by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the 50 Greatest Holiday Films of All Time. Talbert's current projects include writing and directing for Netflix and Universal and creating original Disney, ABC, and Legendary content.  See more about David Talbert at


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