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You can spend an evening with author, actor Taye Diggs. Thanks, Fresno City College

Actor Taye Diggs stared as a homicide detective in Steven Bochco’s series, “Murder in the First.” The actor will be at Fresno City College, May 9, 2019, as part of the university’s speakers forum.
Actor Taye Diggs stared as a homicide detective in Steven Bochco’s series, “Murder in the First.” The actor will be at Fresno City College, May 9, 2019, as part of the university’s speakers forum. MCT

Taye Diggs is headed to Fresno City College for a speaking gig and book signing – and one can assume there will be some attempts, at least, to get a photo with the actor.

Diggs, best known for his work in television (“Empire,” “Murder in the First”) and film (“The Best Man,” How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “the Wood”), will be on campus at 7 p.m. May 9 as part of the university’s speakers forum.

The presentation, done as a conversation, will be held in the Old Administration Building auditorium. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis, so you may want to get there early. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Along with his acting career (which includes multiple stints on Broadway), Diggs was recently tapped to host the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2020. He’s also authored three children’s books and is the Child Literacy Ambassador for the National Head Start Association. Diggs will talk about his career, diversity and raising biracial children in America today, according to a release from Fresno City College.

Academy Award-winning actor and hip-hop artist Common spoke at Fresno City College's Old Administration Building, part of the FCC Speakers Forum Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Fresno

Last year, the speaker forum brought in rapper and activist Common and past speakers have included the likes of Max Brooks, who is the son of comedian Mel Brooks and an expert on zombies. Seriously. He wrote the book “World War Z.”

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