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  • THE TENDER HOUR OF TWILIGHT, by Richard Seaver

    Join us for an evening of tribute to legendary editor, translator and publisher, Richard Seaver. Richard Seaver was at the center of literary life in 1950s Paris, establishing the magazine Merlin, and publishing Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet. He championed Samuel Beckett in an essay that got the …

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  • Andre Dubus III in conversation with John Burnham Schwartz

    Townie: A Memoir, by Andre Dubus III I've never read a better or more serious meditation on violence, its sources, consequences, and, especially, its terrifying pleasures, than "Townie." It's a brutal and, yes, thrilling memoir that sheds real light on the creative process of two of our best writers,…

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  • ROBERT KANIGEL – ON AN IRISH ISLAND

    On an Irish Island, by Robert Kanigel On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life, in which Robert Kanigel, the highly praised author of The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, …

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  • Reinventing the Past

    Chris Adrian, Catalin Dorian Florescu, Inka Parei and Linda Stift in conversation with Daniel Kehlmann Literature is often a delving into the past, made all but involuntary because the past has returned to haunt the present. Whether the history in question is familial, political or ancient, traces…

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  • Reading: Kevin Rashid Johnson’s “Defying the Tomb” Featuring John “Mac” Gaskins

    Soledad Brother-esque, “Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin Rashid Johnson” is a collection of letters between revolutionary New Afrikan prisoner Johnson and a fellow prisoner, Outlaw, as well as essays written by Johnson discussing Marxism and Maoism, the Five-Percenters,…

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  • A conversation on Black Cool with Rebecca Walker, Margo Jefferson, and Miles Marshall Lewis

    Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness, by Rebecca Walker Black Cool explores the ineffable state and aesthetic of Black Cool. From the effortless reserve of Miles Davis in khakis on an early album cover, to the shock of resistance in black women's fashion from Angela Davis to Rihanna, to …

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  • Brandon Downing & Aaron Kunin

    Brandon Downing is a writer and visual artist originally from California. His books of poetry include The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002) and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005); a monograph of his literary collages from 1996-2008, Lake Antiquity, was released by Fence Books in late 2009. A long …

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  • DISCUSSION

    Writers Ben Marcus (The Flame Alphabet) and Joshua Cohen (Witz) in conversation As audiences anxiously await the release of The Hunger Games film, Marcus and Cohen, two prominent Jewish writers with a taste for the apocalyptic, explore how the Holocaust informs their recent works. $10, $7 …

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  • Kathryn Harrison, Enchantments

    Enchantments is a gorgeously written, enthralling novel set in the final days of Russia’s Romanov Empire, in St. Petersburg, 1917. After Rasputin’s body is pulled from the icy waters of the Neva River, his eighteen-year-old daughter, Masha, is sent to live at the imperial palace with Tsar Nikolay…

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