Authors Jaclyn Gilbert (Late Air) and Blair Hurley (The Devoted) will discuss the slippery slopes of perfectionism in elite distance running and spirituality, interrogating both themes across questions of point-of-view and craft essential to writing their debut novels.
Memoir Monday: Featuring Readings by Sabrina Imbler, Nina Sharma, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Nick Flynn — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
Memoir Monday is a collaboration between Narratively, Catapult, Tin House, The Rumpus, Granta, Guernica, and Longreads to bring the very best first-person writing together all in one place. This month’s readers include: Sabrina Imbler, Nina Sharma, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Nick Flynn — Hosted by Lilly Dancyger
Book Launch: The Labyrinth by Saul Steinberg — Discussion w/ Liana Finck, Bill Kartalopoulos, Françoise Mouly, and Joel Smith
Liana Finck, Bill Kartalopolous, Françoise Mouly, and Joel Smith will discuss the importance of Saul Steinberg’s The Labyrinth, first published in 1960 and now back in print from New York Review Books. In his books, Steinberg used drawing as a kind of thinking without words. More than a simple catalog or collection of artwork, the carefully arranged pages in The Labyrinth record a brilliant, constantly evolving imagination confronting modern life. It was published during the point in Steinberg’s career when he was starting to shift from commercial and magazine work to drawings for The New Yorker and gallery exhibitions and when his art took on a more intellectual tone.
Album Release Party: Adam and the Animals with performance by musician Valerio Piccolo — in Conversation w/ Lyricist Rick Moody, Nick Flynn & Ben Greenman
In the new album Adam and the Animals, the Italian singer-songwriter Valerio Piccolo teams up with the American novelist and short-story writer Rick Moody to deliver ten songs that bridge the pleasures of literary fiction and indie music. At this album release party, Piccolo will play selections from Adam and the Animals and Poetry Notes, and he and Moody will discuss what it was like working together on the new album.
Nick Flynn (author of Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and many other memoirs and poetry collections) and Ben Greenman (author of Emotional Rescue: Essays on Love, Loss, and Life—With a Soundtrack, and many other books) will also be on hand to discuss their collaborations with Valerio and having their writing transformed into songs and performed by Piccolo.
Join us to celebrate Jonathan Ashley’s debut novel. It’s officially a middle grade novel but this is a book launch party for adults and kids alike.