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UPCOMING EVENTS

Events are open to all, but seating is limited.
If you'd like to reserve a chair at an upcoming event,
you may pre-purchase a copy of the book being discussed.
*unless otherwise noted*

 
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Tuesday, January 20
7:00PM

GILDA WILLIAMS

How to Write about Contemporary Art

(Thames & Hudson, 2014)

in conversation with
KENNETH GOLDSMITH



How to Write about Contemporary Art
is the definitive guide to writing engagingly about the art of our time. Invaluable for students, art professionals, and other aspiring writers, the first portion guides readers through the key elements of style and content; the second is organized around specific forms (academic essays, press releases, gallery guides, exhibition reviews, op-ed journalism and many more).

Author Gilda Williams provides advice on common challenges - such as avoiding jargon and developing structure - and shows how to deploy language effectively, develop new ideas, and construct compelling texts.

More than 30 illustrations throughout the book support closely analyzed case studies of the best writing in Source Texts by 64 authors, including: Claire Bishop, Thomas Crow, Hilton Als, Ben Davis, Roberta Smith, Rosalind Krauss and Lynne Tillman.

GILDA WILLIAMS is a London correspondent for Artforum and lecturer at Goldsmiths College and Sotheby's Institute of Art in London. From 1994 to 2005 she was Editor and then Commissioning Editor at Phaidon Press. She is a former managing editor at Flash Art International and her writing has appeared in Tate Etc., Parkett, Art Monthly, Art in America, and Time Out. Williams is the author of The Gothic (2007) and has contributed to catalogs for exhibitions at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; the 48th Venice Biennale; and the Stedelijk Van Abbermuseum in Rotterdam, among others.


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Wednesday, January 21
7:00PM

RICHARD MCGUIRE

Here

(Pantheon Books, 2014)

in conversation with
LEANNE SHAPTON



From one of the great comic innovators, Richard McGuire's Here is the story of a corner of a room and of the events that have ocurred in that space over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.

"It's the story of the corner of a single room... From this single vantage point, in painterly images, [McGuire] moves back and forth in time, like a man sifting through a box of photographs taken from the same motionless camera... You page through Here slowly; it takes time to absorb properly. Details leap out. Mr McGuire is a close observer of changes in interior decoration, in dress, in stereos and television sets. (Oil paintings over the hearth morph into Conan O'Brien on a flat screen.)... Mr. McGuire's portals and wormholes to past and future underline everything that's fragile and temporal about our present. He's given us a series of little Zapruder clips of intimate experience."
-Dwight Garner, The New York Times


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Wednesday, January 28
7:00PM

COLM TOIBIN

Nora Webster

(Scribner, 2014)


Set in Colm Toibin's home country of Ireland, Nora Webster is a magnificent novel about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope.

Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora Webster has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it.

Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven - herself.

Colm Toibin's Previous Books Include:

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Thursday, February 5
7:00PM

PHYLLIS LEE LEVIN

The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams

(Palgrave MacMillan, 2015)


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Saturday, February 28
7:00PM

TOM MCCARTHY

Satin Island

(Knopf, 2015)


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Thursday, March 19
7:00PM

HANYA YANAGIHARA

A Little Life

(Doubleday, 2015)


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Tuesday, April 21
7:00PM

MARK DOTY

Deep Lane: Poems

(W.W. Norton & Company, 2015)


 

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