“I’ve just always loved books, and I love the idea that we’re all just really made of stories. I do also like the idea that anyone can love books. Books don’t care how educated you are or what you do for a living.”
Writers & Artists Respond: Dorothea Lasky
The Jewish Museum is hosting a reading with poet Dorothea Lasky, followed by a discussion with Associate Curator Kelly Taxter. Lasky earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and has published three poetry collections: AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012). She has also had several chapbooks and poems published throughout various journals and magazines, such as the New Yorker, Paris Review, and American Poetry Review.
The poetry reading will be in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas. Douglas creates paintings “that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor.” The new works created for the Jewish Museum lobby, Shadow and Light, and Blood and Bones are part of a series Douglas began in 2016. They are titled with lines from the poems of Dorothea Lasky.
Bette Rockmore | David Pecker Lecture
Bette Rockmore is the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for 2017/18. Last semester, she gave an inspiring lecture on transitioning from the classroom to corporate America. This semester, she is coming back to continue providing advice to M.S. in Publishing students on post-graduation and how to prepare for corporate life. Continue reading “Around Town | April 24 – 30”
Pen Parentis | Heroes & Superheroes
Pen Parentis Literary Salons “break the stereotype of parent-author by presenting the vast diversity of creative writing by authors who happen to also be parents.” However, you don’t have to be a parent or writer to enjoy its events, including this evening filled with questions about heroes and superheroes. Authors Lex Williford, Andrea Lawlor, and Donna Levin will read their own works, while also answering these questions: What is a superhero? When does a bigger-than-life character become hard to believe? How can you take a fresh look at a trope? Continue reading “Around Town | April 10th – 16th”
Kelly Barnhill | Dreadful Young Ladies
Kelly Barnhill is a World Fantasy Award and Newbery Medal winner. Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, she will be presenting her newest collection of short fiction, Dreadful Young Ladies (which include witches, pirates, evil stepmothers, and invisible girls). The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies “feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.” Barnhill will present and read from her new short story collection, followed by a signing and Q&A. Continue reading “Around Town | March 6th – 12th”