Filed under: EVENTS, WRITING | Tags: a, all, botton, Dani, david, didion, doris, edelman, foster, freeman, granata, Hope, How, john, lessing, mailer, mandel, norman, Novelist, Sari, Shapiro, sheryl, STRAYED, that, to, wallace
Two terrific events coming up at Powerhouse arena focusing on writing, living, and interacting as a writer in New York and the world….
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT edited by Sari Botton
Tuesday Oct 08, 2013
In Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, edited by Sari Botton, 28 women writers take up Didion’s literary legacy by sharing their own stories about New York. With stellar contributions from some of today’s most beloved female authors of memoir and literary fiction—Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Emma Straub, Emily Gould, Emily St. John Mandel, Hope Edelman, and more—Goodbye to All That tells the stories of their own love/hate relationships with New York, as well as the city’s gravitational pull on them—even at the worst of times.
HOW TO READ A NOVELIST by John Freeman
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Between 2000 and 2013 John Freeman put interviews to tape with just about every major writer who published a book: he spoke with such departed legends as Norman Mailer and David Foster Wallace; the Nobel laureates Doris Lessing, Mo Yan, and Günter Grass; bestsellers such as Amy Tan and John Irving; American greats from Toni Morrison to Philip Roth; and a younger generation of novelists that includes Dave Eggers, David Mitchell, Kiran Desai, and Jonathan Safran Foer. How to Read a Novelist rounds up 55 of Freeman’s very best profiles and interviews, but it is not simply a collection of discrete dialogues between interviewer and interviewee; these authors are also in conversation with one another, with Freeman serving as a deft moderator connecting the dots of a global literary culture. And in the poignant introduction about Freeman’s experiences interviewing John Updike, he gets to the heart of his enterprise: what it means to love a writer, to attempt to live up to his or her achievements—and then to come face to face with him or her in less-than-ideal circumstances.
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Just a reminder, The 22 will be on vacation from Dec 19th-29th. Weekly listings will return around Jan 1st, and submissions are due for the collage volume by Jan 30th, (though we highly recommend getting them in during these 2 weeks.) Have a safe and Happy Holipocalypse!
The Bark and Scream Series: Eli Keszler: Percussion and Ashley Paul: Alto Sax
THE FIREHOUSE SPACE
December 13, 2012 8:00 pm
Where (we) Live
Paula Greif, ceramics (Dec 19)
Marsha Trattner, blacksmith (Dec 20)
Riccardo Vecchio, painter (Dec 21)
Victoria Valencia, woodworker/furniture-maker (Dec 22)
Masters at crafting alluring sonic landscapes from the most unlikely found objects, Brooklyn-based quartet Sō Percussion explores the idea of home with a bold experiment in collaborative art-making. Directed by three-time Obie Award winner Ain Gordon (Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell), Where (we) Live invites artistic colleagues working in different mediums to participate as both co-collaborator and muse in Sō’s creative process and performance: Grey Mcmurray (itsnotyouitsme, Knights on Earth) writes poignant, personal songs; Martin Schmidt’s videos show the quirky and unnoticed beauty in our homes; and Emily Johnson delivers secret instructions to the performers onstage. Each evening will also feature a special guest artist (listed below). To these and other contributions, Sō adds an astounding range of composed and improvised sounds, inspired by the physical and symbolic places we live.
JOHN HODGMAN: THAT IS ALL
Friday, Dec 21, 2012
The Bell House
Not even John Hodgman, the Daily Show’s resident expert, knows for sure. But he is keeping John Cusack prisoner in his home, just in case. And on December 21, he will perform what is likely to be the last night of comedy entertainment ever.
Thursday, December 13, 6 – 8 pm
Higher Pictures presents the first solo exhibition by Letha Wilson. Wilson uses photography as a material medium combining photographic images of nature, prints, paint, concrete and wood in a dimensional manner to examine the made world.My artwork uses images I have photographed in the natural landscape as a starting point for interpretation and confrontation. The work creates relationships between architecture and nature, the gallery space and the American wilderness. In the photo-based sculptures the ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon, and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photographʼs failure to encompass the physical site it represents. Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism.
Filed under: POETRY, WRITING | Tags: 22, bocher, brooklyn, flames, flattens, joshua, magazine, new, poem, poetry, that, the, wind, york
by Joshua Bocher
“All have one breath”
“They fade like fall and winter”
To a place
Where the wind
Whirls about and
I’ll stay behind
Carving and polishing
Say no more
Who wants for nothing
Whose life was spent
As a shadow
Of the wise,
Only the songs
The man fell
He tosses and trembles
On the cold ground
As death draws near him
His disposition once fiercer
Than a lion’s,
The crumbled grass
After sweet sleep
With a start
I will wake,
Feeling great glee
In the return
Joshua Bocher is a graduate student at Harvard University, where he researchs Chinese poetry. Before attending graduate school, he lived in Taiwan for over two and a half years. His poems and translations have been published or are forthcoming in several journals, including Spinozablue, Illuminations, Full of Crow Poetry, The Brown Literary Review, and Issues.
Filed under: THE PLAYLIST | Tags: 22, 3, a, Acres, air, and, andrew, because, blind, bright, Buoys, but, by, Caulfield, collapses, composed, Daughter, dave, day, Dither, Dorothy, duo, eyes, fall, feather, Finale, Gravity, heard, humble, i, Industries, jennifer, Kenji, Krystal's, Lee, lights, like, lost, Matthusen, mckenna, Miracle, of, our, paula, performed, PLAYLIST, Redhooker, Runaway, Shinagawa, so, song, Stock, Stovall, that, the, this, thought, threefifty, Tired, trip, twi, Victoire, way, Wayward, were, Weren't, Without
We’ve got a special playlist this week, curated by and dedicated to the sonorous sounds of Threefifty and friends. Threefifty is currently trying to raise money for their third album and today is the last day to donate! Although they’ve reached a goal of around $2200, they need more like $7000 to create something truly spectacular. They’ve called on friends who are stellar musicians to help build this playlist. Ranging from the building block strings of Redhooker, to the randomized perfection of Dither, to the stripped down tones of Runaway Dorothy, each of these bands is special not only musically but as avid supporters, friends, brothers, and lovers of Threefifty. This playlist is truly amazing, please take a listen and HELP SUPPORT!
To check out artist’s websites, video and to buy tracks please visit the single tracks here.