Monday, November 9, 2009

Eat, Drink & Be Literary

BAM's popular Eat, Drink & Be Literary series returns next year, bringing major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate dinners, readings, and engaging discussions.

Quick to sell out, tickets for the 2010 season are on sale November 16 to the public, though Friends of BAM can purchase tickets starting today.
Here's a look at who's coming to Brooklyn:

January 7: Actor and writer Wallace Shawn, who in his newest work Essays writes on art, war, culture, politics, and privilege

January 21: The prolific E.L. Doctorow, whose latest novel is the best-selling “Homer & Langley,” a fictionalized telling of the Collyers brothers' story, the infamous New York pack rats, a male "Grey Gardens."

Feburary 11: Pulitzer Prize-winning Prospect Heights-based playwright Lynn Nottage

March 11: Sam Lipsyte, author of the forthcoming "Ask: The Novel," conveniently out a week before his reading

April 8: Colm Toibin, most recently the author of "Brooklyn," an immigrant story set in the 1950s

April 22: Joshua Ferris, whose next novel is "The Unnamed," out early next year, follows up his critically acclaimed debut and National Book Award finalist"Then We Came To The End"

May 6: Short story writer Jayne Anne Phillips, known for her poetic novels

June 3: Oscar-nominated actor, director and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, whose most recent book is the short story collection "Day Out of Days."


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