Events

  • 08/21/2014 - 7:30pm
      In MORE CURIOUS, Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post–9/11 New York City. Wherever he is, Wilsey captures his surroundings with the precision of a photographer and the raw grace of a skateboarder (he's an amateur practitioner of both arts). These essays -- some of...
  • 08/28/2014 - 7:30pm
       From the origins of kindergarten to sweeping educational theories, Lewis Buzbee delivers a charming and personal appreciation of a life spent in the classroom.   Lewis was a self-proclaimed "average student", one whose parents did not go to college. After the death of his father, he began to spiral downward, but was saved from failing high school by attentive teachers -- teachers...
  • 09/02/2014 - 7:30pm
       Although Exile in Guyville was celebrated as one of the year's top records by Spin and the New York Times, it was also, to some, an abomination: a mockery of the Rolling Stones' most revered record and a rare glimpse into the psyche of a shrewd, independent, strong young woman. For these crimes, Liz Phair was run out of her hometown of Chicago, enduring a flame war perpetrated by writers who...
  • 09/03/2014 - 7:30pm
       American poetry has a rich tradition of taking on important political and social events. The 99 poems in this diverse and dynamic new collection demonstrate how engagement with what Wallace Stevens called “the actual world” does not diminish poetry’s punch—rather it makes it hit harder. Born out of a popular blog began by Dean Rader at the height of the recession and at the infancy of the...
  • 09/04/2014 - 7:00pm
        Good theatre for bad literature? Marital aid for book nerds? A literary erotic fanfiction competition for the ages? Shipwreck is all of these things. Six Great Writers will destroy one Great Book, one Great Character at a time, in service of the transcendent and the profane (and also laughs). Marvel as beloved characters are plucked from their worlds and made to do stuff they...