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January 2015 Events

Sunday, January 25, 11am

Kids Event: Stephen Savage

Stephen Savage, author and illustrator of such kid-hit books as Little Tug and Where’s Walrus,  is back with SUPERTRUCK, a read-aloud picture book about a brave snow-removal truck that helps save the city from a colossal snowstorm. For ages 3+.

 

POSTPONED DUE TO THE SNOW

Check back for a rescheduled date!

David Shields, with Richard Nash

In I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, David Shields and Caleb Powell retreat into a cabin for four days to argue about art and the merits of their respective life choices: as a writer and professor (Shields), and as a stay-at-home dad (Powell). The result is a provocative examination of ego, power, intellectual pursuit, and other of life’s large questions. Shields will be joined by independent publishing entrepreneur Richard Nash.

 

Thursday, January 29, 7-9pm

The Works of Silvina Ocampo
A conversation with translators Jason Weiss & Daniel Balderston, moderated by Yvette Siegert

Though largely unknown in this country, author Silvina Ocampo (1903–1993) is a legend of Argentine letters. Jorge Luis Borges said “her stories have no equal in our literature.”  Now NYRB Classics brings an original collection of stories (Thus Were Their Faces) and a book of poetry (Silvina Ocampo) to English readers. Join Ocampo translators Daniel Balderston and Jason Weiss for a lively discussion of Ocampo’s work, moderated by translators Yvette Siegert and Esther Allen.