Thursday Jun 27, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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The third installment in our popular Penguin Classics series stars Salon’s book critic Laura Miller and The New Republic’s Ruth Franklin. Following their discussion of Shirley Jackson, we’ll host our own mini-lottery—with happier results than hers, of course.
About powerHouse Arena + Penguin Classics present:
These events are a response to anyone who asks whether classics are still being read, and what purpose they serve in contemporary culture. Panels composed of the best of the present–leading contemporary writers, critics, artists, and industry insiders–will lead conversations about the best of the past. The powerHouse Arena is a longtime curator of engaging literary programming that celebrates the community books inspire off the page. In an age when many argue that print is increasingly losing relevance, powerHouse Arena + Penguin Classics present an enthusiastic counterattack.
About the Author and Contributors:
SHIRLEY JACKSON (1916-1965) received wide critical acclaim for her short story “The Lottery,” which was first published in the New Yorker in 1948. Her works include We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Haunting of Hill House,and Come Along with Me, available from Penguin Classics and Life Among the Savages available from Penguin.
LAURA MILLER is a cofounder of Salon.com, where she is a senior writer. She is the editor of The Salon.com Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Authors and the introducer of the Penguin Classics edition of The Haunting of Hill House.
RUTH FRANKLIN is currently working on a biography of Shirley Jackson and is a book critic and contributing editor at the New Republic. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 212-604-9074 x109
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