Eat, Drink & Be Literary: Dinner & a Reading at BAMcafe, 2018
Presented in partnership with National Book Foundation
Raise a glass and share a meal with renowned authors in this unique series of literary evenings at BAMcafé. Each event includes a festive seasonal dinner by Great Performances, with live music accompaniment. The evening’s featured author then reads from their work and discusses their creative process, followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Tickets will go on sale February 5 for BAM members and
February 12 for the general public.
Doors open 6pm. Dinner begins 6:30pm.
BAMcafé, Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Tue, Mar 13
London-born author Hari Kunzru has written five novels, White Tears, Gods Without Men, Transmission, My Revolutions, and The Impressionist, as well as a short story collection, Noise, and a novella, Memory Palace. He was a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2016 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in New York City.
Tue, Mar 27
The work of Mexico City-born, South Africa-raised writer Valeria Luiselli has been translated into many languages. Her debut novel, Faces in the Crowd, earned her the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 prize. For her 2015 novel The Story of My Teeth, she was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction.
Tue, Apr 17
Kevin Young is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the poetry editor at The New Yorker. He is the author of 11 books of poetry, including Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995—2015, which was longlisted for the National Book Award, and The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, which won the PEN Open Book Award and was a New York Times Notable Book. Young's most recent book, Bunk, was longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction.
Tue, May 8
Lorrie Moore is the author of three novels, including Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?, and four collections of stories, including Bark, Self-Help, and Birds of America, as well as the editor of several anthologies. Her most recent novel, A Gate at the Stairs, was shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2005. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.