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John Edgar Wideman

Wed, Mar 20, 2019
  • 6:30PM
FULL PRICE TICKETS:  $70 (Includes dinner, dessert, wine, and tax)
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Mon Dec 10
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Mon Dec 17
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Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

On-sale dates:
BAM Members & Patrons, Mon, Dec 10 at 10am
General Public, Mon, Dec 17 at 10am

Moderated by Deborah Treisman

John Edgar Wideman’s books include American Histories, Writing to Save a Life, Philadelphia Fire, Brothers and Keepers, Fatheralong, Hoop Roots, and Sent for You Yesterday. A MacArthur Fellow and two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner, he has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award twice. The New York Times writes that Wideman “spins tales both true and untrue that overlap and accumulate, like 3-D printing, into tangible landscapes and characters.” His work, often autobiographical, speaks powerfully to questions and conversations of the moment, with a particular focus on the experience of black men in America. For several decades, he has worked to produce a distinguished and influential body of work that will resonate for years to come.

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Deborah Treisman  

Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor at The New Yorker. She is the host of that publication’s award-winning fiction podcast, the editor of the anthology 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker, and the recipient of the 2012 Maxwell Perkins Award for Distinguished Contribution to Fiction.

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Note from Chef Saul Bolton

Great Performances Hospitality Group is proud to pair local, sustainable, healthy and delicious food for the 15th season of Eat, Drink & Be Literary. Each menu emphasizes seasonal vegetables, whole grains and legumes, complemented by sustainable proteins. Let’s nourish our body and soul in 2019!