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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2017

Feb 21—May 31, 2017

Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate readings and engaging discussions.


Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation

Raise a glass and share a meal with today’s most renowned authors in this unique series of literary evenings at BAMcafé. Each event includes a festive dinner by Great Performances featuring a seasonal menu and live music accompaniment. After the meal, the evening’s featured author reads from his or her work and discusses the creative process. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and have their books signed at the conclusion of the evening.

Official Wine:
Pine Ridge Vineyard
Support generously provided by The Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Leadership support provided by Martha A. & Robert S. Rubin.
Major support provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Walter Mosley, EDBL
Walter Mosley

The author of the iconic Easy Rawlins detective series comes to BAM.

Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Maggie Nelson

The MacArthur fellow and author of The Argonauts joins Lorin Stein for a wide-ranging discussion.

Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Jacqueline Woodson, EDBL
Jacqueline Woodson

The National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn discusses her work.

Wed, Apr 5, 2017
Ben Lerner, EDBL
Ben Lerner

The poet and author of Leaving the Atocha Station discusses his latest monograph.

Tue, May 2, 2017
Claudia Rankine, EDBL
Claudia Rankine

The MacArthur genius and author of Citizen comes to BAM.

Tue, May 9, 2017
Elif Batuman, EDBL
Elif Batuman

The New Yorker writer talks about her new novel with Deborah Treisman.

Wed, May 31, 2017