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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2019

 
 
Feb 5—May 1, 2019
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
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Mon Dec 10
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Mon Dec 17
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Mon Dec 10
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Mon Dec 17
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Presented in Partnership with the National Book Foundation

The series for readers, writers, and diners, Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings discourse and insight to the table, creating a shared experience between friends, strangers, and today’s foremost authors in the comfort of BAMcafé. Presented in partnership with the National Book Foundation, the evening begins with a seasonal, sustainably sourced meal by Great Performances Hospitality Group served with select wines, dessert, and accompanied by live music.

Following dinner, authors read from their work, discuss their inspiration, process, and views with an insightful moderator, and then open up the conversation to the audience before concluding the evening with a book signing.

Past authors have included E. L. Doctorow, Zadie Smith, Chinua Achebe, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lorrie Moore, Walter Mosley, Jonathan Lethem, Maggie Nelson, Nicole Krauss, Claudia Rankine, Jhumpa Lahiri, and many others.


Official Wine: Crimson Wine Group
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EVENTS
Robert A. Caro
Literary
Robert A. Caro
Tue, Feb 5, 2019
 
Robert A. Caro
Tue, Feb 5, 2019
 

The two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson talks about his seminal studies on the manipulation of political power.

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Literary
John Edgar Wideman
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
 
John Edgar Wideman
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
 

The MacArthur fellow and National Book Award finalist discusses his distinguished career and his work’s particular focus on the experiences of black men in America.

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Sloane Crosley
Literary
Sloane Crosley
Tue, Apr 9, 2019
 
Sloane Crosley
Tue, Apr 9, 2019
 

The acclaimed author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake and the recent essay collection Look Alive Out There discusses the art of insightful humor.

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Min Jin Lee
Literary
Min Jin Lee
Wed, May 1, 2019
 
Min Jin Lee
Wed, May 1, 2019
 

The bestselling author of Pachinko talks about the stories that often don’t get told and the process of “creating radical empathy through art.”

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