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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
BAM Members & Patrons
 
Mon Dec 17
General Public
 
 
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Mon Dec 10
BAM Members & Patrons
 
Mon Dec 17
General Public
 
 
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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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PAST EVENTS
Robert A. Caro
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Robert A. Caro
 

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses his seminal explorations of power.

Tue, Feb 5, 2019
 
 
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John Edgar Wideman
 

The acclaimed author addresses his work’s focus on experiences of black men in America.

Wed, Mar 20, 2019
 
 
Sloane Crosley
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Sloane Crosley
 

Author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake explores the art of insightful humor.

Tue, Apr 9, 2019
 
 
Min Jin Lee
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Min Jin Lee
 

The bestselling author of Pachinko talks about the stories that often don’t get told.

Wed, May 1, 2019