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Eat, Drink & Be Literary 2020

 
 
Mar 10—Jun 9, 2020
 
 

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

 
 
 
 
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Thu Feb 06
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Thu Feb 13
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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, Robert A. Caro, and many others.


Official Wine: Crimson Wine Group
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EVENTS
Luis Alberto Urrea
Literary
Luis Alberto Urrea
Canceled
 
Luis Alberto Urrea
Canceled
 

Author of The House of Broken Angels and The Devil’s Highway. “As a writer, I am drawn to the liminal space—the human borders which divide us all.”

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Sigrid Nunez
Literary
Sigrid Nunez
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Sigrid Nunez
Canceled
 

Celebrated novelist and author of The Friend. “How lucky to have discovered that writing books made the miraculous possible, to be removed from the world and to be a part of the world at the same time.”

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Tayari Jones
Literary
Tayari Jones
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Tayari Jones
Canceled
 

Author of the New York Times bestselling novel An American Marriage. “I am deeply committed to the modern Southern story. This is what I do. It’s my contribution. I think of these books as love letters.”

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Ilya Kaminsky
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Ilya Kaminsky
 

The acclaimed poet and author of Deaf Republic comes to BAM.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020