Behind the Book Reading Series
Join us on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at KGB Bar, when Behind the Book hosts another evening of free readings by acclaimed writers: Brad Leithauser and Katharine Weber.
WHAT: The Behind the Book Reading Series
WHEN: Thursday, January 14th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm – FREE
WHERE: KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street (between Second & Third Aves.; take the F/V to Second Ave. or the 6 to Astor Place).
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.kgbbar.com/
Brad Leithauser – The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” and an acclaimed novelist, poet, and essayist, Brad Leithauser is most recently the author of the novel, The Art Student’s War, named a 100 Notable Book of 2009 by the New York Times. A former drama critic for Time, his work has also appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he writes frequently for The New York Review of Books. In addition to receiving a MacArthur Fellowship, he has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Ingram Merrill Grant, and in 2005 was inducted into the Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland for his service in promoting Icelandic literature. Formerly an Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer in the Humanities at Mount Holyoke College, he currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University in the writing seminars department.
Katharine Weber – Named one of the 50 Best Young American Novelists by Granta magazine in 1996, Katharine Weber is today the author of five novels, the most recent, True Confections, to published in January 2010. Her fiction debut in print, the short story "Friend of the Family", appeared in The New Yorker in January 1993. Her first three novels were named New York Times Notable Books, with her third, The Little Women, also being named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Her book reviews and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post Bookworld, and The Los Angeles Times Book Review. Ms Weber currently teaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University, and has taught at Yale University, the Paris Writers Workshop, Connecticut College, and Goucher College.
Behind the Book is a literacy nonprofit working with low-income students in NYC public schools. Our mission is to excite children and young adults about reading. Working with students in the K-12th grades, we bring authors and their books into individual classrooms to build literacy skills and nurture a new generation of book re
Official Website: http://www.behindthebook.org/
Added by sarata on December 28, 2009