Harper's Magazine Presents: The Family Table
A Thanksgiving Reading Featuring Rivka Galchen, Ben Marcus, and David Samuels
To coincide with Thanksgiving, Harper’s Magazine presents a reading with its contributors on the theme of “the Family Table”—eating, fighting, anguish, and the American form of gratitude. Featuring selections from the magazine and work by the writers Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances, Ben Marcus, author of Notable American Women, and David Samuels, Harper’s Contributing Editor and author of Only Love Can Break Your Heart.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby Street, New York City and also streamed live, exclusively at Livestream.com/harpersmagazine.
WHO: Rivka Galchen is the author of Atmospheric Disturbances, a novel. Her essays and stories have appeared in Harper's Magazine, Zoetrope, The New Yorker, The Believer, Scientific American, and the New York Times.
Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women, The Father Costume, and The Age of Wire and String. His stories and essays have appeared in Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, the New York Times, Tin House, and elsewhere.
David Samuels is a Contributing Editor of Harper's Magazine and a frequent contributor to The New Yorker. Last year, Samuels published two books: a collection titled Only Love Can Break Your Heart and the nonfiction novella The Runner: A True Account of the Amazing Lies and Fantastical Adventures of the Ivy League Impostor James Hogue.
Additional selections will be read by the staff of Harper's Magazine.
HOW: Admission is free. Attendees are asked to consider bringing a book to donate to the store. One hundred percent of the bookstore's profits go to Housing Works, Inc., an organization committed to ending AIDS and homelessness. Live streaming of the program will appear at Livestream.com/harpersmagazine. For more information or to set up interviews with any of the writers, contact Kathy Park Price. This event listing is also at http://harpers.org/PR/events
Founded in 1850, Harper’s Magazine (www.harpers.org) is the oldest continuously published general-interest monthly in America. The magazine explores the issues that drive the national conversation through such celebrated features as Readings, Annotation, Findings, and the iconic Index. Harper’s has received eighteen National Magazine Awards. The magazine is owned and published by the Harper’s Magazine Foundation. Monthly previews of the magazine are available for reporters who write about Harper’s: http://www.harpers.org/PR/highlights/
Kathy Park Price
Official Website: http://harpers.org/PR/events/
Added by Myszka on November 6, 2009