Tuesday, March 24, 2009

PS 29 Literary Salon: An Evening Of Memoir And Fiction


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PS 29 Literary Salon
March 27 2009, 7-8:30 PM

An Evening of Memoir and Fiction
Nick Flynn, Victor Weinstock,
Mark Alpert

Reading, Talk, Food & Book Sales
–Tickets $7($15 w/ babysitting)
425 Henry Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Nick Flynn’s memoir about his childhood and his homeless father, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won France’s Prix Femina and has been translated into 13 languages. He has written two books of poetry. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the New York Times Book Review, among others. He teaches at the University of Houston. He will read from The Ticking is the Bomb, a forthcoming memoir about fatherhood, bewilderment, and Abu Ghraib.
Mark Alpert’s debut novel, the scientific thriller, Final Theory, has been praised by Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist, among others, for its blend of Big Science and pulse-pounding suspense and excitement. Alpert, an editor at Scientific American, studied astrophysics and poetry at Princeton University and earned an MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia University.

Victor Weinstock
is a Mexican playwright, journalist, and essayist whose work includes the hit Mexican musical, Bésame Mucho; the play, Another Somber Fable, performed by Mexico’s acclaimed theater company for the deaf, Seña y Verbo; and multimedia productions. He is New York cultural correspondent for the Mexican newspaper, El Economista. He will read in English and Spanish from his novel-in-progress.

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