Theater video tags: September/October 2016

Saul Friedländer

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“My aim was to write this integrated history, and at the same time manage to create in the reader these moments of disbelief.” Saul Friedländer, whose new memoir, Where Memory Leads: My Life (Other Press, 2016), is featured in “Nine More New Memoirs” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, explains his approach to writing about the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Nicholson Baker

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Nicholson Baker discusses writing about the details in objects, focusing on the positives of technology, and cross-cultural respect at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Baker’s new nonfiction book, Substitute: Going to School With a Thousand Kids (Blue Rider Press, 2016), which chronicles his experiences as a public school substitute teacher, is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Commonwealth

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Ann Patchett speaks with her publisher Jonathan Burnham about the use of time as a theme in her new novel, Commonwealth (HarperCollins, 2016), which is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. Also in the issue, Patchett speaks about her bookstore Parnassus Books in "Best-Selling Booksellers" by Lynn Rosen.

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Leigh Stein

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Leigh Stein reads from her debut novel, The Fallback Plan (Melville House, 2012), and shares poems from her collection, Dispatch From the Future (Melville House, 2012), for an interview at the University of DuPage with Tom Fate. Stein's latest book, Land of Enchantment (Plume, 2016), is featured in “Nine More New Memoirs” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Monica Youn

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“When you have left me / the sky drains of color / like the skin / of a tightening fist.” At a Writers With Drinks event in 2011, Monica Youn reads the poem “Ignatz Oasis” and others from her collection Ignatz (Four Way Books, 2010). Youn’s new collection, Blackacre (Graywolf Press, 2016), which is longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award, is featured in Page One in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Louise Erdrich

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“I love the physical book. I love the printed page.” Louise Erdrich, author of LaRose (Harper, 2016), talks about her love of books and her bookstore Birchbark Books & Native Arts located in Minneapolis. For more on Erdrich and her bookstore, read “Best-Selling Booksellers” by Lynn Rosen in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Belle Boggs

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“When I would picture my life as a writer, I would picture myself sitting peacefully at a desk, with words and ideas and stories just drifting down into my brain.” For a performance with the Monti, Belle Boggs describes the transformation of her perspectives on writing, teaching, happiness, and California. Boggs’s debut memoir, The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood (Graywolf Press, 2016), is featured in “Nine More New Memoirs” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Teju Cole

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“To be a stranger is to be looked at, but to be black is to be looked at especially.” Listen to writer, photographer, and art historian Teju Cole read “Black Body” from his new essay collection, Known and Strange Things (Random House, 2016). Cole is featured in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine in “Love and Witness” by Kevin Nance.

Parnassus Books

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In this video, Ann Patchett and Karen Hayes, co-owners of Nashville’s Parnassus Books, celebrate the shop’s first anniversary and tell us five things they’ve learned about bookselling. Parnassus Books is featured in “Best-Selling Booksellers” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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