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A reading featuring Téa Obreht, Christine Schutt, and Wells Tower
To coincide with Halloween, Harper’s Magazine presents “Monsters: A Celebration of Villainy, Exploitation, and Abuse,” a reading featuring selections from the magazine and work by Harper’s Magazine contributors Téa Obreht, Christine Schutt, and Wells Tower.
WHEN: Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York City.
WHO: Téa Obreht’s first novel, The Tiger’s Wife, will be published by Random House in 2011. Her article “The Twilight of the Vampires” appears in the November issue of Harper’s.
Christine Schutt is the author of two short story collections, and two novels, Florida, and most recently, All Souls. “Prosperous Friends,” an excerpt from a novel she is completing, appeared in the November 2009 issue of Harper’s.
Wells Tower is the author of Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned, a collection of short fiction. He is currently a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. His last article, “Own Goal,” appeared in the June issue.
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 venue. One hundred percent of the bookstore’s profits go to Housing Works, Inc., an organization committed to ending AIDS and homelessness.
In Havana, the past year has been marked by a parade of bold-faced names from the north — John Kerry reopening the United States Embassy; Andrew Cuomo bringing a delegation of American business leaders; celebrities ranging from Joe Torre, traveling on behalf of Major League Baseball to oversee an exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team, to Jimmy Buffett, said to be considering opening one of his Margaritaville restaurants there. All this culminated with a three-day trip in March by Barack Obama, the first American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. But to those who know the city well, perhaps nothing said as much about the transformation of political relations between the United States and Cuba that began in December 2014 as a concert in the Tribuna Antiimperialista.
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