Yaddo Presents Lorrie Moore in Conversation - Tickets Required

See What Can Be Done
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

We are thrilled to partner with Yaddo to bring the best in new writing and new ideas to the Capital District for the speaker series YADDO PRESENTS.

Tickets are required for this event & space is limited. Tickets are now available in our Saratoga Springs, NY location, or by phone at 518-682-4200. Web sales are no longer available. Tickets will be available at the door.

One of America’s most revered novelists & short story writers will discuss her insightful collection of more than fifty prose pieces - essays, reviews, articles and cultural commentary that have parsed the political, artistic, and media idiom for the last three decades.

Ms. Moore will be interviewed live in the store by Joe Donahue of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio. The conversation will be recorded for subsequent broadcast on "The Book Show."

About "See What Can Be Done": This remarkable collection includes everything from Lorrie Moore's earliest reviews of novels by Margaret Atwood and Nora Ephron, to an essay on Ezra Edelman's 2016 O.J. Simpson documentary, and in between: Moore on the writing of fiction (the work of V. S. Pritchett, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Munro, Stanley Elkin, Dawn Powell, Nicholson Baker, et al.) . . . on the continuing unequal state of race in America . . . on the shock of the shocking GOP . . . on the dangers (and cruel truths) of celebrity marriages and love affairs . . . on the wilds of television (The Wire, Friday Night Lights, Into the Abyss, Girls, Homeland, True Detective, Making a Murderer) . . . on the (d)evolving environment . . . on terrorism, the historical imagination, and the world's newest form of novelist . . . on the lesser (and larger) lives of biography and the midwifery between art and life (Ana's Nin, Marilyn Monroe, John Cheever, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eudora Welty, Bernard Malamud, among others) . . . and on the high art of being Helen Gurley Brown . . . and much, much more.

"Fifty years from now, it may well turn out that the work of very few American writers has as much to say about what it means to be alive in our time as that of Lorrie Moore" (Harper's Magazine).

TICKET INFORMATION: $5 Admission for one to the event. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Yaddo. 

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Your invoice is your ticket. Your invoice will be e-mailed to you within 48 hours of your purchase. Please print it out and bring with you to the event. If you do not receive an invoice, please contact Liz Barnum at lbarnum@northshire.com or 800.437.3700. 

See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and Commentary Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524732486
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Knopf - April 3rd, 2018

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