march, 2019

20mar6:30 pmJohn Edgar Wideman reading and discussion at BAMcaféEat, Drink & Be Literary 20196:30 pm 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Event Details

Eat, Drink & Be Literary brings major contemporary authors to BAMcafé for intimate readings, engaging discussions, and a festive meal.

Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Academy of Music

Moderated by Deborah Treisman

John Edgar Wideman’s books include American HistoriesWriting to Save a Life, Philadelphia Fire, Brothers and Keepers, Fatheralong, Hoop Roots, and Sent for You Yesterday. A MacArthur Fellow and two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner, he has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award twice. The New York Times writes that Wideman “spins tales both true and untrue that overlap and accumulate, like 3-D printing, into tangible landscapes and characters.” His work, often autobiographical, speaks powerfully to questions and conversations of the moment, with a particular focus on the experience of black men in America. For several decades, he has worked to produce a distinguished and influential body of work that will resonate for years to come.

Moderator: Deborah Treisman
Deborah Treisman is the fiction editor at The New Yorker. She is the host of that publication’s award-winning fiction podcast, the editor of the anthology 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker, and the recipient of the 2012 Maxwell Perkins Award for Distinguished Contribution to Fiction.


On-sale now. Tickets sold through the BAM box office,


(Wednesday) 6:30 pm



30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217


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