march, 2020

24mar6:30 pmEVENT CANCELED - Luis Alberto Urrea reading and discussion at BAMcaféEat, Drink & Be Literary 20206:30 pm EST 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Event Details

Luis Alberto Urrea. Credit: Rebecca Clarke

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

“a kind of literary badass who still believes in love…He is a master storyteller with a rock-and-roll heart.” —NPR

Novelist, essayist, and poet Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of the landmark nonfiction work The Devil’s Highway, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote the novels The House of Broken Angels, Into the Beautiful North, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, which was a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow, among other honors. Urrea currently lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm EST



30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217


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