june, 2020

09jun6:30 pmEVENT CANCELED – Tayari Jones reading and discussion at BAMcaféEat, Drink & Be Literary 20206:30 pm EST 30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Event Details

Tayari Jones. 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

“one of the most important voices of her generation” —Essence

Tayari Jones is the author of An American Marriage, which was a New York Times bestseller, an Oprah’s Book Club pick, and selected by Barack Obama for his summer reading list. She is a native of Atlanta, which serves as the setting for An American Marriage as well as her other novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and the forthcoming Old Fourth Ward. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times; The Washington Post; O, The Oprah Magazine; Time; Tin House; and The Believer, among other publications. Jones is currently a Charles Howard Candler Professor at Emory University and an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University.

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.

Limited Ticket Availability

The event is currently sold out. Tickets are still available to BAM supporters at the Patron level and above. Please contact Patron Services at 718.636.4182 for more information. Tickets may become available and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.


(Tuesday) 6:30 pm EST



30 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217


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