New Yorker Festival

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Country and Region United StatesNew York
Type of Festival Literary
Location of Festival New York, New York, USA
Festival Description

The festival features a range of thinkers, writers, artists, and luminaries that include politicians, chefs, comedians, actors, poets, film makers and others. Panel discussions, readings, presentations, exhibitions, and lectures on diverse and expansive topics engender conversations and impromptu gatherings among participants and audiences alike. The festival offers a venue for intellectually electric stimulation for all!

Festival Dates October 4 - 6, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.newyorker.com/festival

Festival Events:

Artist features 2013:
  • October 4 — FICTION NIGHT / ONE-NIGHT STANDS
    • Edwidge Danticat and Nathan Englander
      Moderated by Sasha Weiss.
      7 P.M. The Bell House • 149 7th Street, Brooklyn ($35)
    • Jonathan Lethem and Gary Shteyngart
      Moderated by Cressida Leyshon.
      7 P.M. Florence Gould Hall • 55 East 59th Street ($35)
    • Michael Chabon and Jennifer Egan
      Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
      7 P.M. MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)
    • Zadie Smith and Colm Tóibín
      Moderated by Rebecca Mead.
      10 P.M. Florence Gould Hall • 55 East 59th Street ($35)
    • Junot Díaz and Karen Russell
      Moderated by Willing Davidson.
      10 P.M. MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)
    • Sam Lipsyte and Thomas McGuane
      Moderated by Deborah Treisman.
      10 P.M. MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)
  • October 5 — IN CONVERSATION
    • George Saunders talks with Deborah Treisman
      Tall tales.
      10 A.M. Acura at SIR Stage37 • 508 West 37th Street ($35)
    • Jill Abramson talks with Ken Auletta
      Fit to print.
      10 A.M. Florence Gould Hall • 55 East 59th Street ($35)
    • Bernie Sanders talks with Hendrik Hertzberg
      The independent.
      1 P.M. MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)
    • Marina Abramovic talks with Judith Thurman
      Staying power.
      4 P.M. Florence Gould Hall • 55 East 59th Street ($35)
    • Apollo Robbins talks with Adam Green
      Sticky fingers.
      4 P.M. MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 1 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)
    • Tavi Gevinson talks with Lizzie Widdicombe
      Youthquake.
      4 P.M. MasterCard Stage at SVA Theatre 2 • 333 West 23rd Street ($35)
  • October 6 — ABOUT TOWN
    • Morning at the Frick
      Peter Schjeldahl will lead his fifth annual tour of the museum before public hours begin, followed by coffee and conversation.
      10 A.M. The Frick Collection • 1 East 70th Street ($100)
    • Betty Knows Best
      Over brunch, Betty Halbreich will talk with Lena Dunham and Judith Thurman about her decades-long career as a personal shopper. 10:30 A.M. BG Restaurant, Bergdorf Goodman • 754 Fifth Avenue ($200)
    • The Cartoon Caption Game
      Join a live version of The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest, hosted by Robert Mankoff. Matthew Diffee, Carolita Johnson, and Liam Francis Walsh will judge the results.
      11 A.M. The Bell House • 149 7th Street, Brooklyn ($65)
    • Come Hungry
      Calvin Trillin will lead his thirteenth annual walk from Greenwich Village to Chinatown, stopping at his favorite eateries along the way.
      11 A.M. Ticket buyers will be contacted concerning the location. ($140)
    • Beyond the Verrazano
      Ian Frazier will lead a bus tour of his Staten Island haunts, culminating with a late lunch at Enoteca Maria.
      12 noon. Ticket buyers will be contacted concerning the location. ($150)
    • Foodies Unite
      Dave Arnold, Amanda Cohen, Ariane Daguin, and Sean Rembold will talk with Dana Goodyear about the rise of American food culture over a collaboratively prepared lunch in the garden of Roberta’s. 1 P.M. Roberta’s • 261 Moore Street, Brooklyn ($150)
    • The Fermentation Project
      David Chang will lead a workshop and tasting of fermented foods and talk about his food empire with Larissa MacFarquhar. The event will include a three-course meal and Milk Bar desserts.
      1 P.M. Má Pêche • 15 West 56th Street ($175)
    • An Afternoon with Rookie
      Join Tavi Gevinson and the writers and editors of the online magazine Rookie for music, ice cream, and a reader talent show. Ages thirteen and older.
      3 P.M. The Bell House • 149 7th Street, Brooklyn (Free tickets online)

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