So, if you live in New York City at this point you are most likely going stir-crazy. As the greatest city on earth (in my humble opinion) undertakes the arduous task of righting itself, here is an event that will both get you out of the house and help you participate in relief efforts. It’s also really cool. On the occasion of the release of Paul Auster’s latest memoir, Winter Journal, and the publication of the paperback of Don DeLillo’s short story collection, The Angel Esmeralda, the two writers will make a rare public appearance to discuss their latest work. This event is being put on by Community Bookstore, one of the many great independent bookstores in Brooklyn. At the event, they will be collecting supplies for the Red Hook shelters such as candles, batteries, flashlights, water, or non-perishables.
All of that aside – it’s Paul Auster and Don DeLillo. Together. If you don’t know how amazing that is, you should take this hurricane time to hunker down and do some reading.
The reading will take place November 1 at 7:30 pm at Congregation Beth Elohim, located at 8th Avenue and Garfield Place in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Tickets are $10 suggested donation. Advanced copies of the books are available as part of ticket sale.