Start: 2:00 pm
Sat 1/19/13 2pm-3pm A Conversation with Anne Bogart, theatre director and author of Conversations with Anne: Twenty-Four Interviews Noted theatre director Anne Bogart will discuss interviews she conducted with major artists and cultural thinkers – including Oskar Eustis, Richard Foreman, Julie Taymor and Paula Vogel – that led to the publication of her book, Conversations with Anne: Twenty-Four Interviews. The talk will be followed by a book signing. Anne Bogart is the Artistic Director of SITI Company, which she founded with Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki in 1992 in New York City. She is a professor at Columbia University where she runs the Graduate Directing Program, and is the author of three other books: A Director Prepares, The Viewpoints Book (with Tina Landau) and And Then, You Act.
Start: 7:00 pm
Sat 1/19 7pm-8pm Author Hal Johnson reads from his new young adult novel, Immortal Lycanthropes Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) hc $16.99 9780547751962 YA fiction "A shameful fact about humanity is that some people can be so ugly that no one will be friends with them. It is shameful that humans can be so cruel, and it is shameful that humans can be so ugly." So begins the incredible story of Myron Horowitz, a disfigured thirteen-year-old just trying to fit in at his Pennsylvania school. When a fight with a bully leaves him unconscious and naked in the wreckage of the cafeteria, Myron discovers that he is an immortal lycanthrope--a were-mammal who can transform from human to animal. He also discovers that there are others like him, and many of them want Myron dead. Immortal Lycanthropes was an American Booksellers for Children 2012 New Voices Selection.