2007 New Yorker Festival

New Yorker Festival

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 5

An evening of paired readings by writers whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker and conversations between writers on the themes that feature in their work; a New Yorker Town Hall Meeting on Iraq; an Errol Morris film project; and the second New Yorker Dance Party.

FICTION NIGHT: READINGS
Daniel Alarcón and Zadie Smith
7 P.M. Angel Orensanz Foundation ($16)

Junot Díaz and Annie Proulx
7 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($16)

Jhumpa Lahiri and Edward P. Jones
7 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($16)

Karen Russell and Jonathan Lethem
7 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($16)

Marisa Silver and Paul Theroux
7 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($16)

Ann Beattie and Jonathan Franzen
9:30 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($16)

FICTION NIGHT: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN WRITERS
Salman Rushdie and Orhan Pamuk on Homeland
7 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Norman Mailer and Martin Amis on Monsters
9:30 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Lorrie Moore and Jeffrey Eugenides on Conformity
9:30 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

George Saunders and Jonathan Safran Foer on The Incredible
9:30 P.M. Angel Orensanz Foundation ($25)

Miranda July and A. M. Homes on Deviants
9:30 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($25)

Donald Antrim and Colm Tóibín on Mothers
9:30 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)

THE NEW YORKER TOWN HALL MEETING: IRAQ REVISITED
With Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, Jon Lee Anderson, David Kilcullen, and Phebe Marr. George Packer, moderator.
7 P.M. Town Hall ($16)

FRIDAY NIGHT FILM PROJECT
A conversation between Errol Morris and Philip Gourevitch about Abu Ghraib, with clips from Standard Operating Procedure.
8 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

A NEW YORKER DANCE PARTY
Hosted by Sasha Frere-Jones, with special guest d.j. Diplo.
10 P.M. Hiro Ballroom and Lounge ($20)

SATURDAY
OCTOBER 6

A day of interviews, panel discussions, and talks by New Yorker writers; Early Shift and Late Shift events, many of them featuring live musical performance, throughout the city; the inaugural New Yorker Debate; a sneak preview of the upcoming feature film The Kite Runner; a Saturday Night Special with David Byrne on urban bicycling; and humor events and free book signings at Festival Headquarters.

CASUALS
Wake-Up Call with Andy Borowitz
10 A.M. The New Yorker Cabaret at Festival Headquarters ($12)

WRITERS AND THEIR SUBJECTS
Neil LaBute and John Lahr
10 A.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)

Matthew Bourne and Joan Acocella
1 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($25)

Anthony Lane and Simon Schama
1 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)

Peter Sellars and Alex Ross
4 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)

IN CONVERSATION WITH
Seymour M. Hersh interviewed by David Remnick
1 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

Steve Martin interviewed by Susan Morrison
4 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

NEW YORKER TALKS
Sasha Frere-Jones: What Isn’t Hip-Hop
2 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

Samantha Power: DarfurActivism Without Action
4:30 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

PANELS
Outside the Box
With Jenji Kohan, David Milch, Ronald D. Moore, David Shore, and David Simon. Tad Friend, moderator.
10 A.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Investigative Journalism
With Jane Mayer, James B. Stewart, and Lawrence Wright. Dorothy Wickenden, moderator.
10 A.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Casualties of War
With Major L. Tammy Duckworth, Captain (Ret.) Dawn Halfaker, and Colonel John B. Holcomb. Atul Gawande, moderator.
1 P.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Superheroes
With Tim Kring, Jonathan Lethem, Mike Mignola, and Grant Morrison. Ben Greenman, moderator.
1 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Costume Design
With Colleen Atwood, Patrizia von Brandenstein, Patricia Field, and William Ivey Long. Judith Thurman, moderator.
4 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($25)

EARLY SHIFT
Fiona Apple talks with Sasha Frere-Jones:
A Conversation with Music
7:30 P.M. Brooklyn Lyceum ($35)

Anna Deavere Smith talks with John Lahr:
A Conversation with Performance
7:30 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($35)

An Evening with Sigur Rós
7:30 P.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($35)

Eugene Levy talks with Susan Orlean
7:30 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Rosanne Cash talks with Hendrik Hertzberg:
A Conversation with Music
7:30 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($35)

Saturday Night Sneak Preview: The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini and Marc Forster talk with Jon Lee Anderson.
7:30 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
David Byrne Presents: How New Yorkers Ride Bikes
David Byrne will host an evening of music, discussion, film, readings, and surprises dedicated to the advancement of bicycling in New York City, including talks and performances by the Classic Riders Bicycle Club, Jan Gehl, Calvin Trillin, Paul Steely White, Jonathan Wood, and the Young@Heart Chorus.
7:30 P.M. Town Hall ($16)

THE NEW YORKER DEBATE
Resolved: The Ivy League Should Be Abolished
With Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik. Chaired by Simon Schama.
8 P.M. New York Society for Ethical Culture ($20)

CASUALS
New Yorker Parlor Games with Henry Alford
8 P.M. The New Yorker Cabaret at Festival Headquarters ($25)

LATE SHIFT
Yo La Tengo talk with Ben Greenman:
A Conversation with Music
10 P.M. Brooklyn Lyceum ($35)

John C. Reilly talks with Dana Goodyear
10 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($35)

Bill Nighy talks with Michael Specter
10 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Dick Dale, Billy Gibbons, Vernon Reid, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez talk with Nick Paumgarten:
A Conversation with Music
10 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($35)

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 7

A day of About Town excursions and events throughout the city, including a free demonstration of the new sport parkour; talks by New Yorker writers; a series of Master Classes in poetry, profile writing, and photography; and a humor event and free book signings at Festival Headquarters.

CASUALS
Bagels with Bob
With The New Yorkers cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff.
10 A.M. The New Yorker Cabaret at Festival Headquarters ($12)

ABOUT TOWN
Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Mike Novacek talks with Burkhard Bilger
Burkhard Bilger and Mike Novacek will lead a backstage tour of the American Museum of Natural History, followed by brunch in the lab.
11 A.M. American Museum of Natural History ($60)

Come Hungry
Calvin Trillin leads his seventh annual walking tour of Chinatown and Little Italy, sampling his favorite eateries and culminating in a dim-sum feast.
11 A.M. Ticket buyers will be contacted as to the starting point. ($100)

Inside the Artists Studio: Jeff Koons talks with Calvin Tomkins and Dodie Kazanjian
Calvin Tomkins and Dodie Kazanjian will accompany Jeff Koons on a guided tour of his studio, concluding with brunch with the artist.
11 A.M. Ticket buyers will be contacted about the location. ($80)

The Next Centurys Newsroom: A tour of Bloomberg L.P. headquarters
Paul Goldberger will lead a visit to Bloomberg L.P.s state-of-the-art newsroom, followed by brunch in the building.
12 noon. Bloomberg Tower ($60)

Parkour New York: David Belle talks with Alec Wilkinson
David Belle will discuss, and demonstrate, parkour, the sport he created. Parkour is a system of leaps, vaults, rolls, and landings designed to help a person surmount any obstacles in his path.
1 P.M. Event location to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.

WRITERS AND THEIR SUBJECTS
Rachel Brand, Neal Katyal, and Jeffrey Toobin
1 P.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and David Denby
4 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

NEW YORKER TALKS
Jerome Groopman: What Is Missing in Medicine
10 A.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
1 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise: A Multimedia Tour of Twentieth-century Music
4 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

MASTER CLASSES
Seminars for people with advanced interest in the topic.

Poetry: Robert Hass and Katha Pollitt
10 A.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Profile Writing: Susan Orlean and Mark Singer
1 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Photography: Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Schoeller
4 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

BOOK SIGNINGS
Noon to 5 P.M. Festival Headquarters (free)

Saturday, October 6

12 P.M.
Junot DíazThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
A. M. HomesThe Mistresss Daughter

1 P.M.
Annie ProulxBad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2
Paul TherouxThe Elephanta Suite

2 P.M.
Miranda JulyNo One Belongs Here More Than You
George SaundersThe Braindead Megaphone

3 P.M.
Salman RushdieThe Ground Beneath Her Feet

4 P.M.
Atul GawandeBetter: A Surgeons Notes on Performance

5 P.M.
Orhan PamukOther Colors: Essays and a Story

Sunday, October 7

12 P.M.
Robert HassTime and Materials
Katha PollittLearning to Drive: And Other Life Stories

1 P.M.
Joan AcocellaTwenty-eight Artists and Two Saints
Alex RossThe Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

2 P.M.
Jeffrey EugenidesMiddlesex
Jonathan LethemYou Dont Love Me Yet and Omega the Unknown

3 P.M.
Neil LaButeWrecks: And Other Plays
Judith ThurmanCleopatras Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire

4 P.M.
Jeffrey ToobinThe Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Calvin TrillinAbout Alice

FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS
Is your favorite event sold out Head to Festival Headquarters, located at 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). There you can:

*Purchase last-minute tickets. Tickets to ALL events will be sold at Festival Headquarters, beginning on Friday and continuing throughout the weekend.

*Purchase limited-edition merchandise, including Festival T-shirts and posters as well as books and DVDs by New Yorker writers and artists and Festival participants.

*Attend book signings and other Festival events, as listed.

*Get additional information on Festival programs.

Festival Headquarters will be open on Friday, October 5th, from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M., on Saturday, October 6th, from 9:30 A.M. to 6 P.M., and on Sunday, October 7th, from 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Tickets will also be sold at the doors to each event one hour before start time, with the exception of Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Come Hungry, Inside the Artists Studio, and the tour of Bloomberg L.P. headquarters. Cash only.

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