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Public Program
Double Take 5

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
7 pm


Organized by Bookforum Editor Albert Mobilio, Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.

Featuring:
Elizabeth Kendall & Margo Jefferson on Privilege

Jess Row & Martha Southgate on Spike Lee's 1980s films

Frederic Tuten & Iris Smyles on the penultimate episode of this season's TV show, The Bachelor

Margo Jefferson is a cultural critic and the author of On Michael Jackson. She was a staff writer for Newsweek and The New York Times and received a Pulitzer Prize in 1995. Her essays have been widely published, and anthologized in The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death; Best African American Essays, 2010; The Mrs. Dalloway Reader; and The Jazz Cadence of American Culture. She's also written and performed a theater piece, "Sixty Minutes in Negroland." She teaches writing at Columbia University.

Elizabeth Kendall is a New York writer and dance and culture critic, and author of Where She Danced: The Birth of American Art-Dance; The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the l930's; two memoirs, American Daughter and Autobiography of a Wardrobe, and the forthcoming (June, 2013) Balanchine and the Lost Muse. She is a Professor at Eugene Lang College and Liberal Studies Graduate faculty of New School and has taught at Sarah Lawrence (MFA Program), Princeton, Columbia, Bard College, Smolny College in Russia and summer writing workshops, written for many publications and worked on television documentaries. She graduated from Radcliffe College in l969 and Harvard School of Education in 1971.

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Jess Row is the author of two collections of short stories, The Train to Lo Wu and Nobody Ever Gets Lost. His work has appeared three times in The Best American Short Stories, and he was named a Granta "Best Young American Novelist" in 2007. He's currently at work on a novel about race and plastic surgery, to be published by Riverhead in 2014. He teaches at the College of New Jersey, the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and the City University of Hong Kong.

Martha Southgate is the author of four novels, including her newest, The Taste of Salt, published in 2011 and named one of the year's best novels by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Boston Globe. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. Her essay "Writers Like Me," first published in the New York Times Book Review, was selected for Best African-American Essays 2009.
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Iris Smyles has written for numerous publications including Nerve, McSweeney's, New York Press, and BOMB. She was a humor columnist for Splice Today and her first novel, Iris Has Free Time (Counterpoint/Soft Skull), will be published this June.

Frederic Tuten has published five novels, among them, The Adventures of Mao on the Long March and Tintin in the New World. His book of inter-related short stories Self Portraits: Fictions was published by W.W. Norton, 2010. He was given the Award for Distinguished Writing from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Grant for Fiction, and a 2012 Pushcart Prize.
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Albert Mobilio is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a MacDowell Fellowship, and an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. His work has appeared in Harper's, Hambone, Black Clock, BOMB, Cabinet, Open City, Paris Review Daily, and Tin House. Books of poetry include Bendable Siege, The Geographics, Me with Animal Towering, and Touch Wood. A book of fiction, Games and Stunts, has just been published by Black Square Editions. He is an assistant professor of literary studies at the New School's Eugene Lang College, an editor at Hyperallergic Weekend, and contributing editor at Bookforum.

Please join us for this apexart event.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.


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