apexart :: Public Program :: Mad As Hell!


Saturday, October 22: 2-5 pm

These authors are Mad as Hell! Organized by author and editor Albert Mobilio, Mad as Hell is an afternoon of rants, raves, and diatribes from some of New York's most celebrated authors.
Dale Peck  
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Elissa Schappell  
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John Haskell  
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Patrick McGrath  
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Lynne Tillman  
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Eileen Myles  
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Dale Peck is the author of ten books, including The Garden of Lost and Found, forthcoming in January 2012 from Mischief + Mayhem Books, a direct-to-consumer publishing company he founded with Lisa Dierbeck and Choire Sicha in 2010.

Lynne Tillman is a novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novels include Haunted Houses and No Lease on Life, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Tillman's fiction has been included in numerous anthologies and in journals, such as Cabinet, The Happy Hypocrite, Conjunctions, Bomb, Tin House, McSweeney's, Black Clock, and Aperture. Her essays on art, books, and culture appear in Artforum, Aperture, and The New York Times Arts and Leisure and The New York Times Book Review. Currently, she writes a column for frieze magazine. Currently, Tillman is Professor/Writer-in-Residence at The University at Albany and is the fiction editor of Fence magazine.

Eileen Myles will be blogging for the month of November as the "Roving Eye" on Art in America's website. Snowflake/different streets (poems) will be out from Wave Books in the spring. She lives in New York.

Patrick McGrath is the author of two collections of short fiction and eight novels, including Spider, which was filmed by David Cronenberg, and for which McGrath wrote the screenplay. His new novel, Constance, will be published next year. He lives in New York.

Elissa Schappell is the author of Use Me, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and co-editor with Jenny Offill of the anthologies The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. She is a co-founder and editor at large of Tin House, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review. Her essays, articles, and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies such as The Bitch in the House, The KGB Bar Reader, and The Mrs. Dalloway Reader. She teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Queens in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at Brooklyn College.

John Haskell is the author of a short-story collection, I am not Jackson Pollock (FSG, 2003) and the novels, American Purgatorio (FSG, 2005) and Out of My Skin (FSG, 2009). His stories and essays have appeared on the radio (The Next Big Thing, Studio 360), in books (The Show You'll Never Forget, Heavy Rotation, All the More Real), and in magazines (A Public Space, n+1, Conjunctions, and McSweeney's). He was awarded a 2009 Guggenheim award, and has taught writing and literature at Columbia, Cal Arts, and the University of Leipzig.

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All events are free and open to the public.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, 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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from New York Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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