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May 5, 2005

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum

Come to our first Late Night at the NYPL: A Conversation with Eric Bogosian & Co.

"A New Literacy"

Has literature become an old-fashioned (and worn-out) medium? Should writers still be considered "authors?" Or are they simply worker bees participating in a much larger context? Is everything written simply as a pretext for the future screenplay? Is there such a thing as point of view and can it still be transmitted to an audience via prose and dramatic writing? Where does the enthusiasm for the written word lie today? Comic books? Hip-hop lyrics? In the vast universe of the corporate-controlled written word, has the romantic notion of artistry been lost?

Five Authors

Four preeminent voices in the theater:
Eric Bogosian Talk Radio subUrbia
John Guare Atlantic City, Six Degrees of Separation
John Patrick Shanley Moonstruck, Doubt
Stephen Adly Guirgis Jesus Hopped the A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

An editor at DC/VERTIGO, the premiere graphic novel publisher & author:
Jonathan Vankin Vertigo Pop-Bangkok, Witching