Unbound at BAM

Greenlight Bookstore partners with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) to bring today’s most renowned authors to Brooklyn for the national launch of their latest works in BAM's gorgeous theatrical spaces. Past guests include Janelle Monae, Hanif Abdurraqib, Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Staceyann Chin, John Cleese, Elvis Costello, Lena Dunham, Neil Gaiman, Roxane Gay, Masha Gessen, Nikole Hannah-Jones N.K. Jemisin, Saeed Jones, Spike Lee, Jonathan Lethem, Morgan Parker, Orhan Pamuk, Dab Rather, Arundhati Roy,  Sarah Ruhl, Rebecca Solnit, Gloria Steinem, Alice Waters, Ai Weiwei and others.

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These events will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. All tickets are general admission. The safety of BAM's audiences, staff, and artistic community is their top priority. All guests must wear masks at all times. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.


Photo of Annie-B ParsonAuthor photo of Maria PopovaLIVE: In person at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
Thursday, October 6, 7:00 PM ET
Annie-B Parson
In conversation with Maria Popova
Launch of The Choreography of Everyday Life
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore
Tickets $25 (access only); $35 (includes book)
Part of Unbound Series

How is art-making a part of our everyday and political lives as we move, together and apart, through space? Annie-B Parson, choreographer and co-founder of the Obie and Bessie Award–winning Big Dance Theater, comes to BAM to discuss ​her beautiful exploration of how dance is embedded everywhere, from Homer’s Odyssey to feminist art to social protest. ​She'll be joined in conversation by Maria Popova, writer and creator of The Marginalian. This pre-publication event also includes a reading from the book, audience questions, and a book signing.

Maria Popova thinks and writes about science and art, poetry and philosophy, children's books and our search for meaning — about what it means to live a life of purpose and gladness, wonder-smitten by reality. She is the creator of The Marginalian (born in 2006 under the outgrown name Brain Pickings), which is included in the Library of Congress permanent digital archive of culturally valuable materials, the author of a very thick, very yellow book titled Figuring and a very slender, very colorful book titled The Snail with the Right Heart, and the maker of The Universe in Verse — a charitable celebration of the wonder of reality through stories of science winged with poetry. 

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff. Please visit BAM’s safety protocol page for the most up-to-date information.

 

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Event Location: 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217