The Robert B. Silvers Lecture: Lorrie Moore, “Watching Television”

Lorrie Moore will deliver the annual Robert B. Silvers Lecture, titled “Watching Television.”

Moore examines some of the connections and disconnections from stage to page to theatre to screen to small screen—with an emphasis on what seems to be happening currently with narrative on the small screen. Expect a free-wheeling and highly personal contemplation of storytelling and how it has landed with a certain success onto the screens of cable TV, while remaining literary and serving as a reminder that we will still always go to books for what only the written word can deliver.

Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her work has won honors from the Lannan Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the Irish Times International Prize for Fiction, the Rea Award for the Short Story, and the PEN/Malamud Award. She is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University.

The Robert B. Silvers Lecture is an annual series created by Max Palevsky in recognition of the work of Robert B. Silvers, editor of the New York Review of Books.

The event will be held in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum. There is an admission charge for this event: $25 General Admission. Save $7.75 by using the coupon code NYRBMoore. Purchase tickets or see more information on the New York Public Library website. Presented by LIVE from the NYPL.

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