Humanities Event

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Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:00 PM9:30 PM
Every season we bring together diverse literary figures to chat informally, often intimately, about their work and its place in the culture. This year we are privileged to lend our stage to Ptown's own Michael Cunningham, winner of numerous prizes including a Pulitzer, and the internationally best-selling essayist, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn. Inspired by Mendelsohn's acclaimed memoir An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic and Cunningham's fictional works that have paid homage to Woolf, Whitman, and even classic fairy tales, the two authors will discuss how writers turn consciously to literature itself as a way of broadening their own horizons.