A day at Still Waters

A day at Still Waters

Writing

Writing

Learning Latin

Learning Latin

Writing together

Writing together

Friends help friends learn to read

Friends help friends learn to read

Learning on the sidewalk

Learning on the sidewalk

Reading in the doorway

Reading in the doorway

Friends writing

Friends writing

Helping each other

Helping each other

Patrick McGrath reading

Patrick McGrath reading

Aha!

Aha!

Zadie Smith listens to Bushwick kids

Zadie Smith listens to Bushwick kids

I love this place

I love this place

 

Benefit: “Writing, War and Peace”

Readings, panel discussion and music devoted to the act of writing about war and the role that writing can play in making peace.

Proceeds to benefit Still Waters in a Storm, a reading and writing sanctuary for children in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Readers/Panelists:

  • Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges (WAR IS A FORCE THAT GIVES US MEANING)
  • National Book Award-winner Phil Klay (REDEPLOYMENT)
  • Award-winning novelist Roxana Robinson (SPARTA)
  • Photographer and author Ashley Gilbertson (BEDROOMS OF THE FALLEN), winner of the National Magazine Award.

Moderator: John Freeman (FREEMAN’S, HOW TO READ A NOVELIST)

Original music by celebrated composer Paul Cantelon (THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY), inspired by the writings of children in Bushwick

Friday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

The New School 66 West 12th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) NYC 10011