On Sunday, December 12th, Darin Strauss and Myla Goldberg will be reading from their new books at Union Hall in Brooklyn, where you can drink drinks and eat food, play bocce, and be a part of a literary conversation all at once.
Darin (issue #15 “Smoking Inside”), who’s normally a novelist, has written a memoir, Half a Life, which has some interesting things in common with Myla’s new novel, The False Friend. So, on December 12th, it’ll be Fiction vs. Memoir, with both writers talking about the different ways the forms allow a writer to get (or fail to get) at the truth. Plus, the event is a benefit for the Brooklyn New School, also known as P.S. 146, which like all public schools has been hit hard by the city’s budget cuts. You should come! Here’s the info all pretty-like:
FICTION VS. MEMOIR: MYLA GOLDBERG AND DARIN STRAUSS IN CONVERSATION IN A BENEFIT FOR THE BROOKLYN NEW SCHOOL
Sunday, December 12
Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Brooklyn
$12-$25 Donation at the Door
In Darin’s new memoir, Half a Life, he writes of his experience of being behind the wheel when a high school classmate swerved in front of his car and died.
In Myla’s new novel, The False Friend, a woman confronts the memory of having contributed to the death of a child when she was a girl.
This is event is sponsored by One Story.