Double Take 22
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
291 Church Street, NYC
Organized by Albert Mobilio, three pairs of authors trade takes on a shared experience.
Forrest Gander and Lucy Ives
Dominic Pettman and Merritt Symes
Elissa Schappell and Rob Spillman
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.
Double Take is a unique reading series that asks award winning and emerging poets, novelists, editors, and artists to trade takes on shared experiences.
Forrest Gander, a writer and translator with degrees in geology and literature, was born in the Mojave Desert and grew up in Virginia. Among his most recent books are Be With, forthcoming from New Directions in 2018, the novel The Trace, and Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America. Gander’s book Core Samples from the World, a meditation on the ways we are revised and translated in encounters with the foreign, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He’s the recipient of grants from the Library of Congress, the Guggenheim, Howard, Whiting and United States Artists Foundations.
Lucy Ives is the author of the novel Impossible Views of the World. Her writing has appeared in Artforum and Vogue, among other publications. For five years she was an editor with the online magazine Triple Canopy. A graduate of Harvard and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from New York University. She teaches at the Pratt Institute and is currently editing a collection of writings by the artist Madeline Gins.
Dominic Pettman is Professor of Culture & Media at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College. He is the author of numerous books on technology, humans, and other animals; including the recent Creaturely Love (Minnesota) and Sonic Intimacy (Stanford).
Merritt Symes is a practicing, but unlicensed, semiotician. She makes experimental films in New York City.
Elissa Schappell is the author of two books of fiction, Use Me and Blueprints for Building Better Girls. She is co-editor with Jenny Offill of two anthologies, The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. Her fiction, essays, and non-fiction have appeared in a number of publications including The New York Times Book Review, BOMB, The Paris Review, and anthologies including The Mrs. Dalloway Reader, In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs and Here She Comes Now. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair, former Senior Editor of The Paris Review and a Founding-editor, now Editor-at-Large of Tin House.
Rob Spillman is Editor of Tin House magazine and Chair of the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Curatorial Committee. His writings has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Worth, among other magazines, newspapers, and essay collections. His memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties, was published in 2016. He is on the board of the Brooklyn Book Festival Literary Council, Narrative4, and PEN’s Membership Committee and is a lecturer at the MFA Creative Writing Program at Columbia University. He is the recipient of the PEN/Nora Magid Award for Editing and CLMP’s Energizer Award for Exceptional Acts of Literary Citizenship.
apexart's programs are supported in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Buhl Foundation, the Degenstein Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Affirmation Arts Fund, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 pm