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September042007

Festival! Schedule! Here!

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Note: If you're looking for the 2008 schedule, you're going to want to look here.

We've got it right here, right now. If you're susceptible to hyperventilation, have a paper bag handy (low-tech, but it works), and also keep in mind that 10 percent of the tickets will be held back for purchase at Festival HQ. Now, feast your eyes on this! Everything below will be going out on Festival Wire later today, and you should sign up if you haven't already, because otherwise you might miss out on something good. Like the surprise extra Judd Apatow event, for which you can warm up by visiting our Knocked Up round table and, I hope, expressing your superbad and supergood opinions.

By the way, if you like events that we like, and we think you do, you should sign up for the Emdashes Google Calendar. It's got lots of stuff like this on it. Click to join.

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Look for our full 2007 program schedule in the September 17th issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands September 10th. The Festival schedule will also be posted on the same date on festival.newyorker.com.

Tickets to all events may be purchased beginning on Saturday, September 15th, at 12 noon E.T. All programming is subject to change. Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com, at all outlets in the New York metropolitan area, or by calling 1-877-391-0545. Tickets will also be sold during the weekend at Festival Headquarters, located at 125 West 18th Street, and at event doors. All Ticketmaster orders are subject to service charges.

Come join us!

FRIDAY
OCTOBER 5
An evening of paired readings by writers whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker and conversations between writers on the themes that feature in their work; a New Yorker Town Hall Meeting on Iraq; an Errol Morris film project; and the second New Yorker Dance Party.

FICTION NIGHT: READINGS
Daniel Alarcón and Zadie Smith
7 P.M. Angel Orensanz Foundation ($16)

Junot Díaz and Annie Proulx
7 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($16)

Jhumpa Lahiri and Edward P. Jones
7 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($16)

Karen Russell and Jonathan Lethem
7 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($16)

Marisa Silver and Paul Theroux
7 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($16)

Ann Beattie and Jonathan Franzen
9:30 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($16)


FICTION NIGHT: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN WRITERS
Salman Rushdie and Orhan Pamuk on Homeland
7 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Norman Mailer and Martin Amis on Monsters
9:30 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Lorrie Moore and Jeffrey Eugenides on Conformity
9:30 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

George Saunders and Jonathan Safran Foer on The Incredible
9:30 P.M. Angel Orensanz Foundation ($25)

Miranda July and A. M. Homes on Deviants
9:30 P.M. Anthology Film Archives ($25)

Donald Antrim and Colm Tóibín on Mothers
9:30 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)


THE NEW YORKER TOWN HALL MEETING: IRAQ REVISITED
With Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi, Jon Lee Anderson, David Kilcullen, and Phebe Marr. George Packer, moderator.
7 P.M. Town Hall ($16)


FRIDAY NIGHT FILM PROJECT
A conversation between Errol Morris and Philip Gourevitch about Abu Ghraib, with clips from "Standard Operating Procedure."
8 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)


A NEW YORKER DANCE PARTY
Hosted by Sasha Frere-Jones, with special guest d.j. Diplo.
10 P.M. Hiro Ballroom and Lounge ($20)


SATURDAY
OCTOBER 6
A day of interviews, panel discussions, and talks by New Yorker writers; Early Shift and Late Shift events, many of them featuring live musical performance, throughout the city; the inaugural New Yorker Debate; a sneak preview of the upcoming feature film "The Kite Runner?; a Saturday Night Special with David Byrne on urban bicycling; and humor events and free book signings at Festival Headquarters.

CASUALS
Wake-Up Call with Andy Borowitz
10 A.M. The New Yorker Cabaret at Festival Headquarters ($12)


WRITERS AND THEIR SUBJECTS
Neil LaBute and John Lahr
10 A.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)

Matthew Bourne and Joan Acocella
1 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($25)

Anthony Lane and Simon Schama
1 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)

Peter Sellars and Alex Ross
4 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($25)


IN CONVERSATION WITH
Seymour M. Hersh interviewed by David Remnick
1 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)

Steve Martin interviewed by Susan Morrison
4 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)


NEW YORKER TALKS
Sasha Frere-Jones: What Isn't Hip-Hop?
2 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

Samantha Power: Darfur~Activism Without Action
4:30 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)


PANELS
Outside the Box
With Jenji Kohan, David Milch, Ronald D. Moore, David Shore, and David Simon. Tad Friend, moderator.
10 A.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Investigative Journalism
With Jane Mayer, James B. Stewart, and Lawrence Wright. Dorothy Wickenden, moderator.
10 A.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Casualties of War
With Major L. Tammy Duckworth, Captain (Ret.) Dawn Halfaker, and Colonel John B. Holcomb. Atul Gawande, moderator.
1 P.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Superheroes
With Tim Kring, Jonathan Lethem, Mike Mignola, and Grant Morrison. Ben Greenman, moderator.
1 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($25)

Costume Design
With Colleen Atwood, Patrizia von Brandenstein, Patricia Field, and William Ivey Long. Judith Thurman, moderator.
4 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($25)


BOOK SIGNINGS
(Please note the schedule of book signings at the bottom of this e-mail.)
Noon to 5 P.M. Festival Headquarters (free)


EARLY SHIFT
Fiona Apple talks with Sasha Frere-Jones:
A Conversation with Music
7:30 P.M. Brooklyn Lyceum ($35)

Anna Deavere Smith talks with John Lahr:
A Conversation with Performance
7:30 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($35)

An Evening with Sigur Rós
7:30 P.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($35)

Eugene Levy talks with Susan Orlean
7:30 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Rosanne Cash talks with Hendrik Hertzberg:
A Conversation with Music
7:30 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($35)

Saturday Night Sneak Preview: "The Kite Runner"
Khaled Hosseini and Marc Forster talk with Jon Lee Anderson.
7:30 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)


SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL
David Byrne Presents: How New Yorkers Ride Bikes
David Byrne will host an evening of music, discussion, film, readings, and surprises dedicated to the advancement of bicycling in New York City, including talks and performances by the Classic Riders Bicycle Club, Jan Gehl, Calvin Trillin, Paul Steely White, Jonathan Wood, and the Young@Heart Chorus.
7:30 P.M. Town Hall ($16)


THE NEW YORKER DEBATE
Resolved: The Ivy League Should Be Abolished
With Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik. Chaired by Simon Schama.
8 P.M. New York Society for Ethical Culture ($20)


CASUALS
New Yorker Parlor Games with Henry Alford
8 P.M. The New Yorker Cabaret at Festival Headquarters ($25)


LATE SHIFT
Yo La Tengo talk with Ben Greenman:
A Conversation with Music
10 P.M. Brooklyn Lyceum ($35)

John C. Reilly talks with Dana Goodyear
10 P.M. Cedar Lake Dance Studios ($35)

Bill Nighy talks with Michael Specter
10 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Dick Dale, Billy Gibbons, Vernon Reid, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez talk with Nick Paumgarten:
A Conversation with Music
10 P.M. Highline Ballroom ($35)


SUNDAY
OCTOBER 7
A day of About Town excursions and events throughout the city, including a free demonstration of the new sport parkour; talks by New Yorker writers; a series of Master Classes in poetry, profile writing, and photography; and a humor event and free book signings at Festival Headquarters.

CASUALS
Bagels with Bob
With The New Yorker's cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff.
10 A.M. The New Yorker Cabaret at Festival Headquarters ($12)


ABOUT TOWN
Behind the Scenes at the Museum: Mike Novacek talks with Burkhard Bilger
Burkhard Bilger and Mike Novacek will lead a backstage tour of the American Museum of Natural History, followed by brunch in the lab.
11 A.M. American Museum of Natural History ($60)

Come Hungry
Calvin Trillin leads his seventh annual walking tour of Chinatown and Little Italy, sampling his favorite eateries and culminating in a dim-sum feast.
11 A.M. Ticket buyers will be contacted as to the starting point. ($100)

Inside the Artist's Studio: Jeff Koons talks with Calvin Tomkins and Dodie Kazanjian
Calvin Tomkins and Dodie Kazanjian will accompany Jeff Koons on a guided tour of his studio, concluding with brunch with the artist.
11 A.M. Ticket buyers will be contacted about the location. ($80)

The Next Century's Newsroom: A tour of Bloomberg L.P. headquarters
Paul Goldberger will lead a visit to Bloomberg L.P.'s state-of-the-art newsroom, followed by brunch in the building.
12 noon. Bloomberg Tower ($60)

Parkour New York: David Belle talks with Alec Wilkinson
David Belle will discuss, and demonstrate, parkour, the sport he created. Parkour is a system of leaps, vaults, rolls, and landings designed to help a person surmount any obstacles in his path.
1 P.M. Event location to be announced. This event is free and open to the public.


WRITERS AND THEIR SUBJECTS
Rachel Brand, Neal Katyal, and Jeffrey Toobin
1 P.M. Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Française ($25)

Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, and David Denby
4 P.M. Directors Guild of America ($25)


NEW YORKER TALKS
Jerome Groopman: What Is Missing in Medicine?
10 A.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

Oliver Sacks: Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
1 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise: A Multimedia Tour of Twentieth-century Music
4 P.M. Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Joan Weill Center for Dance ($25)


MASTER CLASSES
Seminars for people with advanced interest in the topic.

Poetry: Robert Hass and Katha Pollitt [link mine]
10 A.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Profile Writing: Susan Orlean and Mark Singer
1 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)

Photography: Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Schoeller
4 P.M. Acura Stage at Helen Mills Theatre ($35)


BOOK SIGNINGS
(Please note the schedule of book signings at the bottom of this e-mail.)
Noon to 5 P.M. Festival Headquarters (free)


FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS
Is your favorite event sold out? Head to Festival Headquarters, located at 125 West 18th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). There you can:

*Purchase last-minute tickets. Tickets to ALL events will be sold at Festival Headquarters, beginning on Friday and continuing throughout the weekend.

*Purchase limited-edition merchandise, including Festival T-shirts and posters as well as books and DVDs by New Yorker writers and artists and Festival participants.

*Attend book signings and other Festival events, as listed.

*Get additional information on Festival programs.

Festival Headquarters will be open on Friday, October 5th, from 3 P.M. to 6 P.M., on Saturday, October 6th, from 9:30 A.M. to 6 P.M., and on Sunday, October 7th, from 9:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

Tickets will also be sold at the doors to each event one hour before start time, with the exception of Behind the Scenes at the Museum, Come Hungry, Inside the Artist's Studio, and the tour of Bloomberg L.P. headquarters. Cash only.


BOOK SIGNINGS

Saturday, October 6

12 P.M.
Junot Díaz ~ "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"
A. M. Homes ~ "The Mistress's Daughter"

1 P.M.
Annie Proulx ~ "Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories 2"
Paul Theroux ~ "The Elephanta Suite"

2 P.M.
Miranda July ~ "No One Belongs Here More Than You"
George Saunders ~ "The Braindead Megaphone"

3 P.M.
Salman Rushdie ~ "The Ground Beneath Her Feet"

4 P.M.
Atul Gawande ~ "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance"

5 P.M.
Orhan Pamuk ~ "Other Colors: Essays and a Story"

Sunday, October 7

12 P.M.
Robert Hass ~ "Time and Materials"
Katha Pollitt [link mine] ~ "Learning to Drive: And Other Life Stories"

1 P.M.
Joan Acocella ~ "Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints"
Alex Ross ~ "The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century"

2 P.M.
Jeffrey Eugenides ~ "Middlesex"
Jonathan Lethem ~ "You Don't Love Me Yet" and "Omega the Unknown"

3 P.M.
Neil LaBute ~ "Wrecks: And Other Plays"
Judith Thurman ~ "Cleopatra's Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire"

4 P.M.
Jeffrey Toobin ~ "The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court"
Calvin Trillin ~ "About Alice"

Tickets to all Festival events may be purchased beginning on Saturday, September 15th, at 12 noon E.T. All programming is subject to change. Tickets available online at ticketmaster.com at all outlets in the New York metropolitan area, or by calling 1-877-391-0545. Tickets will also be sold during the weekend at Festival Headquarters, located at 125 West 18th Street, and at event doors. All Ticketmaster orders are subject to service charges.

The 2007 program schedule will appear in the September 17th issue of The New Yorker, on newsstands September 10th. The Festival schedule will also be posted on the same date on festival.newyorker.com.

Comments

LOVE THE “NEW YORKER” PLEASE KEEP ME INFORMED…FESTIVAL.. ETC.. THANKS JSR

JEANNE RIORDANSeptember 07, 2007

i think i had an orgasm at the lineup.

Hello,

I heard from Hilton Als that it’s possible to get Whole Festival tickets from somewhere. Heard anything about that? Is that a special for Conde Nast employees?

Thanks,
Mike

I spent a tense hour navigating my way through ticketmaster and the NYFest calendar and ended up with several sets of tix for great events that I’d like to swap or sell — I ended up buying several sets for events that are at the same time!

Please contact me.

Jeff

Hi Jeff,

I wonder what you have for sale. Do you have tickets for Steve Martin on October 6th at 4:00pm At the Directors Guild of America?
How about Seymour Hersh interviewed by David Remnick…On the 6th at 1pm at the same place. Actually, anything on the 6th would be of interest to me.

I hope you still have something.
Please email me or call my cell 609-240-4789
Linda Mohr

Hi Jeff,
If you have any tickets for the Evening with Sigur Ros I would be very interested.
please email me or call me (207) 592-6452
I would be traveling from Maine so hopefully we can work something out on email or phone.
Meg

Hi Jeff,

Do you have tickets available for Jhumpa Lahiri and Edward P. Jones. Please contact me via email if you do!

Sara StewartOctober 01, 2007

does jeff have labute tickets?

Hi, we are here working from Swedish National Television in Stockholm. We have interviews to make with author Kiran Desai and film director Milos Forman. Have for a long time tried to get an interview with Khaled Hosseini through his agent.
I now realize he - and his film - are in NY right now. Could you forward this message to Mr Hosseinis agent? Is he still in town today Sunday Oct 7th? Would love to meet him for an interview. Sinecerly, Ann Victorin, Producer/Director +46 70 87 231 87

ps. and if you see Orhan Pamuk give him my regards - we met last year and I made the documentary about him for the Nobel Festivities

Ann VictorinOctober 07, 2007

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