BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY

Symphony Space | Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 7:00-11:00 pm

2537 Broadway, New York | Get tickets here.

I'm honored to be among dozens of avid Joyceans who will read aloud excerpts from Joyce's Ulysses at Symphony Space’s 38th annual Bloomsday celebration with Malachy McCourt, Kate Mulgrew, John Douglas Thompson, Harris Yulin, and Eilin O'Dea. Music by Warbelow Range.

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WHY THERE ARE WORDS
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

WHY THERE ARE WORDS

Bowery Poetry Club | Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 6:00-7:30 pm

308 Bowery, New York | Get tickets here.

I will be reading new work. Other featured authors include Laura Catherine Brown, Melissa Duclos, Angela Mitchell, Katie Rogin, and Jenn Stroud Rossmann. The award-winning literary series Why There Are Words originated in San Francisco and has expanded to New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Asheville, Pittsburgh, Austin, and New Orleans.

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Art After Trump
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Art After Trump

MARATHON READING AT HOUSING WORKS

On Thursday, December 15, from 6:30 pm to midnight, writers, artists, and other members of New York's creative community will deliver readings and presentations in response to the 2016 election.  Produced by Molly Rose Quinn, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Hosted with Triple Canopy, BOMB Magazine, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Well-Read Black Girl Book Club, and others.

At 11:30 pm, I will deliver a collaborative, multimedia presentation with the photographer Beowulf Sheehan.  

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012. Free and open to the public.

To RSVP for the event, visit the Housing Works event page.

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Fair Dancin’ Mad: A Scottish Town’s Ten-Year Fight with Donald Trump
Oct
20
to Nov 11

Fair Dancin’ Mad: A Scottish Town’s Ten-Year Fight with Donald Trump

Special exhibition at The Center for Fiction

Words by Rebecca Donner - Photographs by Beowulf Sheehan

On October 24th, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, please join us for the opening of Rebecca Donner and Beowulf Sheehan’s exhibition ‘Fair Dancin’ Mad: A Scottish Town’s Ten-Year Fight with Donald Trump.’  RSVP to Rosie Clarke: rosie@centerforfiction.org

The Center For Fiction, 17 East 47th Street, 2nd Floor Reading Room, New York. Free and open to the public. 


[Read Rebecca Donner's full article, published in The Rumpus, here.]

In 2006, Donald Trump bought a 1,400-acre estate in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, a village on the coast of Northeast Scotland. The estate included a majestic stretch of sand dunes designated by the Scottish government as a site of Special Scientific Interest. Home to 22 endangered species of wildlife, the sand dunes were protected from development until 2009, when Trump bulldozed it to build Trump International Golf Links Scotland, a luxury golf resort he declared would be “the world’s greatest.”

Trump sought to expand his acreage by purchasing land from Aberdeenshire residents, but many refused to sell their property.  When Trump’s attempt to seize their land through eminent domain failed, he tried to force residents from their homes by cutting off their electricity, water, and phone lines. A salmon fisherman found his access to the sea permanently blocked. A retired couple discovered a massive wall of dirt around the cottage they’ve lived in for 35 years, enshrouding them in darkness. Trump continues to bully, harass, and threaten the residents of Aberdeenshire who won’t sell their homes to him. This community of farmers, shepherds and fishermen has been fighting Trump for a decade, and they’re not giving up.

Comprising photographs by Beowulf Sheehan and an accompanying 5,000-word article by Rebecca Donner, this exhibition charts the effects of Donald Trump’s aggressive and ongoing acquisition of land for a golf course and luxury resort in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire.

 

About the artists:

Rebecca Donner is the author of the novel Sunset Terrace, the graphic novel Burnout, and two forthcoming works of fiction and narrative nonfiction. Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, she has published essays and criticism in the New York TimesThe Believer, Guernica, The Rumpus, and Bookforum.

Beowulf Sheehan is a portrait photographer working in the arts, entertainment, and humanities. His work has been published in EsquireThe New YorkerSternVanity Fair, and others and been exhibited internationally.

The prints in this exhibition are available to purchase from the artist, with proceeds supporting Anthony Baxter's documentary "You've Been Trumped, Too." 

 

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