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Kevin Young, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 4, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Kevin Young reads from his selection. This video is part four of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

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Randall Kenan, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 3, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Randall Kenan reads from his selection. This video is part three of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

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Nikky Finney, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 2, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, Nikky Finney reads from her selection. This video is part two of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

Additional Photos of the Event Available on Flickr.

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Amy Bloom, The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, Part 1, 11 February 2015 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

In this episode, the readings are introduced by Kevin Young and then followed by Amy Bloom. This video is part one of five. Supplementary episodes from this event may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the additional video recordings and listen to the audio of this event there.

Additional Photos of the Event Available on Flickr.

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The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute, 11 February 2015 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on February 11, 2015.

The Fire This Time: A James Baldwin Tribute

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. — James Baldwin

James Baldwin (1924-1987) the great American novelist, poet, essayist, playwright, and social critic is celebrated in an evening of readings by poets and writers Amy Bloom, Nikky Finney, Randall Kenan, and Kevin Young.

This event was part of the Lannan Literary series.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

Additional Photos of the Event Available on Flickr.

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Lorrie Moore with Kate Moses, Conversation, 19 January 2011 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 19, 2011.

Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collection Birds of America (described as “one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability” by The New York Times Book Review), Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. In her new novel, A Gate at the Stairs, Moore turns her eye to the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blindsidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love. The New York Times calls it, “Her most powerful book yet…The novel explores, with enormous emotional precision, the limitations and insufficiencies of love, and the loneliness that haunts even the most doting of families.” Moore is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction and is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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Lorrie Moore, Reading, 19 January 2011 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on January 19, 2011.

Lorrie Moore is the author of the story collection Birds of America (described as “one of our funniest, most telling anatomies of human love and vulnerability” by The New York Times Book Review), Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. In her new novel, A Gate at the Stairs, Moore turns her eye to the anxiety and disconnection of post-9/11 America, on the insidiousness of racism, the blind-sidedness of war, and the recklessness thrust on others in the name of love. The New York Times calls it, “Her most powerful book yet…The novel explores, with enormous emotional precision, the limitations and insufficiencies of love, and the loneliness that haunts even the most doting of families.” Moore is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Fiction and is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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William Gass, Reading, 5 November 1998 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 5, 1998.

William Gass is a novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher. Mr. Gass, whose books include Cartesian Sonata, The Tunnel, and Omensetter’s Luck, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. William Gass states in his essay Culture, Self, and Society, “A culture morally and functionally fails which does not let its crazies, its artists and its saints, its scientists and politicians, claim, on occasion, a higher law than its own congresses can pass, traditions permit, or conscience conceive.”

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John Barth with Michael Silverblatt, Conversation, 25 April 2001 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 25, 2001.

John Barth’s novels include Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera; The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor; Tidewater Tales; Sabbatical: A Romance; Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus; and The Sot-Weed Factor. His two short story collections are On with the Story and Lost in the Funhouse.

Mr. Barth has written, “We tell stories and listen to them because we live stories and live in them. Narrative equals language equals life: To cease to narrate…is to die.” Mr. Barth, who is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

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John Barth, Reading, 25 April 2001 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 25, 2001.

John Barth’s novels include Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera; The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor; Tidewater Tales; Sabbatical: A Romance; Giles Goat-Boy or, The Revised New Syllabus; and The Sot-Weed Factor. His two short story collections are On with the Story and Lost in the Funhouse.

Mr. Barth has written, “We tell stories and listen to them because we live stories and live in them. Narrative equals language equals life: To cease to narrate…is to die.” Mr. Barth, who is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins University, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

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