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Great events sponsored by the London Review of Books

From: Jennifer
Sent on: Thursday, April 15, 2010 4:47 PM
Hi everyone,

One of the benefits of belonging to meetup is that occasionally, really cool opportunities come our way.  Please see the e-mail below, and contact Adam directly if you're interested in any of the events.  Please remember that they're only reserving 20, so it will be first-come, first-serve - and that you will lock out other members if you end up not going.


My name is Adam Schwartz and I'm writing you on behalf of the
London Review of Books. In celebrating their 30th anniversary
the LBR is hosting a lecture series next week in New York with
some wonderful authors. I thought you and the members of the
NYC Bookcrossing Meetup might be interested in some free
tickets. I can offer you as many as 20. They are 15 dollars for
the general public. All I will need is their names and I can
put them on the list! Please however, only names of people that
will actually attend. If I put their name on the list, a seat
is reserved and will not be given to anyone else. Please email
me or call if you have more questions, a recap of the events is
below.

Best Regards,

Adam Schwartz- [address removed]
[masked]

(You can also go to the link for the event directly, which is slightly easier to read:  http://www.lrb.co.uk/spring-events)

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS

Obama���s War
A lecture by Tariq Ali

Monday, 19 April at 7 p.m.
School of Visual Arts, 333 West 23rd Street, New York

During his presidential campaign, President Obama pledged more
troops, ground intrusions and drone attacks to end the war in
Afghanistan
. This is a promise he has kept, but it won���t work.
Tariq Ali will be talking about why the war is unwinnable and
can only lead to a bloody stalemate.

Tariq Ali is the author of more than two dozen books about
world history and politics, including The Duel: Pakistan on the
Flight Path of American Power and The Protocols of the Elders
of Sodom.

J���accuse: Dreyfus in Our Time
A lecture by Jacqueline Rose

Wednesday, 21 April at 7 p.m.
The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, New York

What lessons can we learn today from the Dreyfus Affair? What
part does it play ��� or should it play ��� in the history of the
Jews? Jacqueline Rose will offer a new interpretation of
Dreyfus, while also investigating what the affair tells us
about the public role of the intellectual and writer in our
times.

Jacqueline Rose is a scholar and critic whose recent books
include The Question of Zion and The Last Resistance.

The Author in the Age of the Internet

A panel discussion with John Lanchester, Andrew O���Hagan, Colm
T��ib��n
, Mary-Kay Wilmers and James Wood

Saturday, 24 April at 7 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York

Developments in the internet and electronic publishing are
revolutionising the way books are sold and read. Not since
Gutenberg has there been such a profound change in the transfer
of knowledge in our society. What effect is this having on
authors? Is it changing the way they write? If the physical
book dies out, how will this alter the nature of fictional and
non-fictional texts? With the decline of print newspapers and
the fragmentation of the reading constituency, how will
classics be identified and reputations made?

John Lanchester, Andrew O���Hagan, Colm T��ib��n, Mary-Kay Wilmers
and James Wood will discuss these and a host of related issues
with special reference to their own practice as writers.

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