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May 1, 2019 7:00 PM
Sebastian Barry & Daniel M

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May 1, 2019 7:00 PM


Lensic Performing Arts Center


Lannan Foundation presents
Readings & Conversations: Sebastian Barry with Daniel Mendelsohn


Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 12 noon.

Lannan presents Readings & Conversations, bringing inspired writers of fiction and poetry, as well as advocates of cultural freedom and liberation, to read from and discuss their work.

Sebastian Barry is a novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Days without End tells the story of Thomas McNulty, a 17-year-old fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland by enlisting in the U.S. Army in the 1850s. It was described by the New York Times as “a dreamlike Western with a different kind of hero.” His book The Secret Scripture was named Novel of the Year by the Irish Book Awards. Daniel Mendelsohn is an author, critic, and essayist and a columnist for Harper’s. He has written seven books, including the memoir The Elusive Embrace and Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture.

Tickets: $8 Adult, $5 Senior/Student.

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