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Write About Now
Starting from Here:
Every Place Tells a Story

With Reif Larsen, Michel Lussault, Peter Turchi, and Philippe Vasset

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Le Skyroom
Part of FIAF's Literary Series: Write About Now
Part of the Villa Gillet's Walls and Bridges series
Co-presented with Bookforum and The Villa Gillet

In English. Moderated by Bookforum editor Albert Mobilio.

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How are stories like maps, and maps like stories? How do we understand and talk about place? These are some of the questions the panelists—American writers Reif Larsen and Peter Turchi and French novelist Philippe Vasset and noted geographer Michel Lussault—will consider from the vantages of literature, psychology, and social science.

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2-event package which includes the March 9 talk, Staying Alive: Surviving Survival.

Part of Write About Now, a series presented by FIAF, Bookforum, and the Villa Gillet that brings together contemporary French and American authors for dynamic discussions around topics that constitute a cultural common ground.

This talk is also part of the Villa Gillet's Walls and Bridges series, presenting nearly 50 events from January 27 to February 4 in NYC. As part of this series, the Villa Gillet commissioned each author to write a short text on the evening’s subject. These texts (available for download below) will serve as a starting point for the discussion on February 3.

Commissioned Texts
Reif Larsen: Text in English
Michel Lussault: Text in French / Text in English
Peter Turchi: Text in English
Philippe Vasset: Text in French / Text in English


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FIAF Members $10
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22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

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Image (L to R): Reif Larsen, Michel Lussault, Peter Turchi, Philippe Vasset

Special thanks to Bookforum and The Villa Gillet.

Write About Now is supported in part by Montblanc.

Winter 2011 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; the Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; the Florence Gould Foundation; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; The Palm and Bay Foundations; Robert de Rothschild; and The Laura Pels Foundation.


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