Please join us upstairs at 61 Local for words and music at the 11th TFC, with Nicholas Boggs, Margaret Glaspy and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan.
NICHOLAS BOGGS is working on his first book, a personal account of his search for the untold story of James Baldwin’s collaboration with the French painter Yoran Cazac. His work has appeared in the anthology James Baldwin Now (NYU Press), Callaloo, and Mary: A Literary Quarterly. A 2011 MacDowell Colony Fellow, he’s also recently been a resident at Yaddo and the recipient of a work study (“waitership”) scholarship in Non-Fiction at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference. He teaches part-time at Columbia University and curates the reading series Queer Readings at Dixon Place on the Lower East Side.
Born and raised in Northern California, MARGARET GLASPY has brought her indescribable voice to the east coast and New York City couldn’t be happier. Recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in 2007, Glaspy was given a Gold Award in Popular Voice and proceeded to earn recognition as a Presidential Scholar of the Arts and an SLE Ambassador of the Arts in China, all in the same year. Now, a few years later, she is a committed student to the music around her and has been writing some of the most innovative and heartfelt material of her generation. With a list of influences including Omou Sangare, Feist, Jeff Buckley, and Nina Simone, she has created a sound and writing style that is undeniable, honest, and a tribute to the beautiful music that she has discovered throughout her 23 years.
CHERYL LU-LIEN TAN is the New York-based author of “A Tiger In The
Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family” (www.atigerinthekitchen.com) which was published by Hyperion in 2011. She was a staff writer at the Wall Street Journal and InStyle magazine. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times,The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Food & Wine, Marie Claire, among other places. In March/April 2010 and also in December 2010, she was an artist in residence at the Yaddo artists’ colony, where she completed her memoir. Born and raised in Singapore, she crossed the ocean at age 18 to go to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She started her full-time journalism career helping out on the cops beat in Baltimore—training that would prove to be essential in her future fashion reporting. Both, it turns out, are like war zones. The only difference is, people dress differently. She is currently working on her second book, a novel.
The reading is (as ever) free, but bring your allowance: there will be local books, music and (as ever) kombucha/beer/wine for sale.
Same time, same place: 7pm, 61 Local
TO GET HERE:
Bergen St. (F/G) or Borough Hall (2,3,4,5)