Sunday Salon is thrilled to welcome writer Andrei Codrescu for a special writers’ workshop and reading event, both free and open to the public, on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 4-6pm at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 43 E. 7th St. (btw 2 & 3 Ave.) in Manhattan!
Writing exquisite corpses on paper, fruit, and skin with Andrei Codrescu. Participants should bring a fine point magic marker and a writeable fruit (no oranges, they’re too bumpy). Session will be podcast from corpse.org.
(And feel free to bring laptop/questions!)
Andrei Codrescu is senior commentator on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered, the national news-magazine he has contributed to for 25 years (www.npr.org). The listenership for ATC has grown from six million listeners in 1983 when he started to twenty-three million listeners today. While he was never off the air for longer than six weeks, there has recently been an upswell of interest in his consistently radical and demythicising work, and NPR has decided to air his essays regularly every Wednesday. Andrei Codrescu’s work in radio is complemented by film: his documentary movie, Road Scholar (which was also a book published in both hardcover and paper by Hyperion) had wide theatrical distribution, and the nationally broadcast PBS version won a Peabody Award.
Andrei is also a novelist: The Blood Countess (Simon & Schuster, a national best-seller in both hardcover and paper), Messiah, Casanova in Bohemia, and Wakefield have sold well, received a good deal of critical attention, and were translated in a number of languages. Andrei is also a poet and an essayist, the author of monographs and scholarly essays on diverse subjects (see codrescu.com). He is the editor of Exquisite Corpse: a Journal of Life & Letters, online at www.corpse.org, and MacCurdy Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge.
In addition to the Peabody Award, he is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the ACLU Freedom of Speech Award, the Ovidius Prize, and the Towson University Literature Prize. For a list of his published work, work in other media, and live appearances, there is more at www.codrescu.com.
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from The New York State Council for the Arts, a state agency.