St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church | Brooklyn Heights
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Books Are Magic will be hosting Zadie Smith in conversation with Wesley Morris at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at 7:00 pm.
They'll be talking about Zadie's new collection of essays, Feel Free. Arranged into five sections – In the World, In the Audience, In the Gallery, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free – this new collection poses questions we immediately recognize about topics including social networks, libraries, and our legacy of global warming.
Gathering in one place for the first time previously unpublished work, as well as already classic essays, such as, “Joy,” and, “Find Your Beach,” Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith’s own life. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive–and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith.
Wesley Morris is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic-at-large for the New York Times, and the co-host of the Still Processing podcast.
Books Are Magic is Cobble Hill's Independent Bookstore located at 225 Smith Street. Emma Straub and Michael Fusco-Straub live and work in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, and Books Are Magic is their third child. Their two sons are very excited about the new addition to the family.