Get Lit January Book Club: Stacy Schiff

Tue. Jan 31, 2023 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
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Get Lit January Book Club: Stacy Schiff

Join WNYC’s Alison Stewart and Stacy Schiff for a live conversation about her new biography, The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams, researched in part at The New York Public Library, followed by a special musical performance from Rosanne Cash.


Please note: Tickets for the in-person event are currently sold out. If you have not booked a ticket, please arrive early and join the standby line. The standby line begins at 5:30 PM. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. Walk-up seats will be permitted as space allows.


The New York Public Library and WNYC—two indispensable New York institutions—are partnering to host a book club that brings New Yorkers together and fosters community.


The January title is The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff. In The Revolutionary, Schiff brings her masterful skills to Adams’s improbable life, illuminating his transformation from aimless son of a well-off family to tireless, beguiling radical who mobilized the colonies. Arresting, original, and deliriously dramatic, this is a long-overdue chapter in the history of our nation.


Throughout the month, All of It host Alison Stewart and the Library will accompany readers, providing touchpoints on-air and on social media at @allofitwnyc and @nypl. Borrow the book (and more than 300,000 others) for free through the Library’s e-reader app SimplyE, available for iOS and Android devices.


Join Stewart, the author, and readers everywhere for a live conversation, in-person or online, on Tuesday, January 31, at 6 PM. The conversation will be followed by a special musical performance by Rosanne Cash.


To join in-person | Please be sure to register for an In-Person Ticket. Doors will open 30 minutes before the program. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.


To join the livestream | A livestream of this event will be available on the NYPL event page. To receive an email reminder shortly in advance of the event, please be sure to register!


COVID PROTOCOLS FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMS


The New York Public Library no longer mandates proof of vaccination at large-scale public events. 


Patrons are strongly encouraged to wear a mask at NYPL events.


If you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or suspect you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please stay home.


ACCESSIBILITY


In-Person | Assistive listening devices and/or hearing loops are available at the venue. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email accessibility@nypl.org or use this Gmail template. This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs.


Livestream | Captions and a transcript will be provided. You can request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation by emailing your request at least two weeks in advance of the event: email accessibility@nypl.org or use this Gmail template.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stacy Schiff is the author of Véra, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Saint-Exupéry; A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America; Cleopatra: A Life; and The Witches: Salem, 1692. Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library, where she has been named a Library Lion. She has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The New York Review of Books, among other publications.


ABOUT THE PERFORMER


One of the country’s pre-eminent singer-songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums that have earned 4 Grammys and 12 additional nominations. Cash is also an author of four books including the best-selling memoir Composed, which the Chicago Tribune called “one of the best accounts of an American life you’ll likely ever read.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The Oxford American, and more.


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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), 7th Floor Event Center 455 5th Avenue
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