“Liberalism and American Tradition”: Marilynne Robinson delivers the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lectures

Tue. Feb 5, 2019 at 7:00pm - Wed. Feb 6, 2019 at 7:00pm EST
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO-PART PROGRAM. YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR PART I ON FEB 5 AND PART II ON FEB 6. PLEASE REGISTER AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. 


Marilynne Robinson will deliver the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Lectures on American Civilization and Government in two parts: Part I on February 5, Part II on February 6. This biennial lecture series at The New York Public Library, established by the Estate of the historian Eric F. Goldman in honor of his wife, aims to encourage provocative comment and analysis concerning contemporary issues of deep, long-term significance for American democracy.


President Barack Obama awarded Marilynne Robinson the National Humanities Medal in 2012 for "her grace and intelligence in writing." She is the author of Gilead, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Home, winner of the Orange Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Lila, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her first novel, Housekeeping, won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. Robinson's nonfiction books include The Givenness of Things, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Absence of Mind, The Death of Adam, and Mother Country, which was nominated for a National Book Award. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and lives in Iowa City.


PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. There is no charge for attendance, however, seating is not guaranteed without reservations. All unclaimed seats are released 10 minutes before start time, so we recommend arriving early. Doors open at 6:30.


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Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc.) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Amy Geduldig at amygeduldig@nypl.org.




ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018