Stacy Schiff with Tim Gunn: Cleopatra

Mon. May 4, 2020 at 7:00pm EDT
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She can’t stop writing history. He can’t stop reading it. Join Stacy Schiff and Tim Gunn for a singular discussion about the power of the past.

Stacy Schiff’s biography of the last queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, was widely hailed for diffusing the myths that have always surrounded her name, and restoring to her a humanity that had been cast aside over the centuries. One of Cleopatra’s biggest fans is fashion mentor—and history buff—Tim Gunn.

Schiff, who was been called “perhaps the most seductive writer of nonfiction prose in America in our time,” will join Gunn to talk about the vitality of history in our present-obsessed moment and the complicated and humane craft of writing the perfect biography.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of The New York Public Library.

Tim Gunn photo © Robert Erdmann
Stacy Schiff photo © Elena Seibert

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General Admission $30.00
Seniors + More Details $27.00
Students + More Details $10.00
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Celeste Bartos Forum The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
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