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Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza

Columbus Park Brooklyn NY 11201 United States


This Modern Life

Join these authors in conversation as they confront the pivotal challenges of contemporary life. Brandon Taylor’s The Late Americans follows a group of friends and lovers in Iowa City as they navigate ambition, relationships, and class. Martin Riker’s The Guest Lecture delves into the mind of a young feminist economist through a crisis of the imagination. Sarah Rose Etter’s Ripe centers on a woman working in Silicon Valley who finds herself in constant conflict with the late-capitalist schema surrounding her. This discussion, deeply rooted in the perils of today, promises to be relatable and poignant. Moderated by Maris Kreizman, host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast.

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