A Major Ingredient Is the Cook

Three popular chefs talk about their new books: Cal Peternell (Burnt Toast and Other Disasters), chef of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse; food and culture writer Matt Rodbard (Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts, co-authored by Daniel Holzman) and Nicole A. Taylor (Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth […]

Tables of Contents Reading Series (In-Person)

Our September reading series will feature authors Angie Cruz (How Not To Drown In A Glass Of Water), Clare Sestanovich (Objects of Desire: Stories), and Joseph Osmundson (Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between). Each reading will be paired with a dish inspired by the passage, with a conversation […]

#YeahYouWrite (In-Person)

The #YeahYouWrite Reading Series features #LiteraryCocktails, delicious food, brilliant authors, and an open mic in the dreamy Ostrich room at M. Wells, LIC. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the energy is high. September’s event features DISQUIET International Literary faculty Katherine Vaz, Terri Witek, and Cyriaco Lopes and alum Vanessa Chan. Vaz and Chan will read […]

Truth & Beauty: A Night of Readings, Music, Art, & Mingling (In-Person)

Join H.I.P. Lit, Bach & Bacchanalia, and The Coffee House for “Truth & Beauty” at Salmagundi, a social club founded by artists in 1871. Readings from author and philosopher Skye Cleary (How to Be Authentic: Simone de Beauvoir and the Quest for Fulfillment), debut novelist John Manuel Arias (Where There Was Fire), and poet Nancy […]

Writing Women’s Lives Through Food (In-Person)

Food is a terrific entry point into the lives of women, one that historians and biographers have increasingly explored. Yet writing about women’s lives through the lens of food presents specific craft challenges. This panel of writers discusses those challenges and opportunities, potential pitfalls and how they work to avoid them, and why this is […]