Masha Gessen, Sarah Vowell AND Jon Ronson…together on the same stage? It’s almost too good to be true…but believe us: it’s happening!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 - 7:30 PM
826 NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHAT SPECTACULAR
TOWN HALL NYC, 123 W. 43rd STREET
Celebrating ten years of one-on-one academic and writing mentorship, 826NYC’s Chat Spectacular will feature artists in conversation including: *Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed by author Kurt Andersen*Musician and journalist Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson interviewed by comedian John Oliver*Russian author Masha Gessen interviewed by journalist Anand Giridharadas*Actor Chris O’Dowd interviewed by author Jon Ronson*Portlandia’s Fred Armisen interviews the audience*Musical interlude by Robyn HitchcockOne-on-one will be hosted by author Sarah Vowell and comedian Eugene Mirman Tickets: $40, $50, and $250. $250 includes a backstage reception after the show and $100 tax-deductible donation! Sponsored by Kikkerland Design, Hachette Book Group and The Brooklyn Brewery.Benefit Commitee: Ryan Chapman, Jason Diamond, Charlotte Druckman, Katie Freeman, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Paul Morris, Steph Opitz

Masha Gessen, Sarah Vowell AND Jon Ronson…together on the same stage? It’s almost too good to be true…but believe us: it’s happening!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 - 7:30 PM

826 NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHAT SPECTACULAR

TOWN HALL NYC, 123 W. 43rd STREET

Celebrating ten years of one-on-one academic and writing mentorship, 826NYC’s Chat Spectacular will feature artists in conversation including: 

*Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviewed by author Kurt Andersen
*Musician and journalist Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson interviewed by comedian John Oliver
*Russian author Masha Gessen interviewed by journalist Anand Giridharadas
*Actor Chris O’Dowd interviewed by author Jon Ronson
*Portlandia’s Fred Armisen interviews the audience
*Musical interlude by Robyn Hitchcock

One-on-one will be hosted by author Sarah Vowell and comedian Eugene Mirman 

Tickets: $40, $50, and $250. $250 includes a backstage reception after the show and $100 tax-deductible donation! 

Sponsored by Kikkerland Design, Hachette Book Group and The Brooklyn Brewery.

Benefit Commitee: Ryan Chapman, Jason Diamond, Charlotte Druckman, Katie Freeman, Maris Kreizman, Lisa Lucas, Paul Morris, Steph Opitz

Pussy Riot visits New York! As Publishers Weekly's Jessamine Chan writes,

"For readers who have been following Pussy Riot’s story and anyone interested in contemporary Russian politics and society, I heartily recommend the incredibly vivid, engaging, and compassionate new book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen (The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin)…”

Read the full article here.

Pussy Riot visits New York! As Publishers Weekly's Jessamine Chan writes,

"For readers who have been following Pussy Riot’s story and anyone interested in contemporary Russian politics and society, I heartily recommend the incredibly vivid, engaging, and compassionate new book, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen (The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin)…”

Read the full article here.

Flavorwire’s list of 2014 female cultural power players features two Riverhead authors — Helen Oyeyemi and Masha Gessen! Check out Helen’s novels, Mr. Fox, White is for Witching, and the forthcoming Boy, Snow, Bird. And check out Masha’s Putin biography, The Man Without a Face, and her newly released book about Pussy Riot, Words Will Break Cement.