An Evening with Susan Orlean

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An Evening with Susan Orlean

 

Susan Orlean is currently writing a series of American popular culture columns, called Popular Chronicles, for The New Yorker where she has been a staff writer since 1992. Prior to joining The New Yorker, Orlean was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and at Vogue, where she wrote on numerous figures in both the music and fashion industries. In addition to her magazine work, she is the author of several books, including, “My Kind of Place: Travel Stories from a Woman Who’s Been Everywhere” and “The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup: My Encounters with Ordinary People.” In 1999, she published “The Orchid Thief,” (1999) a best-selling narrative about orchid poachers in Florida; this book was made into the movie “Adaptation,” written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze.

A portion of the proceeds will fund The Telling Room, a new nonprofit dedicated to helping young writers develop. Presented with Longfellow Books.

 

Thursday
January 19, 2006
11:00 PM to 4:00 AM