GTM Artist Talk: “NEW YORKERS” w/ CRAIG TAYLOR
June 3, at 8:00 pmFree
Kupferberg Center for the Arts and Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College welcome you to a live, in-person event with author Craig Taylor. This conversation will take place in Chorus Room 264, a 200-seat theater in the Music Building.
Taylor’s latest book, New Yorkers: A City and its People in Our Time, is coming out in the softcover edition. Seventy-five people have been interviewed for the book published in 2021 which brings together a symphony of voices of contemporary New York City. Best-selling author Craig Taylor has been hailed as a “peerless journalist and a beautiful craftsman” (David Rakoff), acclaimed for the way he “fuses the mundane truth of conversation with the higher truth of art” (Michael Faber). New Yorkers is a companion piece to his earlier book, Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now–As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It, and Long for It, 2012. These works are bookends for our time that celebrate the cultural and social differences that make up these two great metropolises. Taylor received the Non-Fiction Prize for New Yorkers by the Brooklyn Public Library for their 2021 Literary Prize Competition. For more information on Craig Taylor’s New Yorkers, please click HERE.
The event will provide a conversation about the book, the city, the process of writing documentary literature which will prove appealing for anyone interested in non-fiction or writing about cities.
Joining Craig Taylor will be Louise Weinberg, one of the seventy-five interviewees in New Yorkers, and the Co-Director, Director of Exhibitions/Collections, and Curator of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. The conversation will be moderated by Kara Murphy Schlichting, Associate Professor of History at Queens College.
Craig Taylor is the author of the best-selling Londoners and editor of Five Dials. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Globe & Mail, and McSweeney’s. He lives in western Canada.
Louise Weinberg is the Co-Director, Director of Exhibitions/Collections, and Curator of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, CUNY, and a working artist. Formerly, she was the Collections Manager and Curator at the Queens Museum where her responsibilities included the care of “The Panorama of the City of New York,” a 10,000 sq ft scale model created for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
Kara Murphy Schlichting is an Associate Professor of History at Queens College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from Rutgers University. Her work in late-19th and 20th-century American History sits at the intersection of urban, environmental, and political history. Schlichting has published in the New York History, the Journal of Urban History, and the Journal of Planning History. She is the author of New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore (University of Chicago Press, 2019).