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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Colm Tóibín and Watercolor and Cupcakes

Last night I was lucky enough to catch the reading associated with callum innes|colm tóibín, water|colour (Dec 16—Jan 29) at the Sean Kelly Gallery at 528 West 29th Street. The exhibit focuses on a collaborative project between the Irish writer Colm Tóibín, award-winning author of novels including Brooklyn and The Master, and Scottish painter, Callum Innes. The gallery commissioned Tóibín to write a short story inspired by Innes’s ethereal square watercolors and installed his floating text along with the paintings. He read an excerpt from the story to a crowd last night.

It was wonderful to see him and hear his voice, and I'm honored to interview him for the debut of my monthly series on Tue, Feb 15 at 8pm at Veronica Peoples Club in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The independent Word bookstore (located half a block from Veronica's) will be selling Colm's books, including his new story collection, The Empty Family.

The lovely ladies of Ovenly will feed us, making this all feel a little like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, with more cupcakes and booze. Should we all wear cardigans for the big night?

Ticket info coming soon!

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