24PearlStreet Workshops and Events

Books That Matter:
Nick Flynn,Victoria Redel,
Eileen Myles, Alexander Chee
Books That Matter: The Entire Series Multi-Genre Price: Regular Rate: $250.00 Teacher/Student Rate: $125.00

24PearlStreet is excited to announce Books That Matter, a new series of online events that will appeal to anyone who loves books. Each event features a beloved member of the FAWC faculty speaking about a book that has been transformative in their lives, followed by an audience Q&A. We hope you will join us this spring for a dynamic series of talks that will make you fall in love with reading all over again.

Reading the book prior to each event isn’t necessary, but it is recommended.

Books That Matter: The Entire Series

May 7th, 6-7:30 PM: Nick Flynn
May 21st, 6-7:30 PM: Victoria Redel
June 4th, 6-7:30 PM: Eileen Myles
June 18th, 6-7:30 PM: Alexander Chee

Tickets for individual events are available at the following rate:
Standard Price: $75
Student/Teacher Price:  $40

Or, you can attend the entire Books That Matter series at a special, discounted rate:
Standard Price: $250 for all four events
Student/Teacher Price: $125 for all four events



Nick Flynn’s most recent book is Low (Graywolf, 2023). Other recent books include: This Is the Night Our House Will Catch Fire (Norton, 2020); and Stay: Threads, Collaborations, and Conversations (Ze Books, 2020), which documents twenty-five years of his collaborations with artists, filmmakers, and composers. His bestselling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (Norton, 2004), was made into a film starring Robert DeNiro (Focus Features, 2012), and has been translated into fifteen languages.



Victoria Redel is the author of five books of fiction and four poetry collections, most recently Paradise (2022). Her work has been widely anthologized, translated, and her novel, Loverboy, was adapted for a feature film. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim foundation and the NEA. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.




Eileen Myles (they/them) came to New York from Boston in 1974 to be a poet, subsequently novelist and art journalist. Their many books include Pathetic Literature (2022) which they edited, and a "Working Life" (poetry, 2023). Myles’s awards include a Guggenheim, a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and in 2022 they were inducted into the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Their books have been translated into many languages and Chelsea Girls won France's Les Inrockuptibles prize for best foreign novel. They live in New York and Marfa, TX.


Alexander Chee is the bestselling author of the novels Edinburgh and The Queen of the Night, as well as the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel. A contributing editor at The New Republic, his essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, T Magazine, The Sewanee Review, and he is the editor of Best American Essays 2022. He is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow, a 2021 Guggenheim Fellow in Nonfiction, and the recipient of a Whiting Award and a NEA Fellowship. He teaches as an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College.


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