October 17, 2013: Jo Nesbo with Nancie Clare
Jo Nesbo takes the word “thriller” very seriously. His books are indeed thrillers, in every sense of the word.
Monday, October 22, 7:30pm: Nick Hornby with Tom Bissell
High Fidelity. About A Boy. A Long Way Down. Nick Hornby’s novels are unquestionably hilarious, often terribly poignant, and always terrific, and they define a time and place in our literary era.
October 30, 7:30 pm: Film critic/historian David Thomson with Steve Erickson
David Thomson is a film critic, film historian, and cultural critic. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film is a modern classic, and was voted by critics and writers to be the most valuable film book of all time. It also made it clear that David Thomson is one of the great film authorities of all time as well. It’s a given that his Biographical Dictionary is a must-have to anyone who wants a quick reference to who-did-what-when in a movie or television show, despite the…
Sold Out! Free Screening Friday, Nov. 11, 7:00 pm: The Artist SOLD OUT
Writers Bloc is delighted to present a free screening of the new film, The Artist, which received great reviews at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Feb.1: David Ulin and Peter Guber on The Lost Art of Reading
This is a special, almost defining program for Writers Bloc, a program that explores the purpose of reading literature. David Ulin’s book, The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time, is an intimate and personal exploration of reading novels (and for discussion’s sake, we’ll include the occasional nonfiction work) for the sake of enjoyment, enrichment, stimulation and intellectual engagement. David examines why reading matters, how thinking about ideas presented in literature can actually help us move forward as a civilization. At…