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Fall 2012

Wednesday, October 3

Uzma Aslam Khan
4 pm faculty reading with Annie Rogers, Heather Madden, and Michael Lesy
Reception to follow.
Hampshire College Library
For more information, e-mail rbeckwith at hampshire.edu
Amherst, MA

Thursday, October 11

Ersi Sotiropoulos’ “Plato in New York”
6:30 pm reading; reception follows
The living room at the Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th Street
New York, NY 10016
RSVP to Amanda Pearson at apearson@gershwinhotel.com

“Plato in New York” is a work in progress that uses fictional narrative, dialogue and visual poetry as a way of exploring the identity of the city through analogies between two distinct/very different times and cultures. The idea is to portray New York as Plato's cave, a complex place where it is almost impossible to separate the real from the virtual. Plato wrote, ”How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?“ With the virtual devouring big chunks of the real, apparent these days in the financial world and the media, Plato’s questions seem as relevant as ever.

Ersi will be the artist in residence at the Gershwin until October 25.

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