Largehearted Lit: Featuring Stacey D’Erasmo in Conversation with Elissa Schappell

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00pm

Celebrate the launch of Stacey D'Erasmo's Wonderland with Elissa Schappell (Blueprints for Building Better Girls) and special musical guest Rachael Yamagata.

Stacey D'Erasmo is a recipient of Guggenheim and Stegner fellowships and the author of three previous novels and a book of nonfiction, The Art of Intimacy. Her work has appeared in the New York Times (Magazine and Book Review), Bookforum, and Ploughshares, among other publications. She is an associate professor in the M.F.A. program at Columbia University.

Elissa Schappell is an American novelist, short story writer, editor and essayist. Her first book of fiction, Use Me a collection of ten linked short stories, was published in 2000 by William Morrow, and was runner up for the PEN/Hemingway Award. She is the co-founder of the literary magazine Tin House and Editor-at-Large. She was previously a Senior Editor at The Paris Review. Schappell has co-edited two anthologies of essays The Friend Who Got Away, published in 2005 by Doubleday and Money Changes Everything, published in 2007 by Doubleday. She is a Contributing-editor at Vanity Fair, and author of the "Hot Type" book column. A second book of fiction, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. It was chosen as a "Best Book of the Year" by The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal. Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and O Magazine.

Rachael Yamagata has been called ‘the troubadour of heartbreak’ by the press and fans are drawn to her ability to ‘turn emotion into song’. She’s got the old soul singer songwriter essence that calls upon Todd Rundgren, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, The Carpenters and Elton John and sonically gravitates towards the darker stylings of Nick Cave, Tom Waits, P.J. Harvey and Danny Elfman.

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