I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing a “Conversation” at the Hammer Museum here in Los Angeles on the evening of October 10, with National Book Critics Circle Award-winning, Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer Lawrence Weschler – of whom I’m a huge and long-time fan (he even spoke at Postopolis! – in fact, it was Weschler who introduced me to Walter Murch).
So we’ll be talking, I assume, about things like cities and writing and architecture, but also about war and music and climate change, by way of science, Athanasius Kircher, contemporary politics, and – of course – Weschler’s brand-new-in-paperback book Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences. You can check out the online companion to that book over at McSweeney’s.
I can’t wait! So if you happen to be a reader of BLDGBLOG or a fan of Lawrence Weschler, please be sure to come by – it should be a fun conversation, and who know where we’ll end up.
Meanwhile, I can’t recommend Weschler’s earlier book, Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, highly enough (although, for the most part, it falls outside the purview of this blog); and his Vermeer in Bosnia is a great collection of essays, about everything from independence movements in Eastern Europe and Balkan genocide to furniture design, the light in Los Angeles, and the musicological history of Weschler’s own family.
Hopefully I’ll see some of you there.
Event Details: 7pm on October 10 at the Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; free and open to the public.