Welcome to another wondrous week of events in the wonderful world of Housing Works!
On Monday, we’ll be hosting a talk with Tom Adelman AKA Camden Joy AKA “one of the greatest rock writers of our age” (Rolling Stone). Prior to our chat with Adelman, we’ll have a panel discussion on his work featuring Justin Taylor, Adam Wilson, Trinie Dalton and more.
Tuesday sees us pay tribute to Denise Levertov, one of the most important and influential poets of the 20th century. Levertov’s work will be read by Hettie Jones, Maureen McLane and other terrific contemporary poets.
On Wednesday there’s DISH, a veritable feast of food stories. This month’s edition features Daric Schlesselmann of Van Brunt Stillhouse, Lisa Kirchner (The Moth, Huffington Post) recalling her experience of eating in Qatar and Roy Choi discussing his memoir L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food.
On Thursday we’ll be hosting McNally Jackson’s monthly series, Conversations on Practice. Artist Matt Kish (who contributed stunning illustrations to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and latterly, to Moby Dick) will be discussing his work with Glenn Kurtz.
Saturday morning sees the latest installment in our International Crime Book Club. This month takes us to Dublin with Gene Kerrigan’s Gold Dagger award-winning The Rage.
Matt Kish, one of the kindest humans I’ve ever corresponded with, is donating four original illustrations from Heart of Darkness to be silent auctioned (silently auctioned?) at next Thursday’s Conversations on Practice event with Glenn Kurtz. The auction will benefit Housing Works. THANK YOU MATT, and everyone should come to the event it will be great!
Matt will be here on November 7 for Conversations on Practice: Matt Kish with Glenn Kurtz, Presented with McNally Jackson AND we just confirmed he’s donating four original Heart of Darkness images for a silent auction to benefit Housing Works!
Coming in October 2013 from my fine publisher Tin House Books, a new edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness with 100 full color illustrations by me. Above is the final cover, and I couldn’t be more pleased. It captures everything I was trying to convey with my illustrations, and is just a brilliant piece of work. Many many thanks to Diane Chonette at Tin House for putting this together, and to Tin House in general for making this dream a reality.
GIMME. Love Matt Kish’s work, so excited about this.
MOVING SALE! I am moving in March and I don’t own a couch. Or a dining room table. Or chairs. Or dishes. And I need to buy them. So I put a bunch of art, including the pieces above, up for sale in my Etsy shop. Take a look and see if there is anything you like.
Also, since I am done with Heart of Darkness now, I am available for commissions. Let me know if there is something you want me to draw for you.
I support all things Matt Kish. Get on this.
Most of you are familiar by now (or should be anyway) with artist Matt Kish’s stunning (and massive) Moby Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page. We’re thrilled to announce that his next undertaking will be an illustrated edition of Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. This project–unlike his Moby Dick–will include the the full text alongside 100 of his illustrations. (via Announcing: Matt Kish’s Illustrated Heart of Darkness | Tin House)
OMG OMG OMG AWESOME.