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An Evening With Barry Gifford: A screening of two episodes of HOTEL ROOM written by Gifford and directed by David Lynch and a discussion of Gifford’s new collection THE ROY STORIES
October 17, 2013Thursday, October 17th Reception and reading from THE ROY STORIES, 6:30pm-7:30pm Book Thug Nation 100 North 3rd Street, (between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue) Brooklyn, New York, 11249 www.bookthugnation.com wine and light refreshments will be served Screening of HOTEL ROOM episodes followed by Q&A, 8pm-9:30pm Spectacle 124 South 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY, 11211 www.spectacletheater.com Gifford will sign copies of The Roy Stories following the show.
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Co-sponsored by Vice Magazine, Book Thug Nation, Spectacle, and Seven Stories Press.
Join renowned author Barry Gifford for a very special evening of literary discussion paired with an exclusive screening of two rarely seen episodes from David Lynch’s HBO series HOTEL ROOM, both written by Gifford. In ‘TRICKS,’ the uneasy meeting of two men and a hooker at the Railroad Hotel has deadly repercussions. In ‘BLACKOUT,’ a power failure is the catalyst for strange revelations between a husband and his ailing wife in a New York hotel.
Tags: barry gifford, event, Hotel Room, Landscape with Traveler, memories from a sinking ship, reading, sad stories of the death of kings, Sailor & Lula: The Complete Novels, screening, The Roy Stories
November 19, 2010"[Gifford] is a moving target, as omnivorous as he is prolific, having published poetry, novels, story collections, memoirs, biographies of William Saroyan and Jack Kerouac, art criticism, plays, screenplays, a libretto, and nonfiction monographs about horse racing and the Chicago Cubs. Even this kind of classification is inaccurate: his history of the Cubs is really a memoir, his poems read like prose, his prose like poetry. His most remarkable achievement to date, the Sailor and Lula saga, is equally hard to pin down. . . . “Like Romeo and Juliet only nobody dies,” Gifford writes at one point, though this is, again, somewhat misleading, since by the end of the saga very few characters have been spared a gruesome and abrupt death.
June 19, 2009Barry Gifford, an author who needs no introduction, recently sat down with Dave Newhouse to discuss writing, strange career paths, and the perks of being "an author who's like his characters." [Gifford] knows famous writers who "hate to write, but I've never thought of writing as a job. I still kind of sneak up on it, and it's always kind of amazing to me to think I was able to do this."
May 29, 2009Read by Barry Gifford and produced by Barry Gifford and Oscar Bucher, the audiobook version of Barry Gifford's Memories from a Sinking Ship— to be released in paperback in June 2009 and currently available in hardcover—is not to be missed. Check out a sample track below: For more information on the audiobook, or to buy a copy, take a look at Barry Gifford's website. You can also pick up a physical copy of the CD at Amazon.