Literary Lights of the UWS

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:30pm-7:30pm Discount tix for LW! Members

Join LW! for a new spin on “writer’s block”! Lucie Levine leads us on a (virtual) wander along the UWS streets where scores of writers have lived, worked or set literature, including James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Dorothy Parker, Nora Ephron & Jack Kerouac. So grab your notebook and join in this unique literary tour of the Upper West Side exploring these writers’ works and their worlds. We’ll duck into local literary haunts of the present and past and discover a new view of our neighborhood on and off the page. Photo credit: Stephen Harmon. 


The St. Andoche and the Marvelous Maggie Mitchell

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:30pm-7:30pm  On Zoom FREE for LW! Members

Built in 1895, the St. Andoche on West End Avenue is a little building with a big name. Its solid construction is thanks to the fortune that bankrolled it — one amassed by Maggie Mitchell, powerhouse of the American stage in the Civil War era. Caitlin Hawke shares the story of the actor’s extraordinary career and how “her” building got its unusual name.


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