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The Gates: An Evening of Stories With Adam Gopnik

The Gates: An Evening of Stories With Adam Gopnik

Tuesday, October 16th
6:30pm Doors || 7:30pm Show
$20 Advance || $24 Doors || RSVP

Present by The Parkway Theater and Magers & Quinn Booksellers


With his signature wit and keen observational eye for the manners of everyday life, bestselling author and beloved New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik chronicles his early days in the tumultuous decade of the 1980s–where a life begun in the smallest apartment in Manhattan opened the gate to professional misadventures in the worlds of high fashion, art and public speaking.  

Jumping forward twenty years, Gopnik also tells the story of raising two children in the utterly different New York of the aughts and builds a moving portrait where imaginary friends, misunderstood texts and even steam bath sexuality all manage to confound and shape his understanding.

Running Time: 1 Hour and 30 Minutes || Book signing to follow, sponsored by Magers and Quinn Booksellers

Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. His books include the essay collections “At the Strangers’ Gate,” “Paris to the Moon,” “Through the Children’s Gate,” and “Winter: Five Windows on the Season;” the children’s novels “The King in the Window” and “The Steps Across the Water;” and a book about cooking and eating, “The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food.” He has received three National Magazine Awards and the George Polk Award for magazine writing.

Catherine Burns (director) is the long time artistic director of The Moth, the editor of the best-selling collections “The Moth: 50 True Stories” and “All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown,” and a producer and frequent host of the Peabody Award-winning “Moth Radio Hour.” In 2013, she directed the solo show “Helen & Edgar,” starring Edgar Oliver and produced by The Moth’s Founder George Dawes Green at the Under the Radar festival at The Public Theater.

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