Susan Orlean TUE, MAY 14, 2013, 7:30 PM Benaroya Hall \ S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Tickets for Susan Orlean's lecture at Benaroya this evening will be on sale beginning at 6pm at the Box Office at Benaroya Hall. Tickets will be available at all levels with cash, check or credit card.
"I like surprise, enterprise, mishap (without dire outcome); I like being shaken out of the ordinary and yet I also like to explore the ordinary."
Susan Orlean has been called, "one of the most creative literary journalist of today." Come to Benaroya Hall on May 14th and hear her speak on "Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary: a Writer's Journey". Be surprised, stimulated, perhaps provoked and surely entertained, by an engaging conversation by journalist and novelist Susan Orlean. An evening not to be missed!
Susan Orlean is a novelist whose books include Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend (2011) and The Orchid Thief (1998), which was made into the film Adaptation. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992: her subjects have included designer Bill Blass, Harlem high-school basketball star Felipe Lopez, "kitsch master" Thomas Kinkade, and taxidermy. Previously, Orlean was a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and at Vogue, where she wrote on numerous figures in both the music and fashion industries. She has also written for the New York Times Magazine,Spy, Esquire, and Outside. She was a 2004 Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.