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A Book is Born — Greil Marcus & Steve Wasserman in Conversation

Art of Writing hosts “A Book is Born,” a conversation between editor Steve Wasserman and music critic Greil Marcus, whose collaboration spans forty-six years and three books. Wasserman is the publisher and executive director of Heyday and formerly editor-at-large for Yale University Press. Marcus is an author, music journalist, and cultural critic notable for producing scholarly and literary essays that place rock music in a broader cultural and political framework. After meeting at UC Berkeley in 1971, the two began what would be a life-long partnership that has culminated in the publication of three works of musical scholarship. This conversation will follow the history, process, and partnership of these two successful writing professionals, exploring their collaboration and friendship through book writing. 

Earlier Event: December 7
Collaborations Performance
Later Event: May 1
Art of Rewriting Essay Contest