arts 03.25.14

Books & Writing
Every Person in New York

Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories is a new book published by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and Rizzoli, edited by Judith Stonehill.

Calvin Trillin, Mario Batali, Donna Karan, Malcolm Gladwell, Karen Finley, Lou Reed and Andrew Solomon are just a few of the dozens of writers and artists, actors and musicians, restaurateurs and historians that Ms. Stonehill has assembled to offer their memories, observations and anecdotes about one of the world's greatest neighborhoods.

Accompanying the text are photos, portraits and paintings of Greenwich Village, including Hudson Street Cornices (at top) by Andrew Jones.

The contributions vary widely in thrust and tone, but an abiding love for that patch of earth is evident in every line.

The master classes in writing (plus lunch) that we told you about in January have been so successful that organizer Lizzie Simon has announced a lineup of spring workshops, again at Calliope, 84 E. 4th [2nd] 212.260.8484.

This round kicks off with Kirsten Hall teaching children's book writing on March 26, with subsequent classes on memoirs, poetry, fiction and nature writing. Budding dramatists will want to sign up for the May 6 class with Sharr White, who had two plays on Broadway last year.

Details here.

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Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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