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18 Apr
The Dean's Conference Room (Room 801)
Apr 18, 2019 | 5:00 PM-6:15 PM


Writers in Progress

featuring Kristoffer Diaz, Alex Halberstadt, and Judith Sloan

Gallatin teachers Kristoffer Diaz, Alex Halberstadt, and Judith Sloan will read from and discuss their current writing projects.

Kristoffer Diaz is a New Dramatists resident playwright whose accolades include a Guggenheim fellowship and an Obie Award. His television adaptation of Jonathan Larsen’s RENT aired in January 2019. At Gallatin, he teaches Arts Workshops on contemporary playwriting, and in the fall of 2019, he will teach one on contemporary musicals. He will read an excerpt of a play in progress.

Alex Halberstadt is a literary journalist whose writing has appeared in outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Food & Wine, and The Paris Review. He is author of the biography Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life and Times of Doc Pomus. At Gallatin, he teaches the Advanced Writing Course, “Magazine Writing.” He will read from Young Heroes of the Soviet Union, a memoir forthcoming from Random House in 2020.

Judith Sloan is an actress, oral historian, writer, and audio artist/radio producer whose works include Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America, a multimedia project about new immigrants and refugees. She teaches Gallatin Arts Workshops in oral history as well as radio and podcasting. She will read from It Can Happen Here, a theatrical performance she developed from stories of anguish and defiance in the face of xenophobia and repression.

This event is open to the public. Seating is limited; RSVP is recommended.



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