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WNYC Presents ‘Answer Songs’ with Joyce Carol Oates

featuring Ben Arthur and special guests

Thursday July 23 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm ET
In-person event


In this live reading and music performance, Oates and Arthur join us for a special night exploring the hazy intersection between literature and music. How does one artist’s ideas, characters and sounds inspire and inform new ideas, characters and sounds? Oates will read a piece from her catalogue, and musicians, including singer/songwriter Rebecca Jordan (whose song, “Another Love” was recently recorded by Prince) will play songs they have written in response. A discussion about inspiration will follow, along with a brief Q&A. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate hosts.

Watch a live video stream of the event at 7pm:

Listen to a song by Arthur, inspired by Oates’ short story, Mastiff.

Event Details

1 hour and 15 minutes
The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street
New York , NY United States

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