Adam Gopnik | The Real Work: On the Mystery of Mastery
Featuring magician, Justin Gilmore
A staff writer at The New Yorker for more than three decades, Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon, The Table Comes First, At the Strangers’ Gate, and A Thousand Small Sanities, a “witty, humane, learned” (The New York Times) defense of liberalism amidst the dogmatic divisions of our time. He is also a sought-after public speaker, widely anthologized essayist, and has collaborated as both a librettist and lyric writer on several musical projects. A three-time recipient of the National Magazine Award and a winner of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting, Gopnik was decorated with the French Republic’s medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. An examination of the fundamental question of just how it is that we acquire skills, The Real Work delves into the processes used by a variety of master artists, professionals, and instructors.
Masks are welcome but are not required.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books
Ticket price includes processing fees
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103