Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: The REA Award For the Short Story: 20th Anniversary Celebration
WHO: Deborah Eisenberg, Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, Grace Paley, John Updike, John Edgar Wideman, Joy Williams, and Tobias Wolff
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: An all-star lineup of short storytellers short being the key.
WHAT: Branded Entertainment
WHO: Kirk Iwanowski (EVP, marketing, Sundance Channel), Patti Kim (VP of William Morris Agency), Chet Fenster (managing partner, MEC Entertainment), Bill Hilary (president of Magna Global Entertainment) and NYT advertising columnist Stuart Elliot
WHEN: 6:30PM to 8:00PM
WHERE: HBO, 15th Floor Theater, 1100 Avenue of the Americas
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Elliot leading a branding conversation is fun, but we wanna check out HBO’s soundsystem.
WHAT: Poetry & the Creative Mind
WHO: Dianne Weist, Lauren Bacall, Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke
WHERE: Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 1941 Broadway
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: To hear Ethan Hawke traverse spoken word is worth the price of admission, which is for a good cause (free classroom materials for kids) anyway.