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Amateur Hour at the Institute Library

Amateur Hour, No. 17:
VIGILANTE SUPERHERO!

Featuring Phoenix Jones
Hosted by Jack Hitt

 

Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Library Members $10 Admission,
Non-Members $15

Tickets available online at
amateurhourseventeen.eventbrite.com

Phoenix Jones, self-styled superhero, prowls the dark streets of Seattle, fighting for peace, justice and the new, kick-ass American way.

Join us on Friday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. for a conversation about fighting crime in skin-tight costumes.

Amateur Hour, the Institute Library's monthly series curated by Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt, explores the passions and pursuits of America's most inspiring fanatics, obsessives, tinkerers, and collectors.

Amateur Hour is made possible through the generous support of CT Humanities, Faxon Law Group, and Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). VQR is now publishing a section on selected Amateur Hour installments in every issue: pick up a copy at Atticus Bookstore or read one online at www.vqronline.org!


Listen Here at the Institute Library

Listen Here Spring 2015

Join us for an evening of great short fiction performed by members of the New Haven Theater Company, followed by a half-hour "talk back" with the performers and editors of New Haven Review, who have curated the stories and themes. We'll serve coffee/tea and snacks. Free.

Find the schedule and join the events on Facebook.

Read coverage of recent past events in the series: October's "Spooky Little World" and November's "Bitter Sweet."

Where Ya Going? | Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7PM
"The Swimmer" by John Cheever
"Along the Scenic Route" by Harlan Ellison

All in the Family | Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7PM (On the Library's Third Floor)
"North of" by Marie Bertino
"Scarecrow" by Betsy Boyd

 

Love at Second Sight | Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7PM
"Just Before the War with the Eskimoes" by J.D. Salinger
"Miss Temptation" by Kurt Vonnegut

A Little Out of Place | Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7PM
"Fat" by Raymond Carver
"Araby" by James Joyce
"The Use of Force" by William Carlos Williams


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