One Ticket - An Evening & Dinner with Award Winning Author Michael Cunningham
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Spend an evening with the Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Michael Cunningham in a friendly conversation over dinner and drinks in Provincetown, where you can relax and do a deep dive into The Hours," "A Home at the End of the World," or "Land's End" with the author himself.
This is a unique experience with award winning author Michael Cunningham. This exclusive informal Literary Salon will give you an opportunity to spend time with a celebrated author, to discuss books (including forthcoming releases), movie projects & more. Get to know an American Legend!
This private event will also feature celebrity chef mouth watering food & libations, personal signed copies of "Lands End," photo ops & more. This event will happen at a beautiful private home this Summer (likely in June during the film festival or the last two weeks of August - TBD).
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours splits his time between New York City and Provincetown in Massachussets, at the tip of Cape Cod – a pretty, small fishing village that is also a haven for counterculture and the arts. From Norman Mailer to Tennessee Williams, the town has become a celebrated writer’s retreat on the Atlantic shoreline. It’s the first place that the Pilgrims landed when they reached the US on the Mayflower in 1620. It’s also the gayest place in America!
Cunningham was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Pasadena, California. He studied English literature at Stanford University, where he earned his degree. Later, at the University of Iowa, he received a Michener Fellowship and was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. While studying at Iowa, he had short stories published in the Atlantic Monthly and the Paris Review. His short story "White Angel" was later used as a chapter in his novel A Home at the End of the World. It was included in "The Best American Short Stories, 1989", published by Houghton Mifflin.
In 1993, Cunningham received a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 1988 a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. In 1995 he was awarded a Whiting Award. Cunningham has taught at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and in the creative writing M.F.A. program at Brooklyn College. He is a senior lecturer of creative writing at Yale University.
The Hours established Cunningham as a major force in the American writing sphere, and his 2010 novel, By Nightfall, was also well received by U.S. critics.Cunningham edited a book of poetry and prose by Walt Whitman, Laws for Creations, and co-wrote, with Susan Minot, a screenplay adapted from Minot's novel Evening. He was a producer for the 2007 film Evening, starring Glenn Close, Toni Collette, and Meryl Streep.
In November 2010, Cunningham judged one of NPR's "Three Minute Fiction" contests.
This special event is for a maximum of 15 people. This lot is for 1 ticket.