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Encore – Crosstalk Part 1: Writing Identity

Sunday, July 17, 2022
1:00pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 07/17/2022

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This week, we will be re-airing our beloved Crosstalk — a two part miniseries from 2020, in which past City Arts & Lectures guests talk across, among, and around one another.

In this first half of Crosstalk, our guests talk writing identity—whether that identity is a mantle they’ve chosen, one in which they’ve been pigeonholed, or somewhere in between. Then, our guests discuss writing, experienced in all of its physical forms: the good, the bad, the transcendent…and the grueling.

Eileen Myles, Andrew Sean Greer, Ocean Vuong, Tommy Orange, Zadie Smith, Ottessa Moshfegh, Rachel Cusk, Meg Wolitzer, Rebecca Solnit, Ben Lerner, Astra Taylor, Melissa Broder, Marlon James, and Ta-Nehisi Coates rejoice, agonize, cheer…and suffer.

Crosstalk is produced, written, and hosted by Juliet Gelfman-Randazzo

Original music composed by Will Freudenheim

These conversations and broadcasts are produced by City Arts and Lectures, in association with KQED Public Radio, San Francisco

Post-production Director is Nina Thorsen

Recording Engineer is Jim Bennet