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Muldoon’s Picnic

$18 member /
$20 non-member


Free drink included with ticket


 

 

Muldoon’s Picnic
with Special Guest Rick Moody, Meghan O'Rourke, and Fay La Foe

Monday, November 10 | 7:30 pm

An omnium-gatherum of words and music hosted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon

with music by the Wayside Shrines

Featuring Special Guests

Rick Moody
Meghan O'Rourke
Fay La Foe

“The most significant English-language poet born since the second World War.” - The Times Literary Supplement on Paul Muldoon

“A life-saving album.” – The Princeton Magazine on Wayside Shrines album The Word on the Street (2013).

A brand new series of words and music led by Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and pop lyricist Paul Muldoon. Reading and performing with his Princeton-based music collective, the Wayside Shrines, Muldoon will be joined each night by different special literary and musical guests dropping in to various performances.


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Rick Moody’s acclaimed and prizewinning books include the novels Garden State, The Ice Storm, Purple America, The Diviners, and The Four Fingers of Death. He has received the PEN / Martha Albrand Award, the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Brooklyn.

Meghan O'Rourke is a poet, essayist, and memoirist and was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1976. She is a graduate of Yale University and holds an MFA in writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. From 2005-2010 O’Rourke was poetry co-editor for the Paris Review, and in 2000 she was a fiction editor for The New Yorker. Since 2001 she has been a contributing writer for the online magazine Slate. O’Rourke’s books of poetry include Halflife, which was a finalist for Britain's Forward First Book Prize, and most recently Once. She is also the author of the memoir The Long Goodbye, a chronicle of mourning written after the death of her mother. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Fay La Foe is Princeton-based Synth pop trio.


Wayside Shrines are:

Tim Chaston – Violin, Vocals
Ila Couch – Vocals, Guitars
Chris Harford – Vocals, Guitars
Ray Kubian – Drums, Vocals
Noriko Manabe – Piano, Keyboards, Clarinet, Vocals
Paul Muldoon – Lyrics, Guitars
Kate Neal – Accordion, String Arrangements
Nigel Smith – Bass, Mandolin, Vocals
waysideshrines.org

 

Full Muldoon’s Picnic Series Schedule:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | 7:30 PM
Nick Laird
Zadie Smith
Aoife

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 7:30 PM
Martin Hayes
Joyce Carol Oates
Robert Pinsky

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 7:30 PM
Rick Moody
Meghan O’Rourke
Fay La Foe 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 | 7:30 PM
Patrick McCabe
Mark Mulcahy
Tracy K. Smith

 


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