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Muldoon’s Picnic

$18 member /
$20 non-member


Free drink included with ticket


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Muldoon’s Picnic
with Special Guests Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, & Aoife

Monday, September 8 | 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

Nick Laird
Zadie Smith
Aoife

“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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Nick Laird was born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1975, and was educated at Cookstown High School and Cambridge University. He worked as a lawyer for several years before leaving law to write full-time. The recipient of many prizes for his poetry and fiction, including the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Ireland Chair of Poetry Award, the Betty Trask Prize, a Somerset Maugham award, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, he has lived in London, Warsaw, and Rome. He is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York.

Zadie Smith is an English novelist, essayist and short story writer. She has published four novels, all of which have received substantial critical praise. In 2003, she was included on Granta's list of 20 best young authors, and was also included in the 2013 list. She joined New York University's Creative Writing Program as a tenured professor in 2010. Smith has won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2006 and her novel White Teeth was included in Time Magazine's TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005 list.

Aoife is a recent graduate of the Gallatin School at NYU, where she studied songwriting and the work of James Joyce.

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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