David Bezmozgis’s first book, Natasha and Other Stories, was a 2004 New York Times Notable Book. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2005, and was also named one of the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” His new book is The Free World. Deb Olin Unferth is the author of the story collection Minor Robberies and the novel Vacation, a New York Times Book Review Critics’ Choice. She was a Harper’s Bazaar “Editors’ Choice: Name to Know in 2011."
New American Writing
This series of contemporary fiction and poetry readings is organized by Benjamin Weissman, author of two books of short fiction, most recently Headless, and professor of creative writing at Art Center College of Design and Otis College of Art and Design.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.