New American Writing: Samantha Hunt & Ben Marcus

New American Writing: Samantha Hunt & Ben Marcus

Samantha Hunt is the author of The Seas and The Invention of Everything Else, a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla. Hunt’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, A Public Space, Tin House, Cabinet, and Blind Spot, among others. She teaches at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Ben Marcus is the author of Notable American Women, The Age of Wire and String and The Flame Alphabet. His awards include three Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Writers Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Marcus is a professor of creative writing at Columbia University.

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.