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.
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.