New American Writing: Rachel Kushner & Ariana Reines

New American Writing: Rachel Kushner & Ariana Reines

Rachel Kushner’s debut novel, Telex From Cuba, was a finalist for the National Book Award. A frequent contributor to Artforum, she has written for the New York Times and several other periodicals. Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow, Coeur de Lion, and Mercury. Telephone, her play commissioned by New York’s Foundry Theatre in 2009, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Times and the New Yorker and won two Obies.

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: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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.