Read. Listen. Tinker. Walk a mile in another’s narrative, with artists as your guide. Broadcasting hope, resistance, humor and curiosity — Shadow // Yaddo is a new podcast hosted by Elaina Richardson.
Celebrating the conclusion of Season 2, with a behind-the-scenes take on Shadow // Yaddo. Plus: A few of our favorite moments featuring Moby, Terry McMillan, Mark Morris, Elizabeth Strout and more dazzling talents. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, John Coltrane, Patricia Towers, Colm Tóibín, Dona Ann McAdams, Saudi Burton, Fred Hersch, Dean Haspiel, Pat Palermo, Danielle Spencer, Javier Barboza, Danyel Smith.
Shadow // Yaddo is on a short winter break, returning early 2023. See you soon!
Inhabiting the space between two places, forms or cultures and exploring the tensions that dissonance creates: Celebrated author Gish Jen on post-Nixon China, finding humor in heartbreak, and her intuitive approach to writing virtuosic fiction. Syrian writer Ayad Awwadawnan on the hopes, dreams and humanity of refugees and his own journey to asylum. PLUS: New music from The Lazours! Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Daniel Lazour, Patrick Lazour.
Above & Beyond
Here are two of the hardest working artists we know: Sculptor Harry Leigh on the decades of discipline that saw him through more than half a century of making art, plus his new show in Berlin. And Acclaimed filmmaker Javier Barboza on growing up in East L.A., turning talent into gold, and building a better world. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Billy Strange, Kid Frost, Delinquent Habits, Eartha Kitt, Kinto Sol.
Boom, pow, bang! Nerd-out with the cool kids of comix: Emmy- and Ringo- award winning artist and writer Dean Haspiel in conversation with acclaimed painter and cartoonist Pat Palermo on the quotidian life, faux bravado, truth as prism—and all you never knew about Spiderman. PLUS: Superstar novelist and TV writer Victor LaValle on how his discovery of comic books led to, well, books in general, both reading and writing. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Prince.
Patricia Towers—extraordinary editor, formidable poker player and supreme Virgo—in conversation with bestselling novelist Elizabeth Strout on process, persistence and her new novel, Lucy by the Sea, hailed by The Guardian as the “most nuanced and intensely moving Lucy Barton novel yet.” PLUS: A dip into the archive, celebrating “Yaddo firsts”—composer George Walker and poets Etheridge Knight and Gwendolyn Brooks. Contributing artists: Joseph Keckler, Duke Ellington.
Big Bad Books
Banned Books Week: Let’s celebrate and safeguard, come hell or highwater, our freedom to read! Bestselling novelist Colm Tóibín on Salman Rushdie’s work and activism, the history of censorship in Ireland, and the slippery slope that is book banning. PLUS: Ariel Schrag, whose YA anthology Stuck in the Middle made the list of “Top 100 Most Banned Books of the Decade.” Contributing artists: Amitava Kumar, Joseph Keckler; Billy Bragg & Wilco; Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.
I can’t wait to hear what gets said from this broad diverse well-informed hard-working brilliant community that is the Yaddo community.
Driving just got more fun…