Literature Program

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The New York Foundation for The Arts Artists and Audiences Program, and Hallwalls.


Presented at:
Central Library Auditorium, Lafayette Square

This free lunchtime presentation in the auditorium of the downtown Central Library in Lafayette Square features award-winning journalist, author, playwright, and Hamburg resident Joseph P. Ritz reading from his work, talking about his multifaceted writing career, and presenting staged excerpts from his plays. After a long career which included stints on several daily newspapers - the New York Post, New York herald Tribune, Detroit Times, Chicago Tribune, Buffalo Courier - Express (for 18 years), and after the Courier's closing, the Buffalo News; publication of a nover, The Despised Poor (Beacon Press); a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles for Gannett entitled "The Road to Integration"; and the staging of several of his plays in NYC and elsewhere, Ritz was this year awarded a prestigious Playwriting Fellowship by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This reading and talk is made possible as a public service by NYFA's "Artists & Audiences" program.

Some publications related to this event:
November and December, 2002 - 2002

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Tues.—Fri. 11-6
Sat. 11-2
Sun. & Mon. closed

from Nov. 10, 2017
through Dec. 22, 2017

Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.