Happy Father’s Day to those who create or procreate

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the artist who gave us the Statue of Liberty, never had children of his own, but he certainly gave birth to a work that delivered great meaning to the world. He conceived the colossus, brought her to her feet, and schemed and labored to ensure her long life. Over more than a century, his “big daughter,” as he called her, inspires immigrants and activists, soldiers and satirists, thrill seekers and entertainers.

When his wife lamented their childishness, he comforted her with the words: “Children? But have we not already made a girl together, Liberty?”

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Events

New York, NY

Thursday
December 8, 2016, 8pm

Inventing Realities Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, NY, NY

* Moderator of discussion with Susana Moreira Marques, Asle Skredderberget, and Matei Visniec for New Literature from Europe. Click here for more information.


BROOKLYN, NY

Monday
July 7, 2014, 7pm

Books Beneath the Bridge Granite Prospect, Brooklyn Bridge Park

* Books sold by Freebird Bookstore Event details to come. Click here for more information.


NEW YORK, NY

Tuesday
July 15, 2014, 12:30 pm

National Archives at New York City
One Bowling Green

Talk and slide presentation on the great adventure to build the Statue of Liberty.


NEW YORK, NY

Wednesday
July 16, 2014, 7:00 pm

Barnes & Noble at 82nd Street 2289 Broadway, New York, NY, 10024

Reading and talk


WASHINGTON, DC

Saturday
August 30, 2014

2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Pl NW

Talk and Q&A from 2:35 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. at the Special Programs Pavilion Signing from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information.


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