The LITTLE GRAY BOOK LECTURES are a series of readings, songs, demonstrations, discussions, and occasional overhead projections that have been held near-monthly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 2001 and are now coming via the air to your wireless receiver.
Like “The Little Blue Book” instructional pamphlets of the 20th century that inspired them, the Lectures are amusing, brief, accessible, enlightening, disposable to some, collectible to others, and always theme-specific. As examples:
Lecture No. 21: How to Measure Misunderstood Genius;
No. 25: The Animals: Are They Our Enemies?;
In addition to one sing-along, two Spelling Bees, one man in a seagull costume, and one member of the secret society Skull and Bones, the Lectures have welcomed contributions from many talents, including:
A L E . D E G R O F F
L I Z A B E T H . G I L B E R T
O B I N .G O L D W A S S E R .
a n d . J U L I A .G
R E E N B E R G
T A R L E E . K I N E
H U C K . K L O S T E R M A N
R . . J O H N .
L A N G F O R D
O M . P E R O T T A
A V I D . R E E S
A R I N . S T R A U S S
A N N A H . T I N T I
A R A H . V O W E L L
In a feat of great musical invention, an original song is provided on each evening’s subject by Musical Director JONATHAN COULTON—including a recent heartbreaker about giant squids.
The lectures have been discussed in the world press, including The New York Times, The New York Observer, and Der Spiegel. The Los Angeles Times called them “increasingly conspicuous,” while Time Out New York described them as “surprisingly gentle.” Feel free to peruse some of these clippings in our press section.
That is all.
To contact J Hodg-man e-mail him here: firstname.lastname@example.org
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