Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Announces Safe Space Series

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Announces Safe Space Series

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe announces "Safe Space", a new series for classical musicians and authors to benefit Housing Works. 

The inaugural event will be held January 9, 2012, with pianist Jonathan Biss and author Adam Haslett.

Monday, January 9, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street between Houston and Prince streets, 212-334-3324

$12 tickets guarantee admission but not seating, which will be on a first-come first-served basis. All ticket sales benefit Housing Works in their mission to fight AIDS and homelessness.

To purchase tickets in advance, please click here.

Join classical pianist Jonathan Biss and novelist Adam Haslett (Union Atlantic, You Are Not a Stranger Here, a finalist for the National Book Award and for the Pulitzer Prize) for the debut of a new Housing Works Bookstore Cafe series, Safe Space: a chance for classical music and literature fans to get a taste of each others' worlds. There will be a musical performance, a reading, and an open conversation about the intersection of music and literature.

New York City is a playground of culture, but we often end up stuck in the familiar; hopping from reading to reading, going to shows at one venue. There’s whole other worlds out there of inspiring art, but how does one know where to begin? Opera and concert ticket prices can be prohibitively high for a rookie, and there’s dozens of readings every night throughout the city. Safe Space aims to provide an answer: an intimate, personal evening with a classical musician in conversation with a hand-picked author, on music, literature, influence, and the artistic life. It's a chance for classical fans to see musicians in a new setting and perhaps become acquainted with a new favorite writer; and for literary types to sample classical music in a familiar, low-impact setting and to see writers in a unique context.