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PEN America Virtual Author’s Evening with Mark Harris

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Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Location: Zoom
Donation to Attend: $125 per person

Join PEN America for an intimate evening with Mark Harris, whose most recent book is the biography Mike Nichols: A Life. Harris is also the author of Pictures at a Revolution: Five Movies and the Birth of the New Hollywood, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War. This event is generously sponsored by Sheila and Bill Lambert.

In Mike Nichols: A Life, Harris explains a great deal about Mike Nichols’s transformation from lonely outsider to the center of more than one cultural universe—the acute powers of observation that first made him famous; the nourishment he drew from his creative partnerships; his unquenchable drive; his hunger for security and status; and the depressions and self-medications that brought him to terrible lows. It would take decades for him to come to grips with his demons. In an incomparable portrait that follows Nichols from Berlin to New York to Chicago to Hollywood, Harris explores the life, work, struggle, and passion of an artist and man in constant motion.

A $125 donation is required to attend this very special evening. This donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

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Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join.

Closed captioning is available for our Authors’ Evenings events upon request. Please email [email protected] within 24 hours of the program to include closed captioning.

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