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The Secret Scripture: Sebastian Barry in Conversation with Roxanne Coady


May 3 | powerHouse Arena | Brooklyn

What sort of communities can evolve between authors, their works and readers—and are bookstores still the principal nexus for this connection? Preeminent Irish playwright and novelist Sebastian Barry—whose latest novel, The Secret Scripture, won the 2008 Costa Book of the Year Award—and noted independent bookseller Roxanne Coady—proprietor of R.J. Julia Bookshop in Madison, CT—and co-editor of The Book That Changed My Life, consider these questions in an intimate, freeranging discussion on the transformative powers of books and writing.

Cosponsored by powerHouse Arena


• Introduction by Roxanne Coady (3:23)
• Entire event (58:57)
• Sebastian Barry reads from The Secret Scripture (10:45)

• View the photo gallery on Flickr

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