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Big Blue Marble: The Master's Muse reading with Varley O'Connor
Wednesday, May 23, 7:00pm.
The Master's Muse reading with Varley O'Connor.
A Writers and the Process Series event hosted by Minter Krotzer. Varley O'Connor's fourth novel, The Master's Muse, is based on the life of George Balanchine's fifth wife, a star ballerina whose career was cut short when she contracted polio at age twenty-six.. In 1956, hours after performing with the New York City Ballet, Tanaquil Le Clercq fell gravely ill, awaking from a feverous sleep to find that she could no longer move her legs. Set against the backdrop of creative New York of the 1960s and 70s, The Master's Muse tells the remarkable true story of two artistic legends whose profound love and complicated relationship forever changed American cultural history.
Varley O'Connor's first novel, Like China, described by the New York Times as "a first novel that soars," was published by William Morrow in 1991. Her second novel, A Company of Three, about the world of theater and acting, came out from Algonquin Books in 2003. Her third novel, The Cure, was published by the Bellevue Literary Press in 2007. She has taught writing and literature at Irvine, Hofstra University, Brooklyn College, Marymount Manhattan College, the North Carolina Writers' Network, and thrice for the Squaw Valley Community of Writers' Summer Conference.
More About Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Big Blue Marble Bookstore is an independently-owned storefront that specializes in progressive and multicultural books of interest to residents in Philadelphia-particularly in Mt. Airy. It also carries new and used children's books, classics, fiction and nonfiction, woman-centered pregnancy and parenting, sustainable living, lesbian/gay, African-American, Jewish studies, feminist science fiction, literary graphic novels and more.
The second floor of the two-story shop features a cafe that serves Rishi teas and snacks. Big Blue Marble offers a variety of community-building activities including seminars, book clubs and special events. Civil workers and frequent buyers receive discounts.
Other events here
- Big Blue Marble Storytime Weekly on Fridays, 10:30 am