[Originally booked for 31 August; to be rescheduled because of New Orleans hurricane disaster]
Rachel Cohen spent a year driving across the country with a trunkful of books for company. Nineteen thousand miles later, the writers themselves — not just their writing — had gotten under her skin. As they lived in her imagination for the next ten years, she wrote A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, an account of the artistic cross-pollinations that resulted from the intertwined friendships of these artists.
So, taking a page from Cohen’s book, it’s time to examine artistic relationships and encounters that pass on and continuously re-shape our culture.
Teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College.
Here’s a cool site that links the artists in Cohen’s book.