PEN Presents X Artists' Books, Alexandra Grant, Keanu Reeves, Sylvan Oswald, Jon Robin Baitz

PEN AND HOLLYWOOD FOREVER PRESENT

PEN Presents X Artists' Books

Alexandra Grant

Keanu Reeves

Sylvan Oswald

Jon Robin Baitz

Tue, February 27, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

Los Angeles, CA

$30

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PEN celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will include a stage reading and conversation with X Artists’ Books co-founders Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, and playwright and artist Sylvan Oswald. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.

 

X Artists’ Books is a small publisher of artist-centered books that create nontraditional entry points into narratives. Grant and Reeves will read from Grant’s The Artists’ Prison with drawings by artist and poet Eve Wood. Oswald will read from his adults’ picture book High Winds with images by Jessica Fleischmann.

 

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PEN Presents X Artists' Books
PEN Presents X Artists' Books
PEN celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will include a stage reading and conversation with X Artists’ Books co-founders Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves, and playwright and artist Sylvan Oswald, and will be moderated by Jon Robin Baitz. The event will be followed by a book signing and reception.

X Artists’ Books is a small publisher of artist-centered books that create nontraditional entry points into narratives. Grant and Reeves will read from Grant’s The Artists’ Prison with drawings by artist and poet Eve Wood. Oswald will read from his adults’ picture book High Winds with images by Jessica Fleischmann.
Alexandra Grant
Alexandra Grant
Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language, literature, and exchanges with writers as the basis for her work in painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. She is both the author of The Artists' Prison and a co-founder, with Keanu Reeves, of X Artists' Books.
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is a celebrated actor and writer whose many films include My Own Private Idaho (1991), Speed (1994), The Matrix (1999) and John Wick 2 (2017). He has published two artists' books with Alexandra Grant: Ode to Happiness and Shadows and is the co-founder of X Artists' Books.
Sylvan Oswald
Sylvan Oswald
Sylvan Oswald is an interdisciplinary trans artist who creates plays, texts, publications, and video. His work explores the ways we forge our individual and national identities through sexuality, gender and humor. His work High Winds was published by X Artists' Books in 2017.
Jon Robin Baitz
Jon Robin Baitz
LA native Jon Robin Baitz is a Guggenheim and NEA fellow, an American Academy of Arts and Letters fellow, and a founding member of the Naked Angels theater company. His plays Other Desert Cities and A Fair Country were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. He created the TV show Brothers & Sisters, and most recently wrote and produced the miniseries The Slap for NBC.
Venue Information:
The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90038
http://www.hollywoodforever.com