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Listen to Festival authors give intimate readings inside the beautifully restored historic tenement homes of immigrant families of the 19th- and 20th- century. This perennial Festival favorite expands in 2018 with the Tenement Museum’s newest exhibition at 103 Orchard Street, which showcases refugee, migrant, and immigrant life in New York City following World War II up to the 1980s, when Holocaust survivors were joined by Chinese and Puerto Rican families. Each audience member will hear two authors in different apartments at 97 and 103 Orchard Streets, with selections made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participating authors include: Ping Chong and Muna Tseng, Esmeralda Santiago, Penny Arcade, Ibi Zoboi, Lauren Hilgers, Jenny Zhang, Andre Aciman (Call Me by Your Name) and Akwaeke Emezi (Freshwater).
Doors open at 6pm. Audience members should check in no later than 6:15pm. The event is followed by a reception and book signing in the Tenement Museum Shop.