10 2024

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Emily Nusbaum

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Lourdes University Franciscan Center 6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560

Join Us for An Evening with…

Pulitzer Prize-winning & New York Times Best-Selling Author,
Emily Nussbaum from The New Yorker

Wednesday, July 10
VIP reception (invite only) at 6 p.m. with appetizers and cocktails

Main event at 7 p.m. (entire community invited)
Lourdes Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd.

$18 per person, includes signed book, cocktails, and appetizers

Who invented reality television, the world’s most dangerous pop-culture genre? And why can’t we look away from shows like the Bachelor and Survivor? Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author Emily Nussbaum will talk about her revelatory new book Cue the Sun! that explores the rise of the “dirty documentary,” from its contentious roots in radio to the ascent of Donald Trump. Emily will share stories of the real characters who built the reality genre and explore the morally charged, funny, and sometimes tragic consequences of the hunt for something real inside something fake.

Emily Nussbaum is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she’s worked since 2011, originally as the magazine’s television critic. In 2016, she won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. Previously, she was the culture editor for New York, where she created the Approval Matrix. She is the author of I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution, which was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Clive Thompson, and their two children.

The author’s presentation and Q & A will be followed by a book signing.

Register by Tuesday, July 9 to https://form.jotform.com/jewishtoledo/jfgtprograms or Sherry Majewski at 419-724-0351 or sherry@jewishtoledo.org

This event is coordinated through a community partnership by Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo, Lourdes University, and Finch & Fern Book Co. Thank you for supporting arts and culture!