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A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz

Monday, October 24

Join us for an unforgettable evening of conversation with Fran Lebowitz and WGBH’s Executive Arts Editor and host of Open Studio Jared Bowen as Lebowitz offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights, politics, and the media as well as her own pet peeves–including celebrity culture, tourists, and strollers.

Purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the “Me Decade,” and cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. Her writing–pointed, taut, and economical–is equally forthright, irascible, and unapologetically opinionated.

Jared Bowen is WGBH’s Emmy Award-winning Executive Arts Editor. His weekly television series Open Studio with Jared Bowen takes viewers inside the creative process, offering a blend of profiles, performances, and contemporary exhibitions by artists in Greater Boston, New England, and across the country.

Monday, October 24, 2016

6pm – exclusive pre-show reception (with cash bar) with Fran Lebowitz at Branch Line for sponsors and VIP ticket holders

7:30pmA Conversation with Fran Lebowitz in the Charles Mosesian Theater

Post-conversation – book signing hosted by More Than Words

Sponsorship and Ticket Levels

  • $1000 Ingénue Sponsor
    • 4 tickets to exclusive pre-show cocktail hour with Fran Lebowitz
    • 4 premium seating tickets to A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz
    • billing as Ingénue Sponsor on all materials
    • full-page program ad

  • $250 Ensemble Sponsor
    • 2 tickets to exclusive pre-show cocktail hour with Fran Lebowitz
    • 2 premium seating tickets to A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz
    • billing as Ensemble Sponsor on all materials
    • quarter-page program ad

  • $100 VIP Ticket
    • 1 ticket to exclusive pre-show cocktail hour with Fran Lebowitz
    • 1 premium seating ticket to A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz
  • $50 + fees
    • 1 ticket to A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz

“Hilarious… an unlikely and perhaps alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCarthy…. To a base of Huck Finn, add some Lenny Bruce, Oscar Wilde and Alexis de Tocqueville, a dash of cabdriver, an assortment of puns, minced jargon, and top it off with smarty pants.”
The New York Times
“Fran Lebowitz’s trademark is the sneer; she disapproves of virtually everything except sleep, cigarette smoking, and good furniture. Her essays and topical interviews on subjects ranging from the difficulty of finding an acceptable apartment to the art of freeloading at weekend houses have come to be regarded as classics of literary humor and social observation.”
The Paris Review
“Right on the mark…. Among the things she hates this time…baggage-claim areas, high tech, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan.”