What I Found In a Thousand Towns with Dar Williams
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St.
212-966-0466 Price: Suggested donation of $20, minimum donation of $1
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Please join us for the NYC launch event of What I Found In A Thousand Times, the new memoir from beloved singer-songwriter Dar Williams, celebration her impassioned account of the fall and rise of the small American towns she cherishes.
Dubbed by the New Yorker as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters,” Dar Williams has made her career not in stadiums, but touring America’s small towns. She has played their venues, composed in their coffee shops, and drunk in their bars. She has seen these communities struggle, but also seen them thrive in the face of postindustrial identity crises. Here, Williams muses on why some towns flourish while others fail, examining elements from the significance of history and nature to the uniting power of public spaces and food. Drawing on her own travels and the work of urban theorists, Williams offers real solutions to rebuild declining communities. What I Found in a Thousand Towns is more than a love letter to America’s small towns, it’s a deeply personal and hopeful message about the potential of America’s lively and resilient communities.
Tickets are available via a suggested donation of $20 (minimum $1) to Housing Works’ lifesaving services people living with HIV/AIDS in New York City and our political advocacy work to end AIDS as an epidemic. 100% of the revenue from your ticket & this event goes directly to our services. Tickets guarantee admission but not seating, seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Special accommodations are available by contacting us at [email protected]
“During a time of political, economic, and social upheaval across the United States, Williams’ grounded optimism is a refreshing corrective.”
“What I Found in a Thousand Towns is a thoughtful and passionately explored journey of how American towns can revitalize and come to life through their art, food, history, mom and pop business, and community bridge building. Dar Williams gives us hope and vision for the possibilities of human connection.”
– Emily Saliers, Indigo Girls