LIVE from the NYPL | Stacy Schiff with Tim Gunn: Cleopatra
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: $30
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She can’t stop writing history. He can’t stop reading it. Join Stacy Schiff and Tim Gunn for a singular discussion about the power of the past.
Stacy Schiff’s biography of the last queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, was widely hailed for diffusing the myths that have always surrounded her name, and restoring to her a humanity that had been cast aside over the centuries. One of Cleopatra’s biggest fans is fashion mentor—and history buff—Tim Gunn.
Schiff, who was been called “perhaps the most seductive writer of nonfiction prose in America in our time,” will join Gunn to talk about the vitality of history in our present-obsessed moment and the complicated and humane craft of writing the perfect biography.Buy tickets/get more info now