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Story/Teller: Mary Gaitskill on Bad Behavior in the Age of #MeToo


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Thursday, 7:00 pm November 21, 2019

Actor Ron Rifkin will perform excerpts from Mary Gaitskill’s novella This Is Pleasure before Gaitskill and a moderator engage in a conversation on what fiction can do that an essay cannot when it comes to addressing the #MeToo era. Are some of the accused being punished beyond the scope of their (mis)behavior? In This Is Pleasure, Gaitskill attempts to bring both empathy and nuance to these questions and more through the story of a friendship made complicated by accusations of sexual harassment.

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    Mary Gaitskill

    Mary Gaitskill

    Mary Gaitskill, whose most recent book is Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays, is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don’t Cry, and of the novels The Mare, Veronica, and Two Girls, Fat and Thin. She lives in New York City.

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    Ron Rifkin

    Ron Rifkin

    Ron Rifkin is best known to television audiences for his performance on the hit series Alias and Brothers and Sisters.  An Emmy nominated actor, he is also widely recognized for his work on New Amsterdam, Limitless, and E.R., among many other television appearances.  His film work encompasses a broad range of movies including the recent A Star is Born, The Sum of All Fears, L.A. Confidential, JFK, The Negotiator, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Husbands and Wives, and The Substance of Fire, in which he recreated his award-winning stage performance. Rifkin received the Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway revival of Cabaret.