Lauren Elkin and Lauren Collins in Conversation
Join The American Library in Paris, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination for the second in-person conversation of #EntreNousSeries.
A public transport vigil, an observation of the world through the screen of her phone and from the height of her bus seat, a study of the counterpoint between the everyday and the Event, No. 91/92: A Diary of a Year on the Bus follows Elkin on her daily commutes from her apartment in the 5th Arrondissement to her teaching job in the 7th. The book, a love letter to Paris that unfolds over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, is also a meditation on how the city has changed in two decades, evolving from the twentieth century into the twenty-first, from analog to digital.
*The discussion will be available both online and in-person. While the conversation will happen in-person (Elkin and Collins will appear in the Reading Room), the Library will stream the conversation on Zoom for a live viewing experience. Both in-person and online attendees will be able to pose questions.
In compliance with French regulations, in order to enter Reid Hall, all guests must provide a pass sanitaire with proof of either full vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within the previous 72 hours. Thank you for your understanding.
Seating is limited.