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In this live reading and music event bestselling author Jonathan Lethem will read from his new novel The Arrest, and songwriters Tift Merritt and Ben Arthur will play songs written in response. The show be recorded and will air as part of the SongWriter podcast.

This is a free event (suggested donation $10), and will stream from Tift's and the SongWriter Podcast's FB pages.

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Photo by Leonardo Cendamo

SongWriter is presented by Lyn Genet's Kitchen, and made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC, and with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

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Photo by Alexandra Valenti