Roz Chast in Conversation with Adam Gopnik

Join us for a spectacular event: New Yorker magazine cartoonist Roz Chast sits down with her longtime friend, fellow New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, for a conversation about what they do and how they do it.

“Roz Chast has been a cartoonist at The New Yorker for about four decades. In that time, she has done what few comic artists do. She has created a universe that stands at sharp angles from the one we know, being both distinctly hers and recognizably ours.” Adam Gopnik, December 2019, New Yorker magazine

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Roz Chast is a longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker, and the author of numerous books, including the award-winning graphic memoir about her parents’ final years, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Her most recent book is You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Advice for Couples, a collaboration with humor writer Patricia Marx, to be published in January of 2020. Roz lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, with her husband, humor writer Bill Franzen, and their two children.


Adam Gopnik has written for The New Yorker since 1986. His work includes hundreds of essays, from personal memoirs to reviews and profiles, reports from abroad, fiction, humor and art criticism.

His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include Paris to the Moon, The King in the Window, Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York, Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food. His most recent book is A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism.

Get a Full Festival pass and you’ll get to take in the Story Slam on Thursday night. Then sail into the weekend: attending all the wonderful panels, breakfast, both Little Bites and Big Libations Cocktail Parties, and both evening events. And share the bounty from our always-stuffed goody bag.

Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker Street
Saturday March 28, 2020