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Lecture & Conversation with Ada Calhoun at UB Anderson Gallery - Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of In Conversation at UB Anderson Gallery! Take in the exhibition with light refreshments, and at 7 pm join us for a lecture and conversation with Ada Calhoun, the New York Times-bestselling author of Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me. Calhoun’s book traces her relationship with her father and their shared obsession with poet Frank O’Hara, whose work also inspired several pieces in the exhibition. The book is also an ode to New York City, poetry, and creativity.

Copies of Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me will be for sale courtesy of Talking Leaves Books.

Calhoun’s talk is co-sponsored by the UB Poetry Collection



Ada Cal­houn is the author of the mem­oir Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, named one of the Best Books of 2022 by the New York Times, Wash­ing­ton Post, and NPR among others. Her other titles include the NYC history St. Marks Is Dead, the essay collection Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, and the “generation-defining” 2020 bestseller Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis.





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