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Saturday, March 23 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
"Empathy for the Devil": On writing about wickedness and weakness.

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Sharlet will draw on his bestselling book The Family and stories for publications such as EsquireNew York Times Magazine, and Harper's to explore how we write about the most radically "other" subjects there are: those who elicit hatred or contempt. What are the ethical, moral, and personal perils of getting close -- sometimes too close -- to those you consider "bad guys"?

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Jeff Sharlet

Jeff Sharlet is the nationally bestselling author, co-author, or editor of six books, including The Family, C Street, and Sweet Heaven When I Die' a winner of the National Magazine Award for his 2014 GQ story on LGBTQ life in Russia, "Inside the Iron Closet"; a contributor to Harper's, Esquire, Rolling... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
East Balcony

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