Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill
Tue., Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 2018
Shawn Wen has mastered numerous media trades: You may have read her work in The New Inquiry, Seneca Review, Iowa Review, White Review, or City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis or heard her on This American Life, Freakonomics Radio or Marketplace. She's also a media artist who has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art, among other institutions. She'll speak about her book Twenty Minutes of Silence Followed By Applause, all about the famous mime Marcel Marceau. From the Washington Post's review: "Wen offers an invigorating and memorable paean to Marceau’s talent and tragedies, wrapped in a melodic critique that is unafraid to show the pain of an artist who sometimes felt trapped in a box" (get it?).