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Guernica Celebrates 6!

benefit_logo_white.jpgThursday, October 14

7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

PowerHouse Arena

Brooklyn, NY

Tickets here

To celebrate six years of award-winning coverage of international art and politics, _Guernica_ is throwing a birthday party on Thursday, October 14, at the powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, NY. The **Guernica Celebrates 6!** Benefit bash will feature a reading by author and MacArthur fellow Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, and performances by DJ Didi Gutman of the Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Girls, and Brooklyn-based Ukrainian folk-punk chanteuse, Alina Simone. Our emcee for the night will be Emmy Award-winning Laura Krafft.

Guernica has a strong tradition of hosting provocative and exciting cultural events, and Guernica Celebrates 6! promises to provide even more of the energy that our readers and community have come to expect from us,” explained co-founder Michael Archer. Guernica’s popular monthly New York City salons have offered the opportunity for writers, readers, and artists to gather together to share drinks and opinions. Recent Guernica events include a live conversation on Obama’s foreign policy with Tariq Ali at Asia Society, a PEN World Voices panel on gender and literary accolades with Claire Messud, Norman Rush, Lorraine Adams and Esther Allen, a conversation between Mia Farrow and Bernard-Henri Lévy on Darfur, a sold-out Hudson River cruise, and a discussion on activist Ken Saro-Wiwa which was featured in the New York Times.

Tickets to the Guernica Celebrates 6! can be purchased online through for $40. Funds raised by the benefit will directly support Guernica’s ongoing mission to expand the grass-roots international arts and literary community. Members of the hosting committee are below.

Partygoers will enjoy complimentary hors d’œuvre and drinks, including beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery. Attendees will also have the chance to place bids on a silent auction that will include a Christo and Jean-Claude retrospective book (Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies, numbered and signed by Christo), as well as a bottle of 1982 Chateau Margaux (Bordeaux).

ABOUT THE MAGAZINE: _Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics_ was founded in 2004 and has grown into an indispensable forum for cultural conversation. It has sparked discussions about the environment; published great stories, poems, paintings, and photos from around the world; and weighed in on topics ranging from Roberto Bolano’s literary reputation in the US to food self-sufficiency in Detroit to exhaustive coverage of the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The magazine has featured heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, literary stalwarts, lawmakers, filmmakers, salsa gods, and cabinet members. Last year, contributor EC Osondu’s story “Waiting” won the Caine Prize, Africa’s largest literary award.

Tickets start at $40. To purchase a ticket, go here.

Want a discounted ticket? Become a member of Guernica at the Contributor level or above and get your ticket for only $25.

Tickets are tax-deductible and will make an immediate impact on the magazine.

All VIP ticket buyers will be acknowledged in the program and on the Guernica website, as well as have access to the VIP room at the benefit.

Those who purchase a ticket at the Partner level will receive a complimentary Guernica tee-shirt.

Prices include food and beverage.


Lorraine Adams and Richard Price


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Russell Banks

Beverly and Robert Bernard

Bernie Boyle

Frank Boyle

David Byrne

Peter Carey

Mark Dowie

Hamilton Fish

Vallejo Gantner

Tim Gray

Nathalie Handal

Mary Beth Hurt and Paul Schraeder

Robert Kamen

Elizabeth Koch

Ricardo Maldonado

Paul Morris

Francine Prose

Robin Beth Schaer

John Seabrook

David Simon

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2 comments for Guernica Celebrates 6!

  1. Comment by heidi lee on September 27, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Joel, awesome site. good luck at your event and happy 6th birthday! 🙂



  2. Comment by Joel on September 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I feel so much older! Well, a little older.

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