Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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John Reed

Associate Professor of Writing Across Media, Schools of Public Engagement
John Reed is the author of the novels A Still Small Voice (Delacorte Press/Delta), The Whole (Simon & Schuster /Pocket/MTV Books), the SPD bestseller, Snowball's Chance (Roof Books/Melville House), All The World's A Grave: A New Play By William Shakespeare (Penguin Books/Plume), and Tales of Woe (MTV Press); Free Boat: Collected Lies and Love Poems (C&R Press). He has received fellowships from Columbia University, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing. His work has been published in (selected) Artnet, the Brooklyn Rail,Tin House, Paper magazine,Artforum, Hyperallergic, Bomb Magazine, Art in America, the PEN Poetry Series, the Los Angeles Times, the Believer, the Rumpus, the Daily Beast, Gawker, Slate, The Paris Review, the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, Electric Literature, Vice, the New York Times, Harpers; and anthologized in Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin), Devouring the Green (Jaded Ibis), StoryScape Anthology V2, American Wasteland (CLMP), The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology (Hanging Loose), Vitamin PH (Phaidon), 100 Greatest Albums (VH1); Vice Magazine "Employee of the Month," Longform’s #1 Most Entertaining Essay. His works have been translated into German, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Latvian, and others. Performances, workshops and readings of his plays have been staged in New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Texas, including at the Public Theater in NYC and the Brooklyn Books Festival. He is a two-term member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, October 2

4:00pm EDT