Multimedia Book Talk: The Tin Man, with David Austell, Anne Taylor & Jeff Greene, Monday, 3/26, 4-5:30pmPlease join us for a reading and live musical performance of The Tin Man, David B. Austell's new book (Nirala Press, 2018) regarding the life of Joseph of Arimathea, the "secret" disciple who assumed responsibility for the burial of Jesus of Nazareth after his death in Jerusalem in 33 AD.
"The Tin Man is a moving homage to a little known but revered figure in the Christian biblical narratives, Saint Joseph of Arimathea. Completed after eight years of research and writing, The Tin Man is based on myriad source materials stemming from canonic and apocryphal religious texts, church history and tradition, 12th century French literature, and English folklore. The Tin Man is a grand narrative poem in epic style regarding the key intersections of Joseph of Arimathea’s life with Pontius Pilate, the first century Roman military governor of Palestine, and with the strange and charismatic Jesus of Nazareth. The Tin Man explores the experiences of a dramatically flawed man and the transmutation of his inner being in the presence of the Numinous."
-- Book Description
About the Performers:
David Austell, poet and lector, is the Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Columbia University where he is also Associate Professor of International Education (adjunct) at Teachers College-Columbia University. The Tin Man is David’s third book of poetry published by Nirala Press.
Anne Taylor, cellist, is the John Lindenbaum Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where she is also the Senior Vice President for Faculty Affairs at CUMC. Anne is a concert cellist who trained at Manhattan School of Music prior to her career in Cardiology.
Jeff Greene, multi-instrumentalist, is the Founder and CEO of EverGreene Architectural Arts in NYC. Jeff was a founding member of the world music group TriBeCaStan, and was the multi-instrumentalist for (among many other notable artists) the world-renowned storyteller, Diana Wolkstein.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of International Affairs.
Please rsvp with your interest and details by Friday, March 23rd.
Where: Milbank Chapel
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