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October 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an in-person book talk with Maximillian Alvarez on his latest book, The Work of Living. Comprised of interviews Alvarez conducted at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Work of Living captures a critical moment in the lives of working people nationwide: from Kyle, a sheet metal worker in Kentucky; to Mx. Pucks, a burlesque performer and producer in Seattle; to Nick, a gravedigger in New Jersey; Alvarez documents talks to them about their lives, work, and experiences. Deemed “essential” by a system that has shown just how much it needs our labor but has no concern for our lives, workers sacrificed—and many were sacrificed—to keep us fed, to keep our shelves stocked, to keep our hospitals and transit running, to care for our loved ones, and so much more. Those conversations, documented in these pages, are at times meandering, sometimes funny or philosophical, occasionally punctured by pain so deep that it hurts to read them. He will be joined in conversation by journalists Alex Press and Luis Feliz Leon.

If joining in-person, please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and ID


October 5, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Violeta Parra Stage
320 West 37th Street
New York, 10018 United States
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