As part of the American Academy's public program, each week we offer public lectures, concerts, screenings, or readings by Academy fellows, distinguished visitors, and special guests. Most evening lectures take place at the Hans Arnhold Center, but the Academy also partners with a handful of institutions in Berlin for special events, including Radialsytem V, JFK Institut, Kino Babylon, Hertie School of Governance, European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), and Allianz Forum.

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Next Event

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 07:30 pm | Arts and Culture
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West by Midwest (Previously: Close Calls and Sold Souls)

Often considered a Midwestern writer, novelist Tom Drury lived in Los Angeles from 2004 to 2010 and has drawn upon that experience in works of fiction, photography, and film. In the Mary Ellen von der Heyden Reading on May 26, he will read from the novel Pacific, show images from his photographic series Signs of Los Angeles, and screen Path Lights, a short film starring John Hawkes and directed by Zachary Sluser that was adapted from the New Yorker short story of the same name.