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Neil Gaiman

The Bard Lectures

October 12–14

Add to Calendar2023-10-12 7:00 pm2023-10-12 7:00 pmEDTNeil GaimanFisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Award-winning author, professor in the arts at Bard, and Fisher Center Advisory Board member Neil Gaiman has an astonishingly broad career: from journalism to graphic novels; fiction for adults and children; and writing for film, television, and theater. Over three nights this fall, Gaiman continues a series of lectures on writing in which he will explore his creative strategies, sharing stories and offering advice—live and in-person at the Fisher Center.

Signed books from the author will be available for purchase.

Upcoming Lectures

Lecture 3 • Pulling Back the Curtain: How Fiction Works and Why It Still Matters

Thursday, October 12 at 7 pm

Lecture 4 • To Pay the Pied Piper: The Cost of Stories

Friday, October 13 at 7 pm

Lecture 5 • On Endings, Epilogues, and Afters

Saturday, October 14 at 7 pm

Past Lectures

Lecture 1 • Why Be a Bard?

Saturday, April 15 at 7 pm

Lecture 2 • A String of Pearls: How We Come to Be Us

Sunday, April 16 at 5 pm

Neil Gaiman

Photo: Beowulf Sheehan

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and creator of books, graphic novels, short stories, film, and television for all ages, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and The View from the Cheap Seats. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner Awards. American Gods, based on the 2001 novel, is now a critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated TV series, and he was the writer and showrunner for the mini-series adaptation of Good Omens, based on the book he co-authored with Sir Terry Pratchett. Gaiman was an Executive Producer and co-showrunner for Netflix’s TV adaptation of his Sandman comic book series. He is currently developing season two of Good Omens and a TV adaptation of Anansi Boys. In 2017, Gaiman became a Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Originally from England, he now divides his time between Scotland, where Good Omens and Anansi Boys are filmed, and the United States, where he is a Professor in the Arts at Bard College. Gaiman attributes his MasterClass on Writing, one of the most popular produced, to his time teaching at Bard. He is a fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.

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