Tuesday, July 16th
A passion for punctuation meets a love for all things Greek.
Mary Norris’ new memoir Greek to Me, traces a decades-long obsession with Greece: its language, literature, mythologies, people, places, food, and monuments. It’s a captivating and satisfying account of a great passion, and is sure to move anyone who’s ever fallen in love with a place.
Norris is the famous New Yorker copy editor who’s New York Times bestseller, Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen, delighted readers with her irreverent tales of punctuation in the celebrated copy department. Norris visits City of Asylum to read from Greek to Me, another witty record of her equally passionate fascination with Greece.
A combination of memoir, travelogue, and funny ode to the art of self-expressio, Greek to Me will illuminate for audiences the music of a language that so deeply influences our own.
Mary Norris worked for the New Yorker as a copy editor and query proofreader for more than thirty years. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Norris now lives in New York and Rockaway.alphabet city, city of asylum, reading