Margaret Sullivan returns for Larkin Author Series - INTERVIEW
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • September 18, 2013 @ 11:01am
Former Buffalo News Editor and current New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan will return to Buffalo next week to be part of Larkin Square’s 2013-2014 Author Series.
“I’m planning to talk about writing and living in New York City, after living in Buffalo for most of my life. And I’m going to talk about some of my favorite authors who have written about New York City—some recent and some not so recent,” Sullivan said in an interview with Buffalo.com on Wednesday.
“New York has a rich literary tradition so I’m hoping to explore that in my talk, bringing in E.B. White, J.D. Salinger, Nora Ephron and others.”
Sullivan also mentioned that she is looking forward to a Q&A type interaction with the audience during her talk at the Filling Station—topics including writing for and about the New York Times and her experience with transitioning to a new city.
Taking place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 23) at the Filling Station (745 Seneca St. Buffalo) in Larkin Square, Sullivan’s talk “Writing the Big Apple” is free and open to the public. Beer, wine and light fare will be available for purchase in addition to a selection of Sullivan’s recommended books.
Although this will be more of an official return to WNY, Sullivan has been back to Buffalo on numerous occasions since accepting the position of New York Times Public Editor in July of last year.
“Every time I come back, I’m struck by how beautiful the city looks—the streets, the houses and the lake. I also like running into so many people I know and feeling that sense of connection,” she said.
“It’s always good to get some Tim Hortons coffee and wander around Elmwood. If I had time I would get to the Sportsmen’s Tavern for some music and eat at Vino’s.”
She may be playing in the big leagues now, but it’s clear that this Buffalo girl hasn’t lost her roots or forgotten her many years spent at TBN.
“And, of course, I like to read The Buffalo News in print, seeing that great design and reading the work of so many terrific journalists.”
For more information on the Larkin Square Author Series, head over to their official website for the rest of the series lineup and upcoming events.