P&T Knitwear, in conjunction with the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI), East Village Community Coalition (EVCC), and Village Preservation is pleased to welcome Ada Calhoun for a discussion of her books St. Marks is Dead and Also A Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, along with an audience Q&A and book signing! 

will be joined in conversation by Deborah Wye, Director of LESPI. After the talk, Ada will sign copies of her books. This event is presented in partnership with the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, the East Village Community Coalition (EVCC), and the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation as part of their programming.

Ada Calhoun is the New York Times–bestselling author of Also a Poet —named one of the Best Books of 2022 by six outlets, including the New York Times (critic Alexandra Jacobs called it her Memoir of the Year), and NPR‘s Maureen Corrigan. Prior books include Why We Can’t SleepSt. Marks Is Dead, and Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Deborah Wye was a long-time curator at MoMA. Upon retirement she turned her attention to New York City history and architecture. In addition to the Lower East Side, she has focused on Pelham Bay Park, organizing an exhibition on its landmark Orchard Beach Pavilion for the City Island Nautical Museum. Deborah has been with LESPI since 2019.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
6:30 pm

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


In person with limited amphitheater-style seating


Location: P&T Knitwear Books & Podcasts, 180 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002

Click here to see photos from this past event.