Join New York Times bestselling author and 2017 Newbery Honoree Adam Gidwitz (The Inquisitor’s Tale, A Tale Dark and Grimm) and Grammy-nominated performer Benjamin Bagby (of medieval music ensemble Sequentia) for a reading, a performance of medieval music, and a discussion of how they bring the Middle Ages to life for a modern audience through stories and song. Following the performances and discussion, audience members will stage a scene from the book together with Gidwitz and Bagby. For medieval scholars and enthusiasts, and children age 8 and up. Costumes are encouraged--it's April Fool’s Day, after all! Signing to follow.
Produced in cooperation with Columbia University Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and Bank Street Bookstore.
Adam Gidwitz is the author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Grimm trilogy. He spent six years researching and writing The Inquisitor’s Tale, including a year living in Europe. Adam lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY. Find Adam online at adamgidwitz.com or @AdamGidwitz.
Benjamin Bagby is an acclaimed vocalist, harper, scholar and director of medieval music ensemble Sequentia. He is currently a professor of medieval music at the Sorbonne, has been an important figure in the field of medieval musical performance for more than 30 years. Bagby contributed music and vocals for The Inquisitor’s Tale audiobook. To learn more about him, please visit www.bagbybeowulf.com and www.sequentia.org.