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All Write!


FRIDAY, FEB 02, 2024 | 11AM

Hosted by Madeline Cohen


My Father by Yehuda Amichai

Translated by Azila Talit Reisenberger

Performed by Philip Estrera

An Orange Line Train to Ballston by Edward P. Jones

Performed by Pascale Armand

A Leaf by Bronisław Maj

Translated by Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Hass

Performed by Emma Kikue

still life with the accent by Safia Elhillo

Performed by Pascale Armand

Charles by Shirley Jackson

Performed by The Company

The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe

Performed by The Company

The Performers (in alphabetical order)

The Authors (in alphabetical order)



“My Father,” by Yehuda Amichai, translated from Hebrew by Azila Talit Reisenberger. Used with permission of the Yehuda Amichai estate, in cooperation with The Deborah Harris Agency.

“An Orange Line Train to Ballston,” by Edward P. Jones, from Lost in the City (William Morrow, 1992). Copyright © 1992 by Edward P. Jones.

“A Leaf,” by Bronisław Maj, translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Hass, as published in A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1996).

“still life with the accent,” by Safia Elhillo, first printed in The Collagist (Issue 87, October 2016). Copyright © 2016 by Safia Elhillo. Used by permission of the author.

“Charles,” by Shirley Jackson, from The Lottery and Other Stories (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1949). Copyright © 1949 by Shirley Jackson, and copyright renewed © 1976, 1977 by Laurence Hyman. Used by permission of Laurence Hyman.

“The Bells,” by Edgar Allan Poe. In the public domain.


The All Write! adult literacy program is generously supported by Susan Bay Nimoy, the Estate of Douglas M. Matheson, Seedlings Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, MacMillan Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, The New York Community Trust Judith and Stanley Zabar Fund, Charina Endowment Fund, Henry Nias Foundation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, PECO Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, Mustang Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Vidda Foundation, Jody and John Arnhold and the Arnhold Foundation, The Grodzins Fund, The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society of North America, and Sy Syms Foundation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

All Write! also receives support from an endowment established by the Steven Aresty Foundation.

Symphony Space thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.

Floral design by PlantShed

Symphony Space Staff

Kathy Landau Executive Director
Peg Wreen
Managing Director
Isaiah Sheffer
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978-1988)
Artistic Director (1988-2010)
Founding Artistic Director (2010-2012)
Allan Miller
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978-1988)

Lulu Fogarty Director of Education
Regina Larkin Manager of Education Programs
Madeline Cohen Director of All Write!

Jennifer Brennan Director of Literary Programs
Drew Richardson
Lead Producer of Literary Programs
Vivienne Woodward
Producer of Literary Programs
Mary Shimkin
Director of Broadcast & Literary Initiatives
Matthew Love
Consultant for Literary Programs
Magdalene Wrobleski
Literary Assistant
Sophia Raimondi Literary Intern
Lulu Chatterjee Literary Intern


Teresa Bell NYC Department of Education–Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center
Madeline Cohen Symphony Space
Solange Farina City University of New York–Borough of Manhattan Community College
Mary Esther Malloy Consultant

*in memoriam

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