A panel of luminous talents will gather at Sanders Theatre to talk about the effect of Sept. 11 on the arts and the creative process. The world-altering day and its consequences will be the subject of the panel discussion “Sprung From Ruins.” The panel will take place on Friday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. and will include singer/songwriter James Taylor; author and visiting lecturer at Harvard Jamaica Kincaid; actor Mandy Patinkin; visual artist Elizabeth Murray; playwright John Guare; and dancer/choreographer Trisha Brown. John Rockwell ’62, editor of the “Arts and Leisure” section of The New York Times, will moderate.
The assembled artists will discuss the role of the arts in the present crisis as well as the role of the crisis in the evolution of the arts. The panelists will also examine ways in which historical events of enormous geopolitical, social, and emotional consequence influence the creative process.
Admission is free and open to the general public, based on availability. No tickets or reservations are required. Call (617) 495-8676 for more information.