An Evening of Reading and Conversation with Music Journalists Will Hermes and Amanda Petrusich

March 24, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The music writers Will Hermes and Amanda Petrusich will each read from their work, and then join Pitt Associate Professor Peter Trachtenberg in a conversation about their craft, followed by a Q & A.

Will Hermes is the author of Love Goes To Buildings On Fire: Five Years In New York That Changed Music Forever, a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice in 2011, and he is finishing a biography of the American musician Lou Reed. A longtime contributor to National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” he’s a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, and his work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe Village Voice, Slate, Spin, The Believer, and has been featured twice in Da Capo’s Best Music Writing series. He has, at best, mixed feelings about social media, but occasionally tweets at @WilliamHermes.

Amanda Petrusich is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of three books. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Her criticism and features have appeared in The New York Times, The Oxford AmericanSpin, PitchforkGQEsquireThe AtlanticPlayboy, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. Her most recent book, Do Not Sell At Any Price, explored the obsessive world of 78-r.p.m. record collectors. She is an associate professor in the writing program at New York University’s Gallatin School.


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