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PEN DIY with Joseph Keckler: How to Sing Yourself
Oct 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $8 for PEN Members, $10 for non members
PEN is thrilled to welcome singer Jospeh Keckler for the second installment of PEN’s fall DIY season. Hailed by The Village Voice as the “Best Downtown Performance Artist” in New York, singer, musician, and writer Keckler brings harmony to PEN DIY with a talk titled “How to Sing Yourself.”
Building on oral traditions, parables, and the rich history of artists as storytellers, PEN DIY celebrates how literature can be approachable yet unexpected, and how it can help us make sense of our lives. Hosted by Angela Ledgerwood creator and co-host of the literary podcast Lit Up.
Singer and writer Joseph Keckler has garnered acclaim for his rich, versatile 3+ octave voice and sharp wit. He often transforms his experiences and observations into stories, stage performances, videos, torch songs, and arias.
Keckler is the author of several performance pieces, including I am an Opera, which was commissioned by Dixon Place. His work has been featured on BBC America and WNYC Soundcheck and performances have taken place at SXSW, Merkin Hall, New Museum, Goethe Institut, and BAM, among other venues in the U.S. and abroad. The recipient of a Franklin Furnace Grant and a Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work from New York Foundation for the Arts, he has been awarded multiple residencies at MacDowell and Yaddo.