On November 16th, a packed audience gathered at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, to honor author E.B. White. Terrific Tails: A Celebration of E.B. White, was sponsored by Symphony Space and HarperCollins, with proceeds benefiting First Book Manhattan.
Guest performers reading from White’s literary cache included actors David Hyde Pierce, Jane Curtin, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, and Michael Potts, with author Jarrett J. Krosoczka hosting. Additionally, White’s granddaughter Martha and his stepson Roger Angell (author and former senior editor at the New Yorker), shared their memories of the author; the barbershop quartet Scollay Square performed songs from the film adaptation of Charlotte’s Web.
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