October 7, 2015  

Andrew Solomon

Andrew Solomon is a professor of psychology at Columbia University and a regular contributor to the New Yorker, NPR, and the New York Times Magazine. His TED talks have been viewed over 10 million times. He is the author of five books, including Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, which won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Visit www.AndrewSolomon.com to learn more. 

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.

This event was presented in collaboration with The Corporation of Yaddo.

Founded in 1900 by Spencer and Katrina Trask, Yaddo is an artists community located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment.

Yaddo offers residencies to professional creative artists from all nations and backgrounds working in one or more of the following media: choreography, film, literature, musical composition, painting, performance art, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video. Artists may apply individually or as members of collaborative teams of two or three persons. They are selected by panels of other professional artists without regard to financial means. Residencies last from two weeks to two months and include room, board, and studio.