Heading to the Downtown Literary Festival this Sunday at Housing Works?

Don’t miss the LQ moderated discussion on 1940s New York and the Federal Writer’s Project: Road Trip With The American Guide.

We’re teaming up with the wonderful tumblr The American Guide to spin the tale of how these Depression-era travel guides became a comprehensive look at mid-century America, from Maine to Puerto Rico, Alaska to Florida. 

We’ll be joined by Erin Chapman and Tom McNamara of the American Guide, as well as Gabriel Kahane, composer of Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States, which was inspired in part by the American Guide series. 

Gabriel’s Guide to the 48 States will be performed at Carnegie Hall on April 27th, and tickets are available now.