Apeirogon Book Tour

Have you ever heard the word Apeirogon? It means an “infinite” and “boundless” shape.  And it is the title of a new novel by National Book Award winner and bestselling author, Colum McCann.  But this is more than an acclaimed novel. It is the story of our very own heroes, bereaved members and PCFF co-Directors, Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin

Bassam is Palestinian. Rami is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on, to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend, to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate.

 Their worlds shift irreparably after ten-year-old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet and thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them and attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace.

FEATURING

Colum McCann

Award winning author of Apeirogon, Let The Great World Spin, and TransAtlantic
colummccann.com

Bassam Aramin

Bereaved Palestinian father
Co-Director, Parents Circle – Families Forum

Rami Elhanan

Bereaved Israeli father
Co-Director, Parents Circle – Families Forum

Schedule of Events

New York, NY
Monday – February 24, 2020
7:00 PM

Launch event
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets: $35
Includes a copy of Apeirogon

New York, NY
Tuesday – February 25, 2020
7:00 PM

Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

More information TBA

Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday – February 26, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversation with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures – in conversation with Christine Cusick and book signing

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4440 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15213

Tickets: $33
Includes a copy of Apeirogon

Cleveland, OH
Thursday – February 27, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversation with Professional Book Nerds podcast and book signing
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

Cuyahoga Public Library
2111 Snow Rd
Parma, OH 44134

Tickets: $25
Includes a copy of Apeirogon

Ann Arbor, MI
Friday – February 28, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversation with Julie Buntin, faculty member at the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan and book signing
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

Literati Bookstore @ First United Methodist Church
120 S State St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Tickets: $32.15
Includes a copy of Apeirogon

Jackson, MS
Saturday – February 29, 2020
3:00 PM

Moderated conversation with Katy Simpson Smith and book signing
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

Lemuria Books
4465, I-55 STE 202
Jackson, MS 39206

New York, NY
Monday – March 2, 2020
7:30 PM

Moderated conversation with Louise Erdrich and book signing

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Boston, MA
Wednesday – March 4, 2020
6:30 PM

Moderated conversation with Claire Messud and book signing

WBUR CitySpace
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Tickets: $35
Includes a copy of Apeirogon
Admission-only tickets: $10

Seattle, WA
Thursday – March 5, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversation and book signing
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Tickets: $31
Includes a copy of Apeirogon and admission to the event and signing line for 2 people

Portland, OR
Friday – March 6, 2020
7:30 PM

Moderated conversation and book signing
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209

Link: NOT LIVE YET

San Diego, CA
Monday – March 9, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversation with Avi Spiegel, University of San Diego professor, and book signing

Warwick’s @ Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theater
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park,
San Diego 92110

Tickets: $30.17
Includes a copy of Apeirogon

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday – March 10, 2020
7:30 PM

Moderated conversation with David Ulin and book signing

Writers Bloc @ Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Ticket + copy of Apeirogon: $38
General Admission ticket: $20

San Francisco, CA
Wednesday – March 11, 2020
1:00 PM

Book talk & signing

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925

San Francisco, CA
Wednesday – March 11, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversation with the author Isabel Allende and book signing

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Montclair, NJ Montclair Literary Festival (stand alone event pre-festival)
Thursday – March 12, 2020
7:00 PM

Moderated conversastion with Garth Risk Hallberg and book signing
Rami and Bassam will not be speaking at this event

St James’ Episcopal Church
581 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07043