Creative Conversations in Quarantine

Starting April 30 with Washington Post theater critic Peter Marks join Day Eight’s Arts Writing Fellowship and Cove Coworking for a series of conversations with creative leaders once a week during the corona quarantine. All events are free and to ensure interaction attendance at each is capped at 10. Use the individual date eventbrite links at the bottom to reserve your space and a private zoom link will be provided. The events are hosted by Robert Bettmann. Connect with other attendees through the “event” on Facebook.

Peter Marks > Thur April 30th noon – 1pm

Peter Marks joined The Washington Post as its chief drama critic in 2002. Previously, he worked for more than nine years at the New York Times, where he was a drama critic, theater reporter, metro reporter and national correspondent during the 2000 presidential campaign. He has chaired the Pulitzer Prize drama jury four times and is co-author of the book “Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America,” published by St. Martin’s Press.

Kayla Randall > Thur May 7th noon -1pm

Kayla Randall is the Arts Editor at the Washington City Paper. In her position she directs coverage of the arts including reviews, previews and features, of all aspects of the District’s cultural scene. Prior to her current position she was City Lights editor at the City Paper.

Robert Aubrey Davis > Wed May 13 4-5pm

Robert Aubry Davis has been host and moderator of WETA TV’s Emmy Award-winning weekly arts discussion program, “Around Town,” since its inception in 1986. He can also be heard on Vox, XM Satellite Radio’s opera and classical vocal music channel, and is an active member of the DC area’s cultural community. A native Washingtonian, Davis is the creator and host of “Millennium of Music,” a program focused on early music and carried by more than 100 public radio stations nationwide.

Phyllis Rosenzweig > Thur May 21 4-5pm

Phyllis Rosenzweig is curator emerita at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. At the Museum she organized exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Byron Kim, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Thomas Struth, and Lawrence Weiner. She has taught at George Washington University and at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and remains active in curatorial and publication projects.

Edward Winkleman > Wed May 27th 4-5pm

Edward Winkleman is Director of Digital Operations at John Wiley and Sons, an American multinational publishing company founded in 1807. He began his career in the art world with a series of guerilla-style exhibitions organized in New York and London under the name ‘hit & run’ and in 2001 co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn, New York. Moving into Manhattan’s gallery district in Chelsea in 2006, he changed the name of the gallery to Winkleman Gallery and the gallery’s exhibitions were reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New Yorker, TimeOut New York, and Art on Paper, among others. He authored an eponymous and highly influential blog about the art world and politics and was a contributing editor to the international blog Art World Salon. He lives in New York City.

Ron Charles > Tue June 2nd 4-5pm

Ron Charles is a book critic at The Washington Post. Prior to joining the Post, Charles was the book review editor and staff critic for seven years at The Christian Science Monitor. In 2010 he began a series of video book reviews for The Washington Post called “The Totally Hip Video Book Review”. Sometimes featuring his wife, high school English teacher Dawn Charles, the videos are humorous reviews of books in the news and the art of book reviewing.