"A Centenary Remembrance of a Visionary Poet" (1909-1938). Author and poet Valery Oisteanu will host an afternoon of readings in remembrance of Max Blecher at Salmagundi Art Club. He will be joined by actors and poets Tom Walker, Shelley Miller, Max Blagg, Judy Altman, Ruth Friedman, pianist Carlo Altomare, and noted literary critic and author Mirela Roznoveanu.
Max Blecher (September 8, 1909 – 1938) was already bedridden with spinal tuberculosis when his first work was published in 1930; a short story called "Herrant" in Tudor Arghezi's literary magazine Bilete de papagal. Despite his illness, he continued to write and in addition to a number of short prose pieces, articles, translations and a volume of poetry (1935), he published two major works; Întâmplări în irealitate imediată (Adventures in Immediate Unreality) and Inimi cicatrizate (Scarred Hearts).