Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts to show The New York Times 'TimesTalks LIVE' discussions, co-presented with BY Experience, Inc.


Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts announced today it will participate in the TimesTalks LIVE programs for this fall. The events are discussions between New York Times journalists and top newsmakers. They take place at TheTimesCenter in New York City and will be transmitted in high definition via satellite to the Quick Center, as well as to movie theaters and other venues participating across the United States and Canada. The program is co-presented with BY Experience.

The first scheduled events will feature John Irving in conversation with Times writer at large Charles McGrath, live, on Wednesday, Oct. 28; and Stephen King in conversation with Times book critic Janet Maslin on Wednesday, Nov. 11., in a pre-taped presentation. Audiences will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance for consideration by the respective moderator of each event through the TimesTalks Web site, www.TimesTalks.com. For tickets, please visit www.quickcenter.com or call the Quick Center box office; (203) 254-4010.

Information on the first TimesTalks LIVE programs includes:

Image: John IrvingA Conversation with Novelist John Irving
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 - Live
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET
Winner of the National Book Award and the Academy Award, author John Irving ("The World According to Garp," "The Cider House Rules," "A Widow for One Year") is one of America's most renowned and popular novelists. In this exclusive New York interview appearance, Irving talks with New York Times writer at large Charles McGrath about "Last Night in Twisted River," his first novel in four years, a story spanning five decades in the lives of a father and son, and about his more than 40 years as a best-selling author.

A Conversation with Novelist Stephen King
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 - Pre-Taped Presentation (recorded live Tuesday, Nov. 10)
7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET
Image: Stephen KingOn the publication of his latest novel, "Under the Dome," celebrated storyteller and best- selling author Stephen King ("Just After Sunset," "Duma Key," "The Stand," "The Shining" and more than 50 other novels) talks about his career as a novelist, screenwriter and columnist. He discusses, with New York Times book critic Janet Maslin, his new work, a tour de force set in a Maine town and featuring more than 100 characters who encounter a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any the author has ever conjured.

Tickets are $20 for general admission; $18 for seniors; $15 children under 12 and $12 for students. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available online at quickcenter.com or by calling the box office; (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 877-ARTS-396. For more information, please visit fairfield.edu/quick.

The participating sites, to date, include 54 Cineplex theaters throughout Canada and 20 independent venues in the United States including, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

About The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2008 revenues of $2.9 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

About BY Experience
BY Experience is the pioneer of global live "alternative content" digital cinema events. Credits: Worldwide Distribution Representative of "The Met: Live in HD," International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative of the British National Theatre's series "NT Live"; Past events include: Cinema Distributor of the "BBC Last Night of the Proms 2009" Sept. 12, 2009; BY Experience as Executive Producer for Cinema: "This American Life - Live! with Ira Glass" (2009) and (2008); "David Gilmour: Remember That Night - Live from the Royal Albert Hall" (2007); "David Bowie: Reality - Live & Interactive" (2003). For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 2, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 51