Calling all New Yorkers

A music critic I know, Jody Rosen, is involved in organising a literary benefit to raise funds to rebuild Red Hook, Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy. The line-up looks great – Kurt Andersen, Steve Earle, Chuck Klosterman, Mary Karr, Philip Gourevitch, Robert Sullivan, Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate, Rivka Galchen, Stew, Joseph O’Neill, Ben Katchor, Meghan O’Rourke, Deborah Baker, Torrey Maldonado — and I’d go if I lived in New York. They need a packed house so if you live in NY please think about going and tell your friends.