National Benefit Series — Kickoff Event

Jennifer Egan and Andrew Solomon

Saturday, June 5 at 5:30 pm

Rhinebeck, New York

Raise a glass with two of America’s most beloved authors in the charming historic town of Rhinebeck, New York on June 5, when New Yorker writer Andrew Solomon hosts an intimate benefit for Yaddo.

The first in a series of gatherings honoring the remarkable artists we turned to during the pandemic, our special event salutes Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach, and Andrew Solomon, author of Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World.   

Join us for an evening of conversation and cocktails in the countryside!

** Reserve now—seating is limited.**


Jennifer Egan

The author of such books as Manhattan Beach, a New York Times bestseller, and A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the Andrew Carnegie Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  “Egan works a formidable kind of magic,” observe critics for the New York Times, who praise her “richly imagined” storytelling.  A novelist, short story writer and journalist, she has written about bipolar disorder, the opioid crisis and homelessness for national publications including The New York Times Magazine.

Andrew Solomon

The New York Times has praised the “scope, depth, breadth and vitality” of Andrew Solomon’s work, which has received the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  A frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times, he probes subjects ranging from autism to parenthood in startlingly original reporting.  He is Professor at Columbia University Medical Center, Lecturer in Psychiatry at Yale University, and a Yaddo Board Member.  His books include The Noonday Demon and Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.

This outdoor event will observe COVID safety protocols.