Frequency North Presents: Marc Spitz!

On Thursday, November 6, novelist, rock writer, playwright, and memoirist, Marc Spitz will be joining us at 7:30pm in Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany, NY 12203

In addition, Spitz will discuss his craft in an informal talk and question-and-answer session at 6 p.m. in the College’s Albertus Hall Room 301, 432 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y.

Both programs are free and open to the public.

Spitz is a music journalist and playwright based in New York City. n 1997, Spitz was hired by SPIN magazine, where he wrote over a dozen cover stories on artists as diverse as Axl Rose, Weezer, Trent Reznor, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, and Franz Ferdinand. In 1998, Spitz’s first play Retail Sluts premiered at screen graphic_nov6_1024x768Todo Con Nada, Dubbed the “hipster playwright,” by local critics, over the next decade Spitz would write (and sometimes co-produce) a dozen more Off-Off-Broadway plays. Spitz’s has written a number of books including: We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk (Three Rivers Press, 2001),  How Soon Is Never?, Too Much, Too Late: A Novel (Broadway, 2006, Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life, Times, and Music of Green Day (Hyperion, 2007), Bowie: A Biography (Crown, 2009), and JAGGER: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue (Gotham, 2011), and Poseur: A Memoir of Downtown New York City. His most recent publication is Twee: A History (It Books 2014). His writing has appeared in Uncut, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Blender, Nylon, Harp, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and The New York Times. 

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The remaining “Frequency North” schedule is as follows. All readings are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @frequencynorth:

• Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:30 p.m. – Dave King
Neil Hellman Library, Reference Area (1st Floor), 392 Western Avenue, Albany NY 12203
Co-presented with the M.F.A. in Creative Writing


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