“Look Who’s Talking” | John Sacret Young

Join author and screenwriter John Sacret Young (The West Wing, China Beach) in conversation about his new book, Pieces of Glass – an Artoir.

About Pieces of Glass

Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter and author John Sacret Young embraces and appreciates art, particularly American art and Modernism, and has collected and written about it for much of his life. In Pieces of Glass, Young mixes the “art” side of his life with a true memoir to create a unique “Artoir” in which he explores the profound effect it has had on him, his work, and his existence.

From Rothko to John Marin, Diebenkorn to Vermeer, and Rockwell to Charles Burchfield, Young discovers that paintings, drawings, sketches, and even chalk on an old garage wall have helped “paint” him into the person he is today.


“Warmly engaging ‘Artoir’ is Pieces of Glass by John Sacret Young. Wonderfully readable and very smart on art.” — Joyce Carol Oates

“. . . a writer of effortless dexterity and a true, unaffected originality. . . . The story he tells cuts right to the bone.” — The New Yorker

“Young’s artoir ultimately succeeds because he is able to reconnect with the wonderment and pure joy that comes from seeing a painting for the first time, from connecting with a work of art produced by another human being, and relishing in its inherent qualities.” — American Fine Art magazine

A limited number of books will be available for purchase during the event.

RSVPs requested. Please call 951.684.7111 as seating is limited.

Presented by the Riverside Art Museum Collections and Acquisitions Committee.

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