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Breaking Boundaries – A Conversation with Amber Tamblyn


Amber Tamblyn breaks traditional boundaries by wrestling whatever she sets her mind to: acting, writing, directing films, becoming a mother, and speaking out for what she believes in. 

Join us Saturday, April 14th for a multi-media event in the Museum Lobby and Theater. The evening will include an interview with TIME Magazine journalist Nina Burleigh, film screening of Tamblyn's 2017 directorial debut PAINT IT BLACK, spoken word, audience interaction, book-signing, cocktails and DJ dance party with DJ Lani Lan.

Three lucky participants will win Amber’s latest book DARK SPARKLER.

Some adult content, best for teens – adult. 

“It’s not like the movies where you sit down at the typewriter and you’re like, “Yes! Pure genius is flying out!” [Art] doesn’t work like that.. .Figure out and learn unequivocally where [your] voice comes from and nourish that voice. …You have to really figure out what your voice is and how it comes to you. Cherish that and protect it at all costs.” - Amber Tamblyn 

Amber Tamblyn has been a writer and actress since the age of 9. She has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. In 2017, Amber directed her debut film "Paint it Black." She most recently appeared on “Lip Sync Battle” and “Samantha Bee” as well as in FOX’s television show “HOUSE” and in Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed film, 127 Hours opposite James Franco. Amber is probably most recognized for her work in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and as Joan on the CBS television program “Joan of Arcadia.” Her work has since been published in New York Quarterly, San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Pank Magazine, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Interview and others.  She currently writes for The Poetry Foundation and is a poetry reviewer for Bust Magazine.

Nina Burleigh is the author of four books. She is a noted journalist whose articles have appeared in Time, Rolling Stone, the Washington Post, New York magazine, Elle, and many other publications.

This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers 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.


  • Apr 14 , 2018
  • Bethel Woods Center for Arts
  • 6:00 PM Doors Open
    6:30 PM Start
  • $25 Adult
    $10 Student (with ID at door)
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