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Obscura Society NY: Obscura Talks at Unnameable Books

a lecture series of unexpected realities

For six weeks in November and December, the New York Obscura Society inhabits the atmospheric underground of Unnameable Books, a precious relic of literary eclecticism and rarity in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, to host a series of lectures by experts on the hidden, strange, and fantastic realities of our world.  From overlooked histories to secret urban spaces and the mechanics of sound and magic, each Obscura Talk will delve deep into an alternative side of reality. We are delighted to host a range of experts from various academic and creative fields. 

Obscura Talk audiences are invited to BYOB.

$10 per lecture or $45 for the series.

Lectures begin at 8pm. Doors at 7:30.

Monday, November 9th:

Daniel Veksler “From Ancient Grudge to New Mutiny: Intrigue and Conspiracy in Fair Verona”

Monday, November 16th:

Andy Cavatorta, “Music, Machines and Meaning”  

Monday, November 23:

Adeola Enigbokan “The Renters’ Archive: Imagining Equal Housing for All”

*Wednesday, December 2nd:

Oriana Leckert, “Brooklyn Spaces”

Monday, December 7th:

Enrique Enriquez  “Tarot: The Poetics of Imaginary Solutions”

Monday, December 14th:

Mitch Horowitz “Make Your Own Miracle: Why Mind-Power Metaphysics Work”


*date has been changed from the original schedule


QUESTIONS? Email rebecca.posner@atlasobscura.com