Tables of Contents makes gatherings, media, and deliciousness at the nexus of the food world & the art world. Our mission is to use food as an unconventional but revelatory entry point for experiencing books, music, art, and culture.
In our monthly reading series we welcome the best contemporary literary talent for new-release readings paired with textually-inspired snacks and washed down with panel discussions on creativity, craft, and identity. We also host longer-format-dinners inspired by and in conversation with literature, visual art, and music, offering a fresh experience of a piece of art, often in collaboration with its creator. We prioritize highlighting the work of artists who identify with and represent marginalized communities, and produce events that are accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Past authors include Carmen Maria Machado, Marlon James, Alexander Chee, Hernan Diaz, Eileen Myles, Sarah Gambito, Jenny Xie, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Victor LaValle, Adam Gopnik, Franny Choi, Gabe Habash, Jamel Brinkley, Julie Buntin, Idra Novey, and Morgan Jerkins.