Rob Sedgwick on BOB GOES TO JAIL
Join us Thursday, October 28th at 7:30 pm for a reading to celebrate the recent release of Bob Goes to Jail by Rob Sedgwick. Nikko Sedgwick and Anya Schiffrin will join in conversation.
Rob Sedgwick was born into a famous New England family, and a family famously screwed up. In 1989, he was caught with an incriminating hoard of marijuana by the DEA in his Upper West Side apartment, and charged with possession and distribution. Bob Goes to Jail follows Rob as he prepares for the trial and explores his childhood and early adulthood through a series of intimate, and sometimes dark, vignettes of privilege and debauchery.
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Rob Sedgwick, a lifelong New Yorker, is an actor, producer, acting coach and fitness trainer. He is the Director of the Sedgwick Acting Studio in New York. He is the proud father of a grown daughter Audrey and a young son Caleb, as well as Charlotte, a pitbull, and two cats, Thor and Fernando. Rob has been sober twenty-five years.
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the Technology, Media, and Communications at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a lecturer who teaches on global media, innovation and human rights. She writes on journalism and development, investigative reporting in the global south and has published extensively over the last decade on the media in Africa. More recently she has become focused on solutions to the problem of online disinformation, earning her PHD on the topic from the University of Navarra. She is the editor of Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World (New Press, 2014) and African Muckraking: 75 years of Investigative journalism from Africa (Jakana 2017). She is the editor of Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms and Governments Control the News (Columbia University Press 2021)