[caption id="attachment_556" align="aligncenter" width="200"]Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik[/caption] Long Wharf Theatre is holding a “Creative Conversation,” featuring New Yorker writers Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik on Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. Tickets are $50. To buy tickets, visit www.longwharf.org or call 203-787-4282. “We are extremely excited to announce this unmissable event,” said Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. “This wide ranging conversation on innovation and creativity is sure to be inspirational.” The event is sponsored by Assa Abloy, Connecticut Innovations, Stratton Faxon, WSHU, and the University of New Haven: The Graduate School of Business and the Alvine Enrichment Program. Malcolm Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — “The Tipping Point”, “Blink”, “Outliers”, “What the Dog Saw”, and now, his latest, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants.” He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. Malcolm is an extraordinary speaker: always on target, aware of the context and the concerns of the audience, informative and practical, poised, eloquent and warm and funny. He has an unsurpassed ability to be both entertaining and challenging. Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. During his tenure at the magazine, he has written fiction and humor pieces, book reviews, profiles, reporting pieces, and more than a hundred stories for “The Talk of the Town” and “Comment.” His books, ranging from essay collections about Paris and food to children’s novels, include “Paris to the Moon” (2000), “The King in the Window” (2005), “Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York” (2006), “Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life” (2009), “The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food” (2011), and “Winter: Five Windows on the Season” (2011). Gopnik has won the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism three times, and also the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. He is an active lecturer, and delivered the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations Massey Lectures in 2011. Gopnik lives in New York. There are a very limited number of patron tickets available at $1,000, which includes premier seating and an invitation to a reception with the speakers.  For more information about this opportunity, contact Director of Development Eileen Wiseman, 203.772.8237 or eileen.wiseman@longwharf.org