The National Arts Club of New York City has hosted several Celebrations of Five Points events, and we are honored that Alice Hoffman has volunteered to read at two of them. For these special occasions, we produced commemorative chapbooks containing excerpts of works read by featured authors, including Billy Collins, Philip Levine, Edward Hirsch, Pam Durban, and others.

The chapbook from May 2004 features an excerpt from Hoffman's "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair" published in the Volume 8, number 1 issue of Five Points.

Located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan, the National Arts Club was established in 1898 to "stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and to educate the American people in the fin arts." The mansion which houses the Club has been designated as a National Historic Landmark.