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Not a day goes by in New York City (NYC) without a free poetry reading or a book signing or a book reading by a famous or not yet famous author. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!
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No one knows who fired the first shot in Elaine, Arkansas in 1919, triggering one of the deadliest race riots in United States history. That stark moment was a turning point for American civil liberties, propelling changes to our criminal justice system and paving the way for the Civil Rights movement.Actors will read selections from J. Chester Johnson’s beautiful poetic rendering about one of the worst genocides in American history, with accompanying dance by the Movement Choir and a multimedia presentation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sun, Feb 19
2:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 19, 2017, 02/19/2017, Elaine Race Massacre: A Dramatic Presentation in Music, Motion, and Verse
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
4:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Erik Gellman is an Associate Professor of History and the Associate Director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America, and co-directed NEH and Terra Foundation programs on the Black Chicago Renaissance for school teachers. This year, thanks to an NEH Public Scholar fellowship, he’s writing his next book, Troublemakers: Chicago Freedom Struggles Through the Lens of Art Shay.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Feb 21
4:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Erik Gellman reads from his book Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
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Creative Writing Program faculty Laurie Sheck is the author of two hybrid fictions: the newly-published Island of the Mad which involves Venice, a mysterious notebook, and much else, and the hybrid work A Monster's Notes which is centered around the "monster" in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; as well as 5 books of poems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Laurie Sheck reads from her book Island of the Mad
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We are on the brink of an ecological mega-crisis, threatening the future of life on earth, and our actions over the next few years may well determine the destiny of our descendants. Between a manifesto and a tactical plan of action, How Soon is Now? by radical futurist and philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck outlines a vision for a mass social movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Daniel Pinchbeck discusses his book How Soon Is Now: From Personal Initiation to Global Transformation
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One night after a poetry reading, two poets sat on two bar stools after two glasses of vinho verde and wondered aloud, “What if poetry readings were never boring? What if instead of maybe one exciting / resonant / dynamic poet per reading, the entire line up was full of them? What if bland was banned once and for all?"Thus, PWA was born: a program of poets who read it like they wrote it, full of fire and heart and maybe also wine. Hosted /by Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico, PWA's first night features special guests Paul Tran, Mahogany Browne and Janea Kelly. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
7:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, PWA: Poets with Attitude
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Named after Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s own sharp self-description, Vulture in a Cage is the most extensive collection of the 11th century Hebrew poet’s works ever to be published in English. Weighty poems of praise, lament, and complaint sit alongside devotional poetry, love poetry, descriptive meditations on nature, and epigrams. Raymond P. Scheindlin, translator and editor of Vulture in a Cage, will sit down with writer Joshua Cohen to discuss the life and work of Ibn Gabirol and his long affection for the poet.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Translator Raymond P. Scheindlin reads from Vulture in a Cage
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To celebrate its launch in paperback, Kaitlyn Greenidge and Bill Cheng (Southern Cross the Dog) will discuss Greenidge’s We Love You, Charlie Freeman, finalist for 2016 First Novel Prize. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her book We Love You, Charlie Freeman
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Christina Baker Kline weaves fact and fiction into a powerful new novel A Piece of the World illuminating a little-known part of history. To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm. She seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for decades, she was host and inspiration for Andrew Wyeth and became the subject of one of the best known paintings of the twentieth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Christina Baker Kline reads from her book A Piece of the World
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With: Morgan Parker.Uninspired by one-size-fits all strategies to make amends for centuries of spiritual and physical turmoil? Tired of the same-old-same-old offers of animals and land you have no use for? Why shouldn’t the currency of your reparations be as specifically and thoughtfully tailored to you and your lifestyle as the uniquely ingrained burdens of white supremacy? Shouldn’t the settlement reflect damages? And why should the offender get to decide what retribution looks like?At Reparations, Live!, some of today’s brightest thinkers and makers to tell us what America owes them, and brainstorm the infinite paths to getting paid.Tonight's panel:Rembert BrowneAminatou SowJason ParhamJenna Wortham
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 21
9:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Reparations, Live! A Panel Discussion
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Going Public chronicles former SEC official Norm Champ’s experiences at the agency and how they shed light on the regulatory process and government policy-making. When Champ joined the SEC in 2009, the agency was under immense pressure to reign in Wall Street. There was little doubt the SEC had to fix rules that permitted bad behavior and start to enforce existing laws. Champ was eager to be a part of this positive change. He soon realized, however, that not everyone shared his enthusiasm for ushering in reform. Going Public offers a behind-the-scenes look at the SEC's arcane culture and Champ's efforts to lead reforms to stabilize an American financial system that was on the brink of disaster.Feel free to bring your lunch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 22
12:30 pm

$5
Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Norm Champ discusses his book Going Public: My Adventures Inside the SEC and How to Prevent the Next Devastating Crisis
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Judith Mara Gutman will focus on linking Lewis Hine’s 1936-37 photographs to American innovation. Judith Mara Gutman is a New York-based author and specialist in the social history of photography.  Gutman has taught at several universities, and has lectured and written as an independent scholar on topics exploring imagery and society.  Her publications include Lewis W. Hine and the American Social Conscience and Through Indian Eyes, on photography’s cultural power in India.  Gutman is a researcher-in-residence in the library's Frederick Lewis Allen Room and currently working on a double biography of Dorothy Norman and Alfred Stieglitz. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 22
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Judith Mara Gutman discusses her book Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King
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Margie Ruddick, the pioneering landscape designer and author of Wild by Design and acclaimed architect Robin Elmslie Osler meet at the crossroads of design, ecology and urbanism to explore whether nature, in all its unruly wildness, can be an integral part of everyday living. The discussion is moderated by Annette Rose-Shapiro the Managing Editor of MODERN Magazine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 22
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Artist Margie Ruddick discusses her book Wild by Design
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A reading to celebrate the late poet C.K. Williams (1936 - 2015), who won nearly every major poetry award.  The reading features  Jonathan Galassi, Edward Hirsh, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Alan Shapiro, Chase Twichell, Susan Wheeler, and Adam Zagajewski.Mr. Williams first made his mark in the late 1960s with short poems that addressed, in quick, jolting lines, the torments of love and politics. His verse could be, by turns, intensely personal, or public-spirited, taking on the Vietnam War and a long list of social injustices, expressed in hot language. “This is fresh meat right mr nixon?” begins one of his best-known poems, “In the Heart of the Beast,” a response to the fatal shootings of student demonstrators at Kent State University in 1970.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 22
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, A Tribute to American Poet C.K. Williams, who won nearly every major poetry award
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Bill Hayes came to New York with only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's rhythms. And he unexpectedly fell in love again, with his friend and neighbor, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks. Insomniac City is both a meditation on grief and a celebration of life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 22
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Bill Hayes reads from his book Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me
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Celebrate the paperback release of Robin Wasserman's acclaimed novel with readings and conversations from the author and other writers to be announced. Dark and atmospheric, Girls on Fire is a thrilling take on growing up a girl in a small Pennsylvania town, under the influences of Nirvana and Satanism paranoia.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 22
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Robin Wasserman discusses her book Girls on Fire
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From the author: "The book is about sex, drugs, art, music, books, pornography, capitalism and its alternatives, crime, violence, race, class, culture, celebrity, obscurity, anonymity, the politics of the day-to-day, apathy, the guilt of “first world” privilege, globalism, the Internet, being broke, being poor, being rich, being in the middle, the “middle class,” class, aspiration, myth, the prison industrial complex, spirituality, detachment, wonder, awe, spectacle, modernity, post modernity, theft, ownership, nature, the sun, the moon, the trees, the mountains, the oceans, the cosmos, mythical gods and real ones, life, death, love, wealth, poverty, racism, just a few things that were running thru my head." 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 22
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 22, 2017, 02/22/2017, Victor (Kool A.D.) Vazquez reads from his book O.K.: A Novel
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Josef Sorett, Associate Professor of Religion and African-American Studies and Director of the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice, has just released his first book, an account of the ways in which religion, especially Afro-Protestantism, remained pivotal to the ideas and aspirations of African American literature across much of the twentieth century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 23
6:15 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Josef Sorett talks about his book Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics
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A conversation featuring Adrian Miller, author of a delightful, fascinating, and entertaining work uncovering anecdotes, recipes, and littleknown insights about the lives of both black presidential chefs and the presidents they served.
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Thu, Feb 23
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Adrian Miller discusses his book The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families from the Washingtons to the Obamas
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Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries as well as previously unknown interviews with Rorschach's family, friends and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test's creation, its controversial reinvention and its remarkable endurance--and what it all reveals about the power of perception.
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Thu, Feb 23
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Damon Searls reads from his book The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing
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Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories, six collections of nonfiction, and a memoir. His most recent work is "The Zone of Interest" (Vintage, 2015). Amis has received the Somerset Maugham Award for best first novel and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 23
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 23, 2017, 02/23/2017, Novelist Martin Amis in Conversation
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With help from an intriguingly innovative technology in a future not far from our present, Marjorie Prime examines her past, sometimes replacing her realities with idealized memories. Through deeply drawn characters—both real and in the form of artificial intelligence companions, or “Primes” — Harrison burrows into troubling questions of the digital age: What would we remember, and what would we forget, given the power of authorship? Will we be any less human, once computers know us better than we know ourselves?With special guest actress Lois Smith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 24
5:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 24, 2017, 02/24/2017, Jordan Harrison discusses his play Marjorie Prime
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Hettie Jones is the author of numerous books, including her memoir of the Beat scene, "How I Became Hettie Jones" (Grove, 1996), the poetry collection "Drive" (Hanging Loose Press, 1998), and the young adult book "Big Star Fallin’ Mama: Five Women in Black Music" (Viking, 1995). Her latest is "Love, H: The Letters of Helene Dorn and Hettie Jones" (Duke University Press Books, 2016).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 24
5:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 24, 2017, 02/24/2017, Hettie Jones reads from her book Love, H.
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Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her 50-album body of work and heed inspiration from the spiritual discipline that has helped her to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The award-winning singer-songwriter’s rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards.Her most recent book, Cravings, is a no-holds-barred account of her decades-long struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has encountered along the way (Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, Andrew Weil, to name a few), the book is the culmination of Judy’s genuine desire to share what she’s learned—so that no one else has to navigate her heart-rending path to recovery.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Feb 28
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 28, 2017, 02/28/2017, Legendary folk singer Judy Collins discusses her book Cravings
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Reading the confessions of a teen contemplating suicide is uncomfortable, but we must do so to understand why self-harm has become epidemic, especially in the U.S. What drives teenagers to self-harm? Sociologist Terry Williams pores over the writings of a diverse group of troubled youths to better grasp the motivations behind teen suicide and to humanize those at risk of taking their own lives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 28, 2017, 02/28/2017, Terry Williams reads from her book Teenage Suicide Notes
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Artist Valérie Belin will discuss the evolution of her work with Quentin Bajac, author of Detaching from Photography, also on Belin’s work. Using Belin’s work and artistic trajectory as a point of departure, Belin and Bajac will discuss the experience of photography, the photographic image, and the nature of photography itself. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Feb 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 28, 2017, 02/28/2017, Quentin Bajac discusses his book Detaching from Photography
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.Theme: Women Writers
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 1
1:00 pm

Free
Readings, March 01, 2017, 03/01/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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An uncompleted manuscript that combines lyric poetry and prose commentary, the Banquet (or Convivio) is one of Dante Alighieri’s most important and least understood philosophical texts. As Maria Luisa Ardizzone shows, its language and logic are deeply connected to medieval culture and the philosophical debates of the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries.In Reading as the Angels Read, Ardizzone reconstructs the cultural and socio-political background that provided the motivation for the Banquet and offers a bold new reading of this ambitious work. Drawing on a deep knowledge of Dante’s engagement with biblical, Augustinian, Neoplatonic, and Aristotelian philosophy, she suggests that the Banquet is not an encyclopedia of learning as many have claimed, but Dante’s attempt to articulate a theory of human happiness in which perfect knowledge is the natural basis for a well-organized political community. 
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Wed, Mar 1
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, March 01, 2017, 03/01/2017, Maria Luisa Ardizzone reads from her book Reading as the Angels Read: Speculation and Politics in Dante's Banquet
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Searls explores the history and endurance of the Rorschach test, drawing on unpublished letters and diaries as well as previously unknown interviews with Rorschach’s family, friends, and colleagues.
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Wed, Mar 1
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 01, 2017, 03/01/2017, Damion Searls discusses his book The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing
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Multi-award winning author Belinda McKeon (Solace, Tender) will be joined by Lambda Literary Award-winner Lisa Carey (Every Visible Thing, The Stolen Child) to discuss how their latest novels delve into obsessive desire, the relationship between sexuality and community, and writing unlikeable characters.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 1
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 01, 2017, 03/01/2017, Writers Read: Belinda McKeon / Lisa Carey
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Melissa Febos discusses her new essay collection with writer Leigh Stein.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 3
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 03, 2017, 03/03/2017, Melissa Febos discusses her book Abandon Me
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Tue, Mar 7
4:00 pm

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Readings, March 07, 2017, 03/07/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this profound and powerful memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway and art, featuring a rich cast of well-known literary and theatrical figures from the period. This is the deeply felt story of a woman who defied repressive conventions while being shaped by the notable men in her life.
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Thu, Mar 9
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 09, 2017, 03/09/2017, Patricia Bosworth reads from her book The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan
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Paul La Farge discusses his new novel about a man who becomes obsessed with the horror-fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft, and then mysteriously disappears.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 9
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 09, 2017, 03/09/2017, Paul La Farge discusses his book The Night Ocean
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After an Eon is a collection of thirty-four short stories.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Mar 11
2:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 11, 2017, 03/11/2017, James Peele reads from his book After an Eon
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Modern medicine is infatuated with high-tech gadgetry, yet the single most powerful diagnostic tool remains the doctor-patient conversation, which can uncover the lion’s share of illnesses. But often the difference between what patients say and what doctors hear is vast. Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to “make their case” to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. Dr. Ofri will speak with WNYC host Mary Harris about her new book, What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear, which proves that medicine doesn’t have to work that way, and how better communication can lead to better health for all of us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 13
7:15 pm

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Book Readings, March 13, 2017, 03/13/2017, Danielle Ofri reads from her book What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear
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Two writers, Kenneth Goldsmith and David Kishik, unbeknownst to each other, wrote books reimagining Walter Benjamin's unfinished masterpiece about Paris in the 19th century, The Arcades Project, as being completed in New York in the 20th. While Kishik wrote a history of Benjamin's "new" work, Goldsmith actually completed it. Their restylings of Benjamin's book are at once strikingly similar and radically different. Please join the authors as they read excerpts from their books and discuss their approaches to their own work and to the work of Walter Benjamin. Their talk is moderated by Eric Jarosinski of NeinQuarterly. 
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Wed, Mar 15
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, The Writing of Walter Benjamin
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Author, memoirist and poet Sarah Manguso (Ongoingness, The Guardians) will be interviewed by The Paris Review’s Editor-in-Chief Lorin Stein about her latest book, an essay-in-aphorisms. 
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Wed, Mar 15
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 15, 2017, 03/15/2017, Sarah Manguso discusses her book 300 Arguments
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This book uncovers the massive, systemic forces behind gentrification in New Orleans, Detroit, San Francisco, and New York.
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Mon, Mar 20
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, March 20, 2017, 03/20/2017, Peter Moskowitz discusses his book How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood
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Tue, Mar 21
4:00 pm

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Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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This book explores the future of American foreign policy through the lens of globalization.
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Tue, Mar 21
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, March 21, 2017, 03/21/2017, Edward Goldberg discusses his book The Joint Ventured Nation: Why America Needs a New Foreign Policy
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This book reveals how forces of wealth disparity and racial inequality trap families in place.
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Wed, Mar 22
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 22, 2017, 03/22/2017, Thomas M. Shapiro discusses his book Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future
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This is the official U.S. fifth anniversary celebration of the international arts journal Music and Literature. Since its inception in 2012, Music and Literature has quickly distinguished itself as "one of the finest and truly rarified journals in circulation" (City Lights), earning acclaim from National Public Radio, the Times Literary Supplement, and The Paris Review, among other standard-bearers, for its devotion to bringing to light the work of underrepresented artists from around the world, as well as its corresponding global events programming. This celebration brings together featured artists and contributors spanning the publication's entire history alongside live music from world-renown musicians.
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Tue, Mar 28
7:30 pm

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Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Music and Literature: A 5-Year Anniversary Celebration
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Wed, Mar 29
1:00 pm

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Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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On the occasion of the publication of the new book, author Matthew Israel, and influential museum curators and directors Nicholas Baume, Jens Hoffman and a special guest discuss contemporary art's relation to art history and examine the place of contemporary art in museums as well as the future projects and programming at each panelist’s institution. The discussion is moderated by Arezoo Moseni.
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Wed, Mar 29
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Matthew Israel discusses his book The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists
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This first novel is about generations of women in Brooklyn, connected by the firefighters in their family.
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Tue, Apr 18
7:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Kathleen Donohoe reads from her novel Ashes of Fiery Weather
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Hailed as “arguably the most talented writer at work in Ireland today” (The Irish Times), Lisa McInerney presents her hugely successful debut novel. Moving and darkly funny, The Glorious Heresies tells the story of how an accidental murder affects the lives of five misfits who exist on the fringes of Ireland’s post-crash society. Set in the Cork criminal underworld, McInerney shines a light on the darkest corners of contemporary Ireland, and has celebrated writers praising it at every turn.
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Tue, May 9
7:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, May 09, 2017, 05/09/2017, Lisa McInerney reads from her novel The Glorious Heresies
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Anight of poetry and conversation as they reflect on the 15 years that have passed since the 2001 attacks. A special presentation of Galway Kinnell’s poem, “When the Towers Fell”, by Stuyvesant High School's Poetry Workshop, will be followed by curated readings and a conversation with Alice Quinn, the executive director of Poetry Society of America. Attendees are invited to view the Museum’s special exhibition, “Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11,” from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Tue, May 16
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, May 16, 2017, 05/16/2017, When the Towers Fell
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