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62 free (and almost free) readings in New York City (NYC)

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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This book reveals how forces of wealth disparity and racial inequality trap families in place.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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The event features the Ukrainian emigre poet reading from his work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 23
6:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Ukrainian Poet
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With:Yusef Komunyakaa, poet (pictured)Noriko Kamo, pianist
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Thu, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, An Evening of Poetry and Music
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Moscow to Main Street author Victor Ripp offers an unsentimental meditation on memory and loss. Hell's Traces recounts Ripp's search for a Holocaust memorial that speaks to the death of his young cousin and leads him to visit 35 Holocaust memorials throughout Europe in order to recover and make sense of the past.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Mar 23
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Victor Ripp reads from his book Hell's Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials
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Katie Kitamura’s latest novel is A Separation (Riverhead Books, 2017). Hari Kunzru is most recently the author of White Tears (Knopf, 2017).
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Thu, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Writers Read: Katie Kitamura / Hari Kunzru
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In S as in Samsam artist Sowon Kwon's point of departure is the homophonic coincidence between the diminutive forms of the English/Hebrew proper name "Samuel" and the abbreviated Korean honorific for "Teacher" (샘), both Romanized as "Sam". In 샘 an intimacy and almost familial endearment is suggested by sustained and effective mentorship. Episodic in structure, Kwon's ruminative essay engages linguistic play and the hyperlinked logic of the search engine as it inevitably bumps up with TV sitcom witches and stalwart hobbits to personifications of the American government and national identity (Uncle Sam), in its consideration of teaching and learning, the idiomatic and the subtextual, the personal and the intersectional.
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Thu, Mar 23
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 23, 2017, 03/23/2017, Artist Sowon Kwon discusses her book S as in Samsam
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What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of colonial rule? How does secularism comport with local religious cultures in Africa, and how does it work with local forms of power and governance in Latin America? Has modern secularism evolved organically, or is it even necessary, and has it always meant progress?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
3:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Akeel Bilgrami discusses his book Beyond the Secular West
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Beth Bachmann’s latest book is Do Not Rise (2015), from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Ada Limón is the author of four collections of poems, including Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions, 2015), which was named a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Sarah Blake is the author of the poetry collection Mr. West (Wesleyan University Press, 2015), an unauthorized biography of Kanye West.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Mar 24
5:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Poets Read: Beth Bachmann / Ada Limón / Sarah Blake
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After their mother can no longer care for them, young Phaedra and her older sister, Dionne, are exiled from Brooklyn to Bird Hill in Barbados to live with their grandmother Hyacinth, a midwife and practitioner of the local spiritual practice of obeah.
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Fri, Mar 24
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 24, 2017, 03/24/2017, Naomi Jackson reads from her book The Star Side of Bird Hill
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Sam Ogelsby has spent most of his life working in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia the Kingdom of Bhutan, Bangaladesh, and other faraway places. In this memoir covering more than sixty years, he takes us through places, slums, a war, revolutions, and a disasterous caberet performance. Ogelsby has been educated at the University of Virginia and the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies. He worked as a diplomat and an international Civil Servant.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Mar 25
2:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 25, 2017, 03/25/2017, Sam Ogelsby reads from his book Encounters: Relationship Journeys From Around the World
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All and sundry are invited to participate by reading their favorite JRR Tolkien passages.
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Sat, Mar 25
2:30 pm

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Readings, March 25, 2017, 03/25/2017, Tolkien Reading Day 2017
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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace is hilarious, unsettling and poignant. Helen Moran is 32, single and partially employed. She receives shocking news: her adoptive brother is dead. She returns home and tries to uncover why he chose to die. She confronts her estranged family, her brother's few friends and an overzealous grief counselor. She may also discover what it truly means to be alive.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 27
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Patty Yumi Cottrell reads from her book Sorry to Disrupt the Peace
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From the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an intimate look at the driving forces in one man's life. With his unique and singular observations and his own unabashed way of detailing both the horrific and the humorous, Augusten Burroughs' Lust and Wonder is a hilariously frank memoir that will resonate with anyone who has loved and lost and loved again.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 27
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 27, 2017, 03/27/2017, Bestselling author Augusten Burroughs reads from his book Lust and Wonder
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Ariel Colonomos latest book investigates the modern marketplace of ideas where those who can predict revolution or state failure are highly sought, provides a cautionary investigation of the global futures business - political risk, investment funding, think tanks, and shows how such predictions distort our understanding of the world we live in.Ariel Colonomos is Senior Research fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research and Research Professor at Sciences Po in Paris, where he teaches courses on international relations theory and the ethics of war.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 28
4:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Ariel Colonomos discusses his book Selling the Future
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Cornelia Dean, former editor of the New York Times/Science Times talks about her recently published Harvard University Press book which “seeks to equip nonscientists with a set of critical tools to evaluate the scientific claims and controversies that shape our lives.”
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 28
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Cornelia Dean discusses her book Making Sense of Science
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Reginald Dwayne Betts is a husband and father of two young sons. His latest collection of poetry, Bastards of the Reagan Era, was published in 2015 by Four Way Books. Betts is a recipient of fellowships from Soros Justice Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies, and the Bread Loaf Writing Conference. In 2012, President Barack Obama appointed Betts to the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, where he continues to serve as a practitioner member. Sarah Gambito is the author of the poetry collections Delivered (Persea Books, 2009) and Matadora (Alice James Books, 2004). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Iowa Review, The Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, The New Republic, Field, Quarterly West, Fence and other journals.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 28
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Poets on Craft: Reginald Betts / Sarah Gambito
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In 2002, Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane crafted a new kind of major league baseball draft class. For the next 15 years, Tabitha Soren, who is married to author Michael Lewis, followed the class made famous by Moneyball, chronicling with her camera the vagaries of the players’ lives on and off the field.Some of the subjects, like Nick Swisher and Joe Blanton, have gone on to become well-known, respected players at the highest level of the game. Some left baseball to pursue other lines of work, such as selling insurance and coal mining. Others have struggled with poverty and even homelessness.Please note: There is no seating at this event. They'll mingle over conversation, wine and whiskey. Stop by anytime between 6:30 - 8:30 pm., but you must RSVP to attend. 
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Tue, Mar 28
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Tabitha Soren discusses her book Fantasy Life
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With sharp wit and irreverence, author Kory Stamper cracks open the complex, obsessive world of lexicography--from the agonizing decisions about what and how to define, to the knotty questions of usage in an ever-changing language. Throughout, she brings to life the hallowed halls of Merriam-Webster, a world inhabited by quirky, erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate.
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Tue, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Kory Stamper reads from her book Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries
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New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her fate shall no longer be decided by a genetic flaw. Mercies in Disguise adroitly examines the intertwining issues and advances of science, medicine, family and religion as the Baxley family fights to alter their destiny.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Gina Kolata reads from her book Mercies in Disguise: A Story of Hope, a Family's Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them
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Join coeditors Erica Roberts and Facundo de Zuviría, along with curator Gabriela Rangel, for a conversation on the book series Ciudades de América (R&Z Editores), moderated by independent editor Donna Wingate. The series consists of four volumes dedicated to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Cartagena de Indias, and Rio de Janeiro. Each book features photographs by de Zuviría that focus on the city landscapes, interior spaces, and textures and colors. Interspersed with the images are texts by such recognized writers as Gabriel García Márquez, Eduardo Galeano, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, and Vinicius de Moraes, among others. Presenting a local perspective rather a tourist’s viewpoint, Ciudades de América provides an intimate view of these emblematic Latin American cities. 
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Tue, Mar 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Book Launch: Ciudades de América
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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

Free
Readings, March 28, 2017, 03/28/2017, Music and Literature: A 5-Year Anniversary Celebration
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
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Wed, Mar 29
1:00 pm

Free
Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Celebrate the release of The Engagement Game by Joi-Marie McKenzie, the entertainment and lifestyle writer for ABC News. She will be in conversation with Charreah K. Jackson of Essence Magazine. As McKenzie says in her disclaimer, "[This] not a how-to book. Instead, it's a hilarious critique of the patriarchal construct of marriage, the myth of marital privilege and singlism."
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Wed, Mar 29
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Joi-Marie McKenzie discusses her book The Engagement Game: Why I Said 'I Don't' to Marriage and 'I Do' to Me
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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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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé uses political and pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st century black American womanhood and its complexities: performance, depression, isolation, exoticism, racism, femininity, and politics. The poems weave between personal narrative and pop-cultural criticism, examining and confronting modern media, consumption, feminism, and Blackness.
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Wed, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Morgan Parker reads from her book There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé
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Author Bianca Bosker didn't know much about wine--until she found a world of master sommeliers, who detect not only complex flavor profiles, but entire histories and geographies. Thus begins an adventure inside elite tasting groups, exclusive restaurants, a mass market wine "factory" and even an fMRI machine as she attempts to answer what's the big deal about wine?
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Wed, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Bianca Bosker reads from her book Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste
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Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America’s best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity.
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Wed, Mar 29
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 29, 2017, 03/29/2017, Laura Caldwell discusses her book Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted
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Yale sociologist Philip Gorski discusses his new book in which he argues that the founders envisioned the United States as a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism.
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Thu, Mar 30
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Philip Gorski discusses and signs his new book American Covenant
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Joshua Bennett is the author of The Sobbing School (Penguin Books, 2016), a National Poetry Series selection. Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Patricia Smith is the author of six books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012), which won the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Co-sponsored with Cave Canem Foundation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 30
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, New Works by Cave Canem Foundation Poets
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Cynthia Connolly, the book's publisher and one of its authors, will be presenting a fast-paced slide-ride on how and why Banned in DC came to be Illustrated by rare images of ephemera and photos not found in the book, the presentation is a must-see for fans of underground community stories, the early DC scene and photography.Following the presentation, Connolly will appear in conversation with Washington D.C.'s own Alec MacKaye, who's performed with such notable acts as Untouchables, Faith, Ignition and Warmers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Mar 30
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Cynthia Connolly discusses her book Banned in DC: Photos and Anecdotes of the DC Punk Underground, 79-85
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Popular and award-winning star Katey Sagal chronicles the rollercoaster ride of her life in this series of evocative and beautifully written vignettes, resulting in a life story recounted unlike any other Hollywood memoir you’ve read before.
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Thu, Mar 30
7:00 pm

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Book Signings, March 30, 2017, 03/30/2017, Actress Katey Sagal signs copies of her book Grace Notes: My Recollections
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Garine B. Isassi is the author of Start with the Backbeat: A Musical Novel. Celine Keating has written Play for Me: A Novel. Howard Massey presents Roadie.
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Fri, Mar 31
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, March 31, 2017, 03/31/2017, Writers Read: Garine Isassi / Celine Keating / Howard Massey
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Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. With ongoing discussions on America’s role as traditional upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent’s security, Europe may be facing greater responsibility in dealing with these unprecedented challenges.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 4
5:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, April 04, 2017, 04/04/2017, James Kirchick discusses his book The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age
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This monthly show is curated and co-hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo.This month's theme is WINNING—When things went right (for once) and you got the school, job, part, grant, apartment, payout, reprieve—or anything else you were hoping for.
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Tue, Apr 4
7:00 pm

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Readings, April 04, 2017, 04/04/2017, Super Storytellers: Established and Emerging Authors
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Well-known for her contributions and influences to downtown New York's performance art and media art scene of the 1970s and '80s, DeJong’s writing extends off the page through the body, resonating out of objects and into the space of the theater. In 1976, DeJong performed selections of Modern Love at venue’s first-ever literary event (a bill shared with Kathy Acker). Two years later, shortly after the book's publication by Standard Editions, she produced a complete performance of the novel, accompanied by prerecorded voices (including a cameo by David Warrilow of Mabou Mines) and music by Philip Glass. Though Modern Love was critically acclaimed upon its release, this “forgotten classic of narrative prose innovation” (Chris Kraus) fell out of print and into obscurity.
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Tue, Apr 4
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 04, 2017, 04/04/2017, Constance DeJong performs from her novel Modern Love
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Ripp recounts the histories of two sides of his family – one who emigrated and survived; the other who stayed in Europe and perished.
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Tue, Apr 4
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, April 04, 2017, 04/04/2017, Victor Ripp reads from his book Hell's Traces: One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-Five Holocaust Memorials
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
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Wed, Apr 5
1:00 pm

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Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Join Flywheel Sports CEO and author Sarah Robb O’Hagan for a discussion on her latest book, which highlights what it takes to truly be successful in your career and reach your own potential. Extreme You provides people of all ages with the tools and support to discover their most exploitable traits, take big risks, deal with big failures and kick ass all the way to success. It is an inspiring and fiercely practical roadmap for individuals, teams and businesses who want to reach the summit of their potential.This discussion will be moderated by Hollis Heimbouch, the editor of Extreme You and the VP/Publisher at HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. During this talk, O’Hagan will share stories of failure, rebounds, and tremendous successes designed to inspire and educate attendees.Free food and drinks will also be served.
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Wed, Apr 5
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Sarah Robb O’Hagan discusses her latest book Extreme You
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Christina Baker Kline is the author of five novels. Her most recent novel, Orphan Train, has spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and has been published in 38 countries. More than 100 communities and colleges have chosen it as a “One Book, One Read” selection. Her other novels include The Way Life Should Be, Sweet Water, Bird in Hand, and Desire Lines. A Piece of the World is based on the iconic painting Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 5
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 05, 2017, 04/05/2017, Christina Baker Kline discusses her new novel A Piece of the World
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Recite your own poetry or your favorites - perhaps something by Shakespeare?
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Thu, Apr 6
3:30 pm

Free
Open Mikes, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, An Afternoon of Poetry
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This book highlights issues in contemporary feminism, calling for a radical reexamination of the movement.
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Thu, Apr 6
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 06, 2017, 04/06/2017, Jessa Crispin discusses her book Why I Am Not a Feminist: A Feminist Manifesto
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In 1849, the actor Edwin Forrest inspired a riot at Astor place over national pride in Shakespeare interpretation. In 1864, at the Winter Garden Theater, Edwin Booth redefined American Shakespeare with his "Hundred Night Hamlet." Throughout our city’s modern history, the 16th century English playwright William Shakespeare has found a home in New York City. The Shakespeare Society partners with the Library on an evening of Shakespeare recitation, expert commentary, and archival exploration, celebrating historic men who shared Shakespeare with our city.
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Mon, Apr 10
6:00 pm

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Readings, April 10, 2017, 04/10/2017, Shakespeare in New York: Booth and Forrest
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Tue, Apr 11
4:00 pm

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Readings, April 11, 2017, 04/11/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Saying the right thing the right way can make the difference between sealing the deal or losing the account, getting a promotion, or getting a pink slip. It’s essential to be pitch perfect—to get the right message across to the right person at the right time. Get an insider’s look at Pitch Perfect and learn how to get your message across and get what you want with pitch perfect communication.Free food and drinks will also be served.
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Tue, Apr 11
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 11, 2017, 04/11/2017, Bill McGowan discusses his latest book Pitch Perfect
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While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work below the radar promoting a wide range of causes. David Callahan’s new book, The Givers: Wealth, Power and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age, charts the rise of these new power players and the ways in which they are converting the fortunes of a second Gilded Age into influence.
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Wed, Apr 12
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 12, 2017, 04/12/2017, David Callahan reads from his book The Givers
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In a major reassessment of African American culture, Phillip Brian Harper intervenes in the ongoing debate about the “proper” depiction of black people. He advocates for African American aesthetic abstractionism—a representational mode whereby an artwork, rather than striving for realist verisimilitude, vigorously asserts its essentially artificial character. Maintaining that realist representation reaffirms the very social facts that it might have been understood to challenge, Harper contends that abstractionism shows up the actual constructedness of those facts, thereby subjecting them to critical scrutiny and making them amenable to transformation.
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Thu, Apr 13
6:15 pm

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Book Readings, April 13, 2017, 04/13/2017, Phillip Brian Harper discusses his book Abstractionist Aesthetics
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After huge petroleum reserves were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma in the 1920s, members of the tribe were briefly among the wealthiest people in the world. Then they began to die. Working with new sources and deep research, Grann tells the riveting story of the mystery behind their murders. 
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Mon, Apr 17
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 17, 2017, 04/17/2017, David Grann reads from his book Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
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Come and bring a single page of poetry by a known poet with the theme of Poetry and Silence—with copies for others, if you can.
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Tue, Apr 18
5:30 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, The One Page Poetry Circle
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This book explores the life of the first lady, looking through the window of 1939 – 1962, carrying audience through WWII, the death of FDR, and the formation of the UN, as well as Eleanor’s continued work to mend the shaken nation up until her death in 1962.
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Tue, Apr 18
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 18, 2017, 04/18/2017, Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses her book Eleanor Roosevelt, The War Years and After, 1939-1962
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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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Wed, Apr 19
1:00 pm

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Readings, April 19, 2017, 04/19/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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This book, devoted to the form, structure, and development of Black English, explores its fundamentals and rich history, while carefully examining the cultural, educational, and political issues that have undermined recognition of this transformative, empowering dialect. 
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Wed, Apr 19
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 19, 2017, 04/19/2017, John McWhorter discusses their book Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca
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Art Thinking is a way of applying the mindsets of art and the tools of business at the same time. If you are making a work of art in any field, you aren't going from a known point A to a known point B but inventing point B. This framework will help you launch a career, a product, or a company, when you are the first mover, when you are honing a vision and carving your own path. Attendees will receive a master class in the tools of art thinking, which will help you to guide your career and your business from first principles by asking the right questions, to build nimble business structures and to skillfully manage risks and own the upside of the work you create.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 20
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, April 20, 2017, 04/20/2017, Amy Whitaker discusses her book Art Thinking
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With the personal insight of The Empathy Exams, the societal exposal of Nickel and Dimed, and the stylistic innovation and intensity of her own break-out debut novel Binary Star, Sarah Gerard’s Sunshine State uses the intimately personal to unearth the deep reservoirs of humanity buried in the corners of our world often hardest to face.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 21
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 21, 2017, 04/21/2017, Sarah Gerard discusses her book Sunshine State
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Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Laureate writer, activist, and Auschwitz survivor, was one of our society’s most eloquent and powerful voices for peace and human rights. The National Jewish Theater Foundation-Holocaust Theater International Initiative helps us discover Wiesel the playwright and commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) with an afternoon program of remembrance readings from A Jew Today, including scenes, commentary,  and conversation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Apr 22
2:30 pm

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Readings, April 22, 2017, 04/22/2017, Dialogues: Elie Wiesel, Playwright
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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, Apr 25
4:00 pm

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Readings, April 25, 2017, 04/25/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Norman Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan’s most exclusive nightclub, to Futurama, the prescient 1939 exhibit that envisioned how America would look in the not-too-distant sixties. In The Man Who Designed the Future, B. Alexandra Szerlip reveals precisely how central Bel Geddes was to the history of American innovation. He presided over a moment in which theater became immersive, function merged with form, and people became consumers. A polymath with humble Midwestern origins, Bel Geddes’s visionary career would launch him into social circles with the Algonquin roundtable members, stars of stage and screen, and titans of industry. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 26
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 26, 2017, 04/26/2017, B. Alexandra Szerlip talks about her new book The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America
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An electric debut novel about love, addiction, and loss; the story of two girls and the feral year that will cost one her life, and define the other’s for decades.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 28
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, April 28, 2017, 04/28/2017, Julie Buntin discusses her book Marlena
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Every ten years Granta publishes a special issue of new fiction from the most exciting American writers under the age of forty. The third list of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists will be announced on April 26th, and they will host readings from some of these esteemed writers on April 28th. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Apr 28
7:00 pm

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Readings, April 28, 2017, 04/28/2017, Granta Magazine’s 2017 'Best of Young American Novelists' Readings
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Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production is a timely, multi-layered consideration of cultural boycotts as special conditions for discourse, artmaking and political engagement. The first reader of its kind, the book examines the impact of the cultural boycott of Apartheid South Africa and then moves on to contemporary culture that enacts and performs change within a politics of disengagement. The publication features 15 original contributions by artists, curators, scholars and activists such as Ariella Azoulay, Noura Erakat, Chelsea Haines, Sean Jacobs, Svetlana Mintcheva, Naeem Mohaiemen, Hlonipha A. Mokoena, Ahmet Öğüt, Radhika Subramaniam and Eyal Weizman.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 1
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, May 01, 2017, 05/01/2017, Book Launch: Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 9
7:30 pm

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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, May 16
7:00 pm

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