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52 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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As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle in history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jan 20
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 20, 2017, 01/20/2017, John Prados discusses his book Storm Over Leyte
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A reading / a showing / a sharing to present Timeless, Infinite Light’s newest release with you: SLABS by Brittany Billmeyer-Finn. Slabs is a collection of poetry dealing in and out of the body through various sites including; home, memory, books, and ritual. It is a meditation on self care and sexuality.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Jan 22
6:00 pm

$10 suggested donation
Poetry Readings, January 22, 2017, 01/22/2017, Brittany Billmeyer-Finn reads from her book Slabs
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
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Tue, Jan 24
4:00 pm

Free
Readings, January 24, 2017, 01/24/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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For many Americans, the emergence of a “porno chic” culture provided an opportunity to embrace the sexual revolution by attending a film like Deep Throat (1972) or leafing through an erotic magazine like Penthouse. By the 1980s, this pornographic moment was beaten back by the rise of Reagan-era political conservatism and feminist anti-pornography sentiment.Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s, placing pornography at the center of the 1970s places pornography at the heart of the 1970s American experience, exploring lesser-known forms of pornography from the decade, such as a new, vibrant gay porn genre; transsexual/female impersonator magazines; and pornography for new users, including women and conservative Christians. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 24
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 24, 2017, 01/24/2017, Whitney Strub discusses his book Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s
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A magical debut novel that spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 24
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 24, 2017, 01/24/2017, Katherine Arden reads from her book The Bear and the Nightingale
Tue, Jan 24
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 24, 2017, 01/24/2017, Chris Bohjalian reads from his book The Sleepwalker
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The stunning story of a young woman, an international crisis, and the triumph of the human spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 24
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 24, 2017, 01/24/2017, Melissa Fleming discusses her book A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee's Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival
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The past 30 years have seen dozens of otherwise successful investors try to improve education through the application of market principles. They have funneled billions of dollars into alternative schools, online education and textbook publishing, and they have, with surprising regularity, lost their shirts.In Class Clowns, professor and investment banker Jonathan A. Knee dissects what drives investors’ efforts to improve education and why they consistently fail. Knee takes readers inside four spectacular financial failures in education: Rupert Murdoch’s billion-dollar effort to reshape elementary education through technology; the unhappy investors—including hedge fund titan John Paulson—who lost billions in textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin; the abandonment of Knowledge Universe, Michael Milken's 20-year mission to revolutionize the global education industry; and a look at Chris Whittle, founder of EdisonLearning and a pioneer of large-scale transformational educational ventures, who continues to attract investment despite decades of financial and operational disappointment.Feel free to bring your lunch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 25
12:30 pm

$5
Book Readings, January 25, 2017, 01/25/2017, Jonathan Knee discusses his book Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education
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Author Jeffrey Sussman chronicles the lives of two men whose successful bouts inside the ring served as inspiration for Jewish fans across the country and around the world. In the 1920s and 30s, anti-Semitism was rife in the United States and Europe. Jews needed symbols of strength and demonstrations of courage, and they found both in two champions of boxing: Max Baer and Barney Ross.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 25
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 25, 2017, 01/25/2017, Jeffrey Sussman reads from his book Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing
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Author David Kaufman discusses the glittering life and times of the toast of Broadway, Mary Martin, who dominated the American musical theatre's Golden Age. Followed by a Q+A with actor Foster Hirsch.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 26
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, David Kaufman discusses his book Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin
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Author André Aciman charts Paul's life. Whether in southern Italy, where as a boy he has a crush on his parents' cabinet maker, or in New England, where his enduring passion for a girl is punctuated by anonymous encounters with men, his attachments are ungraspable, transient and forever underwritten by raw desire--not for just one person's body but, inevitably, for someone else's as well.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 26
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 26, 2017, 01/26/2017, André Aciman reads from his book Enigma Variations
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Kris D'Agostino discusses his new novel with writer Stefan Merrill Block.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jan 27
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 27, 2017, 01/27/2017, Kris D'Agostino discusses his novel The Antiques
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International bestselling author Traci L. Slatton discusses and reads from her contemporary women's fiction novel, with a Q+A session to follow. The Year of Loving is a story of love, loss and the indomitable female spirit.
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Sat, Jan 28
3:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 28, 2017, 01/28/2017, Traci L. Slatton reads from her book The Year of Loving
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Adger Cowans will debut a monograph of original photography spanning over 40 years. Arts educator and photographer C. Danny Dawson will journey with Cowans through his career as a veteran movie still photographer, renowned fine arts photographer, and a painter whose works have been shown by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, International Museum of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, and The Studio Museum of Harlem. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jan 30
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 30, 2017, 01/30/2017, Adger Cowans debuts his monograph Personal Vision
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A sometimes serious, often hilarious, and always inspiring guide that encourages young women to live a life full of ownership, confidence, and freedom from singer and popular Scream Queens and Grease Live! actress Keke Palmer, delightfully illustrated in four-color with Keke’s favorite inspirational quotes, journal entries, and memes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 31
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 31, 2017, 01/31/2017, Keke Palmer reads from her book I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice
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This is the first in-depth, book-length study on fashion and Italian cinema from the silent film to the present. Italian cinema launched Italian fashion to the world. The book is the story of this launch. The creation of an Italian style and fashion as they are perceived today, especially by foreigners, was a product of the post World War II years. Before then, Parisian fashion had dominated Europe and the world. Just as fashion was part of Parisian and French national identity, the book explores the process of shaping and inventing an Italian style and fashion that ran parallel to, and at times took the lead in, the creation of an Italian national identity. In bringing to the fore these intersections, as well as emphasizing the importance of craft in cinema, fashion and costume design, the book aims to offer new visions of films by directors such as Nino Oxilia, Mario Camerini, Alessandro Blasetti, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti and Paolo Sorrentino, of film stars such as Lyda Borelli, Francesca Bertini, Pina Menichelli, Lucia Bosè, Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Toni Servillo and others, and the costume archives and designers who have been central to the development of Made in Italy and Italian style.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 31
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 31, 2017, 01/31/2017, Eugenia Paulicelli discusses her book Italian Style: Fashion and Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age
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Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 31
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 31, 2017, 01/31/2017, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin's parents, discuss their book Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
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Former White House Fellow and Marine Elliot Ackerman, author of the critically acclaimed Green on Blue, will discuss his new novel Dark at the Crossing with Phil Klay, winner of a National Book Award and NBCC Award for Redeployment.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 31
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, January 31, 2017, 01/31/2017, Elliot Ackerman discusses his book Dark at the Crossing
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Chris Miller is Associate Director of the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy at Yale University.
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Wed, Feb 1
12:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 01, 2017, 02/01/2017, Chris Miller discusses his book The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR
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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, Feb 1
1:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 01, 2017, 02/01/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Serge and Beate Klarsfeld met as young students at Sciences Po – she the daughter of a German Wehrmacht soldier, and he the son of a Romanian Jew who died in Auschwitz. They have devoted their lives to hunting down Nazis and bringing them to justice, and to restoring and maintaining the memory of victims of the Shoah. As private citizens, they wield neither political nor police power, depending instead on dramatic acts of moral symbolism to get results. The first and purest example was Beate's public slapping of West German Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger in 1968. That slap was a reproach to the presumption that a man who had been an ambitious Nazi propagandist should lead a new, democratic Germany. Kiesinger lost the 1969 general election to Willy Brandt, who had been an opponent of and a refugee from Nazism.  In their autobiography, they reflect on their shared lives and on 45 years of activism on behalf of victims of the Holocaust. Their Memoirs will be published in English translation this year by Farrar Straus and Giroux.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 1
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 01, 2017, 02/01/2017, Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld discuss their book Memoirs
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Garth Greenwell (pictured) is the author of What Belongs to You, which was longlisted for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, it was named a best book of 2016 by over fifty publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, and The Guardian, and is being translated into ten languages. His short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, A Public Space, VICE, and elsewhere, and he has contributed nonfiction to The New Yorker, The London Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Atlantic. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Arts Fellow. He lives in Iowa City.Jameson Fitzpatrick's poems have appeared in The Awl, BuzzFeed Reader, Poetry, and elsewhere. He is the author of the chapbook Morrisroe: Erasures (89plus/LUMA Publications), and teaches writing at New York University.Moderated by Ben Fama, Creative Writing Program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 1
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 01, 2017, 02/01/2017, 2 Writers: Garth Greenwell / Jameson Fitzpatrick
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Winner of The Center for Fiction’s 2014 Christopher Doheny Award, The Brand New Catastrophe is a memoir exploring the public and private theaters of illness. The book’s author Mike Scalise will talk about his creative process and the challenges of writing the body with Alexandra Kleeman (Intimations, You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine).
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Wed, Feb 1
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 01, 2017, 02/01/2017, Mike Scalise discusses his book The Brand New Catastrophe
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In this poignant memoir, Lederman, the grandson of Holocaust survivors, transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.
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Wed, Feb 1
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 01, 2017, 02/01/2017, Noah Lederman discusses his book A World Erased
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Feminist scholar and historian Christina Sharpe interrogates literary, visual, cinematic, and quotidian representations of Black life that comprise what she calls the “orthography of the wake.” Reminding us that a “wake” can be a path behind a ship, a custom to watch over the dead, or a coming to consciousness, Sharpe illustrates how Black lives continue to be swept up and animated by the afterlives of slavery. She shows us what survives despite such insistent violence and negation, and invites us to appreciate how artistic production, resistance, and consciousness enable life in a diaspora. “In the Wake” looks back in order to offer a way forward. A panel of scholars will join Professor Sharpe to discuss her work.
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Thu, Feb 2
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Christina Sharpe discusses her book In the Wake: On Blackness and Being
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At the end of Mark Twain’s masterwork, Huckleberry Finn declares that he plans to “light out for the Territory” to avoid getting “sivilized.” For 130-plus years, readers have been left guessing about his adventures in the West, but now, thanks to Robert Coover, Huck is back. The children of Twain’s books—Huck, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher—have grown up in the West. Huck is still Huck, retaining his principled rejection of the fame and fortune that Tom, who has married Becky and learned some law from her father, determinedly seeks.                    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 2
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Robert Coover discusses his novel Huck Out West
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The oral history of the squatting movement through a close look at a diverse group of Lower East Side squatters
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Thu, Feb 2
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, Amy Starecheski discusses her book Ours To Lose: When Squatters Became Homeowners in New York City
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Lynn Emanuel’s (pictured) sixth collection of poetry, The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected, won the 2016 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The poems “have a rare power: they connect to the world through estrangement” (Eavan Boland). Her dog sequence “The Mongrelogues” from her fifth book, Nose and Hook, is “a bizarre alchemy of Pilgrim’s Progress and Berryman’s Dream Songs… in an inimitable dialect that marries the antiquated syntax of John Donne with the phonetic spelling in George Herriman’s ‘Krazy Kat’ comics” (Adam Tavel). She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh.Patricia Spears Jones is the author of four collections of poetry, including Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (2015). Her work has been called “Vibrant with the intensity of blues singers” (Feminist Bookstore News), and she has said “I always think of myself as evoking the blues in my poetry, and the blues are never ‘happy’ even when they’re ecstatic.” Jones “has given us a world where music and brains are allowed to co-exist with instinct, where the lyric and the literal may dwell without eyeing the other with suspicion” (Cornelius Eady). Spears Jones currently serves as a fellow of the Black Earth Institute and has long been involved with the Poetry Project at St. Marks Church. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 2
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, February 02, 2017, 02/02/2017, 2 Poets: Lynn Emanuel / Patricia Spears Jones
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Combining DJ and open mic sets, Dj IRS will provide the soundtrack to this edition of our popular monthly social gathering, where you'll be able to groove the night away and enjoy our signature drinks. Plus, Kevin Young, the new director, will give the opening remarks, so come early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 3
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 03, 2017, 02/03/2017, Black Power Poetry Slam/Open Mic
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Ian Rankin’s spectacular Rebus series turns 30 this year. Rankin will delve into his decades of experience writing crime fiction, and talk about the latest installment in the series, Rather Be the Devil.
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Tue, Feb 7
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 07, 2017, 02/07/2017, Ian Rankin discusses his book Rather Be the Devil
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Wed, Feb 8
1:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book, recently translated into English, in a panel discussion with Gary Wilder and Mamadou Diouf. Souleymane Bachir Diagne is a Professor of Philosophy and French and the Chair of the Department of French at Columbia University. His areas of expertise include history of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, and African philosophy and literature. Mamadou Diouf is a Professor of History and African Studies at Columbia. Gary Wilder is Associate Professor of Anthropology at CUNY.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 8
6:15 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Souleymane Bachir Diagne talks about his book The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa
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In a fearless quest that takes him to remote parts of the country, Tenenbom encounters the real America, a place you call home but don’t yet know.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 8
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 08, 2017, 02/08/2017, Tuvia Tenenbom discusses his book The Lies They Tell
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Helaina Hovitz is an editor, journalist, author of the memoir After 9/11 and co-founder of media startup Headlines for the Hopeful. She has written for The New York Times, New York Observer, Glamour, Salon, VICE, Forbes, Newsday and many others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 9
4:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Helaina Hovitz reads from her book After 9/11
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With its complex structure, Anna Karenina places special demands on readers who must follow multiple plotlines and discern their hidden linkages. In her well-conceived and jargon-free analysis, Liza Knapp offers a fresh approach to understanding how the novel is constructed, how it creates patterns of meaning, and why it is much more than Tolstoy’s version of an adultery story.
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Thu, Feb 9
6:15 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 09, 2017, 02/09/2017, Liza Knapp talks about her book Anna Karenina and Others: Tolstoy's Labyrinth of Plots
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International bestselling author Traci L. Slatton discusses and reads from her contemporary women's fiction novel, with a Q+A session to follow. The Year of Loving is a story of love, loss and the indomitable female spirit.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 11
2:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 11, 2017, 02/11/2017, Traci L. Slatton reads from her book The Year of Loving
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Drunken Shakespeare is back to revel and get "Drunk in Love," just in time for Valentine's Day.Drunken Shakespeare is the only free event of its kind that invites you to get rowdy with rogues and strut your Stratfordian swagger! Got an audition piece you've been dying to show off? Want to give that soliloquy from your high school English class a try? From professional actors to professional fans, Drunken Shakespeare is the judgment-free and admission-free way to spend a Monday night!And as always, there'll be love-drunk prizes, sauced-up surprises, drink specials and much much more! It's the perfect opportunity to turn up the heat with some amorous rites and show your giddy offences on the boards.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Feb 13
8:00 pm

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Open Mikes, February 13, 2017, 02/13/2017, Drunken Shakespeare: Drunken Love Edition
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Tue, Feb 14
4:00 pm

Free
Readings, February 14, 2017, 02/14/2017, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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The United Federation of Teachers' Players present STORY SLAM! hosted by Liz Fein and Allan Yashin. Tell a true story, 3-5 minutes long, prepared ahead of time or told extemporaneously.Today's Theme: LOVE IN ITS MANY FORMS: GONE RIGHT OR WRONGThey are waiting to hear your tale of love. Or come as an avid listener.
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Tue, Feb 14
4:00 pm

Free
Open Mikes, February 14, 2017, 02/14/2017, Story Slam!
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In celebration of the unprecedented publication of Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, Robert Storr, author, art historian, curator, painter and critic; and special guest experts converse about the book and the artist's oeuvre and life. The discussion is moderated by Christopher Lyon, editor and Bookforum columnist. Robert Storr worked closely with Louise Bourgeois on the book for over twenty years. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 15
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Robert Storr discusses his book Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois
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A “revelatory” (Kirkus), “captivating” (Publishers Weekly), “delightful” (Wall Street Journal), “timely, provocative, and stylishly written” (Atlantic) “ecstatic roll call” (New York Times Book Review) about the street the author grew up on.
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Thu, Feb 16
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 16, 2017, 02/16/2017, Ada Calhoun reads from her book St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street
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With co-author Dr. Jehuda Reinharz. The violence of contemporary anti-Semitism is revealed in this profound study of language.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 16
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, February 16, 2017, 02/16/2017, Jehuda Reinharz discusses his book Inside the Anti-Semitic Mind: The Language of Jew Hatred in Contemporary Germany
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In 1929, Louise Nevelson was a disappointed housewife with a young son, surrounded by New York’s vibrant artistic community but unable to fully engage with it. By 1950, she was an artist living on her own, financially dependent on her family, but she had received a glimmer of recognition from the establishment: inclusion in a group show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1980, Nevelson celebrated her second Whitney retrospective. Her work was held in public collections around the world; her massive steel sculptures appeared in public spaces in seventeen states, including the Louise Nevelson Plaza in New York City’s Financial District.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Feb 17
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 17, 2017, 02/17/2017, Laurie Wilson discusses her book Louise Nevelson: Light and Shadow
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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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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.
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Tue, Feb 21
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Laurie Sheck reads from her book Island of the Mad
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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

Free
Book Readings, February 21, 2017, 02/21/2017, Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her book We Love You, Charlie Freeman
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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.
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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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A reading to celebrate the late poet C.K. Williams, featuring: Jonathan Galassi, Edward Hirsh, Yusef Komunyakaa, Paul Muldoon, James Richardson, Alan Shapiro, Chase Twichell, Susan Wheeler, and Adam Zagajewski.
   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
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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.
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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.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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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This first novel is about generations of women in Brooklyn, connected by the firefighters in their family.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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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.
   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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