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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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New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster has lived a life based on re-invention and self-improvement. From Bitter Is the New Black to The Tao of Martha, she’s managed to document her (and her generation’s) attempts to shape up, grow up, and have it all — sometimes with disastrous results.
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Book Readings, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Jen Lancaster discusses her book I Regret Nothing
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Politics and letters come together for an evening of readings by Rigoberto Gonzalez, Rene Steinke, Tiphanie Yanique, and student contributors to 12th Street, the undergraduate journal of The Riggio Program: Writing and Democracy at The New School.
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Readings, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, A Night of Readings from 12th Street
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
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Readings, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Calling all mothers and daughters for a tribute to Joan Rivers written by daughter Melissa Rivers. The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation is not to be missed by fans of the late comedienne.
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Book Signings, May 04, 2015, 05/04/2015, Melissa Rivers signs copies of her book The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation
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Thupten Jinpa, highly acclaimed thought leader and the longtime English translator for the Dalai Lama, explores how powerful compassion can be, not just for others, but for our own wellbeing.
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Book Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Thupten Jinpa discusses his book  A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives
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A refreshingly candid and wickedly funny look at life’s second half from Everybody Loves Raymond star and comic Brad Garrett.
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Book Signings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Emmy-winning actor Brad Garrett signs copies of his book When the Balls Drop
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Wandering a post-pandemic world where she is strangely immune to a succession of killer diseases, Inez Fardo is hired to provide genetic material to a wealthy, grief-stricken mother. This experimental work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics bureaus and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the farms where much of the work is done.
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Book Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Carola Dibbell reads from herbook The Only Ones
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The empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life.
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Book Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, La La Anthony discusses her book The Power Playbook
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With: R.O. Kwon, Clancy Martin, Mary South, Deb Olin Unferth, and Lincoln Michel.
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Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Contributors read from Noon
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No Name Comedy/Variety Show producer Eric Vetter brings New York's best established and emerging authors and storytellers including Terri Mintz, Angel Yau, Mark Pagán and Dean Masello. Curated and co-hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo (FISH OUT OF AGUA: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, Citadel Press), the show will also include a "Magic Hat Open-Mic" where audience members can sign up for a chance at four minutes of stage time to share their own story.
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Open Mike Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Super Storytellers
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Bestselling author Richard Reeves provides an authoritative account of the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese-Americans and Japanese aliens during World War II.
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Book Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Richard Reeves reads from his book Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
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Join two acclaimed debut novelists who’ll read books that laugh, darkly, about war and empire. Viet Nguyen reads from his intense, ironic take on the Vietnam War: The Sympathizer. He’ll be joined by Alex Gilvarry, who’ll read from his novel about a Filipino fashion designer who mistakenly lands up in Gitmo.
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Book Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Writers Read: Viet Nguyen / Alex Gilvarry
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Bestselling author Jillian Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) launches her new Drawn and Quarterly graphic novel. With literary scout and Rookie staff writer Estelle Tang, and a signing to follow.
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Book Signings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Jillian Tamaki discusses her book SuperMutant Magic Academy
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Political commentator, former advisor to the McCain-Palin presidential campaign and The View's cohost Nicolle Wallace is interviewed by Bianna Golodryga, former Good Morning America co-anchor, about Wallace's novel.
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Book Readings, May 05, 2015, 05/05/2015, Nicolle Wallace reads from her book Madam President
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Alan Cumming is an actor and activist beyond eclectic. He plays Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, for which he received Golden Globe, Emmy, SAG and Satellite award nominations, and is currently reprising his Tony Award-winning role of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. Cumming is also Host of PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery and appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's Web Therapy. He has written for The New York Times, Newsweek, Harper’s Bazaar and Out.
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Book Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming discusses his book Not My Father's Son
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Bill Kreutzman will be in conversation with Benji Eisen from Rolling Stone magazine. Wristband event. Call the store for details.
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Book Signings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann signs copies of his book Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
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David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.
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Book Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, 2-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough discusses his book The Wright Brothers
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Eliza Kennedy will be reading from and discussing her debut novel, hailed by Gary Shteyngart as "the funniest book I've read all year."
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Book Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Eliza Kennedy reads from her book I Take You
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Rodrigo Toscano’s newest book of poetry is Deck of Deeds. His previous collection, Collapsible Poetics Theater, was a 2007 National Poetry Series Selection. Forthcoming from Fence Books in 2016 is Explosion Rocks Springfield. He was the recipient of a New York State Fellowship in Poetry. His poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Against Expression, Diasporic Avant Gardes, Poetic Voices Without Borders, Angels of the Americlypse, and Best American Poetry. His poetry has been translated into French, Dutch, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Norwegian. Toscano works for the Labor Institute in conjunction with the United Steelworkers, National Institute for Environmental Health Science, and National Day Laborers Network. He lives in the Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Jennifer Tamayo is a Colombian-born transnational artist and activist based in New York City. JT is the author of Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes (Switchback, 2011), POEMS ARE THE ONLY REAL BODIES (Bloof Books, 2013) and YOU DA ONE (Coconut 2014). Since 2010, JT has served as the Managing Editor for Futurepoem an independent NYC press publishing contemporary poetry and prose.
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Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Writers Read: Rodrigo Toscano / Josefina Tamayo
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The Ladies of Managua presents three tenacious women who, through loss, manage to forgive themselves their pasts and live their lives with love.
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Book Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Eleni Gage reads from her book The Ladies of Managua
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To kick off the Museum of Motherhood Bookfair, celebrate The Mom Egg Review with editor and poet Marjorie Tesser. The night will include readings from select contributors from the collection of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.
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Readings, May 06, 2015, 05/06/2015, Contributors read from The Mom Egg Review
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Swoosie Kurtz, award-winning theater, tv, and movie actress, reads from her memoir at this paperback launch event. She will then take questions from the audience and sign copies of her book. A multiple Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Drama Desk Award winner, Swoosie Kurtz is a Broadway icon whose work also includes movies like Liar, Liar, Dangerous Liaisons, Citizen Ruth, and the television hits Sisters, Pushing Daisies and Mike &amp; Molly.
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Book Readings, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Swoosie Kurtz, Tony- and Emmy-winning actor, reads from her book Part Swan, Part Goose
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The latest from Pulitzer Prize finalist Ron Padgett follows 2013's triumphant Collected Poems (winner of the LA Times Book Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize) with new poems that demonstrate how vital Padgett's skills as a poet remain, continuously reminding us that the world may be seen in a clearer and more generous light.
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Poetry Readings, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Ron Padgett reads from his book Alone and Not Alone
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Yona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York), which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. She is also the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in literary nonfiction from The Pittsburgh Foundation. Her poems can be found in jubilat, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, West Branch, and various journals and anthologies, including A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (Ed. Annie Finch). She lives in Pennsylvania, where she is Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh. Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of 14 collections of poetry, most recently City of Eternal Spring. His 12th collection, The Government of Nature, won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other honors include three Pushcart prizes in poetry, NEA and Pew fellowships, and a Fulbright appointment in 2002 to teach in Taiwan. Also a playwright, he received the PDI Award (1993), and his new play is GRIP. Afaa works in contemporary Chinese poetry as a translator and teaches at Simmons College and in the Drew University MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.
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Poetry Readings, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, Poetry: Afaa Michael Weaver / Yona Harvey
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This year's MHOF honors authors Ann Fessler and Amber Kinser by presenting selected readings, along with special guest poet Jennifer Edwards. This year's inductees demonstrated "Practical and Political Inspiration" in the area of maternal well-being.
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Readings, May 07, 2015, 05/07/2015, The Motherhood Hall of Fame
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Véronique Tadjo (Ivory Coast) is a writer, academic, artist and author of books for young people. The title of Tadjo’s latest novel is Loin de mon père. Rashidah Ismaili (Benin) is an essayist, poet, playwright, activist and conference convener. Ismaili’s new novel in linked stories is Autobiography of the Lower East Side.
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Readings, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Perspectives from African Writers: Véronique Tadjo / Rashidah Ismaili
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A program of readings performed by North African poets with English translation, moderated by Professor Deborah Kapchan of Performance Studies, Anthropology, and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.
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Poetry Readings, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, New Voices in North African Poetry
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Amaud Jamaul Johnson’s most recent book, “Darktown Follies,” (Tupelo Press, 2013) received the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, 2014. The debut collection from Parneshia Jones is “Vessel” (Milkweed Editions, April 2015). Ladan Osman’s first book “The Kitchen Dweller’s Testimony” (University of Nebraska Press, April 2015) won the 2014 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets.
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Poetry Readings, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Poetry: Amaud Jamaul Johnson / Parneshia Jones / Ladan Osman
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Spring students read their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
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Readings, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Creative Writing Program Undergraduate Reading
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Contributors Patty Chang Anker, Kathy Curto, Edward McCann, Barbara Patrick and Amy Wilson share their hilarious and heartbreaking essays from the powerful anthology based on Ann Imig's live-stage reading event Listen to Your Mother.
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Book Readings, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Contributors read from Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now
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The mission of Lamprophonic is to present and promote new voices in the New York writing community. They prepare a diverse and entertaining reading each month that demonstrates the quality and variety of emerging New York writers. In a typical reading, you'll hear poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and are open to anything that thoughtfully engages listeners.
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Readings, May 08, 2015, 05/08/2015, Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series
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Cookbook author, Huffington Post columnist and founder and CEO of MOMables Laura Fuentes discusses how making lunches at home is a great way to keep children healthy and how simple it is to prepare food that will be the envy of the lunch table.
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Book Readings, May 09, 2015, 05/09/2015, Laura Fuentes reads from her book The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet
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Susan Konig explores the funny side of motherhood while raising a toddler, two teenagers and one more somewhere in between in her third motherhood book. From the terrible 2s to puberty pangs, the kids will be fine - but can the parents survive?
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Book Readings, May 10, 2015, 05/10/2015, Susan Konig reads from her book Teenagers and Toddlers Are Trying to Kill Me!
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Join the book launch party and reading of the new translation of Robert Musil's small prose, Thought Flights, accompanied by Stephen Callahan reading from Seities, his collection of prose pieces in progress.
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Book Readings, May 10, 2015, 05/10/2015, Writers Read: Robert Musil / Stephen Callahan
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This electrifying, hypnotically beautiful debut spins dark suspense and literary fantasy into a mesmerizing story of survival.
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Book Readings, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Sophie Jaff reads from her book Love Is Red
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Psychologist blogger and parenting coach Dr. Laura Markham fosters emotional connections between parents and children in her new guide.
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Book Readings, May 11, 2015, 05/11/2015, Laura Markham reads from her book Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life
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The legendary New York Yankees catcher tells the incredible and unexpected story of his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game. Call store for details.
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Book Signings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Jorge Posada, former Yankees catcher, signs copies of his book The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes
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Welcome two-time World Series champion and Gold Glove winner Bengie Molina. He will be in conversation with co-author Joan Ryan to discuss his book.
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Book Signings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Bengie Molina, 2-time World Series champion, signs copies of his his book Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty
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Joanne Kyger is the author of over thirty books and chapbooks. She lives on the coast north of San Francisco and teaches at the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. Her most recent book On Time: Poems 2005–2014, published by City Lights, will be available in April 2015. Stephen Motika was born in Santa Monica, California, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn and Mileses, New York. His first book of poems, Western Practice, was published by Alice James Books in 2012. Motika is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman (2009) and the author of the poetry chapbooks In the Madrones (2011) and Arrival and at Mono (2007). Motika’s articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, BOMB, The Brooklyn Review, The Constant Critic, Eleven Eleven, Maggy, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Staging Ground, and Vanitas, among other publications.
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Poetry Readings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Joanne Kyger / Stephen Motika
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Join a discussion with novelist Lisa Grunwald and Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen Adler, the book's husband and wife co-authors.
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Book Readings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler read from their book The Marriage Book
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Ari Gold is the superagent character played by Jeremy Piven on the sitcom Entourage. This book is supposed to be written in the voice of the character. Since the actor didn't write his own dialogue, it's anybody's guess as to who shows up at this reading. Call the store for details.
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Book Readings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Book Presentation: The Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By
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Before Richard Goldstein was the editor at The Village Voice newsweekly at the height of its popularity and influence, he created the new world of rock journalism. At the same time he was discovering his "queer" feelings. He will read from his memoir and discuss the intersection between the 1960's world of rock music and queer liberation.
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Book Readings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Richard Goldstein reads from his book Another Little Piece of My Heart
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Featuring: Michael Heller, Rick Mullin, Daniel Shapiro, Anne Whitehouse
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Poetry Readings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, The Poets of Dos Madres Press
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A celebration of the life and work of poet Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), co-founder of the NYU Creative Writing Program. With Toi Derricote, Mark Doty, Jonathan Safran Foer, Robert Hass, Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mirah Kozodoy, Sharon Olds, Myra Shapiro, Gerald Stern, and C. K. Williams.
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Readings, May 12, 2015, 05/12/2015, Galway Kinnell Memorial Reading
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Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include Second Sight (1983), At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh and the Spirit (2010). A feature film about her work, What Remains, debuted to critical acclaim in 2006. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.
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Book Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Sally Mann discusses her book Hold Still
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
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Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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In a city known for its never-ending parties, Miami socialite Leigh Anatole White hosts the most extravagant party of them all.
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Book Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Lea Black reads from her book Red Carpets and White Lies
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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it.
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Book Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Sarah J. Maas reads from her book A Court of Thorns and Roses
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This talk reveals the range of ways authors incorporate recipes - whether the recipe flavors the story or the story serves to add spice to the recipe.
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Book Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Jennifer Cognard-Black discusses her book Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal
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Aileen Bordman shares the culinary and artistic world of Impressionist Claude Monet in her savory new book, featuring a foreword by actor Meryl Streep.
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Book Signings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Aileen Bordman signs copies of her book Monet's Palate Cookbook
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A powerful debut novel about a girl’s coming of age and how her sense of family, friendship, love, and belonging is profoundly shaped by war.
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Book Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Sara Novic reads from her book Girl at War
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The release of a the first poetry anthology by and for the hip-hop generation. Readings by Jose Olivarez. Angel Nafis, Sarah Blake, Aziza Barnes, Mahogany L. Browne, Joshua B. Bennett, Randall Horton, Adam Falkner, t’ai freedom ford, Safia Elhillo, and Paolo Javier. Hosted by editors Kevin Coval, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Nate Marshall.
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Poetry Readings, May 13, 2015, 05/13/2015, Contributors read from The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop
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Celebrate Calhoun School's Bookfair as Mark and Talia Kurlansky share their new cookbook which includes more than 250 recipes.
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Book Readings, May 14, 2015, 05/14/2015, Mark and Talia Kurlansky discuss their book International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World
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Acclaimed author Charles Dubow brings us a searing tale of love, passion and obsession, the story of one man's all-consuming desire for a beautiful, bewitching and elusive woman.
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Book Readings, May 14, 2015, 05/14/2015, Charles Dubow reads from his book Girl in the Moonlight
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Internationally renowned Chinese poet Xi Chuan talks with contemporary American writer, essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger about the poet's first collection to appear in English.
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Poetry Readings, May 15, 2015, 05/15/2015, Xi Chuan reads from his book Notes on the Mosquito
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Celebrate the culmination of the 8-week poetry workshop, The Art of Making Poems: Creation and Craft. Participants from the workshop will be reading from selections they created during the workshop. All are welcome.
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Poetry Readings, May 16, 2015, 05/16/2015, Poetry Reading
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A conversation with Thomas Hirschhorn and curator Yasmil Raymond will occur.
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Book Signings, May 16, 2015, 05/16/2015, Book Launch: Thomas Hirschhorn: Gramsci Monument
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Follow the title character as she navigates through her job, love and other uncomfortable social situations.
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Book Readings, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Issa Rae reads from her book The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
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Psychology and behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely, bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, discusses his latest work.
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Book Readings, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Dan Ariely reads from his book Irrationally Yours: On Missing Socks, Pickup Lines, and Other Existential Puzzles
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Readings, May 18, 2015, 05/18/2015, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Alexander Feldmann is a revered and sought-after performer whose prodigious talent, striking good looks and worldly charm prove irresistible to all who hear and encounter him. After years of searching he acquires a glorious cello, the Silver Swan, a rare Stradivarius masterpiece long lost to the world of music.
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Book Readings, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, Elena Delbanco reads from her book The Silver Swan
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Acclaimed novelist Lily King and debut writer Lauren Acampora discuss landscape, memory, the art of fiction and so much more in this special Discover Great New Writers event.
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Book Readings, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, Lauren Acampora reads from her book The Wonder Garden
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Featuring: Jason Schneiderman, Rachel Zucker, Wayne Koestenbaum
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Poetry Readings, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, 3 poets read their work
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A launch party of an anthology of everyday invocations by 64 authors, edited by Matthew Vollmer. With brief readings by Jaime Clarke, Catherine Lacey, J. Robert Lennon, Ariel Lown Lewiton, Robert Lopez, Courtney Maum, Rick Moody, Dawn Raffel, Joseph Salvatore, Benjamin Samuel and others.
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Book Readings, May 19, 2015, 05/19/2015, Contributors read from A Book of Uncommon Prayer
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Vivian Gornick is the bestselling author of the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments, a biography of Emma Goldman, and three essay collections: The Men in My Life, Approaching Eye Level, and The End of the Novel of Love, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Book Readings, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Vivian Gornick reads from her book The Odd Woman and the City
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The Real Housewives of New York City star with no-nonsense advice on dating and relationships.
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Book Signings, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Bethenny Frankel signs copies of her book I Suck at Relationships So You Don't Have To
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Vivian Gornick, author of Fierce Attachments, presents her newest book—a memoir in which she explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman. Writer Rochelle Gurstein joins Gornick in conversation.
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Book Readings, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Vivian Gornick reads from her book The Odd Woman and the City
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Meet Unity FM Radio's Main Street Vegan cohost Victoria Moran combines spirituality and nutrition in her new book.
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Book Readings, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Victoria Moran reads from her book The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion
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Reflections from Hell presents decades of Richard Lewis' "dark comedic premises," jokes and reflections that are fantastically illustrated by the remarkable art of Carl Titolo.
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Book Signings, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Richard Lewis signs copies of his book Reflections from Hell
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A reading featuring contributors Terese Svoboda, Rick Moody, Sam Allingham, Mary Morris, Sean H. Doyle, and others.
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Readings, May 20, 2015, 05/20/2015, Contributors read from No Tokens
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A woman who wants to be successful must make sacrifices, but how can she determine which ones she’ll be happy with five, ten, twenty years from now?
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Book Signings, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, TV host Mika Brzezinski signs copies of her book Grow Your Value
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Bereavement counselor and author of The Rules of Inheritance explores the afterlife in her latest book.
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Book Readings, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, Claire Bidwell Smith reads from her book After This: When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go?
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The evening will feature readings by nine writers: Lisa Armstrong, Cedrick Mendoza-Tolentino, Stephanie Miki Arndt, Dwyer Murphy, Zeeva Bukai, Belal Rafiq, Elysha Chang, Wil Weitzel, and Su-Yee Lin.
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Readings, May 21, 2015, 05/21/2015, Emerging Writers Fellows Reading
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Welcome YouTube star Mamrie Hart. Wristband event. Call the store for details.
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Book Signings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Mamrie Hart signs copies of her book You Deserve a Drink: Boozy Misadventures and Tales of Debauchery
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The overexposure of actor Nick Offerman continues unabated with this latest book of humor.
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Book Signings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Nick Offerman signs copies of his book Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
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Re Jane is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean-American debut novel that takes its heroine Jane Re on a journey from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul—and back.
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Book Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Patricia Park reads from her book Re Jane
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Exploring the multiple intersections between medicine and creativity, the current issue of Esopus features contributions from more than 60 artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, designers, curators, and medical professionals. For this evening, contributors including Nina Katchadourian, Will Sheff (Okkervil River), and others share work related to their contributions to the issue.
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Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Readings from Esopus 22: Medicine
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In 2006, Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called "To Write Love on Her Arms" about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression and self-injury. Now, for the first time, his writing is available in the form of a book.
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Book Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, Jamie Tworkowski reads from his book If You Feel Too Much: Thoughts on Things Found and Lost and Hoped For
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Featuring: James McCorkle, Clare Rossini, G.C. Waldrep, David Baker
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Poetry Readings, May 26, 2015, 05/26/2015, The Poets of Kenyon Review
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Hop in! It’s a cross-country trip with the popular filmmaker of Hairspray and Polyester.
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Book Signings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, John Waters signs copies of his book Carsick
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Love a good story? Sit back and relax as they read you a story or two.
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Readings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Story Time for Grown-Ups
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Webb, Navy SEAL sniper and New York Times bestselling author, offers his personal account of the eight friends and fellow SEALs who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Book Readings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Brandon Webb discusses his book Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy SEAL's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice
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Man of letters, political critic, public intellectual - Irving Howe was one of America’s most exemplary and embattled writers. A new collection of his essays reveals the depth and breadth of Howe’s enthusiasms and range over politics, literature, Judaism, and the tumults of American society. A panel which includes Howe’s daughter Nina Howe, American Jewish historian Tony Michels, and members of the Dissent editorial staff Paul Berman, and Sarah Leonard, discuss Howe’s legacy and influence.
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Book Readings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Nina Howe discusses the book A Voice Still Heard: Irving Howe
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic — a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.
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Book Signings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Neal Stephenson signs copies of his book Seveneves
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Sait Faik Abasiyanik’s stories celebrate the natural world and trace the plight of iconic characters in society: ancient coffeehouse proprietors and priests, dream-addled fishermen and poets of the Princes’ Isles, lovers and wandering minstrels of another time. Many stories are loosely autobiographical and deal with Sait Faik’s resistance to social convention, the relentless pace of westernization, and the slow but steady ethnic cleansing of his city.
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Book Readings, May 27, 2015, 05/27/2015, Translator Maureen Freely discuss the book A Useless Man
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Vivian Gornick introduces her memoir of self-discovery in the spirit of her previous work, Fierce Attachments.
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Book Readings, May 28, 2015, 05/28/2015, Vivian Gornick reads from her book The Odd Woman and the City
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Book Expo America, Global Market Forum Honors China, featuring Feng Tang in a conversation with author Xu Zechen and writer-critic Luc Sante about Xu's novel.
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Book Readings, May 29, 2015, 05/29/2015, Xu Zechen reads from his book Running Through Beijing
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The dark side of ambition threatens to stamp out a young woman's freedom — and sanity — as she races against her own body in Tracy O'Neill's debut novel. A story about obsession, individuality, and growing up, it is set against the dramatic backdrop of the weird, glittering world of figure skating.
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Book Readings, June 04, 2015, 06/04/2015, Tracy O'Neill reads from her book The Hopeful
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In 1987 Detroit, twenty-one-year-old Angie passes time working in a mall and watching sitcoms with her mom. But beneath the surface, she is consumed by thoughts of her sister’s death years earlier in Nigeria. Ella introduces Angie to Black Power and a vision of returning to Africa.
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Book Readings, June 15, 2015, 06/15/2015, Bridgett M. Davis reads from her book Into the Go-Slow
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Paulette Livers, Dylan Landis, and Rebecca Makkai come together to read from and discuss their new books, Cementville (Livers), Rainey Royal (Landis), Music for Wartime, and The Hundred-Year House (Makkai).
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Book Readings, June 23, 2015, 06/23/2015, Writers Read: Paulette Livers / Dylan Landis / Rebecca Makkai
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A novel about what happens when you are totally unknown to yourself.
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Book Readings, July 20, 2015, 07/20/2015, Fiona Maazel reads from her book What Kind of a Man
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The remarkable tale of a childhood steeped in doomed dogma.
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Book Readings, August 17, 2015, 08/17/2015, Said Sayrafiezadeh reads from his book Brief Encounters with the Enemy
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