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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!

Author Reading | The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach


Welcome Stephen and Jessica Rose, the owners of the beloved Nashville-based Peach Truck, and their new cookbook. A warm and stylish Southern cookbook, The Peach Truck Cookbook celebrates all things peach in 100 fresh and flavorful recipes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 25
6:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, June 25, 2019, 06/25/2019, The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach

Author Reading | The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World


Adam Waytz, in conversation with Emily Witt (staff writer at The New Yorker) on his book. Waytz is an award-winning social psychologist and associate professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 25
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, June 25, 2019, 06/25/2019, The Power of Human: How Our Shared Humanity Can Help Us Create a Better World

Author Reading | Heels of Steel: The Queen of New York Construction


She’s shattering the glass ceiling one building at a time. Bridget Steele’s father taught her two things: how to build and how to fight. With those skills, she created her own company and began building for New York City’s elite. Often the only woman in the room, she’s faced sexism, corruption and harassment, but armed with her designer hard hat and steel-toed stilettos, she’s up for any challenge. Bridget figured out quickly she had to be ten times better just to be considered equal.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 25
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 25, 2019, 06/25/2019, Heels of Steel: The Queen of New York Construction

Poetry Reading | Stonewall Legacy Poetry Reading


With: Francisco Aragón, Chase Berggrun, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Michael Broder, Guillermo Filice Castro, Steven Cordova, r. erica doyle, Alan Felsenthal, t’ai freedom ford, David Groff, JP Howard, Donika Kelly, Michael Klein, Dean Kostos, Joan Larkin, Timothy Liu, Charan P. Morris, Zachary Pace, Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes, Jason Schneiderman, Elaine Sexton, Daniel Shapiro, LB Thompson, Don Yorty
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jun 25
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, June 25, 2019, 06/25/2019, Stonewall Legacy Poetry Reading

Author Reading | 3 Authors Discuss and Read Their Topical Novels


With: -- Casey Barrett, Against Nature: A Duck Darley Novel #2 -- Catherine Cusset, Life of David Hockney -- Angie Kim, Miracle Creek Hosted by Stephanie Jimenez, Writer, They Could Have Named Her Anything
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 26
12:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, 3 Authors Discuss and Read Their Topical Novels

Reading | Bellevue Literary Review Reading


Bellevue Literary Review, a journal of humanity and human experience published by the Division of Medical Humanities at NYU Langone Health, creatively explores the intersection of medicine and literature through poetry, fiction, and essays. To celebrate the publication of BLR’s latest issue, editor-in-chief Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings featuring writers from the issue.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 26
6:00 pm

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Readings, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, Bellevue Literary Review Reading

Author Reading | The Dictionary As Data: What The Online Dictionary Tells Us About English


What makes a person look up a word? When do you use a dictionary? Looking up a word in the dictionary is an intimate act for each of us as individuals, but the words sought by millions of users put together tell us a surprising story about the English language. Peter Sokolowski presents this fascinating insight into language and popular culture. By watching trends of lookups on a heavily consulted online dictionary, lexicographers track which entries are being consulted at any given moment. Some words are perennial sources of curiosity, while others show spikes of interest triggered by news from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports. Some words express the general mood of the culture; others reflect a poignant specificity. At the same time, this Web traffic tells a story about the changing business of dictionaries--and what is expected of a dictionary in the 21st century. Peter Sokolowski is Editor at Large at Merriam-Webster. He has written definitions for many of Merriam-Webster’s dictionaries, is active as a blogger, podcaster, and speaker on language, and has served as pronouncer for spelling bees worldwide. He was named among TIME's 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 26
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, The Dictionary As Data: What The Online Dictionary Tells Us About English

Author Reading | Find Someone to Love: A Young Optician


Set in the surprisingly charming world of New York City opticians, Find Someone to Love follows Priya, a young optician working for a Queens practice full of characters. There’s Sam, whose life revolves around his store, 20/20. There’s Ed, who always loves a good snack and has a mysterious past. And then there is Dr. Bello, who is a colorful woman, to say the least.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 26
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, Find Someone to Love: A Young Optician

Author Reading | Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business


Drag celebrates the fabulous current and historical influence of drag, and its talented and inspiring performers. Since man first walked the Earth...in heels, no other art form has wielded as unique an influence on pop culture as Drag. Drag artists have now sashayed their way to snatch the crowns as the Queens of mainstream entertainment. Through informative and witty essays chronicling over 100 years of drag, Frank Decaro's readers will embark on a Priscilla-like journey through pop culture, from television shows like The Milton Berle Show, Bosom Buddies, and RuPaul's Drag Race, films like Some Like It Hot, To Wong Foo..., and Tootsie, and Broadway shows like Hedwig and the Angry Inch, La Cage aux Folles, and Kinky Boots. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 26
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, Drag: Combing Through the Big Wigs of Show Business

Reading | Shameless: 6 Gay Writers on Pride and Idfentity


Now in its eighth year, this annual event presents six queer writers performing readings that celebrate Pride and queer identity in all its variations of love, sex, joy, and community. Hosted by Melissa Febos (Whip Smart; Abandon Me). Starring: t'ai freedom ford Hafizah Geter Grace Lavery T Kira Madden Rakesh Satyal
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jun 26
7:00 pm

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Readings, June 26, 2019, 06/26/2019, Shameless: 6 Gay Writers on Pride and Idfentity

Author Reading | Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn’s Beloved Ballpark


Society for American Baseball Research Ron Gabriel Award-winning author John Zinn talks about his new biography spotlighting Charles Ebbets! Ebbets was as vital a figure as there was in Major League Baseball’s Deadball Era, organizing four pennant-winning clubs and developing one of the most profitable franchises in the game—while building two state-of-the-art ballparks in Brooklyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 27
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Charles Ebbets: The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn&rsquo;s Beloved Ballpark

Author Reading | We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation


An empowering and fabulously graphic introduction to the history of the fight for queer liberation. Combining exhaustively researched narrative with meticulously curated photographs, the book traces queer activism from its roots in late-19th-century Europe, to the pivotal Stonewall Riots of 1969, to the gender warriors leading the charge today. With images from 70+ photographers, this inclusive book enables us to truly see queer history unlike anything before, with glimpses of activism in the decades before and after Stonewall, family life, marches, protests, celebrations, mourning, and Pride celebrations.With authors Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 27
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Author Readings, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation

Author Reading | Reinventing Jenna Rose: A Multi-Generational Family Saga 


Joni Marie Iraci's book is a multi-generational family saga and legal thriller in the voice of a young woman on a courageous solo journey. A sad, funny, quirky novel, infused with humor and literary references.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 27
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Reinventing Jenna Rose: A Multi-Generational Family Saga&nbsp;

Author Reading | The Plague War: America's War on AIDS in Africa


Emily Bass previews her forthcoming book, The Plague War—the first history of America's war on AIDS in Africa. Since 2003, America’s war on AIDS in Africa has been fought and financed primarily through the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, which was launched by George W. Bush in the same State of the Union address in which he declared war on Iraq. PEPFAR has been been reauthorized three times, under both the Obama and Trump Administrations, and has sustained bipartisan support across eight Congresses. It is also the product of one of the most successful anti-capitalist global activist movements in the 21st century.  Emily Bass, who has has been covering PEPFAR since its inception, will tell the story of the activism, terrorism, radicalism and patriotism that launched the war against a virus which has been called the most successful American foreign aid since the Marshall Plan.  Bass has spent more than twenty years writing about and working on HIV/AIDS in America and East and Southern Africa. Her writing has appeared numerous publications, including Esquire, The Lancet, Ms., n+1, Out, POZ, Slice, and has received notable mention in Best American Essays. The Plague War is forthcoming from PublicAffairs Press in 2020. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 27
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, The Plague War: America's War on AIDS in Africa

Author Reading | New York's Original Penn Station: The Rise and Fall of an American Landmark


After decades of looking for a way to connect passengers directly to Manhattan, the Pennsylvania Railway accomplished what few had imagined: building tunnels underneath the Hudson and East rivers. This book chronicles the story of Penn Station from the laying of the first tracks to its demise in the early 20th century when it was torn down. Through its destruction, the historic preservation movement was born. Using original interviews with experts, archival & documentary research, and historic photos, author Paul Kaplan brings new life to one of America's most beloved buildings. This talk highlights the unlikely story of a building that was once one of the most beautiful stations in the world, "built for the ages" --but lasted only 52 years. Paul will show photos of the original Penn Station as well as of its planners and architects, and will link the preservation movement that emerged to modern day efforts like those of the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy's aim to save historic synagogues. Since this presentation is being held in a very historic synagogue, following the talk, you will have the opportunity to view the sanctuary, a thriving, engaged and welcoming Modern Orthodox Jewish community in the heart of the East Village, originally St. Marks Lutheran Church, spiritual home of the German congregation that lost 1,000 parishioners in the General Slocum disaster.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 27
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, New York's Original Penn Station: The Rise and Fall of an American Landmark

Open Mike | Open Flame: Comedy Open Mic


Hosted by Sam Campbell, Simone Leitner, and Peter Valenti, Open Flame is a comedy open mic where LGBTQ+ voices can practice new material and experiment alongside some of the funniest up and coming queer comedians in New York City! They're back for Pride month summer for more giggles and giving back!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jun 27
7:00 pm

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Open Mikes, June 27, 2019, 06/27/2019, Open Flame: Comedy Open Mic

Author Reading | Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture


When communities identify and interrupt systemic violence, prioritize the needs of those harmed, and hold a circle of belonging that humanizes everyone, they create a foundation that can begin to resist and repair the harms inflicted by patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. Emerging from insights in gender studies, race theory, and psychology, and influenced by contemporary social movements, Nora Samaran's Turn This World Inside Out engages today’s crucial questions, helping move us beyond seemingly intractable barriers to collective change.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Jun 28
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 28, 2019, 06/28/2019, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture

Poetry Reading | Queer Harlem: A Celebration Of Pride In The Harlem Renaissance


A film & literary journey through the Harlem Renaissance honoring the Queer writers and poets that paved the way. Event curated & hosted by Derrick L. Middleton. Program: 12:00-1:00pm- Film Screening; Looking for Langston (1989), 45 min. 1:00-2:00pm- Intermission (Light Refreshments will be served) 2:00-4:00pm- Live Readings by Phillip Williams, Timothy DuWhite & JP Howard followed by Q&A.  Phillip B. Williams is the author of Thief in the Interior, winner of the 2017 Kate Tufts Discovery Award and a 2017 Lambda Literary award. Phillip was finalist for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature (Poetry), the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in poetry, and a Thom Gunn Award from the Publishing Triangle. JP Howard’s debut poetry collection, SAY/MIRROR (The Operating System), was a Lambda Literary finalist. She is also the author of bury your love poems here (Belladonna*) and co-editor of Sinister Wisdom Journal Black Lesbians--We Are the Revolution! (2018). Timothy DuWhite is a writer, poet, playwright, performance artist, and activist. His work is both brave and exhilarating, and directly addresses difficult and controversial issues such as HIV, state sanctioned violence, racism, and queerness. His writing and poetry can be found in The Rumpus, The Root, Afropunk, Black Youth Project, The Grio, and elsewhere. Derrick L. Middleton is a black queer filmmaker, performance artist and writer. He uses different mediums of art to deconstruct toxic stereotypes of black masculinity. His directorial debut Shape Up: Gay in the Black Barbershop world premiered at President Barack Obama's White House in 2016 where it was awarded Best Documentary Short by "The March on Washington Film Festival".
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 29
12:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, June 29, 2019, 06/29/2019, Queer Harlem: A Celebration Of Pride In The Harlem Renaissance

Author Reading | Final Hearing: Awarded Writer Discusses His Writing


"What would you do if the older brother that you looked up to was set up, indicted, and convicted for a crime he didn't commit? In a fit of anger, you too became a convicted felon. Vincent Cochran, the current Bronx city councilman twice suspected in the deaths of a much loved political couple. His younger brother Reggie, a novice to politics but understandably loyal and revengeful towards anyone out to malign Vincent. Together they are the defendants in two legal dramas that were dubbed "The Bribe & Burn Trials". It is those trials and the before and after, sprinkled with a healthy eclectic dose of cast and characters that make up a thoroughly engaging novel Final Hearing. An adventure in life, sibling affection, and unforeseen real life emotion." Writer Oscar Sanders is the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Awards, Poet of the Year, NYCHA NAACP Just Read Award Winner 2016 for Fiction (Final Hearing), and La Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival Winner 2016 (Final Hearing).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jun 29
2:00 pm

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Author Readings, June 29, 2019, 06/29/2019, Final Hearing: Awarded Writer Discusses His Writing

Author Reading | Monitoring the Movies: The Fight Over Film Censorship in Early Twentieth-Century Urban America


As movies took the country by storm in the early twentieth century, Americans argued fiercely about whether municipal or state authorities should step in to control what people could watch when they went to movie theaters, which seemed to be springing up on every corner. Many who opposed the governmental regulation of film conceded that some entity—boards populated by trusted civic leaders, for example—needed to safeguard the public good. The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, a civic group founded in New York City in 1909, emerged as a national cultural chaperon well suited to protect this emerging form of expression from state incursions. With author Jennifer Tronc.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jul 1
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 01, 2019, 07/01/2019, Monitoring the Movies: The Fight Over Film Censorship in Early Twentieth-Century Urban America

Author Reading | Bunny: Outsider Discovers A Local Club Of The Rich Girls


Samantha Heather Mackey is an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England’s Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is repelled by the twee rich girls that make up her class—they all refer to each other as “Bunny.” When Samantha receives an invitation to their fabled “Smut Salon,” she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult. Author Mona Awad will be in conversation with Laura Sims, poet and author of Looker. Mona Awad is a Canadian novelist and short-story writer. Her debut book, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, a novel (structured using linked short stories) about a woman's lifelong struggle with body image issues, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016.  Her short fiction and non-fiction writing has been published in magazines including McSweeney's, The Walrus, Joyland, Post Road, St. Petersburg Review, and Maisonneuve.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jul 1
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 01, 2019, 07/01/2019, Bunny: Outsider Discovers&nbsp;A Local Club Of The Rich Girls

Author Reading | Girls Like Us: When the Prime Suspect is Dad


From the celebrated author of Cristina Alger, worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jul 2
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 02, 2019, 07/02/2019, Girls Like Us: When the Prime Suspect is Dad

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring a writing instrument and 25 copies of your poem ( if you have one). Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 3
3:30 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, July 03, 2019, 07/03/2019, Poetry Workshop

Author Reading | Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone


Democracies exist around the world, yet the institution seems to be in crisis everywhere we look. With rising inequality and xenophobia worldwide, the ideal of government "by and for the people," might be facing extinction. In Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone, Astra Taylor argues that true democracy has never really existed. Weaving together history, critical theory, storytelling, and interviews, Taylor asks us to consider if democracy is a means or an end. Can the outcome we desire, whether it's peace, prosperity, equality, or liberty, be achieved without democracy? What does it mean to rule and who counts as "the people"?  Taylor is the author of the American Book Award-winning People’s Platform, a documentary filmmaker (What Is Democracy, Žižek!, and Examined Life), and contributing editor at The Baffler. She will be joined in conversation by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, senior editor at The Nation magazine and the author of The Cosmopolites: The Coming of the Global Citizen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 3
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 03, 2019, 07/03/2019, Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone

Author Reading | Lame Brains & Lunatics: The Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten of Silent Comedy


Silent film comedy was a fortuitous combination of art and technology, where the physical comedy skills and artistry passed down from the Commedia dell'Arte, English music hall, and American vaudeville were captured for posterity by the newly created motion picture camera. While the Chaplins, Keatons, and Laurel & Hardys are still remembered and celebrated, Steve Massa's book profiles unsung practitioners such as Billie Ritchie, Marcel Perez, Lige Conley, and George Rowe.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jul 8
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 08, 2019, 07/08/2019, Lame Brains & Lunatics: The Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten of Silent Comedy

Author Reading | 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism


Recounting past experiences with discrimination, harassment, and assault from childhood to the present, Chavisa Woods provides personal evidence that sexual violence and discrimination are not just one-time occurrences, but part of the structure of women's lives. Chavisa Woods is the author of the short story collection Things to Do When You're Goth in the Country and the novel The Albino Album. She was the recipient of the Cobalt Prize for fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for fiction. In 2018 Woods was the recipient of the Kathy Acker Award for Writing and the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novelette.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jul 8
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 08, 2019, 07/08/2019, 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism

Author Reading | When Brooklyn Was Queer: A Forgotten History


The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. With author Hugh Ryan.
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Mon, Jul 8
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Author Readings, July 08, 2019, 07/08/2019, When Brooklyn Was Queer: A Forgotten History

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: Oni Buchanan Adam Giannelli Rob Schlegel Sarah V. Schweig
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Tue, Jul 9
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, July 09, 2019, 07/09/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work

Author Reading | 4 Novelists Read from Their Thrillers


With: Peter D. Johnston, Weapons of Peace Deborah Goodrich Royce, Finding Mrs. Ford Stuart Turton, The 7-1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Kate White, Such a Perfect Wife Hosted by Kris Frieswick, Journalist and Author, The Ghost Manuscript
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Wed, Jul 10
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 10, 2019, 07/10/2019, 4 Novelists Read from Their Thrillers

Author Reading | The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics


For over a century Wisconsin had been known for its progressive ideas and government. But following a Republican sweep of the state’s government in 2010, Wisconsin’s democratic heritage was weakened, and the state swung right for the first time in 30 years in the 2016 presidential election. In The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics, journalist and former Wisconsinite Dan Kaufman shows how the state’s progressive tradition was usurped. He traces the history that made Wisconsin so widely admired: the work of celebrated politicians, socialists, conservationists, and the state’s Native American tribes. He then demonstrates how Governor Scott Walker's strategy pitted citizens against one another so powerful corporations and wealthy donors could better take control of state government, dismantling laws protecting voting rights, labor unions, the environment, and public education. He then highlights the current efforts of those fighting to reclaim Wisconsin’s progressive legacy against the odds. Kaufman will be joined in conversation by William Finnegan,  staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the memoir Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.
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Wed, Jul 10
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 10, 2019, 07/10/2019, The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics

Author Reading | Circus: A Comeback Recital


For five years, concert pianist Theo Mangrove has been living at his family’s home in East Kill, New York, recovering from a nervous breakdown that derailed his career, and attempting to relieve his relentless polysexual appetite in the company of male hustlers, random strangers, music students, his aunt, and occasionally his wife. As he prepares for a comeback recital in Aigues-Mortes, a walled medieval town in southern France, he becomes obsessed with the idea that the Italian circus star Moira Orfei must join him there to perform alongside him. With author Wayne Koestenbaum.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 10
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 10, 2019, 07/10/2019, Circus: A Comeback Recital

Author Reading | Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America


This is the riveting true story of the murder and trial that sparked a national debate on madness, male honor, female virtue, fidelity, and the rule of law. Bestselling author Chris DeRose (The Presidents’ War) uses diary entries, letters, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness testimonies to bring the characters to thrilling life in this antebellum true crime history.
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Wed, Jul 10
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 10, 2019, 07/10/2019, Star Spangled Scandal: Sex, Murder, and the Trial that Changed America

Reading | Literature Out Loud: What's New in American Poetry 2018-2019?


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! Read aloud, enact, and discuss passages of classic and contemporary literature from across the globe. This month's theme is Classic and Contemporary American Poetry. This session, discover and discuss the newest American poetry published. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jul 11
1:00 pm

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Readings, July 11, 2019, 07/11/2019, Literature Out Loud: What's New in American Poetry 2018-2019?

Author Reading | Marshsong: Kids with an Appetite for Destruction


Nato Thompson, author of two non-fiction books of cultural criticism, releases an urban fantasy book. The book, set in a world colliding between industrial revolution and gentrifying 21st century, follows two children whose appetite for destruction is only rivaled by the growing force of capitalism and technology.
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Thu, Jul 11
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 11, 2019, 07/11/2019, Marshsong: Kids with an Appetite for Destruction

Author Reading | No Thanks: Black, Female, and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone


Host of the cutting edge podcast Unchained. Unbothered, Keturah Kendrick will read from her debut collection of essays. A witty and insightful tribute to the free black woman who places herself in the center of her life, Kendrick will be interviewed by a fellow black feminist on themes in the book. Q&A with the audience will follow.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 13
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 13, 2019, 07/13/2019, No Thanks: Black, Female, and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone

Author Reading | The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film


For the fiftieth anniversary of the film, W.K. Stratton's definitive history of the making of The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the American Film Institute.
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Mon, Jul 15
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 15, 2019, 07/15/2019, The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film

Author Reading | The New Girl: A Stunning New Thriller


From bestselling author Daniel Silva comes a stunning new thriller of vengeance, deception, and betrayal. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Mon, Jul 15
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 15, 2019, 07/15/2019, The New Girl: A Stunning New Thriller

Poetry Reading | 5 Poets Read Their Work


With: P. Scott Cunningham Ysabel Y. Gonzalez Joe Jiménez Orlando Ricardo Menes Heidi Andrea Restrepo Rhodes
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Tue, Jul 16
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, July 16, 2019, 07/16/2019, 5 Poets Read Their Work

Author Reading | Pulitzer Winner Colson Whitehead Reads from His Book The Nickel Boys


In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jul 16
7:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, July 16, 2019, 07/16/2019, Pulitzer Winner Colson Whitehead Reads from His Book The Nickel Boys

Author Reading | 5 Authors Read from Their Summer Books


With: Basil Hero, The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon Katherine Howe, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs Justin Kuritzkes, Famous People Felicity McLean, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone Anna Pitoniak, Necessary People Hosted by Meryl Moss, Meryl Moss Media and BookTrib Founder
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Wed, Jul 17
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, 5 Authors Read from Their Summer Books

Author Reading | Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City


In Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City, Clarence Taylor explores the movements and the individuals who waged campaigns to end police abuse against people of color from the 1940s to today: the black church, the black press, black communists, and civil rights activists. They fought through politics, in the streets, and in the city’s courtrooms. Taylor argues that the only solution is a radical reduction of police domination of New York’s black citizens.  Clarence Taylor is Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.  He has written and edited six books including The Black Churches of Brooklyn, Knocking at Our Own Door: Milton A. Galamison and the Struggle to Integrate New York City Schools, and Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights and the New York City Teachers Union.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jul 17
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, Fight the Power: African Americans and the Long History of Police Brutality in New York City

Author Reading | George Marshall: Defender of the Republic


The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall—America’s most distinguished soldier–statesman since George Washington—whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. With author David Roll.
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Wed, Jul 17
7:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, George Marshall: Defender of the Republic

Author Reading | This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community—A Life in Streetwear


The story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand. Hear how Bobby Kim a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds emerged as one of streetwear’s most prominent faces and voices, his early life growing up as one of the only Asian American kids in a mostly white and Latino community with artistic aspirations, and how The Hundreds founding by a group of outsiders is truly the story of streetwear culture.
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Wed, Jul 17
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, This Is Not a T-Shirt: A Brand, a Culture, a Community&mdash;A Life in Streetwear

Author Reading | What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal


When E. Jean Carroll--the lively author of Ask E. Jean in Elle Magazine--realized that her eight million readers all seemed to have one thing in common (problems caused by men), she hit the road. Crisscrossing the country from Vermont to Louisiana, she asks women a crucial question: what do we need men for?
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Wed, Jul 17
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 17, 2019, 07/17/2019, What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal

Open Mike | Poetry, short stories, and more


An evening of poetry in an Open Mic-setting. An open mic or open mike (derived from the expression "open microphone") is a live show at a coffeehouse, nightclub, comedy club, strip club, institution or pub at which audience members who are amateur performers or professionals who want to try out new material or plug an upcoming show are given the opportunity to perform onstage.
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Fri, Jul 19
2:00 pm

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Open Mikes, July 19, 2019, 07/19/2019, Poetry, short stories, and more

Author Reading | Robert Murray: Sculpture


The first-ever monograph of renowned abstract sculptor Robert Murray is a fascinating retrospective of the artist’s career. Spanning six decades, Robert Murray: Sculpture includes photographs of nearly two hundred works, seen in galleries, museums, and private collections, at public outdoor exhibitions, in his studios, and in the workshops of his fabricators. Author Jonathan D. Lippincott will give a presentation discussing Murray’s process of working with fabricators and foundries, issues of public art and the siting of sculpture, Murray’s early years, his close friendship with Barnett Newman and relationships with other artists, his lifelong interest in flying, and more, insightfully illuminating both the work and the life of his remarkable sculptor. Jonathan D. Lippincott is the author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s. Associate director of the non-profit publisher Library of American Landscape History, he also works independently as art director and designer on illustrated books about architecture, landscape, and fine art. He has written about art for The Paris Review Daily, On-Verge, and Tether: A Journal of Art, Literature, and Culture, and curated shows including the eightieth-anniversary exhibition for American Abstract Artists.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jul 20
2:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 20, 2019, 07/20/2019, Robert Murray: Sculpture

Author Reading | Cecil B. DeMille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture 1910-1960


David Blanke's book uses the long and profitable career of Cecil B. DeMille to track the evolution of Classical Hollywood and its influence on emerging mass commercial culture in the US. DeMille’s success rested on how well his films presumed a broad consensus in the American public—expressed through consumer hedonism, faith, and an “exceptional” national history—which merged seamlessly with the efficient production methods developed by the largest integrated studios.
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Mon, Jul 22
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 22, 2019, 07/22/2019, Cecil B. DeMille, Classical Hollywood, and Modern American Mass Culture 1910-1960

Author Reading | 2 Debut Novels: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone / The Darwin Affair


Debut novelists Felicity McLean and Tim Mason meet for a double-feature book discussion. They will be in conversation with critically acclaimed author Ivy Pochoda.
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Mon, Jul 22
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 22, 2019, 07/22/2019, 2 Debut Novels: The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone / The Darwin Affair

Author Reading | Trust First: A True Story About the Power of Giving People Second Chances


Over the past 20 years, Bruce Deel has helped over 20,000 people in the most dangerous zip code of Atlanta escape the cycle of homelessness, joblessness, and drug abuse. In these powerful true stories about the men and women who fell through the cracks in our social services system, he shows the power of radical trust to change lives. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Mon, Jul 22
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 22, 2019, 07/22/2019, Trust First: A True Story About the Power of Giving People Second Chances

Author Reading | The Revolution Of 28'


Author Robert Chiles explores the career of New York governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith, peering into Smith's work and uncovers a distinctive strain of American progressivism that resonated among urban, ethnic, working-class Americans in the early twentieth century. Chiles charts the rise of that idiomatic progressivism during Smith's early years as a state legislator through his time as governor of the Empire State in the 1920s, before proceeding to a revisionist narrative of the 1928 presidential campaign, exploring the ways in which Smith's gubernatorial progressivism was presented to a national audience. Robert Chiles has published pieces in popular and scholarly publications including Newsday, The Washington Post, The Albany Times Union, Environmental History, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, New York History, and North Dakota History; and in 2019 he became an editor of the New York History journal.
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Tue, Jul 23
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 23, 2019, 07/23/2019, The Revolution Of 28'

Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Read Their Work


With: Kayleb Rae Candrilli Tyree Daye Vanessa Angélica Villarreal
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Tue, Jul 23
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, July 23, 2019, 07/23/2019, 3 Poets Read Their Work

Author Reading | Brazen and the Beast: The Bareknuckle Bastards Book II


Bestselling Author Sarah MacLean returns with the next book in the Bareknuckle Bastards series about three brothers bound by a secret that they cannot escape—and the women who bring them to their knees.
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Tue, Jul 23
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 23, 2019, 07/23/2019, Brazen and the Beast: The Bareknuckle Bastards Book II

Author Reading | Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show


The usual take is that Las Vegas destroyed Elvis Presley, leading him to drugs, boredom, and erratic stage behavior until his fatal overdose. But Richard Zoglin argues that Vegas is where the King of Rock n' Roll resurrected his career, reinvented himself as a performer, and created the most exciting show in Vegas history.
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Tue, Jul 23
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 23, 2019, 07/23/2019, Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show

Poetry Reading | The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray


Bella Thorne’s collection of illuminating and inspiring poems chronicles her personal struggles, relationships, and wild-child lifestyle, all with her trademark wit and wisdom.
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Tue, Jul 23
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, July 23, 2019, 07/23/2019, The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray

Author Reading | 6 Romance Writers Read from Their Books


With: Cheris Hodges, Strategic Seduction Sabrina Jeffries, Project Duchess (Duke Dynasty, Book 1) Abby Jimenez, The Friend Zone Tracey Livesay, Love Will Always Remember (Shades of Love, Book 3) Jessie Mihalik, Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion, Book 1) Kristin Rockaway, How to Hack a Heartbreak Hosted by Maureen Lee Lenker, Romance Columnist, Entertainment Weekly
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Wed, Jul 24
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 24, 2019, 07/24/2019, 6 Romance Writers Read from Their Books

Author Reading | Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution


Air pollution prematurely kills seven million people every year, including over a hundred thousand Americans. It is linked to strokes, heart attacks, cancers, dementia, and premature birth. In Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution, Beth Gardiner travels the world from the halls of power in Washington, D.C. to the U.K., Poland, and India, exposing the political decisions and economic forces that have kept us breathing dirty air. In the United States, air is far cleaner than it once was. But advances have failed to keep up with science, which indicates that even lower pollution levels are causing damage, and deregulation stands to put decades of progress at risk. In other parts of the world where pollution is far worse, nations are scrambling to replicate the achievements of the former standard bearer, the US Environmental Protection Agency. While the future is far from certain, Choked shows that we hold the power to build a cleaner, healthier future: one in which breathing is safe for all. Beth Gardiner is a London-based journalist whose writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, Time, and Smithsonian, and she has provided commentary on MSNBC, the BBC and Britain's Sky News.
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Wed, Jul 24
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 24, 2019, 07/24/2019, Choked: Life and Breath in the Age of Air Pollution

Author Reading | How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them


Fascist politics are running rampant in America today—and spreading around the world. Yale philosopher Jason Stanley identifies the ten pillars of fascist politics, and charts their horrifying rise and deep history.
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Wed, Jul 24
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 24, 2019, 07/24/2019, How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them

Poetry Reading | The New York City Poetry Festival


Every year on the last weekend of July, The Poetry Society of New York invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to The New York City Poetry Festival, a weekend-long event located on the pastoral lawns of Governors Island. The festival features poets from over 75 poetry organizations on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and other poetic festivities. One major highlight of the festival each year is its Youth Poetry Festival, which offers children and young adults the opportunity to participate in interactive writing games, to generate new work, and to perform their work on stage alongside some of the greatest living writers. This year the festival is honored to welcome two time poetry laureate Robert Pinsky to the island, along with over 250 other writers of all shapes and sizes. By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye.
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Sat, Jul 27
11:00 am

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Poetry Readings, July 27, 2019, 07/27/2019, The New York City Poetry Festival

Poetry Reading | La Casita: Poetry and Music


Through poetry, music, and stories, a powerful community of artist-activists give voice to the everyday heroes working to uphold and extend LGBTQ, women’s, civil, immigrant, and human rights. Poetry: Dakota Camacho, Rashidah Ismaili, Enriqueta Lunez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Willie Perdomo, Julian Randall, Peggy Robles, Sonia Sanchez, Matthew Shenoda, and Yolanda Wisher Music: Chief Joseph Chatoyer Garifuna Folkloric Ballet, Kelsey Pyro, Lone Piñon, Nina Dilet & The Mysphitz, and Raye Zaragoza MC: Baba Israel
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Sat, Jul 27
1:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, July 27, 2019, 07/27/2019, La Casita: Poetry and Music

Poetry Reading | The New York City Poetry Festival


Every year on the last weekend of July, The Poetry Society of New York invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to The New York City Poetry Festival, a weekend-long event located on the pastoral lawns of Governors Island. The festival features poets from over 75 poetry organizations on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and other poetic festivities. One major highlight of the festival each year is its Youth Poetry Festival, which offers children and young adults the opportunity to participate in interactive writing games, to generate new work, and to perform their work on stage alongside some of the greatest living writers. This year the festival is honored to welcome two time poetry laureate Robert Pinsky to the island, along with over 250 other writers of all shapes and sizes. By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye.
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Sun, Jul 28
11:00 am

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Poetry Readings, July 28, 2019, 07/28/2019, The New York City Poetry Festival

Author Reading | 3 Authors Read Their Work


Curated by Greenlight Bookstore of Fort Greene, the evening will feature readings by Franny Choi, Willie Perdomo, and Jennie Xie.
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Mon, Jul 29
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 29, 2019, 07/29/2019, 3 Authors Read Their Work

Poetry Reading | 7 Poets Read Their Work


With: George Abraham Martin Farawell Luther Hughes Ruben Quesada Jesse Rice-Evans Savannah Sipple Megan Volpert
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Tue, Jul 30
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, July 30, 2019, 07/30/2019, 7 Poets Read Their Work

Author Reading | The Chelsea Girls: The Glamour and Danger of 1950s New York


From the bestselling author of The Address comes a dazzling new novel where the bright lights of the theater district, the glamour and danger of 1950s New York, and the wild scene at the iconic Chelsea Hotel come together surrounding a 20-year friendship that irrevocably change two women's lives.
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Tue, Jul 30
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 30, 2019, 07/30/2019, The Chelsea Girls: The Glamour and Danger of 1950s New York

Author Reading | 3 True Crime Authors Read from Their Books


With: Anthony M. DeStefano, Gotti’s Boys: The Mafia Crew That Killed for John Gotti Charles Gardner, Dannemora: Two Escaped Killers, Three Weeks of Terror, and the Largest Manhunt Ever in New York State M. William Phelps, Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest Hosted by Marilyn Stasio, Crime Columnist, The New York Times Book Review
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Wed, Jul 31
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, 3 True Crime Authors Read from Their Books

Author Reading | Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father


A new, brash, and unexpected view of the president we thought we knew, from Peter Stark, the bestselling author of Astoria.
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Wed, Jul 31
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, July 31, 2019, 07/31/2019, Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America&rsquo;s Founding Father

Author Reading | Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes


Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes reveals the gender politics of comedy and the comedic potentials of feminism through close consideration of hundreds of silent films. As Maggie Hennefeld argues, comedienne catastrophes provide disturbing but suggestive images for comprehending gendered social upheavals in the early twentieth century.
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Mon, Aug 5
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, August 05, 2019, 08/05/2019, Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: Andrés Cerpa francine j. harris Jane Mead Iain Haley Pollock
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Tue, Aug 6
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, August 06, 2019, 08/06/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work

Author Reading | 3 Authors Read from Their Books


With: Kathy Curto, Not For Nothing: Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood Ann Goldstein, Translator, My Brilliant Friend Tembi Locke, From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
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Wed, Aug 7
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, August 07, 2019, 08/07/2019, 3 Authors Read from Their Books

Author Reading | The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant


With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant’s Memoirs yet published.
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Wed, Aug 7
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, August 07, 2019, 08/07/2019, The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Author Reading | The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women


An essential movie list by women, The Female Gaze contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics, about a woman or a movie made by women that they love. With author Alicia Malone.
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Mon, Aug 12
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, August 12, 2019, 08/12/2019, The Female Gaze: Essential Movies Made by Women

Author Reading | 3 Authors Read from Their Books


With: David Browne, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup Laurie Gelman, You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel Stephanie Jimenez, They Could Have Named Her Anything Hosted by Marjorie Tesser, Editor-in-Chief, Mom Egg Review
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Wed, Aug 14
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, 3 Authors Read from Their Books

Author Reading | The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order


From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Levering Lewis comes this surprising portrait of Wendell Willkie, the businessman–turned–presidential candidate who (almost) saved America’s dysfunctional political system.
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Wed, Aug 14
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, August 14, 2019, 08/14/2019, The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country, and Conceived a New World Order

Author Reading | The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox


A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary—who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Wit hauthor Vanda Krefft.
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Mon, Aug 19
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, August 19, 2019, 08/19/2019, The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: James Arthur Jim Johnstone Michael Prior Robin Richardson
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Tue, Aug 20
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, August 20, 2019, 08/20/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work

Author Reading | 5 Authors Read from Their Books


With: W.M. Akers, Westside Marlena Maduro Baraf, At the Narrow Waist of the World Timothy Brandoff, Cornelius Sky Karen Dukess, The Last Book Party Christopher X. Shade, The Good Mother of Marseille
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Wed, Aug 21
12:30 pm

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Author Readings, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, 5 Authors Read from Their Books

Author Reading | Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War


Loyal Americans marched off to war in 1861 not to conquer the South but to liberate it. So argues Elizabeth R. Varon in a sweeping narrative of the Civil War and a bold new interpretation of Union and Confederate war aims. Northerners imagined the war as a crusade to deliver the Southern masses from slaveholder domination and to bring democracy, prosperity, and education to the region. As the war escalated, Lincoln and his allies built the case that emancipation would secure military victory and benefit the North and South alike. The theme of deliverance was essential in mobilizing a Unionist coalition of Northerners and anti-Confederate Southerners.
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Wed, Aug 21
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, August 21, 2019, 08/21/2019, Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War

Poetry Reading | 5 Poets Read Their Work


With: Francesca Bell Jericho Brown Mark Doty Matty Layne Glasgow Tom Sleigh
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Tue, Aug 27
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, August 27, 2019, 08/27/2019, 5 Poets Read Their Work

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: Ryan Black Andrei Codrescu Jessica Greenbaum Michael Waters
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Tue, Sep 3
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, September 03, 2019, 09/03/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: Philip Fried Bertha Rogers Neil Shepard Estha Weiner
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Tue, Sep 10
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, September 10, 2019, 09/10/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: Laure-Anne Bosselaar Patrick Donnelly Julia Guez Maya Phillips
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Tue, Sep 17
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, September 17, 2019, 09/17/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work

Poetry Reading | 4 Poets Read Their Work


With: Hanna Brooks-Motl Corina Copp Emily R. Hunt Anne Lai
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Tue, Sep 24
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, September 24, 2019, 09/24/2019, 4 Poets Read Their Work
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