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144 free poetry readings, book signings, author readings in New York City (NYC) Tue, 04/23/2019 - and on...

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 | Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals


While China’s intellectuals throughout the twentieth century were defined in terms of their elite position and responsibility for the nation, this role was profoundly challenged after the crackdown on the democracy movement of 1989. In its aftermath, new groups of intellectuals emerged from grassroots society, devoted to constituting alternative forms of knowledge outside the academy: amateur historians researching the Mao era, amateur ethnographers using documentary films to investigate social issues, grassroots lawyers working with disenfranchised groups to build rights-awareness, and citizen bloggers and journalists challenging the state control of the public sphere. Author Sebastian Veg is a professor of intellectual history and literature of 20th century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
12:00 pm

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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Minjian: The Rise of China&rsquo;s Grassroots Intellectuals

Author Reading | The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda


Terrorist groups use a fantastic variety of means to seize attention, explain themselves, and seek recruits and support: song and speech, “guerrilla theater,” leaflets, radio, cable TV, newspapers, print ads, books, videos, web sites, e-zines, and of course social media. In a highly original merging of media studies & terrorism studies, Christopher C. Harmon and co-author Randall G. Bowdish pair a medium of strategic communication with a named terrorist group. Examined in successive chapters are propaganda works of nationalists such as the Algerians and Irish; Maoists; secular Iranian dissidents; and other groups such as the potent Islamist organizations Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, and ISIS.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 23
12:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Terrorist Argument: Modern Advocacy and Propaganda

Poetry Reading | Poet Shares Her Poems


Poet Carly Joy Miller is the author of Ceremonial, selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2017 Orison Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook Like a Beast, winner of the 2016 Rick Campbell Prize. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, West Branch and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Poetry International, the co-director of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and a founding editor of Locked Horn Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
1:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Poet Shares Her Poems

Author Reading | The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live


This striking story is about the author's experience as one of only a few people to participate in an experimental treatment for depression involving ten rounds of a chemically induced coma approximating brain death. With bestselling author and blogger Heather Armstrong.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Valedictorian of Being Dead: The True Story of Dying Ten Times to Live

Author Reading | Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld


Winner of the 2013 Prix Mauvais genres, this book examines the underworld of 19th and 20th century France. The underworld, a zone outside of the law, populated by beggars, prostitutes, criminals and convicts and where every form of social ill seems to coexist, regularly haunts our imagination. From Batman’s Gotham to Eugène Sue’s Paris, Kalifa explores how journalism, literature, and film have framed our fascination and repulsion with this world of crime, violence, vice, and poverty. Author Dominique Kalifa is a historian and professor at the University of Paris 1, where he heads the Center of 19th Century History.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld

Poetry Reading | Art, Community, Justice, and Healing


An evening of poetry with composer, pianist, and social justice activist Samora Pinderhughes of The Healing Project. This project combines musical compositions with audio interviews with incarcerated people, exposing the trauma of incarceration and its impact on communities of color. With Aja Monet and Phillip Agnew, along with poetry presentations with composer, pianist, and social justice activist Samora Pinderhughes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Art, Community, Justice, and Healing

Book Signing | Restoration Heights: Colliding Worlds in a Gentrifying Brooklyn


The artist Wil Medearis has tended bar, refinished furniture for an antiques dealer and hung art inside the homes of the wealthy. His first novel, "an atmospheric and poetic noir debut", dramatizes the conflicts between the colliding worlds of wealth, real estate, art and displaced residents in gentrifying Brooklyn.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
6:30 pm

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Book Signings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Restoration Heights: Colliding Worlds in a Gentrifying Brooklyn

Author Reading | One Book, One New York: Five Authors Discuss Their Writings


Each year the One Book, One New York city-wide reading program unites New Yorkers in all five boroughs around the power of the written word. But with 8 million people in the city, who decides what book to read? Meet the incredible group of women authors who wrote this year’s five nominated titles and prepare to cast your vote! Hear what inspired the authors to write these celebrated titles, check-out the books and then cast your vote for the One Book you think all should read altogether. Featuring Fatima Farheen Mirza, A Place for Us Nicholasa Mohr (David Mohr), Nilda Min Jin Lee, Free Food for Millionaires Patti Smith, Just Kids Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn Voting begins in April at nyc.gov/onebook
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Tue, Apr 23
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, One Book, One New York: Five Authors Discuss Their Writings

Poetry Reading | Poetry Forum


Poet Shane McCrae grew up in Texas and California. The first in his family to graduate from college, McCrae earned a BA at Linfield College, an MA at the University of Iowa, an MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a JD at Harvard Law School.   McCrae is the author of several poetry collections, including Mule (2011); Blood (2013); The Animal Too Big to Kill (2015); In the Language of My Captor (Wesleyan University Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Gilded Auction Block (2018). His work has also been featured in The Best American Poetry 2010.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Poetry Forum

Reading | 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards Reading


The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world. Hear finalists for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards read from their work. Authors include Darnell Moore, Jeanne Thornton, Julia Van Haaften, Kristin Ming Chang, Tom Cardamon, and more TBA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
7:00 pm

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Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards Reading

Author Reading | A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: In Search of an Anchor


In A Wonderful Stroke of Luck, Ann Beattie allows herself a longer format to explore the connections among a group of people who attended a boarding school in the very early aughts and fell under the spell of an enigmatic, manipulative teacher. Beattie follows Ben, a student of Bailey Academy who, after the death of his father, struggles to establish or keep momentum in any area of his life. He grasps for connections—with his stepmother, with a neighbor, with a woman he shares a destructive relationship with—looking for someone who might serve as an anchor in his life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, A Wonderful Stroke of Luck: In Search of an Anchor

Author Reading | Bluff: Poker-Playing Socialite


In addition to being an author, playwright, and screenwriter, Jane Stanton Hitchcock is an avid poker player and World Series of Poker alum. She's combined her passions in latest novel Bluff, whose New York socialite, poker-playing protagonist raises the stakes against men who believe their money and power place them above the law.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Bluff: Poker-Playing Socialite

Author Reading | Cannonball: The Tortured Genius


Kelsey Wroten’s debut graphic novel explores the fears and anxieties of young adulthood through the lens of Caroline Bertram, aspiring writer, art school graduate, near-alcoholic and self-proclaimed tortured genius. Throughout the novel Caroline labors over what it means to be “successful” in her post-college career, as she absorbs everyone’s opinion on her own self-worth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Cannonball: The Tortured Genius

Author Reading | Craved: The Secret Sauce to Building a Highly Successful, Standout Brand


What does it take to stand out from the crowd? How do you build a brand people notice, connect with, and trust? What does it really take to get (and keep) a constant flow of incoming and loyal customers and opportunities? Keli Hammond walks you through the ins and outs of building a brand that is not only noticed, but sought-after and profitable. She uncovers the key elements needed to craft cohesive and clever marketing campaigns and demystifies the components needed to gain influence and be memorable.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Craved: The Secret Sauce to Building a Highly Successful, Standout Brand

Author Reading | France in the World: A New Global History


The bestselling Histoire mondiale de la France (2017) conceives of France not as a fixed, rooted entity, but instead as a place and an idea in flux, moving beyond all borders and frontiers, shaped by exchanges and mixtures. As a  “discontinuous” history, this book rejects traditional periods and spatial confines; as a popular history, it articulates a new way of writing about the past; as a civic endeavor, it invites readers to trace their own routes across the past; as a political gesture, it intervenes in debates about the contours of national identities.  In April, Other Press will publish a translation that includes most of the original articles, along with new material. To celebrate the publication of France in the World: A New Global History, this is a roundtable on the historical, literary, and political dimensions of this singular book. With three of the original editors, Patrick Boucheron (Collège de France), Nicolas Delalande (Science Po), and Séverine Nikel (Le Seuil), as well as the editor of the English-language edition, Stéphane Gerson. In English
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, France in the World: A New Global History

Author Reading | France in the World: A New Global History


A panel discussion to celebrate the release of the English-Language translation of the bestselling Histoire mondiale de la France, a volume conceived and mastered by leading French academic and Collège de France professor, Patrick Boucheron. With: Patrick Boucheron, Nicolas Delalande, Stéphane Gerson, Séverine Nikel, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Mame Fatou-Niang, Francesca Trivellato & Frédéric Viguier
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, France in the World: A New Global History

Author Reading | Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples


Author Erica Lagalisse sets straight the history of the Left, illustrating the actual relationship between modern revolutionism, occult philosophy, and the clandestine fraternity: Questions of class respectability may lead Leftists to ignore “conspiracy theory”, yet in doing so neo-fascist theories of history gain ground. Inspired by research within today’s anarchist movements, Lagalisse’s latest work also serves to challenge contemporary anarchist “atheism”, which poses practical challenges for coalition politics in the 21st century.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Occult Features of Anarchism: With Attention to the Conspiracy of Kings and the Conspiracy of the Peoples

Author Reading | People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz


Joseph E. Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winner, challenges us to throw off the free market fundamentalists and reclaim our economy. Too many have made their wealth through exploitation of others rather than through wealth creation. But as Stiglitz demonstrates, it may not be too late to create a progressive capitalism that will recreate a shared prosperity and a middle-class life attainable by all. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Apr 23
7:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent: The Latest Book from Nobel Winner Joseph E. Stiglitz

Author Reading | The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us about Science and Authority


When does a scientific discovery become accepted fact? Why have scientific facts become easy to deny? And what can we do about it? Philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease answers these questions by describing the origins of our scientific infrastructure--the "workshop"--and the role of ten of the world's greatest thinkers in shaping it. At a time when the Catholic Church assumed total authority, Francis Bacon, Galileo Galilei, and Ren Descartes were the first to articulate the worldly authority of science, while writers such as Mary Shelley and Auguste Comte told cautionary tales of divorcing science from the humanities. The provocative leaders and thinkers like Hannah Arendt addressed the relationship between the scientific community and the public in in times of deep distrust.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
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Author Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us about Science and Authority

Poetry Reading | Young Poet Shares Her Poems


Words of poet Gnaomi Siemens can be found at Asymptote, Words Without Borders, The Believer, Slice Magazine, Europe Now Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, Penny Thoughts (UK), and forthcoming in Ossian Magazine (UK), Brazenhead Review, and American Chordata. Her manuscript The Wife’s Lament: New Translations From Old English, a selection of poems is forthcoming. Her own first book of poems, The Errant, is also forthcoming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Apr 23
7:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 23, 2019, 04/23/2019, Young Poet Shares Her Poems

Poetry Reading | Open Archive: The Poetics of Anti-Slavery Protest


Michelle Commander, associate director and curator of the Lapidus Center will explore archive material capturing the use of poetry and related arts in anti-slavery efforts in the Atlantic World.  The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center is the only facility of its kind based in a public research library. The initial collection included 400 rare items of printed material, books and documents continue to be added to the collection, making the Schomburg Center home to one of the world’s premier collections of slavery material. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
1:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Open Archive: The Poetics of Anti-Slavery Protest

Poetry Reading | Young Poet Shares Her Poems


Words of poet Gnaomi Siemens can be found at Asymptote, Words Without Borders, The Believer, Slice Magazine, Europe Now Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, Penny Thoughts (UK), and forthcoming in Ossian Magazine (UK), Brazenhead Review, and American Chordata. Her manuscript The Wife’s Lament: New Translations From Old English, a selection of poems is forthcoming. Her own first book of poems, The Errant, is also forthcoming.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
2:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Young Poet Shares Her Poems

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement. 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, Apr 24
3:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Poetry Workshop

Poetry Reading | Poet Shares Her Poems


Poet Carly Joy Miller is the author of Ceremonial, selected by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2017 Orison Prize for Poetry, and the chapbook Like a Beast, winner of the 2016 Rick Campbell Prize. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Blackbird, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, West Branch and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor for Poetry International, the co-director of the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program and a founding editor of Locked Horn Press.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
4:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Poet Shares Her Poems

Author Reading | On Sunset: A Memoir


Kathryn Harrison always understood that her family was beyond eccentric - they'd breached the bounds of the unconventional. She was largely raised by her grandparents in an outsized Tudor confection of a house on the periphery of Bel Air, which she thought of as "Sunset," her kingdom of the imagination, inhabited by the past and its numberless artifacts. Kathryn Harrison grew up in an almost mythical realm of their letters and artifacts and stories -- until declining finances forced to sell the house on Sunset in 1971, and night fell fast. On Sunset seeks to recover that childhood, that place, those lives - and does so with piercing poignancy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, On Sunset: A Memoir

Book Signing | David Deutsch: Works 1968-2017


Over the past fifty years, David Deutsch has used a variety of techniques-painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and conceptual mixed media-to create artwork that addresses complicated themes of the interior and exterior. From voyeuristic nighttime aerial photography to painterly abstracted landscapes, Deutsch wrestles with how we occupy our lives and the tension that exists as we navigate paths through time and memory. Most recently, Deutsch has focused primarily on painting large-scale monotypes, about which Roberta Smith of The New York Times notes, "Mr. Deutsch's paintings are grown-up, complex of space and surface, and rich in notions of human interaction or the lack thereof; voyeurism and solitude; and often an ambiguous ominousness." This extensive monograph provides a thorough look at a body of work that is at once innovative, familiar, and provocative. Author Jarrett Earnest is an artist and writer living in New York City. His book, What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with Art Critics will be published fall 2018 by David Zwirner Books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
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Book Signings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, David Deutsch: Works 1968-2017

Author Reading | Show Up Hard: The Importance of Empathy and Resilience in Business and Life


How can we help others without losing ourselves? What is the antidote to burnout? In her book, Shannon Weber brings stories, lessons, and tools from 25 years of social entrepreneurship to help leaders get unstuck and engage without losing themselves.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Apr 24
6:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Show Up Hard: The Importance of Empathy and Resilience in Business and Life

Author Reading | This Atom Bomb in Me: A Nuclear Family


This Atom Bomb in Me traces what it felt like to grow up suffused with American nuclear culture in and around the atomic city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. As a secret city during the Manhattan Project, Oak Ridge enriched the uranium that powered Little Boy, the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The city was a major nuclear production site throughout the Cold War, adding something to each and every bomb in the United States arsenal. Author Lindsey A. Freeman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Apr 24
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, This Atom Bomb in Me: A Nuclear Family

Author Reading | This Is Cuba: An American Photojournalist In Cuba


Beyond the classic cars, salsa, and cigars lies a country where black markets reign, free speech and privacy are restricted, sanctions wreak havoc, and Soviet-style bureaucracy still slows the gears of a burgeoning economy. Life in Cuba is changing, as satellite dishes and internet hotspots blossom and American tourism flows. But it’s not that simple. In This Is Cuba, Havana-based journalist David Ariosto looks at Cuba over the course of nine years, showing us what’s in store for the island as it transforms. David Ariosto, an author and journalist who has worked for National Geographic, Reuters, CNN and NPR, will be joined in conversation by Cynthia Carris Alonso, a photographer and photo editor for Newsweek, Vanity Fair, and Business Week. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, This Is Cuba:&nbsp;An American Photojournalist In Cuba

Author Reading | Disquieting: Essays on Silence


A book of silence and turning away. In these essays, Cynthia Cruz asks how can we live lives of resistance to the desires and ideologies of contemporary Neoliberal culture. Tarrying with those who turn away, she inhabits connections between mental illness, anorexia, refusal, silence and Neoliberalism. She explores the experience of being working-class and poor in contemporary culture, and how those who are silenced often turn to forms of disquietude that value open-endedness, complexity, and difficulty. Disquieting draws on philosophy, theory, art, film, and literature to offer alternative ways of being in this world and possibilities for building a new one.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Disquieting: Essays on Silence

Author Reading | Sacred Shelter: 13 Journeys of Homelessness and Healing


In a metropolis like New York, homelessness can blend into the urban landscape. For editor Susan Greenfield, however, New York is the place where a community of resilient, remarkable individuals are yearning for a voice. Sacred Shelter follows the lives of thirteen formerly homeless people, all of whom have graduated from the life skills empowerment program, an interfaith life skills program for homeless and formerly homeless individuals in New York. Through frank, honest interviews, these individuals share traumas from their youth, their experience with homelessness, and the healing they have discovered through community and faith.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Sacred Shelter: 13 Journeys of Homelessness and Healing

Author Reading | The Better Sister: A Domestic Noir


With a main cast of women, a #MeToo protagonist, and a twisty plot, you should probably clear some space on your bookshelf for The Better Sister. Author Alafair Burke, who perfected her brand of "domestic noir" with previous book The Wife, is also a law professor and New York Times bestseller, so you know the conversation will be interesting when she joins in the discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Reading | The Earth Diet: Your Complete Guide to Living Using Earth's Natural Ingredients


Beauty queen Liana Werner-Gray got a wake-up call at the age of 21 when she was diagnosed with a precancerous tumor in her throat. Realizing that health issues were holding her back, including in her entertainment career, she decided to change her lifestyle. Through juicing and using the whole-food recipes shared in this book, the author healed herself in only three months. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Reading | Armenian Genocide Remembrance Reading


A special reading marking Armenian Genocide Remembrance day, the annual holiday to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Organized by poet Alina Gregorian, this night of remembrance features Lambda and PEN finalist Nancy Agabian, poet Christopher Janigian, poet Lola Koundakjian, and nonfiction writer and musician Raffi Joe Wartanian.
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Open Mike | Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events


The community is joining together in a mission of inspiration and exchange! On one special evening, you’ll have an opportunity to express your ideas and insights for the future, and share your messages of light and hope. Perform a monologue, recite a poem, sing a song, share an insight, express your heart-felt opinions – – or if you’d like, simply listen and reflect. Be part of a democratic process of individuals coming together to discuss and implement our very best ideas in our communities.
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Wed, Apr 24
8:00 pm

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Open Mikes, April 24, 2019, 04/24/2019, Open Mic Night of Theatre, Songs, Ideas and Current Events

Poetry Reading | Young Poet Shares Her Poems


Words of poet Gnaomi Siemens can be found at Asymptote, Words Without Borders, The Believer, Slice Magazine, Europe Now Journal, The American Journal of Poetry, Penny Thoughts (UK), and forthcoming in Ossian Magazine (UK), Brazenhead Review, and American Chordata. Her manuscript The Wife’s Lament: New Translations From Old English, a selection of poems is forthcoming. Her own first book of poems, The Errant, is also forthcoming.
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Thu, Apr 25
1:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Young Poet Shares Her Poems

Author Reading | 2 New Books: The Fish Is Fowl / Be With Me Always


Xu Xi is the author of This Fish Is Fowl: Essays of Being. Billings Noble is the author of Be With Me Always: Essays. Xu Xi is the author of five novels, eight collections of short fiction and essays, one memoir and editor of four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. Other recent titles include the novel That Man In Our Lives, a memoir, Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy For A City and Insignificance: Hong Kong Stories . Billings Noble’s full-length essay collection was published by the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019 and her lyric essay chapbook Devotional was published by Red Bird in 2017. Individual essays have appeared in the Modern Love column of The New York Times, The Massachusetts Review, Brevity, Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Apr 25
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, 2 New Books: The Fish Is Fowl / Be With Me Always

Author Reading | Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory


In this important new book, authors Nancy Fraser and Rahel Jaeggi take a fresh look at the big questions surrounding the peculiar social form known as “capitalism,” upending many of our commonly held assumptions about what capitalism is and how to subject it to critique.  They show how, throughout its history, various regimes of capitalism have relied on a series of institutional separations between economy and polity, production and social reproduction, and human and non-human nature, periodically readjusting the boundaries between these domains in response to crises and upheavals. They consider how these “boundary struggles” offer a key to understanding capitalism’s contradictions and the multiple forms of conflict to which it gives rise. 
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Thu, Apr 25
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Author Readings, April 25, 2019, 04/25/2019, Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory

Author Reading | The Elegant Warrior: Fighting Adversity with Grace and Compassion


Meet Heather Hansen, a trial lawyer and communications consultant combining her courtroom experience with her psychology degree and her training as a mediator to ask better questions, master objections, and use credible persuasion to succeed. Armed with tools and techniques honed in the courtroom, she shows that anyone can become an "elegant warrior": someone who fights adversity with grace and compassion, and battles without losing respect for themselves and others.
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Author Reading | “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,”


The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky -- in this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world. Constructed as a series of interrelated portraits that combine the personal and the political, the book includes philosophers, historians, journalists, and activists such as Hannah Arendt, Arthur Koestler, I. F. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. In their engagement with Zionism, these influential thinkers also wrestled with the twentieth century’s most crucial political dilemmas: socialism, nationalism, democracy, colonialism, terrorism, and anti-Semitism. “Only in the case of Israel is the eradication of an extant nation … considered a progressive demand,” Linfield writes. The universes of alternate facts and bizarro-world perspectives that Linfield so adeptly portrays can only be explained by larger, governing fantasies about what Jews are and what they ought to be. Susie Linfield teaches cultural journalism at New York University.
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Thu, Apr 25
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Author Reading | Courting Mr. Lincoln: A Presidential Love Affair


From the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye comes the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: his future wife Mary Todd and his best friend, Joshua Speed. In his sweeping, historical narrative, Louis Bayard brings these famous figures and time period to vivid life.
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Author Reading | The Light Years: A Memoir of a Counterculture Life


A joyous and defiant coming-of-age memoir set during one of the most turbulent times in American history. Author Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush’s tongue, proclaiming: “This is sacrament. You are one of us now.”
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Poetry Reading | New Poetry


Jericho Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon 2019). Marwa Helal is the author of Invasive Species (Nightboat Books, 2019) and the winner of BOMB Magazine’s Biennial 2016 Poetry Contest. She has been awarded fellowships from Poets House (2017), Brooklyn Poets (2016) and Cave Canem (2016) and her work has appeared in Apogee, Hyperallergic, the Offing, Poets & Writers, and elsewhere. Kwoya Fagin Maples’ most recent poetry collection, Mend, was finalist for the AWP Prize and is forthcoming from University Press of Kentucky.
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Poetry Reading | The Concept of Dread: A Reasoning and Listening


Ishion Hutchinson and Sheldon Shepherd curate an evening of music and poetry to celebrate the life and work of Lee “Scratch” Perry. Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of Far District and House of Lords and Commons and teaches in the graduate writing program at Cornell University. Sheldon Shepherd, is an award-winning Jamaican actor who can be seen in such films as Yardie, Better Mus’ Come, and Capture Land. His book of poems, In The Morning Yah, was published in 2015. Shepherd is also a member of the Kingston-based artist collective, The No-Maddz.
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Author Reading | The Annunciation: Afterlife of a Revolutionary


As a writer and critic of hemispheric influence, María Negroni has drawn from sources as diverse as Lautréamont, Pizarnik, and Ridley Scott’s Alien to build a model of art as museo negro–repository of the anti-real, the anti-rational, of resistance itself. Her novel The Annunciation, brought into English with perpetual nimbleness by the poet Michelle Gil-Montero, traces the afterlife of a member of a revolutionary cadre who flees Argentina for Rome amid the state violence of the Dirty War.
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Project Prizewinners


Each year the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Project commemorates poet-activist Lexi Rudnitsky (1972-2005) by holding two book contests to memorialize Lexi and to promote the type of meaningful poetry in which she so spiritedly believed. The winners are published by Persea Books. Join us as we welcome today's extraordinary readers and prizewinners.  With: Karen Donovan Mitchell L. H. Douglas Cynthia Marie Hoffman Susannah Nevison Valencia Robin Gary Young  
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Poetry Reading | 3 poets read from their work


Julia Bouwsma lives off-the-grid in the mountains of western Maine, where she is a poet, farmer, freelance editor, critic, and small-town librarian. She is the author of two poetry collections: Midden (Fordham University Press, 2018) and Work by Bloodlight (Cider Press Review, 2017). Henk Rossouw's book-length poem Xamissa won the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize (Fordham University Press, 2018). Best American Experimental Writing 2018 (Wesleyan University Press) featured an excerpt. Asiya Wadud's debut collection, Crosslight for Youngbird, is forthcoming from Nightboat Books.
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Author Reading | This Atom Bomb in Me: Growing Up Nuclear


The granddaughter of an atomic courier, Lindsey A. Freeman turns a critical yet nostalgic eye to the place where her family was sent as part of a covert government plan. Through memories, mysterious photographs, and uncanny childhood toys, she shows how nuclear culture irradiated the twentieth century. Alternately tender and alarming, her book takes a Geiger counter to recent history, reading the half-life of the atomic past as it resonates in our tense nuclear present.
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Author Reading | Mrs. Pickles: Riveting Family Secret


Mrs. Pickles by Alick Glass is a nonfiction account of a family secret so huge, it reads like a riveting thriller.
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Author Reading | Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans


Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation draws on case histories from the mid-1990s to the present to explore the social and psychic predicaments of Asian American young adults from Generation X to Generation Y. Combining critical race theory with several strands of psychoanalytic thought and clinical practice, authors David Eng and Shinhee Han develop the concepts of racial melancholia and racial dissociation to investigate changing processes of loss associated with immigration, displacement, diaspora, and assimilation.
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Poetry Reading | Express Yourself Series: Prose Poetry Workshop


Celebrate National Poetry Month by expressing yourself. Tap into your inner poet for this 5-session workshops series. Each session will start with a brief overview of the form, various readings, and time to write and share. No registration or commitment to the series is required.
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11:30 am

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Poetry Readings, April 29, 2019, 04/29/2019, Express Yourself Series: Prose Poetry Workshop

Author Reading | Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts


Coco Fusco (artist, writer, and Andrew Banks Endowed chair, College of the Arts, University of Florida), Marcela Guerrero (curatorial assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art), Karen Martha (editorial consultant), and Gabriela Rangel (director and chief curator of the Americas Society) discuss Lydia Cabrera: Between the Sum and the Parts, edited by Karen Marta and Gabriela Rangel and illustrated by Lydia Cabrera. The publication is dedicated to the Cuban thinker. 
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Author Reading | Midnight: Three Women at the Hour of Reckoning


In her new book, writer and activist Victoria Shorr examines some of the most important moments in the lives of three significant women: Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, and Joan of Arc. Shorr's brief but generous novelistic biographies tell the stories of pivotal moments in the lives of these women as they reconcile with unknown futures, loss, love, and death.
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Author Reading | Two Writers Discuss The Relationship Between Body And Art


In their new books, T. Fleischmann and Kate Zambreno reflect on life and art through autobiographical narratives.  Inspired by the lectures of Roland Barthes and Jorge Luis Borges, Zambreno's Appendix Project collects eleven talks and essays written in the the year following the publication of Book of Mutter, Zambreno's book on her mother's passing. Fleischmann's Time is the Thing a Body Moves Through investigates embodiment, visual art, history, and loss. Their work interrogates important issues: How do the bodies we inhabit affect our relationship with art? How does art affect our relationship to our bodies? Art is vital to both books. T Fleischmann uses Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s artworks, piles of candy, stacks of paper, puzzles, as a path through questions of love and loss, violence and rejuvenation, gender and sexuality. Similarly, in her first essay, Zambreno  meditates on artistic practice in the context of the painter On Kawara's Date Paintings. The authors join us for a conversation on the essay form, gender and sexuality, and finding community.
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Author Reading | Book Reports: A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading


In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary Village Voice rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic--his love for the written word. Many selections address music, from blackface minstrelsy to punk and hip-hop, artists from Lead Belly to Patti Smith, and fellow critics from Ellen Willis and Lester Bangs to Nelson George and Jessica Hopper. But Book Reports also teases out the popular in the Bible and 1984 as well as pornography and science fiction, and analyzes at length the cultural theory of Raymond Williams, the detective novels of Walter Mosley, the history of bohemia, and the 2008 financial crisis.
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Author Reading | Bruce Springsteen: The Stories Behind the Songs


Rolling Stone writer Brian Hiatt digs into the writing and recording of the E Street Band songs on Springsteen's studio albums, from 1973's Greetings from Asbury Park to 2014's High Hopes, offering a unique look at the legendary rocker's methods, historical context, scores of colorful anecdotes, and more than 180 photographs. Hiatt will be in conversation with Max Weinberg from the E Street Band. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Herbert Marcuse: Philosopher of Utopia


Nick Thorkelson, author and illustratior, will present his new graphic biography of one of the 20th century’s most beloved and galvanizing philosophers of the counterculture movement. This books brings both Marcuse’s groundbreaking ideas and their context into accessible light.
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Author Reading | If I Had Two Lives: An Inspiring Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Presence of the Past


This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States - and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in a secretive military encampment with her distant mother, she turns for affection to a sympathetic soldier and to the only other girl in the camp, forming two friendships that will shape the rest of her life. As a young adult in New York, cut off from her native country and haunted by the scars of her youth, she is still in search of a home. She falls in love with a married woman who is the image of her childhood friend, and follows strangers because they remind her of her soldier. When tragedy arises, she must return to Vietnam to confront the memories of her youth - and recover her identity. An inspiring meditation on love, loss, and the presence of a past that never dies, the novel explores the ancient question: do we value the people in our lives because of who they are, or because of what we need them to be? With author Abbigail Rosewood.
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Author Reading | Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers


A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identity When the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart of American life was just getting started. In this rollicking narrative, Nicholas K. Smith carries us through the long twentieth century as sneakers became the totem of subcultures from California skateboarders to New York rappers, the cause of gang violence and riots, the heart of a global economic controversy, the lynchpin in a quest to turn big sports into big business, and the muse of high fashion. Nicholas K. Smith is a journalist and author. He was a staff reporter and web editor for Arizona-based publications Tucson Weekly, Inside Tucson Business, and Explorer Newspaper.
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Mon, Apr 29
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Author Reading | Everything Belongs to Us


Professor and author Yoojin Grace Wuertz discusses her book, Everything Belongs to Us. "Two young women of vastly different means each struggle to find her own way during the darkest hours of South Korea’s “economic miracle” in a striking debut novel for readers of Anthony Marra and Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie" (Everything Belongs to Us). "Seoul, 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind" (Everything Belongs to Us). “The intertwined lives of South Korean university students provide intimacy to a rich and descriptive portrait of the country during the period of authoritarian industrialization in the late 1970s. Wuertz’s debut novel is a Gatsby-esque takedown, full of memorable characters.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice).
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Author Reading | Dance of Values: Sergei Eisenstein’s Capital Project


Eisenstein’s adaptation of Karl Marx’s Capital (1927–1928) is a phantom in a double sense: although never realized, it has nonetheless haunted the imagination of many filmmakers, historians, and writers to the present day (most recently Alexander Kluge). Furthermore, its first public ‘materialization’ in 1974—a ten-page fragment of the director’s work diaries—was marked by what remained absent: Eisenstein’s images and working materials. Dance of Values aims to conjure the phantom of Capital once again—only this time on the basis of the full scope of Capital’s archival body. This “visual instruction in the dialectical method,” as Eisenstein himself called it, comprises over 500 pages of notes, drawings, press clippings, expression diagrams, plans for articles, negatives from October, theoretical reflections and extensive quotations.   Elena Vogman is an author, independent curator and postdoctoral fellow in the research project “Rhythm and Projection” at the Free University of Berlin. She specializes on the history and theory of cinema and media, with a particular emphasis on forms of visual thinking, practices of montage and the relations between literature, ethnology, art and science.
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Author Reading | All That You Leave Behind: Coping With The Loss Of A Beloved


In 2015 David Carr suddenly collapsed in the newsroom of The New York Times and died shortly thereafter. Wracked by grief, his daughter, documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, went looking for support and comfort in the lifetime of correspondence that they had shared. She was also looking for clues or advice the famous mentor, intrepid journalist, and fiercely loving father might have to offer on how to cope with her devastating loss, and continue on with her life and career. What began as an exercise resulted in her memoir, All That You Leave Behind, a coming of age account that charts family, addiction, and resilience. Carr shares with readers the unparalleled advice and mentorship that her father was known for generously extending to the many young journalists, as well as to his daughters who came up under his care. Erin Lee Carr will be joined by one of her father’s admiring mentees, Ta-Nehisi Coates, to discuss the legacy David Carr has left for his family, the journalistic community, and readers at large. Erin Lee Carr is an American documentary film director, writer, and producer[1] best known for her HBO documentaries Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop and Mommy Dead and Dearest. Carr was listed in Variety's Documakers To Watch in 2015 and was recently named in Forbes 30 under 30 list of most influential people in media. She is the daughter of the late New York Times media columnist David Michael Carr.
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Author Reading | Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography


Marcuse (1898-1979) was a little-known German scholar when he became one of the 20th century’s most unlikely pop stars: a celebrity philosopher. In the 1960s, his argument for a principled utopianism catalyzed the ideals of a rebellious generation. Nick Thorkelson is a cartoonist living in Boston. He has done cartoons on local politics for The Boston Globe and in support of organizations working on economic justice, peace, and public health. He is the co-author and/ or illustrator of The Earth Belongs to the People, The Underhanded History of the USA, The Legal Rights of Union Stewards, The Comic Strip of Neoliberalism, and Economic Meltdown Funnies, and has contributed to a number of nonfiction comics anthologies.
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Author Reading | The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live: Consumed with Wanting


Marjorie Moore always wants more—and as a result, often feels she ends up with less. Forever searching elsewhere, she is consumed with wanting, or in her opinion, needing. Feeling trapped by her town and her family, she escapes through shopping, pill popping, and fantasizing about a possible affair with a friend from high school. Her credit card debt “forces” her to sell prescription drugs—which she secures at her receptionist job at the local hospital—to her dysfunctional friends. As her web of lies at home and work unravels, Margie struggles to become present in her own life.  Author Christie Grotheim is a New York-based writer whose stories have been featured in Salon, The New York Observer, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood.
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Author Reading | Too Much of Not Enough: The Roots of Misguided Love


Raised by a mother who was emotionally unavailable, author Jane Pollak grew up believing that love came from performance rather than from being seen, heard, and acknowledged for her true self. In this poignant, instructive memoir, Pollak investigates the roots of misguided love and paints a picture of what it means to live a satisfied life.
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Author Reading | What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence


Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don’t talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. With contributors Michele Filgate, Leslie Jamison, Dani Shapiro, and Melissa Febos.
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Reading | Double Take Readings


Featuring contributions from: Heather Chaplin Lonely Christopher Jibade-Khalil Huffman Rich Blint
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Poetry Reading | Poetry with Dos Madres Press


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Carol Alexander Hilary Sideris John Trause Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
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Author Reading | Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security


Ru Freeman and Kerri Kennedy are the editors of this collection of essays by more than 40 leaders, including Desmond Tutu, Colum McCann and Jimmy Carter, who redefine security as a shared goal for a shared future.
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Author Readings, May 01, 2019, 05/01/2019, Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security

Author Reading | Nomadland: Looking at The Casualties of The Great Recession


From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. These invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” In a secondhand vehicle, author Jessica Bruder lived on the road for three years, observing closely and getting to know this new American workforce more intimately, as she wrote Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.
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Author Reading | What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape


After she was gang-raped as a 17-year-old, Sohaila Abdulali became the first in India to speak out about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault. Following three decades of grappling with the issue personally and professionally, What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape examines sexual assault and the global discourse on rape from the viewpoint of a survivor, writer, counselor and activist. Abdulali draws on her own experience, her work with hundreds of survivors as the head of a rape crisis center in Boston, as well as interviews with survivors from around the world, to tackle some of our thorniest questions about sexual violence and how we want to raise the next generation. Abdulali will be joined in conversation by Chiké Frankie Edozien, author of Lambda Literary Award winning memoir Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man. Sohaila Abdulali has written and edited a crazy-quilt assortment of material, and worked on communication strategy and materials with clients including the First Lady of the City of New York, Oxfam, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, Sesame Workshop International, and United We Dream. She writes and edits grants, annual reports, web copy, op-eds, blogs and articles. Her January 2013 op-ed in the New York Times broke readership records. She has two other books; Year of the Tiger (2010) and The Madwoman of Jogare (1999). 
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Author Reading | Of Color: Poets' Ways of Making


How do poets of color come to know what they do about their art and practice? How do they learn from and teach others? For poets of color, what does the relationship of "what one knows" have, with conditions extending but not limited to publishing, mentorship and pedagogy, comradeship and collegiality, friendship, love, and possibility? Is one a real poet if one does not have an MFA? For minority poets not considered part of the mainstream because of the combined effects of their ethnic, class, racial, cultural, linguistic, and other identities, what should change in order to accord them the space and respect they deserve? How best can they discuss with and pass on what they have learned to others? With: Melissa Coss Aquino & Amanda Galvan Huynh
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Author Reading | The Red Daughter: A Sweeping Historical Novel


Running from her father’s brutal legacy, Joseph Stalin’s daughter defects to the United States during the turbulence of the 1960s. This sweeping historical novel and unexpected love story is inspired by the remarkable life of Svetlana Alliluyeva. Novelist John Burnham Schwartz’s father was in fact the young lawyer who escorted Svetlana Alliluyeva to the United States. Drawing upon private papers and years of extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates the story of an extraordinary, troubled woman’s search for a new life and a place to belong, in the powerful, evocative prose that has made him an acclaimed author of literary and historical fiction.
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Author Reading | New Books from Two Siblings


Maureen Pilkington will read short fiction from her collection This Side of Water: Stories, and Kevin Pilkington will be reading from his latest collection of poetry Where You Want to Be: New and Selected Poems. 
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Poetry Reading | New Media Poetry


Do you want to find time for literature in your busy life? Join on your lunch hour or your free afternoon to celebrate literature in bite-size servings! This month's theme is Nontraditional Forms. This session, poetry published on social media and discover how new poets are making their voices heard in unique ways will be explored. 
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Author Reading | Dare to Matter: Your Path to Making a Difference Now


You don’t have to be a billionaire philanthropist, give up your day job, or wait for retirement to make a difference in the world. And you can start now. We all want to make the world a better place, but with busy, demanding lives, most of us struggle with the where, when, and how. Dr. Jordan Kassalow, founder of VisionSpring, the groundbreaking venture that has restored eyesight and hope to millions of people across the globe, has the answers: here, now, and in your own way. Sharing his personal story of integrating real-world responsibilities with his desire to make a difference, Kassalow offers you a practical way forward, custom-made for your unique talents and circumstances, to take you from thought to action.
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Author Reading | Revolutionaries: Poster Child of the Sixties


In his second novel, Joshua Furst, the acclaimed author of The Sabotage Café leads us on a long, strange trip through the heart of the sixties and beyond, as seen through the eyes of the revolution's poster child.
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Author Reading | Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul


A book about saving the City’s soul along with its small businesses, dive bars, botanicas, bodegas and one-of-a-kind places. Help us devise strategies to preserve what we love about New York. Author Jeremiah Moss is the creator of the award-winning blog Vanishing New York. His writing on the city has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, and online for The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic, and The New York Review of Books.
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Author Reading | Never Wear White After Labor Day: A Memoir


Jeanette Lobasso (pen name: Jeanie Haber) celebrates the release of her memoir, with illustrations by the author.
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Author Reading | Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas


Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. For his site-specific work—wall drawings and sculpture in dozens of countries—he created the idea and basic plan and then hired young artists to install the pieces. Though typically enormous and intricate, the physical works held no value. The worth was in the pieces of paper that certified and described them. LeWitt championed and financially supported colleagues, including women artists brushed aside by the bullies of a male-dominated profession. Yet the man himself has remained an enigma, as he refused to participate in the culture of celebrity. Lary Bloom's book draws on personal recollections of LeWitt, whom he knew in the last years of the artist's life, as well as LeWitt's letters and papers and over one hundred original interviews with his friends and colleagues, including Chuck Close, Ingrid Sischy, Philip Glass, Adrian Piper, Jan Dibbets, and Carl Andre.
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Poetry Reading | Poet As A Guest In Writing Circle


Joy Ladin reads her poetry and discusses LGBTQ issues in today's society. Poet Joy Ladin has published numerous poetry collections, including The Future Is Trying to Tell Us Something (2017), Fireworks in the Graveyard (2017), Impersonation (2015), Transmigration(2009), The Book of Anna (2007), and Alternatives to History (2003). Ladin is also the author of a memoir, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders (2012).
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Author Reading | The Park Avenue Face: Secrets and Tips from a Top Facial Plastic Surgeon for Flawless, Undetectable Procedures and Treatments


Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono reveals how to achieve flawless, undetectable plastic surgery so you can fix what you don’t like, restore what you’ve lost, or prevent signs of aging.
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Author Reading | The Brisket Chronicles: How to Barbecue, Braise, Smoke, and Cure the World's Most Epic Cut of Meat


Take brisket to the next level! The world's most epic cut of meat gets the respect it deserves. Bestselling author, multiple James Beard and IACP award winner and host of Steven Raichlen's Project Smoke shares recipes, tips and techniques to prepare your meat for maximum tenderness and flavor. Joining him are Harry & Ida's Meat and Supply Co.'s Will Horowitz, and more.
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Poetry Reading | The Low Passions: Incantatory Poems


Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. Pathologically frugal, reckless, and vulnerable, the narrator of these viscerally compelling poems hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives, and sleeps in the homes of total strangers, scavenging forgotten and hardscrabble places for tangible forms of faith. A range of strong-willed characters takes shape, amplified by a chorus of monologues from the strangers who shelter him and the family he's left behind--each made manifest by the poet's devoted ear and sensitive eye. Anders Carlson-Wee’s poems have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, BuzzFeed, and many other publications. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and winner of the 2017 Poetry International Prize, he lives in Minneapolis.
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Author Reading | The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace


As the leading expert on generations in the workplace, Lindsey Pollak combines recent data from many authoritative sources with her own research and case studies from her Fortune 500 clients, creating an essential guide for navigating today's multigenerational workplace. She will be in conversation with Emmy Award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo.
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Reading | Graywolf Press at 45: A Celebration Reading


Graywolf Press was founded in 1974, as a small press which issued limited-edition hand-sewn poetry chapbooks—but has grown into one of the country’s most formidable and renowned nonprofit publishers. The Graywolf publication list includes novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, and poetry by writers such as A. Igoni Barrett, Eula Biss, Elizabeth Alexander, Albert Goldbarth, Tony Hoagland, Jane Kenyon, Tracy K. Smith, and Brenda Ueland. Their authors and books have garnered some of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes, including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
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Author Reading | Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams


Akbar Gbajabiamila, the host of the NBC's American Ninja Warrior, draws inspiration from both the fierce competitors on his show and his own unlikely path to success to outline the essential steps to achieving your goals and becoming a modern-day ninja. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam: The Life And Legacy Of The Painter 


In 1977 when he began work on what would become the series Fifty Days at Iliam, Cy Twombly had already established a signature style of painting that synthesized words and images. But his depiction of Alexander Pope’s eighteenth-century translation of Homer’s Iliad—rendered in his unique gestural handwriting and diagrams—would become a defining work, and turning point in his career. The series of ten paintings, from Shield of Achilles to Heroes of the Ilians, hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s senior curator, and editor of the recently published Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam, Carlos Basualdo speaks with David R. Baum, the Secretary and Outside General Counsel of the Cy Twombly Foundation, about the lasting significance of the artist and his work.
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Author Reading | I'm Fine and Neither Are You: The High Price of Perfection


Honesty is the best policy…except maybe when it comes to marriage in this brilliant novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille Pagán.
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Author Reading | Drawing Home: Hamptons Intrigue


What would summer be without another page-turner dripping with Hamptons intrigue from bestselling author Jamie Brenner?
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Author Reading | Lost Roses: Prequel to Lilac Girls


Martha Hall Kelly's bestseller Lilac Girls followed real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday during WWII. Set a generation before, Lost Roses features Caroline's mother, Eliza, and the strength of three equally indomitable women across the European continent under the shadow of World War I. Restrictions map apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Win or Die: Leadership Secrets from 'Game of Thrones'


Just in time for the final season of HBO’s smash television series Game of Thrones, Bruce Craven provides a vital business guide to leading without losing your head. Craven brilliantly analyzes the journeys of the best and worst leaders in Westeros, so that leaders can create their own narratives of success.
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Poetry Reading | New Poetry by 4 Authors


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Kate Daniels Major Jackson Elizabeth Jacobson Chase Twichell
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Author Reading | This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America


Morgan Jerkins takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to beto live as, to exist asa black woman today? This is a book about black women, but its necessary reading for all Americans. Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our countrys larger discussion about inequality.
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Author Reading | How to Be Less Stupid About Race


It's been a few hundred years since the United States was founded, but many Americans continue to grapple with the legacy of slavery and its lasting effect today. At the same time, misunderstanding and outright denial about the country's history continues to exist. How to Be Less Stupid About Race is a guide to breaking through the half-truths and misconceptions that have affected the way race is presented in the classroom, pop culture, media, and politics.  Crystal M. Fleming, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies Associate Faculty at Stony Brook University, combines social critique, personal anecdotes, and the latest scholarship on systemic racism for an accessible and irreverent take on everything that’s wrong with our national conversation about race, while also providing a road map for social change.  Dr. Fleming will be joined in conversation by Charles W. Mills, a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center and author of Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism.
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Author Reading | Never a Lovely So Real: The Life and Work of Nelson Algren


For a time, Nelson Algren was America’s most famous author, lauded by the likes of Richard Wright and Ernest Hemingway. Millions bought his books. Algren’s third novel, The Man with the Golden Arm, won the first National Book Award, and Frank Sinatra starred in the movie. But despite Algren’s talent, he abandoned fiction and fell into obscurity. The cause of his decline was never clear. Some said he drank his talent away; others cited writer’s block. The truth, hidden in the pages of his books, is far more complicated and tragic. Now, almost forty years after Algren’s death, Colin Asher finally captures the full, novelistic story of his life in a magisterial biography set against mid-twentieth-century American politics and culture.  
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Poetry Reading | Poet Discusses Her Writing


Ama Birch discusses the process of translating her experience into poetry through her self-published work, Sonnet Boom, a collection of 88 sonnets on a range of topical, personal, and philosophical subjects as they relate to Birch’s being a lesbian African-American woman living in the 21st Century. Poet Ama Birch has four books, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Faces in the Clouds, Ferguson Interview Project, and Sonnet Boom! In addition, she has a video game for children and adults called, Space Quake by Ama Birch.
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Author Reading | Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It


Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America


In Lake of the Ozarks, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American Heartland and traces his evolution as a man and a writer. He shares laugh-out-loud anecdotes and tongue-in-cheek observations guaranteed to evoke a strong sense of nostalgia for "the good ol' days." In conversation with Willie Geist from NBC's Today Show. Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | The Daughter's Tale: An Unforgettable Family Saga 


The bestselling author of The German Girl and People en Español Editor-in-Chief, Armando Lucas Correa presents an unforgettable family saga exploring a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children.
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Author Reading | The Paris Diversion: A Terror Attack -- Or Is It?


In Chris Pavone's new thrilling novel, Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems -- and that it involves her family.
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Author Reading | The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In


What happens when a shy, awkward Arab girl with a weird name and an unfortunate propensity toward facial hair is uprooted from her homeland of Iraq and thrust into the alien town of Columbus, Ohio? Part memoir and part how-not-to guide, Ayser Salman's book is everything you wanted to know about Arabs but were afraid to ask
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Author Reading | Widows’ Words: Women Write on the Experience of Grief, the First Year, the Long Haul, and Everything in Between


Becoming a widow is one of the most traumatic life events that a woman can experience. Yet, as this remarkable new collection reveals, each woman responds to that trauma differently. Here, forty-three widows tell their stories, in their own words. Some were widowed young, while others were married for decades. Some cared for their late partners through long terminal illnesses, while others lost their partners suddenly. Some had male partners, while others had female partners. Yet each of these women faced the same basic dilemma: how to go on living when a part of you is gone.   Image Attached
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Poetry Reading | A Long Drawn Face: New Poetry


An evening of poetry with Homa Zarghamee as she reads from her new collection. Zarghamee is a professor of economics at Barnard College and affiliate scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training.    
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Author Reading | Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life


Being Numerous shatters the mainstream consensus on politics, personhood, and truth, and offers in its place a bracing analysis of a perilous world and how we might live in it. Beginning with an interrogation of what it means to fight fascism, Natasha Lennard explores the limits of individual rights, the criminalization of political dissent, the myths of radical sex, and why we may choose to leave room in our lives for ghosts. At once politically committed and philosophically capacious, Being Numerous is a revaluation of the idea that “the personal is political,” and goes on to ask the central question of our time—how can we live a non-fascist life? Natasha Lennard is a contributing writer for the Intercept, and her work has appeared regularly in The New York Times, Nation, Esquire, Vice, Salon, and New Inquiry, among others.
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Author Reading | Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back


Why do you act the way you do? Do you ever feel like you get stuck in destructive cycles that hold you back from living the life you really want? In a dynamic, compelling and aha-filled journey, Gary John Bishop's Stop Doing That Sh*t helps you connect the dots of your “stuff” all the way from your past to the present. You’ll make sense of yourself as you uncover how to interrupt those destructive cycles of yours and make the kind of profound shift needed to get your life on track. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Storm Cursed: A Mercy Thompson Mystery


In this powerful entry in the bestselling series, Mercy Thompson must face a deadly enemy to defend all she loves. With author Patricia Briggs.
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Author Reading | The Decorated Tenement: How Immigrant Builders and Architects Transformed the Slum in the Gilded Age


Author Zachary Violette reexamines urban America's tenement buildings borne of the housing reform movement embraced by the American-born elite in the late nineteenth century, centering on the immigrant neighborhoods of New York and Boston. Drawing on research and fieldwork he reconsiders how housing improved for the working poor.
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Poetry Reading | Parent-Poets Read Their Work


On Mother’s Day Eve, parent-poets will take back a holiday that so many dread by reading poems of motherhood and childrearing that turn the notion of 'mommy dearest' on its pretty little apron-wearing head. Rachel Zucker, Jennifer Chang, Keetje Kuipers, Airea D. Matthews, Deborah Paredez, and Monica Ferrell will help us celebrate a night of mommy poetry without borders or boundaries.
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Author Reading | Sly Bang: Alter Ego Against Serial Killers


A literary celebration of poet and novelist Larissa Shmailo's latest work, Sly Bang. Shmailo will be joined by several of her peers, including Anna Halberstadt, Elizabeth L. Hodges, Regina Khidekel, Irina Mashinski, Alexander Veytsman, Anton Yakovlev, and Andrey Gritsman, as they read from and respond to her new novel. Sly Bang is an experimental science fiction non-linear novel, including prose and poetry, that pits Shmailo's alter ego, “Larissa Ekaterina Anastasia Nikolayevna Romanova, tsaritsa of all the Russias,” against an “army of serial killers, mad scientists, and ultrarich sociopaths.”  Larissa Shmailo is known for her literary translations from Russian to English, particularly her translation of Victory over the Sun and the anthology, Twenty-First Century Russian Poetry. Shmailo's poetry collections are Medusa's Country (2017), #specialcharacters (2014), In Paran (2009) and the chapbooks A Cure for Suicide (2006) and Fib Sequence. She has another novel named Patient Women (2005).
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Author Reading | Orange World and Other Stories: A New Book By the Pulitzer Prize Finalist Karen Russell


The best-selling author Karen Russell's new short story collection bends reality with uncanny imagination and unmistakable heart. Alongside the alligator wrestlers and prescient seagulls of her previous books, the tornado farmers, beloved bog girls, and breastfed devils in Karen Russell's new collection, Orange World and Other Stories, are right at home. Widely embraced for her earlier works Swamplandia and Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Karen Russell returns with a new collection of eight short stories as funny and inventive as they are memorable. Here she explores territory as common as first love, new motherhood, and the fight for a better life with the fantastical and phantasmagoric flair we have come to anticipate and admire in her work. Russell, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, will speak about her unique brand of storytelling and navigating plots that take us to the edge of reality and beyond. She will be joined in conversation by novelist Téa Obreht.
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Author Reading | Our Man: Richard Holbrooke: New York Times Best Selling Writer Talks With Ambassador Samantha Power 


George Packer talks with Ambassador Samantha Power about his new biography, Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century. Packer delves into the life of Richard Holbrooke, the force behind the Dayton Accords, which ended the Balkan wars, illustrating how his story is also that of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. George Packer is a staff writer at the Atlantic and the author of The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, which was a New York Times best seller and winner of the 2013 National Book Award. His other nonfiction books include The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize, and Blood of the Liberals, winner of the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Ambassador Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School. From 2013 to 2017 Power served as the 28th U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, as well as a member of President Obama’s cabinet. 
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Author Reading | Book Launch: Black Is Beautiful


Kwame Brathwaite: Black Is Beautiful (Aperture), featuring the photography that helped popularized the slogan “Black Is Beautiful.” Brathwaite and his older brother, Elombe Brath, in the late 50's and early 60’s, did their part to spread this idea through Brathwaite’s writings and photographs, as well as the activities of the two organizations they helped co-found: AJASS (1956) and the Grandassa Models (1962). Grandassa Models was founded to challenge white beauty standards. This monograph, the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career, tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. The launch event will feature a conversation with Kwame S. Brathwaite, Archive Director; Tanisha C. Ford, author and historian; former Grandassa Model Eunice Townsend; moderated by Kimberly R. Drew, art curator, writer and social activist. All attendees are welcome to recreate looks and hair styles that pay homage to the "Naturally" fashion shows and cultural celebrations that are also reverberating in the current vernacular of Black style and culture.
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Author Reading | Lanny: Fabulism and Domestic Drama


This brilliant novel will ensorcell readers with its anarchic energy, with its bewitching tapestry of fabulism and domestic drama. Lanny is a ringing defense of creativity, spirit, and the generative forces that often seem under assault in the contemporary world, and it solidifies Max Porter’s reputation as one of the most daring and sensitive writers of his generation.
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Poetry Reading | Poetry with Saturnalia Books


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Libby Burton Cortney Lamar Charleston Derek Mong
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Author Reading | America's Jewish Women: A History From Colonial Times To Today


From the poet Grace Seixas Nathan and her great-granddaughter, Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jewish women have been at the forefront of causes promoting suffrage, trade unions, civil rights, feminism, and Jewish rights around the world.  Pamela S. Nadell attributes the advances made by Jewish American women to their strong sense of self and a resolute commitment to making the world a better place.  Nadell will be joined in conversation by Gal Beckerman, a writer and editor at The New York Times Book Review.  Author Pamela S. Nadell is professor of history and director of the Jewish Studies program at American University. Her book Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889–1985 was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award and a main selection of the Jewish Book Club. Her most recent books are Women and American Judaism: Historical Perspectives, co-edited with Jonathan D. Sarna, and American Jewish Women’s History: A Reader.
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Author Reading | Daughter of the Cold War: Out from the Shadows of History


A memoir about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace Kennan Warnecke eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own.
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Daughter of the Cold War: Out from the Shadows of History

Author Reading | Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility


Artificial intelligence, big data, modern science, and the internet are all revealing a fundamental truth: The world is vastly more complex and unpredictable than we've allowed ourselves to see. Now that technology is enabling us to take advantage of all the chaos it's revealing, our understanding of how things happen is changing--and with it our deepest strategies for predicting, preparing for, and managing our world. This affects everything, from how we approach our everyday lives to how we make moral decisions and how we run our businesses. Through stories from history, business, and technology, philosopher and technologist David Weinberger finds the unifying truths lying below the surface of the tools we take for granted--and a future in which our best strategy often requires holding back from anticipating and instead creating as many possibilities as we can. The book's imperative for business and beyond is simple: Make. More. Future.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 15
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Everyday Chaos: Technology, Complexity, and How We're Thriving in a New World of Possibility

Author Reading | Great American Desert: The Use and Abuse of Water


Water, its use and abuse, trickles through this story collection by Terese Svoboda that spans the misadventures of the prehistoric Clovis people to the wanderings of a forlorn couple around a pink pyramid in a sci-fi prairie. In her arresting and inimitable style, Svoboda’s delicate handling of the complex dynamics of family and self seeps into every sentence of these first-rate short stories about what we do to the world around us—and what it can do to us.
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Wed, May 15
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Author Readings, May 15, 2019, 05/15/2019, Great American Desert: The Use and Abuse of Water

Reading | Literature Out Loud: Lyric Poetry


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 Nontraditional Forms. The class will celebrate the poetics of music in this session about lyric poetry of the 20th and 21st century. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, May 16
1:00 pm

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Readings, May 16, 2019, 05/16/2019, Literature Out Loud: Lyric Poetry

Author Reading | The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon


Award-winning former investigative reporter Basil Hero chronicles the life lessons humanity can learn from the twelve remaining Apollo astronauts who went to the Moon.
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Thu, May 16
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Author Readings, May 16, 2019, 05/16/2019, The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon

Author Reading | The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero


A fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure—the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world’s fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era. In the 1890s, the nation’s promise of equality had failed spectacularly. While slavery had ended with the Civil War, the Jim Crow laws still separated blacks from whites, and the excesses of the Gilded Age created an elite upper class. Amidst this world arrived Major Taylor, a young black man who wanted to compete in the nation’s most popular and mostly white man’s sport, cycling. Birdie Munger, a white cyclist who once was the world’s fastest man, declared that he could help turn the young black athlete into a champion. Michael Kranish is one of the country’s preeminent investigative reporters. He has worked at The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.
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Thu, May 16
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Author Readings, May 16, 2019, 05/16/2019, The World's Fastest Man: The Extraordinary Life of Cyclist Major Taylor, America's First Black Sports Hero

Author Reading | The New York Yankees In Popular Culture


The New York Yankees' dominance on the baseball diamond has been lauded, analyzed and chronicled. Yet the team's broader impact on popular culture has been largely overlooked, until now! Author David Krell will be present for an evening to discuss the Yankees' mystique in film, television, theater, music and advertising. David Krell is the volunteer chairman of the Spring Training Research Committee and the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). He often speaks at SABR conferences, the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, and the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the Baseball Hall of Fame. David is also the author of Our Bums: The Brooklyn Dodgers in History, Memory and Popular Culture.
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Mon, May 20
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Author Readings, May 20, 2019, 05/20/2019, The New York Yankees In Popular Culture

Author Reading | The Farm: Story Of An Immigrant In Upstate New York


It's a luxury retreat in upstate New York with all the amenities. The highest quality organic meals, personal trainers, and daily spa treatments: all free of charge. In fact, women are paid incredible sums to stay for months at a time. The only catch is that they can't leave, their movements are monitored, and they are cut off from outside contact while they make the perfect baby for someone else. Jane is an immigrant from the Philippines and in search of a better life when she commits to being a "Host" at the "Farm," as residents call it. But she becomes torn between life inside and outside, her past and her dreams of the future. Author Joanne Ramos is a staff writer at The Economist and serves on the board of The Moth.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, May 20
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, May 20, 2019, 05/20/2019, The Farm:&nbsp;Story Of An Immigrant In Upstate New York

Author Reading | New Books: The Buddha Sat Right Here / The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick


The Buddha Sat Right Here by Dena Moes Dena was a busy midwife trapped on the hamster wheel of working motherhood. Adam was an eccentric Buddhist yogi passing as a hard-working dad. Bella was fourteen and wanted to be normal. Sophia was up for anything that involved skipping school. Together, they shouldered backpacks, walked away from their California life of all-night births, carpool schedules, and Cal Skate, and criss-crossed India and Nepal for eight months--a journey that led them to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the tree where the Buddha sat, and the arms of Amma the Divine Mother. The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick by Judy Ann Nock The magic of witchcraft never dies. Harness the power of nature-based magick, including herbal charms and remedies, cleansing rituals, crystal healing, astrology, and more with this new guide in the popular Modern Witchcraft series—perfect for millennials.Modern-day interest in witchcraft and wicca isn’t surprising—who wouldn’t want to focus their energy into rituals of change and healing in today’s troubled and chaotic times? Right now, many of the most popular types of magick are nature-based.
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Mon, May 20
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Author Readings, May 20, 2019, 05/20/2019, New Books: The Buddha Sat Right Here / The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick

Author Reading | 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley Discusses His Book Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times


An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history. Don't ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what's the meaning of you? With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.
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Tue, May 21
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, 60 Minutes Correspondent Scott Pelley Discusses His Book Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times

Author Reading | Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague


A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress. For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn’t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin—a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide. With David K. Randall.
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Tue, May 21
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Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague

Author Reading | How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir: New from Actress Kate Mulgrew


In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter’s love for her parents. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Tue, May 21
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Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, How to Forget: A Daughter's Memoir: New from Actress Kate Mulgrew

Author Reading | Filmmaker John Waters discusses his book Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder


Studded with cameos of Waters’s stars, from Divine and Mink Stole to Johnny Depp, Kathleen Turner, Patricia Hearst, and Tracey Ullman, and illustrated with unseen photos from Waters’s personal collection, Mr. Know-It-All is Waters’s most hypnotically readable, upsetting, revelatory book—another instant Waters classic. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Tue, May 21
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Author Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, Filmmaker John Waters discusses his book Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder

Poetry Reading | Poetry with Indolent Books


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Robert Carr Kimberly A. Collins Sarah Sarai Don Yorty
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Tue, May 21
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Poetry Readings, May 21, 2019, 05/21/2019, Poetry with Indolent Books

Author Reading | A Bend in the Stars: Love Story in WWI-Era Russia


A riveting literary novel that is at once an epic love story and a heart-pounding journey across WWI-era Russia, about an ambitious young doctor and her scientist brother in a race against Einstein to solve one of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Grounded in real history -- and inspired by the solar eclipse of 1914 -- A Bend in the Stars offers a heartstopping account of modern science's greatest race amidst the chaos of World War I, and a love story as epic as the railways crossing Russia. Rachel Barenbaum is a graduate of Grub Street's Novel Incubator program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, May 22
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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, A Bend in the Stars: Love Story in WWI-Era Russia

Author Reading | Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious


As opposed to most Latin American countries, where psychoanalysis is seen as a practice tied to the promotion of social justice, in the United States psychoanalysis has been viewed as reserved for the well-to-do, assuming that poor people lack the "sophistication" that psychoanalysis requires, thus heeding invisible but no less rigid class boundaries. Challenging such discrimination, the authors testify to the efficacy of psychoanalysis in the barrios, upending the unfounded widespread belief that poor people are so consumed with the pressures of everyday survival that they only benefit from symptom-focused interventions. Sharing vivid vignettes of psychoanalytic treatments, this collection sheds light on the psychological complexities of life in the barrio that is often marked by poverty, migration, marginalization, and barriers of language, class, and race. With: Patricia Gherovici and Christopher Christian.
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Wed, May 22
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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Psychoanalysis in the Barrios: Race, Class, and the Unconscious

Author Reading | Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations


Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.
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Wed, May 22
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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

Author Reading | Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic


Physician, researcher, and ethics professor Matt McCarthy is on the front lines of a groundbreaking clinical trial testing a new antibiotic to fight lethal superbugs, bacteria that have built up resistance to life-saving drugs. Can Dr. McCarthy save the lives of his patients infected with the deadly bacteria, who have otherwise lost all hope? Restrictions apply. Call store for details.
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Wed, May 22
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, May 22, 2019, 05/22/2019, Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic

Author Reading | Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury


A captivating, spirited account of the intense relationship among four artists whose strong personalities, passionate feelings, and aesthetic ideals drew them together, pulled them apart, and profoundly influenced the very shape of twentieth-century art. Carolyn Burke is the author of No Regrets: The Life of Edith Piaf, Lee Miller: A Life, and Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy. Born in Sydney, Australia, she now lives in Santa Cruz, California.
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Thu, May 23
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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury

Author Reading | Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for 'The Simpsons'


In celebration of The Simpsons' thirtieth anniversary, the show’s longest-serving writer and producer, Mike Reiss, offers a humorous look at the writing and making of the legendary Fox series that has become one of the most revered artistic achievements in television history.
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Thu, May 23
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for 'The Simpsons'

Author Reading | The Guest Book: Past Mistakes of a Privileged America


A novel about past mistakes and betrayals that ripple throughout generations, The Guest Book examines not just a privileged American family, but a privileged America. It is a literary triumph. With author Sarah Blake.
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Thu, May 23
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Author Readings, May 23, 2019, 05/23/2019, The Guest Book: Past Mistakes of a Privileged America

Poetry Reading | New Poetry by 4 Authors


Hear established and emerging poets read their poems outdoors under the park's London Plane trees. Featuring the poets: Charles Bardes J. Michael Martinez Michael Montlack Tom Sleigh
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Tue, May 28
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Poetry Readings, May 28, 2019, 05/28/2019, New Poetry by 4 Authors

Poetry Reading | English And Russian Bilingual Poetry Reading


Bilingual Poetry Reading by Anna Halberstadt from her new poetry collection in English, Green in a Landscape with Ashes (2017), and Russian.
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Wed, May 29
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Poetry Readings, May 29, 2019, 05/29/2019, English And Russian Bilingual Poetry Reading

Author Reading | Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women


Born in Italy, Anna Francese Gass came to the United States as a young child and grew up eating her mother’s Italian cooking. But when this professional cook realized she did not know how to make her family’s beloved meatballs—a recipe that existed only in her mother’s memory—Anna embarked on a project to record and preserve not only her mother’s recipes, but the recipes of several immigrant women, for generations to come. Heirloom Kitchen is a gorgeous, full-color illustrated cookbook and personal cultural history, filled with 100 mouthwatering recipes from around the world that celebrates the culinary traditions of strong, empowering immigrant women and the remarkable diversity that is American food.
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Author Readings, May 29, 2019, 05/29/2019, Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from the Tables of Immigrant Women

Author Reading | No Crumbs Left: Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous


As millions of people know, one of the toughest things about completing the Whole30 is figuring out what to eat next, the other 335 days of the year. Teri Turner has healthful and great tasting answers.
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Author Readings, May 29, 2019, 05/29/2019, No Crumbs Left: Recipes for Everyday Food Made Marvelous

Reading | Literature Out Loud: Performance Poetry and Slam Poetry


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 Nontraditional Forms. This session, read, embody, and discuss the personal and political impact of poetry composed for an audience. All literary enthusiasts are welcome.
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Thu, May 30
1:00 pm

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Readings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Literature Out Loud: Performance Poetry and Slam Poetry

Author Reading | Boxing And The Mob: Behind The Scenes


Author Jeffrey Sussman tells the story of the coercive and criminal underside of boxing, covering nearly the entire twentieth century. He profiles some of its most infamous characters, such as Owney Madden, Frankie Carbo, and Frank Palermo, and details many of the fixed matches in boxing’s storied history. In addition, Sussman examines the influence of the mob on legendary boxers, including Primo Carnera, Sugar Ray Robinson, Max Baer, Carmen Basilio, Sonny Liston together with  Jake LaMotta and whether they caved to the mobsters’ threats or refused to throw their fights. Jeffrey Sussman is the author of 12 non-fiction books, the most recent ones are Rocky Graziano: Fists, Fame, and Fortune; Max Baer and Barney Ross: Jewish Heroes of Boxing; No Mere Bagatelles, a biography of handbag designer, Judith Leiber; Power Promoting: How to Market Your Business to The Top!
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Thu, May 30
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Author Readings, May 30, 2019, 05/30/2019, Boxing And The Mob:&nbsp;Behind The Scenes

Author Reading | Broadway: A History of New York in 13 Miles


An eye-opening history of Manhattan told through its most celebrated street.. Fran Leadon's Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the "Path of Progress" and a "street of broken dreams," home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.
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Author Readings, June 03, 2019, 06/03/2019, Broadway: A History of New York in 13 Miles
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