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

Not a day goes by in New York City (NYC) without a free poetry reading or a book signing or a book reading by a famous or not yet famous author. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!
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Erik Gellman is an Associate Professor of History and the Associate Director of the St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is the co-author of The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor’s Southern Prophets in New Deal America, and co-directed NEH and Terra Foundation programs on the Black Chicago Renaissance for school teachers. A reception with wine and cheese will follow the lecture.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
4:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Erik Gellman discusses his book Death Blow to Jim Crow: The National Negro Congress and the Rise of Militant Civil Rights
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Jordan Belfort reveals the step-by-step sales and persuasion system proven to turn anyone into a sales-closing, money-earning rock star.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Jordan Belfort discusses his book Way of the Wolf: Straight Line Selling
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In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived. He chronicles in candid detail his partner Mark's decline and eventual death. By looking back on these devastating events, the author not only honors a generation lost to the illness but also opens a vital window onto the past, before medication helped save lives and when HIV/AIDS was usually a death sentence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Michael H. Ward reads from his book The Sea is Quiet Tonight
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An exciting evening of poetry and conversation between poets Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn. Moderated by Brian Francis.  
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Poets on Craft
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A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past—and shows how we can transform it for our era of constant change.
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Cathy Davidson discusses her book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux
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Kellie Jones explores how the artists in Los Angeles's black communities during the 1960s and 1970s created a vibrant, productive, and engaged activist arts scene in the face of structural racism. Emphasizing the importance of African American migration, as well as L.A.'s housing and employment politics, Jones shows how the work of black Angeleno artists such as Betye Saar, Charles White, Noah Purifoy, and Senga Nengudi spoke to the dislocation of migration, L.A.'s urban renewal, and restrictions on black mobility.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Kellie Jones discusses her book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s
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Featuring: Danniel Schoonebeek Jill Bialosky Simone White Phillip B. Williams
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, 4 poets read their work
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A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Meryl Gordon reads from her book Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
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The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine.
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Tue, Sep 26
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 26, 2017, 09/26/2017, Ellen Ullman discusses her book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology
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The Marley Coffee Cookbook sings the praises of coffee-infused cuisine.
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Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Rohan Marley discusses his book The Marley Coffee Cookbook
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On the 150th anniversary of his birth comes this monumental biography of Arturo Toscanini, whose dramatic life is unparalleled among twentieth-century musicians. It may be difficult to imagine today, but Arturo Toscanini—recognized widely as the most celebrated conductor of the twentieth century—was once one of the most famous people in the world. Like Einstein in science or Picasso in art, Toscanini (1867–1957) transcended his own field, becoming a figure of such renown that it was often impossible not to see some mention of the maestro in the daily headlines. Special guests: T.B.A.
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Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Harvey Sachs discusses his book Toscanini: Musician of Conscience
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Poets, writers and storytellers, come share your words. Registration required if you want to perform.
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Wed, Sep 27
6:00 pm

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Open Mikes, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, The Stage Is Yours Reading Series
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The memoir of a woman who leaves her faith and her marriage and sets out to navigate the terrifying, liberating terrain of a newly mapless world.
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Wed, Sep 27
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Tova Mirvis discusses her book The Book of Separation
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Kevin Czap presents a new graphic novel, a visual album set in and around a happier, brighter Cleveland sometime in the future. This is an idealized future of tight-knit romantic friendship, uber-chic culture tastemakers and magical solutions of real problems. Each section of the book is a separate look at life in this city of tomorrow, the first of which, “Theme,” portrays a queer lefty utopia where the government works for the people and your best friends are never further than a block away.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Sep 27
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 27, 2017, 09/27/2017, Kevin Czap discusses his book Fütchi Perf
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The biography of Mathilde Wesendonck is the untold and fascinating story of this woman's inspiring influence on the major works of Richard Wagner, based on facts related in their correspondence and other authentic documents. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Judith Cabaud discusses her book Mathilde Wesendonck, Isolde's Dream
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American involvement in World War I started and ended in New York Harbor. In 1917, many troops departed from the city which would be an important hub throughout the war as recruiting and patriotic efforts continued. Now on the centennial, explore the locations in New York that have ties to The Great War.
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Thu, Sep 28
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Kevin Fitzpatrick discusses his book World War I New York
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The legendary Mudd Club. You probably couldn’t get in. Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons partied with David Byrne and Lydia Lunch. Uptown cognoscenti flirted with the children of the outer boroughs as they brought the Wild Style to the City. The downtown New York scene was more than punk, it was a mad brilliant chaos of cheap rent and experimental art. The Mudd Club was its nexus, the place that birthed the Eighties. Keith Haring claimed membership while Andy Warhol was only a guest.  Debbie Harry learned to rap from Fab Five Freddy while Klaus Nomi practiced arias and served home-cooked pastries.
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Thu, Sep 28
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Richard Boch reads from his book The Mudd Club
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In this ­­­powerful debut collection, Sam Sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Sam Sax discusses his book Madness
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Series editor David Lehman joins the 2017 guest editor Natasha Trethewey to launch the latest volume of the anthology. With readings by the contributors: Dan Albergotti, David Barber, Jericho Brown, Allison Cobb, Carl Dennis, David Feinstein, Vievee Francis, Jeffrey Harrison, W. J. Herbert, John Hodgen, David Brendan Hopes, John James, Rodney Jones, Meg Kearney, John Koethe, Jamaal May, Judson Mitcham, John Murillo, Joyce Carol Oates, Matthew Olzmann, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Robert Pinsky, Stanley Plumly, Taije Silverman, Emily Van Kley, and Crystal Williams.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, The Best American Poetry 2017 Reading
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Paul Yoon and Katie Raissian discuss Yoon’s story collection. These six stories, following migrants and survivors across continents and eras, explore movement, history, and time in tenderly-observed individual lives.    
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Thu, Sep 28
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Paul Yoon discusses his book The Mountain
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Berlin Calling tells the story of the Berlin Wall's momentous crash through the divided city's street artists and punk rockers, impresarios and underground agitators. It is a chronicle of 1989's "peaceful revolution," which upended communism in East Germany, and the wild, permissive post-Wall years of artistic ferment and pirate utopias, when protest and idealism, subaltern techno clubs and sprawling squats were the order of the day.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Sep 28
8:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 28, 2017, 09/28/2017, Paul Hockenos discusses his book Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth
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For some people, the thought of quitting their day job to pursue the entrepreneurial life is exhilarating. For many others, it’s terrifying. After all, a stable job that delivers a regular paycheck is a blessing. And not everyone has the means or the desire to take on the risks and responsibilities of working for themselves. But what if we could quickly and easily create an additional stream of income without giving up the security of a full-time job? Enter the side hustle. Designed for the busy and impatient, this detailed roadmap will show you how to select, launch, refine, and make money from your side hustle in under a month.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Sep 29
12:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, Chris Guillebeau discusses his book Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
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The new novel by Ed Hamilton is an unflinching depiction of bullying in suburban America as seen through the eyes of the bullies themselves.
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Fri, Sep 29
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, September 29, 2017, 09/29/2017, Ed Hamilton discusses his book Lords of the Schoolyard
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The public reading will showcase the newest works of fiction, poetry and prose by up-and-coming authors. The general public and arts community are invited.
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Mon, Oct 2
5:30 pm

Free
Readings, October 02, 2017, 10/02/2017, An Evening of New Fiction and Poetry
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The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four short years, Tunisians passed a progressive constitution, held fair parliamentary elections, and ushered in the country's first-ever democratically elected president. But did Tunisia simply avoid the misfortunes that befell its neighbors, or were there particular features that set the country apart and made it a special case? In Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, Safwan M. Masri explores the factors that have shaped the country's exceptional experience.
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Tue, Oct 3
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Safwan Masri discusses his book Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly
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Wallace returns with the second volume of his immersive history of New York City.  Nearly twenty years ago, Mike Wallace and Edwin Burrows published Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, an epic historical narrative that won the Pulitzer for its portrait of New York City as the heart and soul of America. This year sees publication of the long-awaited follow-up in which Wallace picks up the story at the pivotal moment when ambition, immigrant dreams, and Wall Street greed fueled the city’s expansion and rise to global prominence.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 3
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Mike Wallace discusses his book Greater Gotham: A History of New York City from 1898 to 1919
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This book is all pictures, no words, and shows how the animals liberate themselves from their oppressors. It’s Orwell’s Animal Farm, but in this version, the animals win, as no animal is more equal than another. Sue Coe is considered one of the foremost political artists working today. Born in England in 1951, she moved to New York in the early 1970’s. In the years that followed, she was featured on the cover of Art News and in numerous museum collections and exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. A firm believer in the power of the media to effect change, Coe has seen her work published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and countless other periodicals.
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Tue, Oct 3
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Cartoonist Sue Coe discusses her new book The Animals’ Vegan Manifesto
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Of all of the legendary figures who thrived in mid-19th-century Paris—a cohort that includes Victor Hugo, Baudelaire, Gustave Courbet, and Alexandre Dumas—Nadar was perhaps the most innovative, the most restless, the most modern. The first great portrait photographer, a pioneering balloonist, the first person to take an aerial photograph, and the prime mover behind the first airmail service, Nadar was one of the original celebrity artist-entrepreneurs. A kind of 19th-century Andy Warhol, he knew everyone worth knowing and photographed them all, conferring on posterity psychologically compelling portraits of Manet, Sarah Bernhardt, Delacroix, Daumier and countless others—a priceless panorama of Parisian celebrity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 3
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 03, 2017, 10/03/2017, Adam Begley reads from his book The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera
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El Chavo del Ocho is one of the most influential pieces of popular culture to have hit Latin America in the last 50 years having, at the peak of its popularity in the mid-1970s, reached an approximate audience of 350 million across the Americas. It is also a rare example of a cultural product that has travelled through Latin America, leaving a lasting impact for several decades.
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Wed, Oct 4
4:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Daniel Friedrich discusses his book Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies
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This moving and inspirational collection of personal essays and poems explores what life is like after the diagnosis of cancer. The anthology is written by those who have been affected by cancer firsthand, whether directly or through someone they love. Crafted by those who participated in the Write Treatment Workshops, the anthology not only shows the diversity of New York city but also the diversity of experiences of those touched by a life-threatening diagnosis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 4
6:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Contributors read from The Write Treatment Anthology
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The new essay collection features original contributions from 23 leading feminist writers. Its co-editors and two of its contributors come to discuss this landmark new book.   Featuring: Kate Harding, co-editor of Nasty Women and founder of Shapely Prose Samhita Mukhopadhyay, co-editor of Nasty Women and Editorial Director of Identities at Mic Kera Bolonik, Editor-in-Chief of Dame Magazine Zerlina Maxwell, Director of Progressive Programming for Sirius XM Moderated by Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel and Senior Vice President of Editorial at First Look Media  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 4
6:30 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 04, 2017, 10/04/2017, Contributors read from Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump's America
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What is Columbia Selects? The first Thursday of each month the Columbia MFA program hosts a reading series featuring Writing Program alumni. These fresh talents are finished with or near to finished with their first books, but do not yet have a book contract and/or an agent. In recent years, many of our featured writers have achieved critical and commercial success.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 5
7:00 pm

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Readings, October 05, 2017, 10/05/2017, Columbia Selects: Alumni of the Writing Program
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Blanche Wiesen Cook to discuss the final volume of the biographer’s trilogy on Eleanor Roosevelt, focusing on the legacy of her political activism in NYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 6
1:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 06, 2017, 10/06/2017, Blanche Wiesen Cook discusses her book Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962
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The National Writers Union welcome all to read their poetry. Poets who are members of the union will also participate by reading from their works.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Oct 7
2:00 pm

Free
Open Mikes, October 07, 2017, 10/07/2017, Poetry Open Mic
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Two poets read from recently published works that explore the idea of place and its role in our imaginations--across generations, communities, and landscapes:
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Wed, Oct 11
6:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Poets Read: Alison Jarvis / Theresa Burns
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Kisisi documents the creative invention of a private Swahili pidgin language by two five-year-old friends in postcolonial Kenya. Part historic ethnography, part linguistic case study, and part a mother’s memoir, this mixed genre study presents an unfolding interdisciplinary narrative that explores the complex and nuanced story of these two young language activists that effectively interrupted the colonial linguistic landscape to carve a safe space for their friendship.
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Wed, Oct 11
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Perry Gilmore discusses her book Kisisi (Our Language): The Story of Colin and Sadiki
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Mitch Sisskind is the author of Do Not Be a Gentleman When You Say Goodnight as well as two collections of short fiction: Visitations and Dog Man Stories. His poems were included in The Best American Poetry anthologies for 2009 and 2013.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 11
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Poetry Forum: Mitch Sisskind
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Diana Goetsch has published eight collections of poetry, and her work has appeared in many magazines and journals, including The New Yorker, Ploughshares and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.
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Wed, Oct 11
7:00 pm

Free
Poetry Readings, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Poet Diana Goetsch reads from her work
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The six women Shapiro writes about are Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis (an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer), Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Barbara Pym, and Helen Gurley Brown.    
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Wed, Oct 11
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Laura Shapiro discusses her book What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food that Tells Their Stories
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Winner of the prestigious Gdynia Literary Award for Essay, Salki is in the tradition of the works of W. G. Sebald and Ryszard Kapuscinski, utilizing techniques of Polish reportage in creating a landscape of memory that is moving and historically powerful. In conversation with Nicole Rudick, managing editor of The Paris Review).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 11
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 11, 2017, 10/11/2017, Wojciech Nowicki discusses his book Salki
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Discussions of race are inevitably fraught with tension, both in opinion and positioning. Too frequently, debates are framed as clear points of opposition—us versus them. And when considering white racial identity, a split between progressive movements and a neoconservative backlash is all too frequently assumed. Taken at face value, it would seem that whites are splintering into antagonistic groups, with differing worldviews, values, and ideological stances. White Bound investigates these dividing lines, questioning the very notion of a fracturing whiteness, and in so doing offers a unique view of white racial identity. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 13
3:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Matthew W. Hughey discusses his book White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race
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For over 40 years the Theater Library Association has honored great accomplishments in theater and film scholarship with its annual book awards. This is an exciting ceremony dedicated to this year’s award-winning authors. With readings, archive display, and special guests, the library is proud to host this annual celebration of theatre, film, writing, and research.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Fri, Oct 13
7:00 pm

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Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Theatre Library Association Book Awards
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A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe-from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia-to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights
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Fri, Oct 13
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 13, 2017, 10/13/2017, Judith Matloff discusses her book No Friends but the Mountains: Dispatches from the World's Violent Highlands
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What do we mean when we use the term 'failed states'? This book presents the origins of the term, how it shaped the conceptual framework for international development and security in the post-Cold War era, and why. The book also questions how specific international interventions on both aid and security fronts - greatly varied by actor - based on these outsiders' perceptions of state failure create conditions that fit their characterizations of failed states.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
5:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Susan L. Woodward discusses her book The Ideology of Failed States: Why Intervention Fails
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Alex Dimitrov is the author of two collections of poems, Together and by Ourselves published by Copper Canyon Press this year, and Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013).  Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House Books 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), which was selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and a finalist for the Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 17
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, October 17, 2017, 10/17/2017, Poetry Forum: Alex Dimitrov / Morgan Parker
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A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust. Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite and married into the country’s leading political family. Her brother-in-law was the Foreign Minister and her husband Claude was a playwright and patron of the painter René Magritte.
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Wed, Oct 18
5:15 pm

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Book Readings, October 18, 2017, 10/18/2017, Anne Nelson discusses her book Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris
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At the turn of the twenty-first century, a tide of nonviolent youth movements swept across Eastern Europe. Young people demanded political change in repressive political regimes that emerged since the collapse of communism. The Serbian social movement Otpor (Resistance) played a vital role in bringing down Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Inspired by Otpor's example, similar challenger organizations were formed in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine. The youth movements, however, differed in the extent to which they could mobilize citizens against the authoritarian governments on the eve of national elections. This book argues that the movement's tactics and state countermoves explain, in no small degree, divergent social movement outcomes. Using data from semi-structured interviews with former movement participants, public opinion polls, government publications, non-governmental organization (NGO) reports, and newspaper articles, the book traces state-movement interactions in five post-communist societies: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Olena Nikolayenko is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at Fordham University.
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Thu, Oct 19
12:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Olena Nikolayenko discusses her book Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe
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Yes, you can be a poet! This is a collegial group who read and work together. Please bring 12 copies of your poem.
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Thu, Oct 19
2:00 pm

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Open Mikes, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Poetry Club
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A talk and reception celebrating the publication of a beautiful new book by photographers Janet Russek and David Scheinbaum. In conversation with writer Amy Stein-Milford, the two will discuss their experience chronicling an iconic New York City neighborhood during a period of rapid change.
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Thu, Oct 19
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Remnants: Photographs of the Lower East Side: Two photographers discuss their book
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Celebrate the launch of Columbia University Press's newest series, the Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism. This series takes the full measure of the complexity and significance of capitalism, placing it at the center of the American experience. The event will feature the first two books in the series: - From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs by Joshua Clark Davis, University of Baltimore. - Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America by Josh Lauer, University of New Hampshire. Also on hand will be series co-editors Devin Fergus (Ohio State University), Louis Hyman (Cornell University), Bethany Moreton (Dartmouth), and Julia Ott (The New School). Food and beverages will be served.  
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Thu, Oct 19
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism
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The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives.
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Thu, Oct 19
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 19, 2017, 10/19/2017, Kevin Cook reads from his book Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever
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A bold and provocative history of the men who fought to outlaw war and how an often overlooked treaty signed in 1928 was among the most transformative events in modern history.
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Fri, Oct 20
7:00 pm

Free
Book Readings, October 20, 2017, 10/20/2017, Scott J. Shapiro discusses her book The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
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In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of sending relief the Soviet state made use of the catastrophe to rid itself of a political problem. Anne Applebaum argues that more than three million of those dead were Ukrainians who perished not because they were accidental victims of a bad policy but because the state deliberately set out to kill them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Oct 24
12:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 24, 2017, 10/24/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Anne Applebaum discusses his book Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine
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After being diagnosed with cancer, the author found solace in writing, especially while reaching out to family members to learn more about the "old days" to create a truly compelling and personal narrative in her books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 25
5:30 pm

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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Selina Siak Chin Yoke reads from her book The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds
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Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. To celebrate the new anniversary anthology of 100 poems, many of the poets featured will gather to read their own contributions and favorites by others from The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses, including Aracelis Girmay, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Marilyn Nelson, Patrick Phillips, and Katha Pollitt.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 25
6:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Poetry Society of America Celebrates 25 Years of Poetry in Motion
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Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum returns with a revelatory history of one of Joseph Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences of which still resonate today.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Oct 25
6:30 pm

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Book Readings, October 25, 2017, 10/25/2017, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Anne Applebaum discusses his book Red Famine
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After being diagnosed with cancer, the author found solace in writing, especially while reaching out to family members to learn more about the "old days" to create a truly compelling and personal narrative in her books.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 26
5:30 pm

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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Selina Siak Chin Yoke reads from her book The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds
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The story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3–1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Oct 26
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 26, 2017, 10/26/2017, Sridhar Pappu reads from his book The Year of the Pitcher
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Boltanski comes from a long line of intellectuals starting with his grandfather Étienne Boltanski who was a member of the Academy of Medicine; his grandmother, a well-known romance author who wrote under the pseudonym Annie Lauran; an uncle, the visual artist, Christian Boltanski; and father, the sociologist Luc Boltanski.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Oct 30
6:00 pm

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Book Readings, October 30, 2017, 10/30/2017, Christophe Boltanski discusses his book The Safe House
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The latest poetry collection by Nikki Giovanni, A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter, pays homage to her personal memories of family, friends, and students who have shaped her life and ruminations on aging. Giovanni will be interviewed by Joy-Ann Reid, author, journalist and host of “AM Joy.” A book signing will follow. First come, first seated. Please arrive early.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Nov 9
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, November 09, 2017, 11/09/2017, Nikki Giovanni reads her poetry from A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter
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Riotous fan behavior, behind-the-scenes machinations, and madcap histories dominate in this unrivaled exploration of the modern American sports stadium.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Nov 9
7:00 pm

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Book Readings, November 09, 2017, 11/09/2017, Rafi Kohan reads from his book The Arena
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