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Not a day goes by in New York City (NYC) without a free poetry reading or a book signing or a book reading by a famous or not yet famous author. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky


No experience necessary.  Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 12
4:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, December 12, 2018, 12/12/2018, Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky

Author Reading | Acts of Assumption: Challenges to Love


Author Susan Leicher reads from her debut novel, the story of two young women whose love is challenged by the faith and cultural differences of their communities.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 12
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 12, 2018, 12/12/2018, Acts of Assumption: Challenges to Love

Author Reading | The Leavers Award winning novel


One morning, Deming Guo's mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors who move him from the Bronx to a small town upstate. Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past. Lisa Ko is an American writer. Her debut novel, The Leavers, won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Please read the book before arriving at the book discussion.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 12
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, December 12, 2018, 12/12/2018, The Leavers Award winning novel

Author Reading | Bake Like a French Pastry Chef: Plus a Cooking Workshop


Join Augustin and his tribe as they teach how to make pâte sucrée with 5 simple ingredients and lead an open discussion on all things pastry. Ever wondered how croissants get their flaky layers? Is making a tart a total mystery? Look no further. Bake Like a French Pastry Chef, a new book by Parisian cookie masters Michel and Augustin, holds the answers to all your pastry queries.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Dec 12
6:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, December 12, 2018, 12/12/2018, Bake Like a French Pastry Chef: Plus a Cooking Workshop

Author Reading | The Legacy of Anne Frank: Anne Frank’s inspiration and legacy


A conversation with the author of The Legacy of Anne Frank, Gillian Walnes Perry.  Gillian Walnes Perry is the co-founder of the Anne Frank Trust UK and the author of The Legacy of Anne Frank which addresses Anne Frank’s contemporary global reach. The Legacy of Anne Frank details how Anne Frank’s inspiration and legacy has aided and mobilized student activists across the globe in addressing issues within their own communities.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 12
11:30 pm

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Author Readings, December 12, 2018, 12/12/2018, The Legacy of Anne Frank:  Anne Frank’s inspiration and legacy

Poetry Reading | Latinoa 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 session will be on reading and discussing Latino/a poetry, both contemporary and classic. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
1:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Latinoa Poetry

Poetry Reading | Dorothea Lasky reads from her book Milk


Dorothea Lasky is the author of five full-length collections of poetry: the forthcoming Milk (Wave Books), as well as Rome (Liveright/W.W. Norton) and Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all three from Wave Books. She currently lives in New York City, where she is an assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
5:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Dorothea Lasky reads from her book Milk

Author Reading | Toscanini: Musician of Conscience


By the late 1920s, Arturo Toscanini - then in his early sixties - was music director of La Scala in Milan and the New York Philharmonic, and beyond a doubt the most celebrated conductor in the world. But his hatred of Mussolini's fascist regime was beginning to become public knowledge. He declared that he would not perform again in Italy unless and until the fascist regime fell, and he extended his protest to Germany in 1933, when Hitler came to power, and to Austria in 1938, when that country became part of the Third Reich. With author Harvey Sachs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Toscanini: Musician of Conscience

Author Reading | Fraver by Design: 5 Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond


Celebrate the award-winning artwork of Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo as he and Broadway World’s Richard Ridge discuss several of the theatre posters Fraver has created for the famous (Sweeney Todd, The Lion King, Deathtrap)—and the infamous—Broadway shows that span his career. The artist turns the spotlight on 250 of his posters, and takes you behind-the-scenes into the world of theatrical advertising through a rare look at over 40 unpublished poster sketches for some of the theatre’s favorite shows (Into the Woods, Victor/ Victoria, Moose Murders). The book also relates hilarious career anecdotes and includes insightful commentary from: Bernadette Peters, Judy Kaye, Liz Callaway, Dean Pitchford, Gerard Alessandrini, Ted Chapin, and Jack Viertel, among many other theatre glitterati. Introduced by the Library for the Performing Arts’ Executive Director, Jacqueline Z. Davis.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Fraver by Design: 5 Decades of Theatre Poster Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond

Author Reading | Flying Jenny Two women breaking stereotypes in 1929 New York


A conversation with local fiction author, Theasa Tuohy. Theasa Tuohy is a long-time journalist who has happily turned her life experiences and reporting skills to fiction featuring female reporters. As a playwright, Theasa co-authored the book, or libretto, of Scandalous: The Musical, an award-winning show about the life of D. H. Lawrence, author of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” ”Women in Love” and “Sons and Lovers.” E. M. Forster deemed D. H. Lawrence “the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” Theasa Tuohy's latest historical novel, Flying Jenny (Akashic, June 2018) is the story of two daring women—one a pilot, one a reporter—who defy stereotypes in 1929 New York.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, Flying Jenny Two women breaking stereotypes in 1929 New York

Author Reading | 2 Authors Read


Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, which won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award for Fiction, the 2018 PEN/Hemingway Award, and the 2017 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. She has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others.  Helen Schulman is a novelist, screenwriter and short story writer. She is the author of the novels This Beautiful Life, A Day at the Beach, P.S., The Revisionist and Out Of Time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Dec 13
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 13, 2018, 12/13/2018, 2 Authors Read

Reading | What the Dickens? Ninth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading


Dozens of terrific writers and performers gather for a reading of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic. Drop in early and often to catch a selection of performers, or linger through the afternoon for the whole, spirited tale. Festivities will kick off at 12PM with Christmas caroling from members of the New York City Master Chorale. The reading will begin at 1PM.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Sat, Dec 15
12:00 pm

Free
Readings, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, What the Dickens? Ninth Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon Reading

Book Signing | Book talk with the author of Well Read Black Girl


A special conversation and book signing with Glory Edim, founder and author of Well Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, during its special Harlem Holiday Marketplace. In this timely anthology, Glory Edim brings together original essays by some of the best black women writers to shine a light on how important it is that we all—regardless of gender, race, religion, or ability—have the opportunity to find ourselves in literature. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Dec 15
12:30 pm

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Book Signings, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, Book talk with the author of Well Read Black Girl

Author Reading | A Velocity of Being : Maria Popova and guests


A collection of letters to young readers, A Velocity of Being compiles the words of contemporary artists, writers, scientists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and adventurers as they reflect on the power of reading, and its ability to make the spirit soar. In response to each letter, artists, illustrators, and graphic designers of note have created original artwork to accompany the prose. To celebrate the book’s release into the world, a number of its contributors will take to the stage; one of the editors Maria Popova will be present and there will be featured readings and performances by: Jad Abumrad, Diane Ackerman, Paola Antonelli, Sophie Blackall, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Paul Holdengräber, Sarah Kay, Dawn Landes, Janna Levin, Morley, Annalee Newitz, William Powers, Amanda Stern, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, and Naomi Wolf. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Dec 15
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 15, 2018, 12/15/2018, A Velocity of Being : Maria Popova and guests

Author Reading | Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence


Photographer Rachel Cobb presents her latest book, a portrait of Provence seen through its legendary wind, with excerpts from writings by Paul Auster, Lawrence Durrell, Jean Giono and Frédéric Mistral. Cobb spent years chasing the Mistral, which is the name of an incessant and capricious wind that inhabits the Provence region of France. In so doing, she challenged herself to photograph the invisible. As she became sensitive to the wind’s rhythms and effects, Cobb realized the Mistral was not just a weather phenomenon; it was an integral part of the fabric of Provençal life. It was everywhere, yet always unseen.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Dec 16
4:00 pm

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Author Readings, December 16, 2018, 12/16/2018, Mistral: The Legendary Wind of Provence

Author Reading | Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy Discussion with the author at the 10th anniversary of publishing


Professor and author Stephen Duncombe will discuss his book Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy, now in re-print to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its publishing. Stephen Duncombe is the author of Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy and Notes From Underground: Zines and the Politics of Underground Culture, co-author of The Bobbed Haired Bandit: Crime and Celebrity in 1920s New York, editor of the Cultural Resistance Reader, and co-editor of White Riot: Punk Rock and the Politics of Race.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Dec 18
5:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, December 18, 2018, 12/18/2018, Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy Discussion with the author at the 10th anniversary of publishing

Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky


No experience necessary.  Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 19
4:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, December 19, 2018, 12/19/2018, Poetry Workshop with Bill Zavatsky

Author Reading | How to Read A Protest: L.A. Kauffman with Avram Finkelstein


This illustrated history documents America’s major demonstrations, beginning with the 1963 March on Washington, by showing the ways protests work and how their character has shifted over time. Using the very signs that demonstrators carried as indicators of the organization behind various actions, How to Read a Protest explores the relationship between the way movements are built and the ultimate impact they have on fomenting change. Author and grassroots organizer L.A. Kauffman will be joined in conversation by Avram Finkelstein, an artist and founding member of the Silence=Death and Gran Fury collectives.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Dec 19
6:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, December 19, 2018, 12/19/2018, How to Read A Protest: L.A. Kauffman with Avram Finkelstein

Author Reading | Storyworthy: Matthew Dicks with Erin Barker


We are always telling stories. In communicating with family and friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting our personal feelings and actions. We make choices about what to emphasize and what to gloss over. We tell stories to entertain, express ourselves, and make sense of the world. Elementary school teacher, author, and award-winning Moth storyteller Matthew Dicks believes everyone has a story to tell, and has tips and techniques for narrators of all stripes on constructing, telling, and polishing a tale. He will be in conversation with writer and editor Erin Barker, two-time winner of The Moth's Grandslam and the artistic director of science storytelling organization The Story Collider.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Dec 26
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, December 26, 2018, 12/26/2018, Storyworthy: Matthew Dicks with Erin Barker

Author Reading | Popovers and Candleligh: a true story of a Brooklyn comfort-food magnate


It was 1929, and Patricia Murphy was down to her last sixty dollars. She used it to buy a rundown Brooklyn diner near her boarding house, lit some candles, and became a local sensation. Eight additional Patricia Murphy’s Candlelight Restaurants opened over the next forty years in New York and Florida. In Popovers and Candlelight, Marcia Biederman recounts how Murphy overcame obstacles to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience with her solid American food, talented staff, and stunning décor. And while her empire fell as dramatically as it rose, Murphy and her contributions hold a permanent place in culinary history. Biederman will be joined in conversation by Michael David Quinn, former staff writer for Time Magazine.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 3
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, January 02, 2019, 01/02/2019, Popovers and Candleligh: a true story of a Brooklyn comfort-food magnate

Open Mike | Poetry reading


Poets reading their favorite poems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Jan 6
3:00 pm

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Open Mikes, January 05, 2019, 01/05/2019, Poetry reading

Author Reading | On J.S Bach, Jerome Robbins, creation and collaboration


In 2015, two courageous, contemporary artists, pianist Simone Dinnerstein and choreographer Pam Tanowitz, came together to tackle a monumental artistic project, a New Work for Goldberg Variations. Their new work became a moving a dialogue between two women creators, a dialogue between music and movement, and a mysterious dialogue into the past. They were inspired by J.S. Bach, and they were also following in the legacy of Jerome Robbins. Pam Tanowitz and Simone Dinnerstein come to the Library to celebrate collaboration and inspiration. They will share insights about their creative process and compare performance footage of their NW for GV with Robbins’ own Goldberg Variations.
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Mon, Jan 8
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 07, 2019, 01/07/2019, On J.S Bach, Jerome Robbins, creation and collaboration

Author Reading | Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth -- and How You Can Too


Chris Hogan destroys millionaire myths that are keeping everyday people from achieving financial independence.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Jan 8
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 07, 2019, 01/07/2019, Everyday Millionaires: How Ordinary People Built Extraordinary Wealth -- and How You Can Too

Author Reading | We, The Sovereign


Professor and author Gianpaolo Baiocchi will discuss his latest book We, the Sovereign. "What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic project in the name of ‘the People’. How can the Left respond in a way that is true to both its radical egalitarianism and its desire to transform the real world? In this book, Gianpaolo Baiocchi argues that the only answer is a radical utopia of popular self-rule. This means that the ‘people’ who rule must be understood as a demos that is totally open, inclusive and egalitarian, constantly expanding its boundaries. But it also means that sovereignty must be absolute, possessing total power over all relevant decisions that impact the conditions of life. Only, he argues, by a process of explosive and creative tension between this radical view of the ‘we’ and an absolute idea of the ‘sovereign’ can we transform our approach to political parties and state institutions and make them instruments of total emancipation.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 9
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, We, The Sovereign

Author Reading | The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington


Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, Brad Meltzer's book tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 9
7:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, January 08, 2019, 01/08/2019, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Author Reading | An Anonymous Girl: Psychological Suspense


The next novel of psychological suspense and obsession from Greer Hendricks, co-author of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Jan 10
7:30 pm

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Author Readings, January 09, 2019, 01/09/2019, An Anonymous Girl: Psychological Suspense

Author Reading | 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food


With easy, quick, and cheap recipes that taste delicious, bestselling author Jamie Oliver shows how accessible healthy food can be at home and will revolutionize the way readers cook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 11
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 10, 2019, 01/10/2019, 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

Author Reading | Oculus Poetry of technological times


Sally Wen Mao and Jenny Xie discuss Mao’s new poetry collection, Oculus, in which she explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but also as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium. Her work has won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and a 2016 Amy Award from Poets & Writers. In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a nineteen-year-old girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste.  Jenny Xie is the author of the poetry collection Eye Level, which was a 2018 National Book Award Finalist, and the recipient of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets and the Holmes National Poetry Prize from Princeton University. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, and Tin House, among other publications.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 16
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 15, 2019, 01/15/2019, Oculus Poetry of technological times

Author Reading | My Life as a Spy by Katherine Verdery


Professor and author Katherine Verdery will discuss her latest book, My Life as a Spy. As Katherine Verdery observes, "There's nothing like reading your secret police file to make you wonder who you really are." In 1973 Verdery began her doctoral fieldwork in the Transylvanian region of Romania, ruled at the time by communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. She returned several times over the next twenty-five years, during which time the secret police—the Securitate—compiled a massive surveillance file on her. Reading through its 2,781 pages, she learned that she was "actually" a spy, a CIA agent, a Hungarian agitator, and a friend of dissidents: in short, an enemy of Romania. In My Life as a Spy she analyzes her file alongside her original field notes and conversations with Securitate officers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 18
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, January 17, 2019, 01/17/2019, My Life as a Spy by Katherine Verdery

Author Reading | Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women -- Always #HealthyAF, Never Boring


Kevin Curry, the fitness influencer and creator of the #1 bestselling Food & Drink app FitMenCook, shares 100 easy, quick meal prep recipes that will save you time, money, and inches on your waistline—helping you to get healthy on your own terms.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Jan 18
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 17, 2019, 01/17/2019, Fit Men Cook: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women -- Always #HealthyAF, Never Boring

Author Reading | 3 authors read from their books


With: Roshani Chokshi, The Gilded Wolves S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper Melissa Albert, The Hazel Wood
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Thu, Jan 18
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 17, 2019, 01/17/2019, 3 authors read from their books

Reading | One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism


Since the 2016 election, reading the news each day can send even the most placid among us into a paralyzing apoplexia. We are enraged, we are bewildered, and then we get nothing done all day. We go to bed with teeth clenched, wake up, and it begins again. But McSweeney's has a solution. All year, they have been featuring essays by powerful voices—from poets and novelists to actors and activists—giving voice to their state of mind—and possibly yours, too. These writers also offer one simple thing you can do that day to take action, to address those concerns, to feel a little less powerless. Maybe it’ll be an organization or charity they find worthy of your donation, a volunteer opportunity worth your time, or an issue that deserves greater awareness. Whatever it is, we hope it will help remind all of us of the big and small things we can do to work toward justice and change.  This event will feature contributors to the series reading extracts from their essays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Tue, Jan 23
7:00 pm

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Readings, January 22, 2019, 01/22/2019, One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism

Author Reading | The Woman Inside: A Perfect Match


An impossible-to-put-down domestic thriller by E.G. Scott about secrets and revenge told from the perspectives of a husband and wife who are the most perfect, and the most dangerous, match for each other
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Tue, Jan 23
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 22, 2019, 01/22/2019, The Woman Inside: A Perfect Match

Author Reading | Hummingbirds in the Trenches: Poor and Black in Baltimore


Kondwani Fidel's Hummingbirds in the Trenches is a collection of essays and poems that explore oppressive educational systems, police brutality, violence, and mental health issues: things that are commonplace for poor black people in Baltimore, and throughout America.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Jan 25
7:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, January 24, 2019, 01/24/2019, Hummingbirds in the Trenches: Poor and Black in Baltimore

Author Reading | The Falconer: Dana Czapnik discusses her book with literary giant Salman Rushdie


New York, 1993. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Adler, a street-smart, trash-talking baller, is often the only girl on the public courts. At turns quixotic and cynical, insecure and self-possessed, Lucy is in unrequited love with her best friend and pick-up teammate Percy, scion to a prominent New York family who insists he wishes to resist upper crust fate. As she navigates this complex relationship with all its youthful heartache, Lucy is seduced by a different kind of life—one less consumed by conventional success and the approval of men. A pair of provocative female artists living in what remains of New York’s bohemia invite her into their world, but soon even their paradise begins to show cracks. Told in vibrant, quicksilver prose, The Falconer is a “wholly original coming-of-age story” (Chloe Benjamin, bestselling author), providing a snapshot of the city and America through the eyes of the children of the baby boomers grappling with privilege and the fading of radical hopes. Salman Rushdie is the author of twelve novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and The Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights—and one collection of short stories: East, West.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Jan 30
7:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, January 29, 2019, 01/29/2019, The Falconer: Dana Czapnik discusses her book with literary giant Salman Rushdie

Author Reading | Three Minutes in Poland: Interviews photographs and more


Three Minutes in Poland traces Glenn Kurtz’s remarkable four-year journey to identify the people in his grandfather’s haunting images. His search takes him across the United States; to Canada, England, Poland, and Israel; to archives, film preservation laboratories, and an abandoned Luftwaffe airfield. Ultimately, Kurtz locates seven living survivors from this lost town, including an eighty-six-year-old man who appears in the film as a thirteen-year-old boy. Painstakingly assembled from interviews, photographs, documents, and artifacts, Three Minutes in Poland tells the rich, funny, harrowing, and surprisingly intertwined stories of these seven survivors and their Polish hometown. Originally a travel souvenir, David Kurtz’s home movie became the sole remaining record of a vibrant town on the brink of catastrophe. From this brief film, Glenn Kurtz creates a riveting exploration of memory, loss, and improbable survival—a monument to a lost world.
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Wed, Jan 31
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, Three Minutes in Poland: Interviews photographs and more

Author Reading | The Wolf in the Whale: Clashing Cultures, Warring Gods


Jordanna Max Brodsky presents a sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In 1000 AD, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods -- one that will determine the fate of them all.
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Wed, Jan 31
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 30, 2019, 01/30/2019, The Wolf in the Whale: Clashing Cultures, Warring Gods

Author Reading | Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own


Professor and author Kate Bolick discusses her book Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own.  “Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster, a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of remaining single. Using her own experiences as a starting point, journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick invites us into her carefully considered, passionately lived life, weaving together the past and present to examine why­ she—along with over 100 million American women, whose ranks keep growing—remains unmarried.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 1
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, January 31, 2019, 01/31/2019, Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own

Author Reading | Sugar, Cigars & Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York


Lisandro Pérez and Esther Allen talk about Pérez's recent book, Sugar, Cigars & Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York. A hundred years before the Cuban Revolution of 1959, Cubans were settling in New York City in what became the largest community of Latin Americans in the 19th-Century Northeast United States. Pérez traces the formation of this community and how it was shaped both by the sugar trade and the struggle for independence from Spain.  Lisandro Pérez  has devoted his academic career to the study of Cuba, especially the Cuban presence in the United States. Pérez worked on Sugar, Cigars & Revolution during his Cullman Center Fellowship in 2004-2005. Writer and translator Esther Allen is a is a two-time recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Translation fellowships. A 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and co-founder of the PEN World Voices Festival, she was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Art et des Lettres by the French government in 2006.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Thu, Feb 1
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, January 31, 2019, 01/31/2019, Sugar, Cigars & Revolution: The Making of Cuban New York

Open Mike | Poetry reading


Poets reading their favorite poems.
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Sat, Feb 3
3:00 pm

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Open Mikes, February 02, 2019, 02/02/2019, Poetry reading
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