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

Author Reading | Ted Eron Designed That: Iconic Graphic Design


Authors Joseph B. Eron and Elizabeth Eron Roth―Ted's children―chronicle the life and art of their father through a nostalgic tour of the iconic graphic designs that have shaped twentieth-century visual culture. From his humble beginnings painting signs in the basement of a market while attending Cooper Union to the Eron & Eron Industrial Design years before World War II and beyond, Ted Eron Designed That pays a long overdue tribute to the man behind the iconic designs.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 26
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Ted Eron Designed That: Iconic Graphic Design

Author Reading | A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis with Times Reporter Sam Roberts


Sam Roberts, longtime reporter at The New York Times and host of CUNY-TV's program The New York Times Close Up, speaks about his new book. Exploring the history of the city via the prism of architecture, Roberts describes how these structures--some iconic, others far less so--shaped New York's political, economic, and social development. He joins in a conversation with Rob Snyder, who was recently appointed Manhattan borough historian.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Wed, Feb 26
6:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, A History of New York in 27 Buildings: The 400-Year Untold Story of an American Metropolis with Times Reporter Sam Roberts

Author Reading | Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City


Recent urbanist writings have pointed to a “creative class” of young professionals as the energy reviving American cities. But in his new book, historian A.K. Sandoval-Strausz argues that another, far less visible group really deserved the credit: Latino and Latina immigrants. In this illustrated talk, Sandoval-Strausz will focus on two barrios: Chicago’s Little Village and Dallas’s Oak Cliff, showing how Latinos made cities dynamic, stable, and safe by purchasing homes, opening businesses, and reviving street life.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 26
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

Poetry Reading | Bunin and The New Review


"The life is preserved in Word..." (I.Bunin) A literary series dedicated to 150th Anniversary of Ivan Bunin. Ivan Bunin (1870-1953) was the first Russian writer awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature which he got in 1933. He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose and poetry. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as "Bunin brocade", is considered to be one of the richest in the language. The New Review /Novyi Zhurnal and the Hudson Note Group. Poetry reading. In Russian and English.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 26
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Bunin and The New Review

Poetry Reading | New Poetry: The Autobiography of Envelopes / Maps


Oscillating between the US, France and Morocco, living on three continents and in three languages, Sarah Riggs felt the need to address her own self in order not to disperse into alternatives. But how do we address ourselves? The Autobiography of Envelopes asks. In Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Rome, and the foothills of a childhood hometown, John Freeman navigates legacies of ruin and construction, illness and memory. Warm, mournful, and distinctly urban, Maps offers a compassionate perspective from the experience of one American embroiled in empire.
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Wed, Feb 26
6:30 pm

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Poetry Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, New Poetry: The Autobiography of Envelopes / Maps

Author Reading | The Escape Artist: The Danger of the Outside World


Helen Fremont writes with wit and candor about growing up in a household held together by a powerful glue: secrets. Her parents, profoundly affected by their memories of the Holocaust, pass on, to both Helen and her older sister, a penchant for keeping their lives neatly, even obsessively compartmentalized, and a zealous determination to protect themselves from what they see as danger from the outside world.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Feb 26
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Author Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, The Escape Artist: The Danger of the Outside World

Poetry Reading | Soul Sister Revue


Soul Sister Revue is a quarterly reading series for established and emerging poets who write in the narrative tradition of storytelling   With:  Jive Poetic (Clone Wars: A Poem by Jive Poetic) T'ai Freedom Ford (& more black) Catherine Chen (Manifesto, or: Hysteria) Starr Davis Susan John
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Poetry Readings, February 26, 2020, 02/26/2020, Soul Sister Revue

Author Reading | Coal, War and Love: Poor and Black in the 20th Century


In the early 1900s, Al Johnson is 29 years old when he meets the woman of his dreams―nineteen-year-old Evie Ashton. After a whirlwind courtship, they marry, but Evie is used to a certain lifestyle that Al labors to provide. Through struggles and hardships, against the backdrop of the Great War and the Spanish flu, Al and Evie fight for survival―both for their family, and for the life they’ve built together. Based on a true story, Rudean Leinaeng's Coal, War and Love explores what it meant to be poor and “colored” in the early 20th century. For many, it was a time of imagination and great hope, a wonderful time to be alive―but for others, it was rife with struggle that only the strongest might overcome.  
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Thu, Feb 27
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Coal, War and Love: Poor and Black in the 20th Century

Author Reading | Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds


Three of the formative revolutions that shook the early twentieth-century world occurred almost simultaneously in regions bordering each other. Though the Russian, Iranian, and Young Turk Revolutions all exploded between 1904 and 1911, they have never been studied through their linkages until now. Roving Revolutionaries probes the interconnected aspects of these three revolutions through the involvement of the Armenian revolutionaries—minorities in all of these empires—whose movements and participation within and across frontiers tell us a great deal about the global transformations that were taking shape. With author Houri Berberian.
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Thu, Feb 27
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Roving Revolutionaries: Armenians and the Connected Revolutions in the Russian, Iranian, and Ottoman Worlds

Author Reading | Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life.
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright

Author Reading | 3 Finnish Authors


Finland has yet again been named the world's happiest country, and perhaps it's because they are a country of passionate readers: every third Finn reads literature every month, over 70% of Finnish parents read out loud to their children, and there are 12 library loans per Finnish resident per year. Celebrate some of Finland's best writers reading and previewing their recent work. Finnish snacks and drinks will be on hand. This event is in English, but if you happen to speak Finnish, you'll be among friends.  Authors: Rosa Liksom, Laura Lindstedt, Pajtim Statovci
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Thu, Feb 27
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, 3 Finnish Authors

Author Reading | Dante's Prayerful Pilgrimage: Typologies of Prayer in the Comedy


Alessandro Vettori provides a comprehensive analysis of the prayerful phenomenon in Dante’s Commedia and considers prayer a poetic/metaphorical pilgrimage of the soul toward the vision of the Trinity, while also reflecting Dante’s own exilic experience.
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Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Dante's Prayerful Pilgrimage: Typologies of Prayer in the Comedy

Author Reading | Facebook: The Inside Story


He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years. And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Thu, Feb 27
7:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Facebook: The Inside Story

Reading | The Yale Review Reading


With: Shane McCrae, Jerome Ellison Murphy, and Monica Youn  
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Thu, Feb 27
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Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, The Yale Review Reading

Reading | Tony Conrad: Writings


Published by Primary Information, this is the first collection to survey Conrad’s diverse and expansive writings. Spanning 1961 – 2012, the volume includes 57 pieces, including essays from small press magazines, exhibition catalogues, anthologies, and album liner notes, along with other unpublished works.  Co-hosted by Greene Naftali, Galerie Buchholz, and Primary Information, the event will include an introduction by James Hoff, readings by Constance DeJong and Andrew Lampert, the editors of the collection, and a performance by musician and artist C. Spencer Yeh. The program will be followed by a reception. 
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Readings, February 27, 2020, 02/27/2020, Tony Conrad: Writings

Author Reading | Kafka At Rudolf Steiner’s And Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg


Authors Rosalind Palermo Stevenson and Stephanie Dickinson converse about writing through the personas of Franz Kafka and Jean Seberg in their books Kafka At Rudolf Steiner’s and Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg. Some of the subjects they delve into are: What drew them to these two iconic figures and what it was like to write in an embodiment of their personas? The challenge of stepping outside the known into the unknown in recasting the real into fiction. The endurance of Kafka and Seberg in time and the way they continue to speak to the 21st century. Rosalind Palermo Stevenson is the author of the novel The Absent, the novella Insect Dreams, and the chapbook Kafka At Rudolf Steiner’s. Insect Dreams has also been published in the anthologies Poe’s Children and Trampoline. Her work appears in numerous literary journals. She is currently working on a book of lyric prose exploring speculative autobiography and the female Adam. Stephanie Dickinson is the author of the novels Half Girl and Love Highway. Some of her other books include Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg, The Emily Fables, and Girl Behind the Door. Her work appears in numerous literary journals and anthologies and has been reprinted in Best American Nonrequired Reading, New Stories from the South, and New Stories from the Midwest. Audience Q&A will be part of the program.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 29
3:00 pm

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Author Readings, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, Kafka At Rudolf Steiner&rsquo;s And Heat: An Interview with Jean Seberg

Author Reading | 2 Writers Read


Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, & translation—separately & in combination. Her books include Waves: Un Manifestation (forthcoming, Omnidawn), Some Girls Walk into the Country They Are From (forthcoming, Wave Books), and The Ants (Les Figues Press). She is co-editor of an anthology of 20th Century Japanese Poetry (forthcoming, New Directions), and a translated Costume en Face (Ugly Duckling Presse). She teaches at Brown. 
 Moncho Alvarado is a Latinx-queer poet, translator, visual artist, & educator published in Lunch Ticket, 2018 Emerge Lambda Fellows Anthology, & Poets.org among others. Honors come from The Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, Lambda Literary, Poets House, & Troika House. Alvarado holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence.  
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sat, Feb 29
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Author Readings, February 29, 2020, 02/29/2020, 2 Writers Read

Author Reading | The Midnight Lie: Dystopian Novel


In Marie Rutkoski's novel, Nirrim lives where crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences. Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Sun, Mar 1
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, March 01, 2020, 03/01/2020, The Midnight Lie: Dystopian Novel

Author Reading | Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad


Award-winning investigative reporter, Nicole Weisensee Egan, pursued the allegations that "America's Dad" drugged and sexually assaulted women. Her stories and interviews with survivors shaped the prosecution that led to his conviction. The "Chasing Cosby" podcast updates and expands upon Egan's reporting in the book of the same name, collecting the first-hand accounts of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Mon, Mar 2
5:00 pm

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Author Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad

Author Reading | Born After: Reckoning with the German Past


Angelika Bammer's memoir grapples with the legacies of German and Nazi history, and reflects on the relationship between history and memory through Bammer's personal narrative.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Mon, Mar 2
6:00 pm

Free
Author Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Born After: Reckoning with the German Past

Author Reading | Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote


The suffrage movement was “a 75-year marathon through the very core of American history,” writes Ellen Carol DuBois. The 19th amendment was ratified in 1920, but the heroic efforts to get it passed extend back prior to the Civil War. In Suffrage DuBois explores the early links between abolition and suffrage and the collaboration between Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony with  Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. And she follows through successive generations of leaders like Carrie Chapman Catt and Alice Paul, who brought the fight into the 20th century—and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, who demanded voting rights for African American women even as white suffragists ignored them. DuBois will discuss the history of suffrage, and the many ways in which the passing of the 19th amendment shaped the century that followed. She will be joined in conversation by CUNY Grad Center dean and professor of Sociology, Julie C. Suk.
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Mon, Mar 2
6:30 pm

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Author Readings, March 02, 2020, 03/02/2020, Suffrage:&nbsp;Women's Long Battle for the Vote

Author Reading | Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist


In this landmark book, Alexander Zevin looks at the development of modern liberalism by examining the long history of the Economist newspaper, which, since 1843, has been the most tireless—and internationally influential—champion of the liberal cause anywhere in the world.  
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Tue, Mar 3
4:00 pm

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Author Readings, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, Liberalism at Large: The World According to the Economist

Author Reading | Havenfall: A Novel of Magic


Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds--each with their own magic--together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. With author Sara Holland.
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Author Readings, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, Havenfall: A Novel of Magic

Author Reading | The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy


In her new book, sociologist Sharon Zukin examines how New York has become a supercity of the tech economy. Combining original interviews with venture capitalists, startup founders, and economic development managers, she explores the world of hackathons, meetups, accelerators, and innovation districts. Zukin shows how the startup economy, tech ecosystem, and politics of innovation work and connects actions of government, business, and universities to expose the powerful underside of the new urban economy.
   New York City, NY; NYC
Tue, Mar 3
6:30 pm

Free
Author Readings, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Author Reading | Mycelium: Breast Cancer Upends Her Life


Noora is going to openings and parties, setting up a studio, breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, and living the post–art school life in Berlin when, in 2005, she's diagnosed with breast cancer. Vaguely restless, until now she's been neither happy nor unhappy, but her entry into what she calls “Cancerland” forces her to question the assumptions by which she lived her life so far. With author Annette Weisser.
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Author Readings, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, Mycelium: Breast Cancer Upends Her Life

Author Reading | The Exhibition of Persephone Q: Pregnancy Complications


Percy is pregnant. She hasn't told a soul. Probably she should tell her husband--certainly she means to--but one night she wakes up to find she no longer recognizes him. Now, instead of sleeping, Percy is spending her nights taking walks through her neighborhood, all the while fretting over her marriage, her impending motherhood, and the sinister ways the city is changing. With author Jessi Stevens.
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Author Readings, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, The Exhibition of Persephone Q: Pregnancy Complications

Author Reading | The Grace Kelly Dress: A Charming New Novel


Two years after Grace Kelly's royal wedding, her iconic dress is still all the rage in Paris--and one replica, and the secrets it carries, will inspire three generations of women to forge their own paths in life and in love. Author Brenda Janowitz drops in to discuss her charming new novel.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Author Readings, March 03, 2020, 03/03/2020, The Grace Kelly Dress: A Charming New Novel

Author Reading | Spy Sites of New York City: A Guide to the Region's Secret History


Through every era of American history, New York City has been a battleground for international espionage, where secrets are created, stolen, and passed through clandestine meetings and covert communications. Some spies do their work and escape, while others are compromised, imprisoned, and―a few―executed. H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace take you inside this shadowy world and reveal the places where it all happened.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Wed, Mar 4
6:00 pm

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Author Readings, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, Spy Sites of New York City: A Guide to the Region's Secret History

Author Reading | The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business


Welcome New York Times economics writer, Nelson D. Schwartz, who will be discussing his new book, a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other.
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Wed, Mar 4
7:00 pm

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Author Readings, March 04, 2020, 03/04/2020, The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

Poetry Reading | Literature Out Loud: Experimental Poetry - Modernism


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, the artistic twists and turns of 20th-century experimental poetry will be explored. In this session, understand and discuss poetry from the Modernist literary movement of the early 20th century. From T.S. Eliot to Gertrude Stein, explore poets who encapsulated the rapid literary and societal changes of their time All literary enthusiasts are welcome! Participate in literature, connect with other readers, and take with you a bit of literary insight to season the rest of your day.
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Thu, Mar 5
1:00 pm

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Poetry Readings, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, Literature Out Loud: Experimental Poetry - Modernism

Author Reading | The Orthodox Church in Ukraine: A Century of Separation


The bitter separation of Ukraine's Orthodox churches is a microcosm of its societal strife. From 1917 onward, church leaders failed to agree on the church's mission in the twentieth century. The core issues of dispute were establishing independence from the Russian church and adopting Ukrainian as the language of worship. Decades of polemical exchanges and public statements by leaders of the separated churches contributed to the formation of their distinct identities and sharpened the friction amongst their respective supporters. Author Nicholas Denysenko provides a balanced and comprehensive analysis of this history from the early twentieth century to the present.
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4:10 pm

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Author Readings, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, The Orthodox Church in Ukraine: A Century of Separation

Author Reading | Working to Learn: Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People


Professors Noel Anderson and Lisette Nieves disrupt the false dichotomy of college versus career, illustrating how young people and the programs created to serve them integrate the worlds of college and career readiness as students work to learn against the odds.
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Author Readings, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, Working to Learn: Disrupting the Divide Between College and Career Pathways for Young People

Author Reading | The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability


Financial markets are the primary directors of economic activity in a capitalist global society, but they also have an important societal role in encouraging investments that are beneficial to natural and human ecosystems. Behavior can be greatly influenced by the availability and price of capital finance, and sustainability factors—environmental, social, and governance—must be reflected in the world as understood by finance professionals in order to be real and not merely symbolic. With authors Satyajit Bose, Guo Dong, and Anne Simpson.
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Author Readings, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, The Financial Ecosystem: The Role of Finance in Achieving Sustainability

Author Reading | You Are Not Alone: Swapped Lives


From Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen comes a gripping novel about a group of women who appear to have the perfect lives, but all is not what it seems. You probably know someone like Shay Miller. She wants to find love, but it eludes her. She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end. She wants to belong, but her life is becoming increasingly isolated. You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters. They have an unbreakable circle of friends. They live a life of glamour and perfection. They always get what they desire. Shay thinks she wants their life. But what they really want is hers.
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Author Readings, March 05, 2020, 03/05/2020, You Are Not Alone: Swapped Lives

Author Reading | Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures


Erin Twohig's Contesting the Classroom is the first scholarly work to analyze both how Algerian and Moroccan novels depict the postcolonial classroom, and how postcolonial literatures are taught in Morocco and Algeria. Drawing on a corpus of contemporary novels in French and Arabic, it shows that authors imagined the fictional classroom as a pluralistic and inclusive space, often at odds with the narrow nationalist vision of postcolonial identity. Yet when authors wrote about the school, they also had to consider whether their work would be taught in schools.
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, Contesting the Classroom. Reimagining Education in Moroccan and Algerian Literatures

Author Reading | The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland


In 1882, the brutal murders of the Joyce family in Maamtrasna, western Ireland, were succeeded by a series of legal trials and executions, made especially infamous by the wrongful conviction and execution of Irish-speaker Myles Joyce. These events are the subject of a recent book by Professor Margaret Kelleher.
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, The Maamtrasna Murders: Language, Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Author Reading | From Internationalism to Cosmopolitanism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third World


Would there have been a Third World without the Second? Perhaps, but it would have looked very different. Although most histories of these geopolitical blocs and their constituent societies and cultures are written in reference to the West, the interdependence of the Second and Third Worlds is evident not only from a common nomenclature but also from their near-simultaneous disappearance around 1990. Professor Rossen Djagalov addresses this historical blind spot by recounting the story of two Cold War-era cultural formations that claimed to represent the Third World project in literature and cinema: the Afro-Asian Writers Association (1958-1991) and the Tashkent Festival for African, Asian, and Latin American Film (1968-1988).
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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, From Internationalism to Cosmopolitanism: Literature and Cinema between the Second and Third World

Author Reading | The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: A New York Times Reporter's View


Author and veteran journalist Eleanor Randolph, who spent 26 years covering New York City politics at The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, offers a revealing portrait of the billionaire.
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Fri, Mar 6
5:30 pm

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Author Readings, March 06, 2020, 03/06/2020, The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: A New York Times Reporter's View

Book Signing | High Noon: Desert Paintings


A book signing with Dan Colen to celebrate the publication a catalogue of his Desert Paintings (2015–19).
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Sat, Mar 7
3:00 pm

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Book Signings, March 07, 2020, 03/07/2020, High Noon: Desert Paintings

Reading | A Marathon Reading of Kafka's The Trial


A panel discussion and marathon reading in response to the cancellation of Krystian Lupa's theater piece The Trial. The reading will be preceded at 1 pm by a panel discussion with Lupa and others on the global escalation of artists-at-risk. Krystian Lupa, a Polish theater director and set designer, is known for his "laboratory rehearsals," an organic method of working with text and actors. Nowy Teatr was founded in Warsaw in 2008, with Krzysztof Warlikowski as its artistic leader, and a group of his long-term collaborators. It has produced six of Warlikowski's works, as well as theater productions, lectures, concerts, and exhibitions. In April 2016 the company moved in a refurbished postindustrial hall in the heart of Warsaw.
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Sun, Mar 8
3:00 pm

Free
Readings, March 08, 2020, 03/08/2020, A Marathon Reading of Kafka's The Trial

Author Reading | Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play


Human beings are competitive. We like to see who is stronger, richer, better, more clever. Since humans (1) love lists, (2) are competitive, and (3) are jealous of other people, we like ranking. Ranking reflects the reality, illusion, and manipulation of objectivity. Peter Erdi's book is for people who have a neighbor with a fancier car; employees, who are being ranked by their supervisors; managers, who are involved in ranking but may have qualms about the process; businesspeople interested in creating better visibility for their companies; scientists, writers, artists, and other competitors who would like to see themselves at the top of a success list; or college students who are just preparing to enter a new phase of social competition.
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Mon, Mar 9
12:00 pm

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Author Readings, March 09, 2020, 03/09/2020, Ranking: The Unwritten Rules of the Social Game We All Play

Author Reading | Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb


Super Bomb unveils the story of the events leading up to President Harry S. Truman’s 1950 decision to develop a “super,” or hydrogen, bomb. That fateful decision and its immediate consequences are detailed in a diverse and complete account built on newly released archives and previously hidden contemporaneous interviews with more than sixty political, military, and scientific figures who were involved in the decision. Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling present the expectations, hopes, and fears of the key individuals who lobbied for and against developing the H-bomb.
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Mon, Mar 9
12:10 pm

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Author Readings, March 09, 2020, 03/09/2020, Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Author Reading | Kafka With Wings: A Long Lost Friend


Daniela Emminger's novel follows a woman's search for her long lost Kyrgyz friend, exploring the history and culture of Kyrzystan while delving into themes of loss and discovery, friendship and love.  
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Author Reading | The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America


The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America. With author Margaret O'Mara.
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Author Reading | Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership


Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor uncovers how the supposed end of housing discrimination in the late 1960s and early 1970s belies the continuation of exploitative real estate practices and a disastrous new phenomenon known as predatory inclusion. By the end of the 1970s, the U.S.’s first programs to encourage black homeownership ended with tens of thousands of foreclosures in black communities across the country. Taylor speaks on the sea change in housing policy, its dire impact on African Americans, and how the urban core was transformed into a new frontier of cynical extraction.
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Author Reading | This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers


Known for immersion journalism that is more immersed than most people are willing to go, and for a prose style that is somehow both fierce and soulful, Jeff Sharlet dives deep into the darkness around us and awaiting us. This work began when his father had a heart attack; two years later, Jeff, still in his forties, had a heart attack of his own. In the grip of writerly self-doubt, Jeff turned to images, taking snapshots and posting them on Instagram, writing short, true stories that bloomed into documentary.
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Poetry Reading | Six Years of Poets in Residence


With: Sonia Sanchez, inaugural resident Yusef Komunyakaa, 2016 resident Idra Novey, 2017 resident Gregory Pardlo, 2018 resident Grace Schulman, 2019 resident
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Author Reading | The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease


In this revolutionary book, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, director of the Women's Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell Medical College, provides women with the first plan to address the unique risks of the female brain. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Readings, March 10, 2020, 03/10/2020, The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Author Reading | The Young and Evil: Queer Modernism in New York, 1930–1955


Author Jarrett Earnest tells the story of a group of modernist artists active during the early 20th century when homosexuality was as problematic for American culture as figurative painting was for modernist painting.
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Author Reading | Bohemian Stories: Czechs in the United States


Renáta Fučíková presents a graphic journey through the history of Czechs in the United States, capturing the bonds between the two countries through their lived experience. .
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Author Reading | The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress


Welcome New York Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer, who will be discussing her new book, a behind-the-scenes look at the historic cohort of groundbreaking women newly elected to the House of Representatives as they arrive in Washington, D.C., and start working for change, with Times columnist Frank Bruni.
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Author Reading | The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable: A New Book from Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt


The Gift of Forgiveness is a perfect blend of personal insights, powerful quotations, and hard-won wisdom for those seeking a way to live with greater acceptance, grace, and peace. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | Children Framing Childhoods: Working Class Kids' Visions of Care


Urban educational research, practice, and policy is preoccupied with problems, brokenness, stigma, and blame. As a result, too many people are unable to recognize the capacities and desires of children and youth growing up in working-class communities. Wendy Luttrel's Children Framing Childhoods offers an alternative angle of vision—animated by young people’s own photographs, videos, and perspectives over time. It shows how a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse community of young people in Worcester, MA used cameras at different ages (10, 12, 16 and 18) to capture and value the centrality of care in their lives, homes, and classrooms.
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Author Reading | The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability


Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern explores the experiences of Latino/a immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners, offering a new perspective on racial inequity and sustainable farming. She finds that many of these new farmers rely on farming practices from their home countries—including growing multiple crops simultaneously, using integrated pest management, maintaining small-scale production, and employing family labor—most of which are considered alternative farming techniques in the United States.  
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Author Reading | Trace Elements: A Commissario Guido Brunetti Mystery


The internationally bestselling author Donna Leon, shares the latest installment in her riveting Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series. “They killed him. It was bad money. I told him no,” gasps Benedetta Toso as she lays dying in a hospice in Venice. Cryptic as her message is, Guido Brunetti and his colleague Claudia Griffoni, waste no time following the widow’s lead. Her late husband, Vittorio Fadalto, worked in the field, collecting samples of contamination for a company that measures the cleanliness of Venice’s water supply. Soon the detectives discover that Benedetta’s accusation reveals a threat to the health of the entire region.  To discuss the twenty-ninth book in Donna Leon’s environmental mystery series, the masterful storyteller is joined by author and critic Charles Finch. 
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Reading | National Book Critics Circle Reading


Every year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in the categories of Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Finalists will read from their work.  
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Author Reading | A Russian Immigrant: Three Novellas


Maxim D. Shrayer’s new book of fiction explores the lives of immigrants from Russia and the former USSR. A Professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College, Shrayer is the winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award, and was a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow.
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Author Reading | Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs


There is growing alarm over how drugs empower terrorists, insurgents, militias, and gangs. But by looking back not just years and decades but centuries, Peter Andreas reveals that the drugs-conflict nexus is actually an old story, and that powerful states have been its biggest beneficiaries.
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Author Reading | A Drop of Midnight: Rapper Traces His History


Born to interracial American parents in Sweden, Jason Diakité, known to rap enthusiasts as Timbuktu, grew up between worlds, riding a delicate cultural and racial divide. Even after his musical career took off, Diakité fought to unify a complex system of family roots that branched across continents, ethnicities, classes, colors, and eras to find a sense of belonging. In his memoir, Diakité traces his history and pilgrimages from southern Sweden to South Carolina and Harlem to paint a vivid picture of race, discrimination, family, and ambition.
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Author Reading | Times Columnist Paul Krugman on His Book Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future


The new book puts Paul Krugman at the front of national debate during the 2020 election year. In this accessible guide to major economic policy issues, Krugman tackles “zombie economics,” or misunderstandings that just won’t die, while explaining the complexities of health care, tax reform, Social Security, and more with his trademark clarity and precision. Krugman is a Nobel Prize–winning economist, New York Times columnist, and distinguished professor at The Graduate Center.
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Author Readings, March 12, 2020, 03/12/2020, Times Columnist Paul Krugman on His Book Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

Author Reading | Tyll:A Novel


Daniel Kehlmann and Hari Kunzru discuss Kehlmann’s new novel, Tyll, about a vagabond performer who travels across Europe in the wake of the Thirty Years’ War, encountering historical figures like the exiled King and Queen of Bohemia. Daniel Kehlmann is a German writer who lives in New York and Berlin. His novels include Me and Kaminski, Measuring the World, Fame, and F.  His works have won the Candide Prize, the Hölderlin Prize, the Kleist Prize, the Welt Literature Prize, and the Thomas Mann Prize. He worked on Tyll during his Cullman Center Fellowship in 2016-2017. Hari Kunzru is the author of Red Pill, White Tears, and Gods Without Men, among other novels. His work has been translated into twenty-one languages, and his short stories and journalism have appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, and the New Yorker. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Berlin.
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Reading | Nonfiction and Poetry Reading


Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator, and cultural critic with a particular interest in the public life of the imagination. His 1983 book, The Gift, illuminates and defends the non-commercial portion of artistic practice. Trickster Makes This World (1998) uses a group of ancient myths to argue for the disruptive intelligence that all cultures need if they are to remain lively and open to change. Ed Pavlić is the author of the novel Another Kind of Madness. Widely published as a poet, he is the author of the collection Visiting Hours at the Color Line, winner of the 2013 National Poetry Series, as well as several others, including Live at the Bitter End: A Trial by Opera, Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno, and Let It Be Broke (forthcoming in 2020).
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Author Reading | Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader


Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader is Vivian Gornick’s celebration of passionate reading, of returning again and again to the books that have shaped her at crucial points in her life. In nine essays that traverse literary criticism, memoir, and biography, one of our most celebrated critics writes about the importance of reading―and re-reading―as life progresses. 
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Author Reading | Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice


Andrea Freeman's heartbreaking book tells the story of “The Famous Fultz Quads”—identical sisters born into a tenant farming family in North Carolina in 1946. Their white doctor sold the rights to use the girls for marketing purposes to the highest-bidding formula company. Over half a century later, baby formula is a seventy-billion-dollar industry and Black mothers have the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country. Examining history, marketing, media, popular culture, and law, Skimmed shows how feeding America’s youngest citizens is fraught with legal and social inequalities. 
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Author Reading | Unprecedented: A Simple Guide to the Crimes of the Trump Campaign and Presidency


Sara Azari breaks down the investigations, evidence, criminal charges, and defenses involving an ever-expanding rogues’ gallery of Trump associates and campaign members, as well as the president’s own criminal conduct. Her docket also includes a comprehensive summary and expert analysis of the Mueller Report. Azari addresses the consequences of President Trump’s conduct and considers whether the president of the United States is ever above the law. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | The Fortress: A Matriarchal Society


S. A. Jones debuts a new novel, a feminist, diverse sort of reverse The Handmaid’s Tale that tackles and examines issues of power, privilege, masculinity, and whether change is possible, all set in a matriarchal society. 
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Author Reading | The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women


there is no way around tending to our life's roles and responsibilities, there is a way to bring more clarity and well-being into our lives so that we can move beyond surviving to thriving. The answer lies in our coming to learn and appreciate the importance of presence. With author Caroline Welch.
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Author Reading | Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City


Will New Yorkers ever see any new subway lines, given the cost and time to build? How do we prioritize capital projects? Are public officials promoting megaprojects that will bring a considerable expense to the existing system? Philip Plotch's new book reveals the dramatic story behind New York's struggle to build the Second Avenue Subway--one that examines how every generation must make difficult choices regarding the transit system.
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Author Reading | Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion


Vanessa R. Schwartz and Jed Perl discuss Schwartz’s new book, Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion, about the impact of the jet plane on the mid-20th century aesthetic in areas such as airport architecture, theme park design, film, and photography.   Vanessa R. Schwartz teaches art history, history, and film at the University of Southern California, where she directs the Visual Studies Research Institute and the Graduate Certificate program. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship and has been a fellow at the Getty Research Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard. She worked on Jet Age Aesthetic during her Cullman Center Fellowship in 2015-2016. Jed Perl is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books. He was the art critic for the New Republic for twenty years and a contributing editor to Vogue for a decade, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. His previous books include Magicians and Charlatans, Antoine’s Alphabet, and New Art City, which was a New York Times Notable Book and an Atlantic Book of the Year. The concluding volume of his biography of Alexander Calder, Calder: The Conquest of Space, will be published in April 2020.
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Poetry Reading | Literature Out Loud: Experimental Poetry - Modernism


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, the artistic twists and turns of 20th-century experimental poetry will be explored. In this session, understand and discuss poetry from the Postmodern literary movement of the mid-to-late 20th century. From Beat Poets to Amiri Baraka, explore poets who write to question and destabilize order, tradition, and hierarchies. All literary enthusiasts are welcome! Participate in literature, connect with other readers, and take with you a bit of literary insight to season the rest of your day.
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Author Reading | 2 Writers Read


Bianca Rae Messinger is a poet and translator living in Iowa City, IA. She is the author of the digital chapbook "The Love of God" (Inpatient Press, 2016) and The Land Was V There (89+/LUMA, 2014). Her translation of Juana Isola’s chapbook "You Need a Long Table..." was published by Monster House Press in 2018. Lucy Ives is the author of two novels, Impossible Views of the World (Penguin Press, 2017) and Loudermilk: Or, The Real Poet; Or, The Origin of the World (Soft Skull Press, 2019). Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Artforum, The Believer, frieze, Granta, and Vogue. In April 2020, Siglio Press will publish The Saddest Thing Is That I Have Had to Use Words: A Madeline Gins Reader, edited by Ives. Ives is also currently working on a biography of Gins.
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Author Reading | Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War


Author Ronak K. Kapadia theorizes the world-making power of contemporary art responses to US militarism in the Greater Middle East. He traces how new forms of remote killing, torture, confinement, and surveillance have created a distinctive post-9/11 infrastructure of racialized state violence. Linking these new forms of violence to the history of American imperialism and conquest, Kapadia shows how Arab, Muslim, and South Asian diasporic multimedia artists force a reckoning with the US war on terror's violent destruction and its impacts on immigrant and refugee communities.
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Poetry Reading | Verses Sacred & Profane: A Spicy Literary Lushness


LindaAnn LoSchiavo reads her poetry from Concupiscent Consumption [Red Ferret Press, 2020] and A Route Obscure and Lonely [Wapshott Press, 2020]. Michael Palma reads his terza rima translations from Dante’s Commedia — Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso [W.W. Norton].
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Poetry Readings, March 21, 2020, 03/21/2020, Verses Sacred & Profane: A Spicy Literary Lushness

Author Reading | My Sister: How One Sibling's Transition Changed Us Both


A powerful memoir by two sisters -- Orange is the New Black star Selenis Leyva and Marizol Leyva -- about transitioning, family, and the path to self-realization. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.
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Author Reading | The Shifting Border: An Adjustable Legal Construct


We tend to think of a border as a static line, but recent bordering techniques have broken away from the map, as governments have developed legal tools to limit the rights of migrants before and after they enter a country’s territory. The consequent detachment of state power from any fixed geographical marker has created a new paradigm: the shifting border, an adjustable legal construct untethered in space. With author Ayelet Shacher.    
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Author Reading | Janis: Her Life and Music


Holly George-Warren’s Janis: Her Life and Music has been called “the definitive portrait of one of pop culture’s most misunderstood martyrs” (NPR). This intensely intimate biography of Janis Joplin reconsiders her as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel that she was. George-Warren, whose books include The Road to Woodstock, had unprecedented access to Joplin’s family, friends, bandmates, and long-lost interviews for the new book.
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Author Reading | Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth


Dána-Ain Davis's new book is a prescient investigation into the high rates of premature birth among black women. Davis finds that this problem is not explained by economic factors but rather by ideas about race and reproduction that are deeply rooted in the era of slavery. A study that aims to undo dangerous misconceptions that have life-or-death consequences, the book calls for an end to medical racism.
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Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Read


With: francine j. harris, Shayla Lawson & Jana Prikryl
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Author Reading | Constellations: Reflections from Life


How do you tell the story of a life in a body, as it goes through sickness, health, motherhood? How do you tell that story when you are not just a woman but a woman in Ireland? In these powerful essays, Sinéad Gleeson does those very things. Throughout this wide-ranging collection she also turns her restless eye outwards delving into work, art and our very ways of seeing, taking us on a journey that is both uniquely personal and yet universal in its resonance. Reading and conversation, with reception to follow.
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Author Reading | Normal People: New York Times Bestseller


On the paperback release of her second novel, the best–selling author speaks about her process of writing psychologically engrossing stories. Connell and Marianne grew up in the same small town, but the similarities end there. At school, Connell is popular and well liked, while Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation—awkward but electrifying—something life changing begins. A year later, they’re both studying at Trinity College in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle one another, straying toward other people and possibilities but always magnetically, irresistibly drawn back together. And as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other. Normal People is the story of mutual fascination, friendship and love. It takes us from that first conversation to the years beyond, in the company of two people who try to stay apart but find that they can’t. “[A] novel that demands to be read compulsively, in one sitting.” — The Washington Post “Arguably the buzziest novel of the season, Sally Rooney’s elegant sophomore effort . . . is a worthy successor to Conversations with Friends. Here, again, she unflinchingly explores class dynamics and young love with wit and nuance.”— The Wall Street Journal “[Rooney] has been hailed as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love and late capitalism. . . . [She writes] some of the best dialogue I’ve read.”— The New Yorker
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Author Readings, March 25, 2020, 03/25/2020, Normal People:&nbsp;New York Times Bestseller

Author Reading | Our Revolution: A Mother and Daughter at Midcentury


Honor Moore's new memoir will be published in March 2020. She is also is the author of The Bishop’s Daughter, a memoir, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, an Editor’s Choice of The New York Times, and named a Favorite Book of the Year by The Los Angeles Times.
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Author Reading | Race Is About Politics: Lessons from History


In his original and provocative book, the acclaimed historian Jean-Frédéric Schaub argues that we need to rethink the widespread assumption that racism is essentially a modern form of discrimination based on skin color and other visible differences. Moving from the early modern period until today, Schaub argues that to understand racism we must look at historical episodes of collective discrimination in which there was no visible difference between people.
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Author Reading | Ayad Akhtar, the American Nation, and Its Others After 9/11: Homeland Insecurity


Dr. Lopamudra Basu will present on the main currents of her book, which situates Akhtar’s work within the social and political context of post-9/11 American culture, marked by the creation of the Homeland Security State and the racialization of Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians. Basu will specifically discuss her analysis of Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize award-winning play Disgraced and his novel American Dervish with respect to Akhtar’s experimentation with the genre of tragedy as well as the controversial reception these works have encountered.  
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Poetry Reading | 3 Poets Read


With: Gillian Conoley, John Murillo, and Lisa Olstein  
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Author Reading | Capital and Ideology: The Latest from Bestselling Author Thomas Piketty


Thomas Piketty’s bestselling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. The French economist’s anticipated follow-up, Capital and Ideology, is at once a retelling of global history, a scathing critique of contemporary politics, and a bold proposal for a fairer economic system. Just after the new book’s publication, Piketty discusses his latest provocative ideas with Vincent Hutchings, professor of political science at the University of Michigan; Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize–winning economist, New York Times columnist, and distinguished professor at The Graduate Center; and Leslie McCall, presidential professor of sociology and political science and associate director of the Stone Center on Socio Economic Inequality at The Graduate Center.  
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Mon, Mar 30
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Author Reading | It's Not All Downhill From Here: Terry McMillan's Latest Novel


After a sudden change of plans, a remarkable woman and her loyal group of friends try to figure out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life—from the author of How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale. Restrictions may apply. Call store for details.  
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