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Thursday July 6 2017, 2:00 PM to
Saturday December 16 2017, 4:00 PM     

[Event Image:  Literary Fiction Think Tank Writing Workshops]
Literary Fiction Think Tank Writing Workshops
Literary Fiction Think Tank
workshops are ongoing
Schwarzman/NYPL; and online
10018, NY
email inquiries only
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Literary Fiction Think Tank Writing Workshops  “Whole manuscript”, “close textual reading” writing workshop, “on the house” (no cost) — by invitation only A writing community that encourages ...
Wednesday August 23 2017, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Under the Sun: Chiara Barzini + Christopher Bollen]
Under the Sun: Chiara Barzini + Christopher Bollen
The Center for Fiction
Rosie
1133 Broadway
New York, NY
2127556710
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The Center for Fiction and Rizzoli Bookstore present: Things That Happened Before the Earthquake, the debut novel by award-winning screenwriter Chiara Barzini, is a unique immigrant bildungsroman c...
Thursday August 24 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Word Thursdays Readings-Pamela Bernard & Adrian Blevins]
Word Thursdays Readings-Pamela Bernard & Adrian Blevins
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Pam Bernard was awarded her BA from Harvard University. Her major was History of Art, and she graduated cum laude. She received her MFA from the Warren Wilson Graduate Program for Writers, a Nationa...
Saturday August 26 2017, 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brownstone Poets]
Brownstone Poets
Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
9176795002
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Mireya Perez-Bustillo, born in Colombia and raised in New York, writes poetry and fiction in Spanish and English. In her work she searches for that "other voice" breaking through entrapment and oppres...
Thursday September 7 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book presents Salman Rushdie, with Colum McCann]
Brooklyn by the Book presents Salman Rushdie, with Colum McCann
Brooklyn Public Library/CBE
Joel Whitney
Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, Grand Lobby
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 783-3075
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In his new novel, The Golden House, Salman Rushdie, author of such contemporary classics as Midnights Children and The Satanic Verses, presents a modern American epic of love and terrorism, loss and r...
Saturday September 9 2017, 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
 

[Event Image:  IAWA Celebrates Pirandello's 150th Birthday & Nati. Translation]
IAWA Celebrates Pirandello's 150th Birthday & Nati. Translation
Italian American Writers Assoc.
Maria Lisella
Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St. NYC 10014
New York City, NY
718-777-1178
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The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin wi...
Wednesday September 13 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Teenage Kicks: Daniel Handler and Emma Straub]
Teenage Kicks: Daniel Handler and Emma Straub
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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In addition to his thirteen-volume sequence A Series of Unfortunate Events and the four-book series All the Wrong Questions, written as Lemony Snicket, best-selling author Daniel Handler has penned nu...
Thursday September 14 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging]
At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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As part of the of the Brooklyn Book Festival's Bookend events we're partnering with the National Book Critics Circle to present authors Rumaan Alam, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Garnette Cadogan, Rigoberto Gon...
Thursday September 14 2017, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging]
At Home in the World: On Writing, Immigration, and Belonging
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
17 East 47th Street
New York, NY
2127556710
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As part of the of the Brooklyn Book Festival's Bookend events we're partnering with the National Book Critics Circle to present authors Rumaan Alam, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Garnette Cadogan, Rigoberto Gon...
Thursday September 14 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Word Thursdays Readings-Eric Gansworth & Charlotte Walker]
Word Thursdays Readings-Eric Gansworth & Charlotte Walker
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Eric Gansworth, S ha-wen na-sae, a writer and visual artist, (enrolled Onondaga) was raised at the Tuscarora Nation Territories in Western New York. Currently, he is a Professor of English and Lowery...
Friday September 15 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Notable authors gather to celebrate Marianne Moore's New Collected Poems, a landmark edition of one of the major inventors of poetic modernism. Editor Heather Cass White joins Margo Jefferson, Timothy...
Sunday September 17 2017, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  BKBF:Structures of Power: Politics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy]
BKBF:Structures of Power: Politics, Science Fiction, and Fantasy
The Center for Fiction
Rosie Clarke
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
2127556710
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Whether speculating on our own current political climates or those of imagined civilizations, authors of science fiction and fantasy are uniquely positioned to deconstruct structures of political powe...
Thursday September 21 2017, 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
 

[Event Image:  Jessie Chaffee (author of Florence in Ecstasy) at NYPL]
Jessie Chaffee (author of Florence in Ecstasy) at NYPL
New York Public Library
Andy Buckalew
209 W 23rd St
New York, NY
212-924-1585
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Jessie Chaffee comes to Muhlenberg to discuss and sign copies of her debut novel, Florence in Ecstasy. In Florence in Ecstasy, a young woman arrives in Florence from Boston, knowing no one and spea...
Tuesday September 26 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Kurt Andersen on Fantasyland]
Kurt Andersen on Fantasyland
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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With Fantasyland, Kurt Andersen offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe. He argues that our post-truth, “fake news” moment is ...
Wednesday September 27 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Muhammad Yunus presents A World of Three Zeros]
Muhammad Yunus presents A World of Three Zeros
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Muhammad Yunus, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet in "A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Po...
Wednesday September 27 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Get Up: The Art of Perseverance Book & Author w. Adam Greenberg]
Get Up: The Art of Perseverance Book & Author w. Adam Greenberg
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY
5162391140
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On July 9, 2005, Adam Greenberg stepped into the batter's box for his first Major League plate appearance with the Chicago Cubs. The moment was the culmination of his life's work and proudest achievem...
Thursday September 28 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Word Thursdays Readings-Margot Farrington & Andrew Morris]
Word Thursdays Readings-Margot Farrington & Andrew Morris
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Margot Farrington is a poet, writer, and performer. She is the author of three collections, most recently Scanning For Tigers (Free Scholar Press, 2014). Her poetry has been anthologized in the Unit...
Thursday September 28 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  William Taubman on Mikhail Gorbachev, with Kai Bird]
William Taubman on Mikhail Gorbachev, with Kai Bird
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era comes the definitive volume on one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century, Mikhail Gorbachev. In...
Monday October 2 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman]
Orhan Pamuk on The Red-Haired Woman
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of "Snow" and "My Name Is Red," a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them. On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from ...
Thursday October 12 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Word Thursdays Readings-Rachel Guido Devries & Jesse Hilson]
Word Thursdays Readings-Rachel Guido Devries & Jesse Hilson
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Rachel Guido Devries' latest book of poems is A Woman Unknown in Her Bones, (Bordigherea, 2014). Other collections of poetry are The Brother Inside Me, Gambler's Daughter, and How to Sing to a Dago, ...
Thursday October 12 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Alice McDermott on The Ninth Hour]
Alice McDermott on The Ninth Hour
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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A portrait of the Irish-American experience in 1940s and 1950s Brooklyn, by the National Book Award-winning author. On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Broo...
Wednesday October 18 2017, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  NYRB & BPL Presents: Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick]
NYRB & BPL Presents: Collected Essays of Elizabeth Hardwick
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Writers and scholars discuss the first-ever collection of essays from across Elizabeth Hardwick's illustrious writing career, including works not seen in print for decades; moderated by collection edi...
Thursday October 26 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Word Thursdays Readings-Marwa Helal & Patricia Eakins]
Word Thursdays Readings-Marwa Helal & Patricia Eakins
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Marwa Helal is a poet and journalist. Her work appears in Apogee, Hyperallergic, the Offing, Poets & Writers, the Recluse, Winter Tangerine and elsewhere. She is the author of invasive Species (Nigh...
Thursday November 9 2017, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Word Thursdays Readings-Ginnah Howard & Billy Merrell]
Word Thursdays Readings-Ginnah Howard & Billy Merrell
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Ginnah Howard's work has appeared in Water-Stone Review, Permafrost, Portland Review, Descant 145, Eleven Eleven Journal, The Tusculum Review, and elsewhere. Several stories have been nominated for a...
Wednesday November 29 2017, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

The Sherlock Holmes of Non-Fiction Medical Writers
The New York Academy of Medicine
Emily Miranker
1216 5th Avenue
New York, NY
2128227301
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Medical diagnosis is detective work. In his book, The Family Who Couldn’t Sleep, D.T. Max unfolds a medical mystery of a noble Venetian family whose offspring suffered from fatal insomnia. Physician a...


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