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NY Literary Events Calendar

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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 ...
Sunday September 24 2017, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Poetry Reading: Terrance Hayes]
Poetry Reading: Terrance Hayes
Katonah Poetry Series
Julie Nord
Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road
Katonah, NY
914 271 1062
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The Katonah Poetry Series looks forward to hosting MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes for a poetry reading on September 24, 2017. Hayes has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Nat...
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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Sunday, September 24
Poetry Reading: Terrance Hayes
Katonah, NY
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Tuesday, September 26
Kurt Andersen on Fantasyland
Brooklyn, NY
7:30 PM   |   View Details »
Wednesday, September 27
Muhammad Yunus presents A World of Three Zeros
Brooklyn, NY
7:30 PM   |   View Details »

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