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NY Literary Events Calendar

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Tuesday August 30 2016, 7:30 PM to 8:20 PM
 

[Event Image:  L.A. CHILD AND OTHER STORIES]
L.A. CHILD AND OTHER STORIES
DIXON PLACE
Matthew Dicken
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY
866-811-4111
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ABOUT THIS SHOW In this collection of award-winning short stories, men, women and teenagers from New York City to L.A. grapple with the unpredictability of their lives. ABOUT THE ARTISTS Penny Ja...
Thursday September 1 2016, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  The Intelligent Heart Book Reading and Signing]
The Intelligent Heart Book Reading and Signing
Arader Gallery
Sasha Meyerowitz
Arader Gallery, 1016 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY
3038175529
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Author and Buddhist Teacher Dzigar Kongtrul will read from his new book, The Intelligent Heart: A Guide to the Compassionate Life, and sign copies afterward. The Intelligent Heart presents the lojong,...
Saturday September 3 2016, 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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Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2016 Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005 Brownstone Poets presents Steve Dalanchinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo on Saturday, September 3, 2016 ...
Saturday September 3 2016, 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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Brownstone Poets presents Steve Dalachinsky, Mike Jurkovic, and Yuko Otomo on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Poetry grows in Brooklyn H...
Saturday September 3 2016, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Literati: A Comedy Show About The Greatest Novels Never Written]
Literati: A Comedy Show About The Greatest Novels Never Written
Union Hall
Colin OBrien
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
2033135438
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Hosts Colin O'Brien (Just For Laughs New Faces 2016) and Michael Wolf (MTV) have read upwards of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you! Literati...
Tuesday September 6 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: Jonathan Safran Foer]
Brooklyn by the Book: Jonathan Safran Foer
BPL/Congregation Beth Elohim
Joel Whitney
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY
718.768.3814
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Here I Am is the monumental new novel from Jonathan Safran Foer. Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks, in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of cri...
Wednesday September 7 2016, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico]
Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico
Aperture Foundation
Kristina Sumfleth
Aperture Foundation 547 West 27th Street, Floor 4
New York, NY
2129467123
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La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning from 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb’s richly layered and compl...
Tuesday September 13 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Pen Parentis Stars Simon Van Booy, Thelma Adams & Daphne Uviller
Pen Parentis Literary Salon
Milda DeVoe
The ANDAZ Wall Street, 75 Wall Street (Enter on Water or Pearl)
New York, NY
212-501-2031
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How much do authors love Pen Parentis Literary Salons? Three writers of incredible caliber have asked to return to this intimate stage! Notables SIMON VAN BOOY, THELMA ADAMS and DAPHNE UVILLER share t...
Tuesday September 13 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Lawrence Wright on terror and 9/11 at 15]
Lawrence Wright on terror and 9/11 at 15
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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?In ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken, from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to th...
Thursday September 15 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: Patti Smith]
Brooklyn by the Book: Patti Smith
BPL/Congregation Beth Elohim
Joel Whitney
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY
718.768.3814
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Patti Smith's M Train describes the odyssey of a legendary artist through cafés and haunts around the world. In prose that flows between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlo'...
Friday September 16 2016, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  On The Origins Of Sports Book & Author With Gary Belsky]
On The Origins Of Sports Book & Author With Gary Belsky
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Lawrence, NY
516-239-1140
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Gary Belsky, former Editor-In-Chief of "ESPN The Magazine," in his new book, "On The Origins of Sports, The early History & Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games," has gathered the original rul...
Friday September 16 2016, 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  On The Origins Of Sports Book & Author With Gary Belsky]
On The Origins Of Sports Book & Author With Gary Belsky
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Lawrence, NY
5162391140
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Gary Belsky, former Editor-in-Chief of 'ESPN The Magazine,' is co-author, with Neil Fine, of 'On the Origins of Sports' in which the authors set out to understand why & how sports have become so impor...
Saturday September 17 2016, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Pat Cummings: The Art of the Book: Creating Picture Books]
Pat Cummings: The Art of the Book: Creating Picture Books
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Legendary book illustrator, Coretta Scott King Award winner and Katowitz-Radin Artist-in-Residence, Pat Cummings, details the creative process and craft behind picture books, with distinguished paneli...
Saturday September 17 2016, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Pat Cummings: Business of the Book: Break into Book Illustrating]
Pat Cummings: Business of the Book: Break into Book Illustrating
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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?Legendary book illustrator, Coretta Scott King Award winner and Katowitz-Radin Artist-in-Residence, Pat Cummings, offers the most direct pathways into the field, including tips on how to target the r...
Tuesday September 27 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  James Gleick on Time Travel]
James Gleick on Time Travel
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understandi...
Wednesday October 19 2016, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn By the Book: Jonathan Lethem]
Brooklyn By the Book: Jonathan Lethem
BPL/Congregation Beth Elohim
Joel Whitney
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY
718.768.3814
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Bruno Alexander, the protagonist of Lethem's newest novel, The Gamblers Anatomy, is a backgammon hustler who travels the world winning large sums of money from amateur whales until he runs into a trou...
Wednesday November 9 2016, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: Javier Marías]
Brooklyn by the Book: Javier Marías
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Thus Bad Begins by the great Spanish novelist Javier Marías is the story of a couple living in the shadow of a mysterious, unhappy history, and the punishments we exact on those we love. Juan de Vere,...


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L.A. CHILD AND OTHER STORIES
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The Intelligent Heart Book Reading and Signing
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Brownstone Poets
Brooklyn, NY
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