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NY Literary Events Calendar

Our literary events calendar is provided as a free service to organizations. Anyone may submit a literary event for listing online, and we welcome all organizations to utilize this free service to get the word out about free or for-cost literary events.

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Tuesday February 20 2018, 7:00 PM to
Sunday February 25 2018, 9:00 PM     

[Event Image:  LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers]
LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2200
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LitFilm is a film festival about writers presented by the Brooklyn Public Library, February 20 - 25, 2018. Get an inside look at the private lives and artistic processes of James Baldwin, William S. B...
Saturday February 24 2018, 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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Revised Lineup Brownstone Poets 2/24 at Park Plaza Restaurant Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018 Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005 REVISED LINEUP: Saturday, Feb...
Saturday February 24 2018, 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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Revised Lineup Brownstone Poets 2/24 at Park Plaza Restaurant Poetry Grows in Brooklyn Heights 2018 Brownstone Poets Still Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005 REVISED LINEUP: Saturday, Feb...
Saturday February 24 2018, 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: Saturday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m. Nancy Mercado Diana Gitesha Hernandez Elisabet Velasquez Susan Yung @ Park Plaza Restaurant 220 Cadman Plaza West nea...
Tuesday February 27 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Epic Histories with Mike Wallace and Nell Irvin Painter]
Epic Histories with Mike Wallace and Nell Irvin Painter
Museum of the City of New York
Grace Billingslea
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
New York, NY
917-492-3395
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Join two renowned American historians for a conversation about the challenges of writing epic narrative histories. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Mike Wallace, author of Greater Gotham: A History of...
Wednesday February 28 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  David Mamet presents
David Mamet presents "Chicago: A Novel"
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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?A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Un...
Thursday March 1 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Daniel Mendelsohn   An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and An Epic]
Daniel Mendelsohn An Odyssey: A Father, A Son and An Epic
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave,, (Enter on 25th Street between Lexington and 3
New York, NY
212-352-3101
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The award-winning essayist, classicist, translator, and cultural critic speaks about his latest book with BPAC Director, Ted Altschuler. Mendelsohn recounts his travels around the Mediterranean with ...
Friday March 2 2018, 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  LITERATI: A Comedy Show About Books]
LITERATI: A Comedy Show About Books
Literati Comedy
Michael Wolf
21 A Clinton Street
New York, NY
4136260677
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Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying “Hmm that was pretty funny but not eno...
Saturday March 3 2018, 9:45 AM to 3:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Storymakers: Symposium for Aspiring Picture Book Creators 18-24]
Storymakers: Symposium for Aspiring Picture Book Creators 18-24
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Aspiring children's picture book writers and illustrators ages 18-24 are invited to attend a free symposium with esteemed industry professionals focused on diversity, craft, business and careers! ...
Sunday March 4 2018, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Seventh Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival]
Seventh Annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival
Brooklyn Public Library
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Welcome to the seventh annual 90-Second Newbery Film Festival—a yearly video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery award-winning books in ab...
Tuesday March 13 2018, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn at BPL!]
Book Launch: Junot Díaz presents Islandborn at BPL!
BPL/Greenlight Bookstore
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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Greenlight Bookstore is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Public Library to host an all-ages event to launch Islandborn, the debut picture book from New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winne...
Wednesday March 14 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  The Body Builders Book & Author With Adam Piore]
The Body Builders Book & Author With Adam Piore
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue, Lawrence, NY
Lawrence, NY
5162391140
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Adam Piore,a contributing editor at "popular Science" and "Discover Magazine" will discuss his new book, "The Body Builders, Inside the Science of the Engineered Human." The book explores the field o...
Sunday March 25 2018, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
 

For This We Left Egypt Book & Author With Alan Zweibel
Temple Israel of Lawrence
Alan Freedman
Temple Israel of Lawrence, 140 Central Avenue
Lawrence, NY
5162391140
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Alan Zweibel, an orginal writer for 'Saturday Night Live' and Dave Barry and Adam Mansbach have written no ordinary haggadah. If you've ever suffered through a seder, you're well aware of the fact tha...
Tuesday April 3 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Cecile Richards presents
Cecile Richards presents "Make Trouble"
BPL/Greenlight Bookstore
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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From Cecile Richards—president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker a...
Wednesday May 2 2018, 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Arundhati Roy presents
Arundhati Roy presents "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"
BPL/Greenlight Bookstore
Joel Whitney
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718.230.2100
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BPL Presents is proud to partner with Greenlight Books to host Arundhati Roy for the paperback launch of her bestselling and award-winning novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. A dazzling, richl...
Thursday July 5 2018, 5:00 PM to
Monday July 9 2018, 1:00 PM     

[Event Image:  A Summer Retreat for Writers: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation]
A Summer Retreat for Writers: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation
The Mariandale Center
Mariandale Center
299 N. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY
914-941-4455
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This retreat will be an opportunity to go a little deeper into the spiritual life, as well as the writing life. Whether your writing is for personal journals or for publication, there are aspects we s...


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