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NY Literary Events Calendar

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Thursday October 30 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates]
Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Stevenson discusses his years as a young lawyer, the lives of those he has defended and his argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice. This is a ticketed, free event. For more information, vis...
Saturday November 1 2014, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  9th Annual NYWC Write-A-Thon]
9th Annual NYWC Write-A-Thon
NY Writers Coalition
Erin Hopkins
601 W. 26th Street
New York, NY
718-398-2883
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Remember all those walk-a-thons, jump-a-thons, and dance-a-thons from childhood? Add writing to the mix, and you have NY Writers Coalition’s annual Write-a-Thon, New York City’s most popular marathon ...
Saturday November 1 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  James Risen on Endless War]
James Risen on Endless War
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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In Pay Any Price, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen describes an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of the war on terror in the wake of 9/11. Aside from the tremendous financial cost...
Sunday November 2 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  The 11th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem]
The 11th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
brevitas
Amy Barone
308 Bowery
New York City, NY
646 942 4972
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The 11th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem -- The year’s best poems are read and projected, the new Brevitas Anthology is unveiled, books are signed, and literary antics ensue. Short Poem (14...
Thursday November 6 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Great Books Discussion Series: Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy 3]
Great Books Discussion Series: Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy 3
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This event takes place in the Elsie Smith Room. Egypt’s most celebrated novelist, Naguib Mahfouz documented life after revolution in The Cairo Trilogy, published in 1955 and 1956. Set against the b...
Thursday November 6 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Mary Gordon, Mary Beth Keane, and Margaret Vandenburg]
Mary Gordon, Mary Beth Keane, and Margaret Vandenburg
Barnard College
Lindsay Stuffle
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY
12128542037
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To celebrate Barnard's 125th anniversary and its remarkable tradition of fostering writers, the Writers at Barnard series offers an extra reading by authors from the college. Mary Gordon, Millicent...
Thursday November 6 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  eXfoliation reading series]
eXfoliation reading series
LOUFFA PRESS
David Moscovich
536 W 112th St
New York, NY, NY
(347)9969696
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This November 6th, LOUFFA PRESS is more than pleased to present eXfoliation: two poets and two writers of prose at bookculture. Hosted by David Moscovich and Justin Maki. eXfoliation November 6th...
Thursday November 6 2014, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: Karen Armstrong]
Brooklyn by the Book: Karen Armstrong
BPL/Congregation Beth Elohim
Meredith Walters
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Armstrong, the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world's great religions. She lays the Christian and the Islamic way of war side...
Saturday November 8 2014, 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM
 

[Event Image:  Poetry Reading with Philip Levine and Dennis Nurkse]
Poetry Reading with Philip Levine and Dennis Nurkse
Verbal Supply Company
Tara Healy
Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Brooklyn, NY
2034492465
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Verbal Supply Company (VSC) hosts a reading to benefit The Hall House in Bridgeport, CT. Hall House provides a host of social and educational programs for underprivileged children, youth, families, an...
Saturday November 8 2014, 5:45 PM to 7:45 PM
 

[Event Image:  Italian American Writers Association]
Italian American Writers Association
IAWA
Amy Barone
Cornelia Street Café at 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, NYC-10
New York, NY
646-942-4972
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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents writers Suzanne Petito and Michael Trocchia on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NYC, 212-989-9319. Each r...
Tuesday November 11 2014, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  William J. Mann,
William J. Mann, "Tinseltown: Madness, Morphine and Murder..."
The LGBT Community Center
Howard Williams
208 W 13th St
New York, NY
2126207310
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Best-selling author William J. Mann's latest book is an addictive tale of ambition, scandal, murder, and the modern creation of the California film industry. "Tinseltown" brings 1920's Hollywood to li...
Wednesday November 12 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Poets at Barnard]
Poets at Barnard
Barnard College
Lindsay Stuffle
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY
2128542037
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A reading by Eliza Griswold, Sarah Plimpton, and Mark Strand. Eliza Griswold is the author of Wideawake Field, which “draws tenderness from brutality, an idyll from a panic, and lyric not from inte...
Thursday November 13 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Puma Perl & Annie Sauter
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Puma Perl is a widely published poet and writer. She is the author of two chapbooks, the award-winning Belinda and Her Friends and the recently published Ruby True, and two full-length collections knu...
Saturday November 15 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Gotham: NYC's Best Writers: Leslie Jamison & Charles D'Ambrosio]
Gotham: NYC's Best Writers: Leslie Jamison & Charles D'Ambrosio
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Jamison, author of The Empathy Exams, and D’Ambrosio, author of Loitering, discuss compassion, empathy and the art of the essay. Leslie Jamison’s visceral and revealing essays ask essential questions ...
Saturday November 15 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  The Longest War: Anand Gopal on the U.S. in Afghanistan]
The Longest War: Anand Gopal on the U.S. in Afghanistan
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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In No Good Men Among the Living, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America’s war on terror. With its intimate accounts of life in war-torn Af...
Tuesday November 18 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn by the Book: A Celebration of
Brooklyn by the Book: A Celebration of "Stoner"
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Ruth Rendell discusses Stoner, John Williams’s remarkable 1965 novel about an obscure academic named William Stoner who endures a series of personal and professional agonies. Stoner emerges from this ...
Thursday November 20 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Great Books Discussion Series: Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy]
Great Books Discussion Series: Naguib Mahfouz's Cairo Trilogy
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This event takes place in the Elsie Smith Room and will discuss "Miramar". Egypt’s most celebrated novelist, Naguib Mahfouz documented life after revolution in The Cairo Trilogy, published in 1955 ...
Thursday December 4 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Saskia Hamilton, Hisham Matar, and Timea Szell]
Saskia Hamilton, Hisham Matar, and Timea Szell
Barnard College
Lindsay Stuffle
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY
2128542037
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Three writers currently teaching in Barnard's Creative Writing Program will read from their work. Saskia Hamilton is the Director of Women Poets at Barnard and is currently teaching Advanced Poetry...
Saturday December 13 2014, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Italian American Writers Association]
Italian American Writers Association
IAWA
Amy Barone
Sidewalk Café 94 Avenue A (6th Street) in East Village, NYC-1000
New York, NY
(646) 942-4972
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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents award-winning authors Antonio D’Alfonso and Richard Vetere on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A (at 6th Street) in New ...


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Thursday, October 30
Brooklyn by the Book: Bryan Stevenson and Ta-Nehisi Coates
Brooklyn, NY
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Saturday, November 1
9th Annual NYWC Write-A-Thon
New York, NY
10:00 AM   |   View Details »
Saturday, November 1
James Risen on Endless War
Brooklyn, NY
4:00 PM   |   View Details »

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