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Wednesday April 16 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Contemporary Brooklyn Fiction: Sunset Park]
Contemporary Brooklyn Fiction: Sunset Park
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This event will take place in the Information Commons Lab. Author Tom LeClair leads a discussion of recent novels about contemporary Brooklyn. All the books are at least partly about immigrants wh...
Wednesday April 16 2014, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

“Training the Talent of Artists with Autism”
Pace University
William Caldwell
Pace University 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
New York, NY
212-346-1597
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Temple Grandin to speak at Pace University in Manhattan April 16 “Training the Talent of Artists with Autism” will feature a VIP reception, art auction and lecture. NEW YORK – On Wednesday, Apri...
Monday April 21 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Mindy Goldberg and Jeanne McCulloch]
Mindy Goldberg and Jeanne McCulloch
Stony Brook Manhattan
Kathleen Russo
101-113 East 27th St 3rd floor
New York, NY
631-632-5030
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Learn how a memoir published by a small press is made into a feature film starting Glenn Close and Dakota Fanning. Mindy Goldberg is the founder of Epoch Films. She formed the company in 1989 with...
Tuesday April 22 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Belladonna]
Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Belladonna
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Uljana Wolf, Betsy Fagin, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, three authors from Belladonna, share their latest works. Belladonna is a collaboratively organized press with a mission to promote the work of wo...
Tuesday April 22 2014, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brownstone Poets]
Brownstone Poets
Brownstone Poets
Patricia Carragon
Cafe Dada 57 Seventh Avenue at the corner of Lincoln Place
Brooklyn, NY
917 679 5002
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David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, and Patricia Spears Jones on Tues., 4/22 at Café Dada at 7:30 p.m. Brownstone Poets presents David B. Austell, William Seaton, Yuyutsu Sharma, ...
Thursday April 24 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Esther Cohen, Dara Lurie
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Esther Cohen writes poems, novels, stories, prayers, and almost everything else. A teacher and cultural activist, she's the former Executive Director of Bread and Roses cultural project, and founder o...
Saturday April 26 2014, 11:00 AM to
Sunday April 27 2014, 6:00 PM     

[Event Image:  Poetry in Motion Springfest at Grand Central 11am-6pm]
Poetry in Motion Springfest at Grand Central 11am-6pm
Poetry Society of America / MTA
Charif Shanahan
Vanderbilt Hall Grand Central Terminal 89 E 42nd Street
New York City, NY
(212) 254-9628
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Poetry in Motion Springfest at Grand Central April 26 & 27, 11am-6pm Please join MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design and the Poetry Society of America for a two-day poetry festival Poetry in Motion...
Saturday April 26 2014, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
 

JIMMY'S BLUES: DISCUSSING THE POETRY OF JAMES BALDWIN
The Poetry Society of America
Charif Shanahan
New York Live Arts Studios 219 W 19th Street
New York, NY
2122549628
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As part of NYLA's week-long festival The Year of James Baldwin, this poetry event will feature conversations about and readings from Badlwin's only book of poems, Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems (Beacon...
Monday April 28 2014, 6:00 PM to
Wednesday May 21 2014, 9:00 PM     

[Event Image:  Personal Matters: Writing for Personal Discovery, Individual Tra]
Personal Matters: Writing for Personal Discovery, Individual Tra
NY Writers Coalition
Rose Gorman
80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn NY 11217
New York, NY
(718) 398-2883
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Personal Matters is an 8-week personal memoir-writing workshop. The workshop is a cross between the NY Writers Coalition workshop model with a trauma-informed curriculum developed by freelance writer ...
Tuesday April 29 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press]
Brooklyn Independents Poetry Series: Hanging Loose Press
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Founded in 1966, Brooklyn-based Hanging Loose Press is one of the oldest independent presses in the US. This reading will showcase the latest work from three of their award-winning authors: Meghan O'...
Wednesday April 30 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Contemporary Brooklyn Fiction: Breath, Eyes, Memory]
Contemporary Brooklyn Fiction: Breath, Eyes, Memory
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This event will take place in the 2nd Floor Trustee's Room. Author Tom LeClair leads a discussion of recent novels about contemporary Brooklyn. All the books are at least partly about immigrants w...
Saturday May 3 2014, 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
917 679 5002
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Brownstone Poets presents Baron James Ashanti, Erika Dagnino, and Cindy Hochman, Saturday, May 3 at Park Plaza Restaurant in historic Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the varied menu at this affordable family-...
Sunday May 4 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  PEN World Voices Festival: Grigory Chkhartishvili & Keith Gessen]
PEN World Voices Festival: Grigory Chkhartishvili & Keith Gessen
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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A philologist, critic, essayist, and translator of Japanese, Grigory Chkhartishvili (better known under his penname, Boris Akunin) published his first detective stories in 1998 and has already become ...
Wednesday May 7 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Contemporary Brooklyn Fiction: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.]
Contemporary Brooklyn Fiction: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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This event will take place in the Information Commons Lab. Author Tom LeClair leads a discussion of recent novels about contemporary Brooklyn. All the books are at least partly about immigrants wh...
Thursday May 8 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

THE NEW SALON AT NYU: J. D. McClatchy with Alice Quinn
The Poetry Society of America
Charif Shanahan
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU, 58 West 10th Street
New York, NY
2122549628
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J.D. McClatchy is the author of six books of poetry, including Mercury Dressing (2009); Hazmat (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002) which was nominated for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize; Ten Commandments (1998); and The...
Thursday May 8 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Pushkin Hills in Prospect Heights]
Pushkin Hills in Prospect Heights
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Sergei Dovlatov's novel "Pushkin Hills" has been retranslated by his daughter Katherine Dovlatov who "captures the wit and bittersweet irony of her father's Russian rural comedy" (The Guardian). Kathe...
Thursday May 8 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Kamilah Aisha Moon
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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The eldest of three daughters and a native of Nashville, TN, Kamilah Aisha Moon is a recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Cav...
Saturday May 10 2014, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  Gotham: Writers in the City: Rachel Kushner]
Gotham: Writers in the City: Rachel Kushner
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Rachel Kushner discusses "The Flamethrowers", the riveting story of a young artist and the worlds she encounters in New York and Rome in the mid-1970s. The novel was a finalist for the National Book A...
Sunday May 11 2014, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  New York City Launch of Larissa Shmailo's #specialcharacters]
New York City Launch of Larissa Shmailo's #specialcharacters
Bowery Poetry Club
Larissa Shmailo
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery
New Yoek, NY
212-712-9865
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This event celebrates Larissa Shmailo's new poetry collection #specialcharacters (Unlikely Books 2014) with readings by Amy King, Philip Nikolayev, Steve Dalachinsky, Marc Vincenz, and emcees Ron Kolm...
Tuesday May 13 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

THE POETRY SOCIETY READINGS with Kim Addonizio & Deborah Landau
The Poetry Society of America
Charif Shanahan
McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince Street
New York, NY
2122549628
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Kim Addonizio is the author of several collections, including Lucifer at the Starlite (W. W. Norton, 2009); What Is This Thing Called Love: Poems (2004); Tell Me (BOA Editions, 2000), which was a fina...
Sunday May 18 2014, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
 

[Event Image:  Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal]
Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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*this talk will be in the Info Commons* Ava Chin, aka the “Urban Forager,” discovers rare and delicious plants in places like Prospect and Central Parks. She will discuss a variety of edible/medicinal...
Sunday May 18 2014, 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
 

Bellevue Literary Review Spring Reading
Bellevue Literary Review
Stacy Bodziak
462 1st Ave.
New York, NY
212-263-3973
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Please join us on May 18th for an evening of poetry and prose to celebrate the Spring issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. The reading will take place at Bellevue Hospital—perhaps the most unique v...
Thursday May 22 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - James Tolan & Estha Weiner
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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James Tolan is author of Mass of the Forgotten (Autumn House Press) and the chapbooks Red Walls (Dos Madres Press) and Fresh Fruit and Gravity (Far Gone Books). He is co-editor with Holly Messitt of N...
Saturday May 24 2014, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 

POETRY FOR EVERY SEASON AT NYBG with Eavan Boland
The Poetry Society of America
Charif Shanahan
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
New York, NY
2122549628
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Between 1900 and 1930, landscape design achieved a new prominence in American life. The NYBG's spring exhibit pays homage to the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professional...
Wednesday May 28 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

[Event Image:  International Crime Month: Global Noir]
International Crime Month: Global Noir
Brooklyn Public Library
Meredith Walters
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY
718-230-2100
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Marco Malvaldi, author of "Game for Five", and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, editor of "Singapore Noir", read from their latest works and discuss global Noir literature with Dennis Johnson, whose Melville House...
Thursday June 12 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Alfred Corn & Constance Norgren
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Alfred Corn’s tenth book of poems, titled Tables, appeared in January 2013 with Press53 and his eleventh, titled Unions, with Barrow Street Press in the spring of this year. He has also published a no...
Tuesday June 17 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

TRIBUTE TO GERALD STERN
The Poetry Society of America
Charif Shanahan
Bryant Park Reading Room, 1065 Avenue of the Americas Suite 2400
New York, NY
2122549628
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Please join the Poetry Society of America for a tribute to Gerald Stern at Bryant Park with Kimiko Hahn, Rebecca Gayle Howell, and Alicia Ostriker. Kimiko Hahn is the author of The Narrow Road to...
Thursday June 26 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Lee McClean Peterson & Jo Pitkin
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Lee Peterson’s first collection, Rooms and Fields, was selected by Jean Valentine for the Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize (Kent State University Press, 2004). Peterson has taught and read widely—at The...
Thursday July 10 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Andrea Potos & Scot Slaby
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Andrea Potos is the author of four poetry collections, including Yaya’s Cloth (Iris Press, 2007) and We Lit the Lamps Ourselves (Salmon Poetry), both of which won Outstanding Achievement Awards in Poe...
Tuesday July 15 2014, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

A TRIBUTE TO RICHARD HOWARD
The Poetry Society of America
Charif Shanahan
Bryant Park Reading Room 1065 Avenue of the Americas Suite 2400
New York, NY
2122549628
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Please join the Poetry Society of America for a tribute to Richard Howard at Bryant Park with Mary Jo Bang, Timothy Donnelly & Julie Sheehan. Richard Howard is the author of fourteen books of poetr...
Thursday July 24 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Geraldine Green & George Wallace
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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English poet Geraldine Green is a native of Ulverston, UK and writer in residence at Swarthmoor Hall. She has four poetry collections, The Skin 2003 and Passio, 2006, (Flarestack Pubs. Ed. Charles Joh...
Thursday August 14 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Alan Jude Moore
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Alan Jude Moore was born in Dublin in 1973. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where he studied Political Science. His published work includes the poetry collections Black State Cars (Salmon P...
Saturday August 23 2014, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

A Special Event, The 2nd Great American Poets Series Day
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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A Special Event, The 2nd Great American Poets Series Day, August 23, 2014, Celebrating the Life and Work of NY Poet Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967. Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an Am...
Thursday August 28 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Maya Pindyck & Joanna Fuhrmann
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Maya Pindyck is the author of the poetry collection Friend Among Stones, which received the Many Voices Project Award from New Rivers Press, and a chapbook, Locket, Master, which won a Poetry Society ...
Thursday September 11 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Lolette Kuby & Claudia T. Stanek
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Lolette Kuby moved from Cleveland to Toronto in 1999. She earned her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and taught in the English Department of the Cleveland State University. In Toronto s...
Thursday September 25 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Mario Moroni & Cheryl Boyce Taylor
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Mario Moroni was born in Italy and moved to the United States in 1989. He has taught at Yale University, the University of Memphis, Colby College, and currently teaches Italian at Binghamton Universit...
Thursday October 9 2014, 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 

Word Thursdays - Open Mic - Nichole Callahan & Chavisa Woods
Bright Hill Literary Center
Bertha Rogers
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY
607-829-5055
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Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her work has appeared in, among others, Painted Bride Quarterly, Salt Hill, New York Quarterly, North American Review and cream city review and has be...
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...


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