The New York University Bookstore will host events in April, including readings by author Alix Strauss (April 5), journalist Danny Schechter (April 6), and NYU Professor Niobe Way (April 25), at its 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place). All events are free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.4667 or go to www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m.
Alix Strauss reading from Based Upon Availability
Alix Strauss is the author of the award-winning short story collection, The Joy of Funerals, the editor of Have I Got a Guy for You, the author of Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious. Based Upon Availability is her second novel.
Wednesday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.
Danny Schechter reading from The Crime of Our Time
Journalist Danny Schechter investigates a complex web of fraud and crime that he posits played a major role in bringing the economy down. His four-year investigation focuses on three interconnected forces of corruption: what the FBI calls an "epidemic of mortgage fraud," predatory and deceptive securitization by Wall Street, and insurance scams.
Thursday, April 7, 6 p.m.
Memoir Writing Workshop with Nancy Kelton
Nancy Davidoff Kelton, author of Writing from Personal Experience, leads a workshop to help participants present their memories, thoughts, and feelings, extract the truths from personal experiences, and to reveal honestly what is in their hearts and minds. The workshop includes writing exercises, pointers for improving and revising work, and editing and marketing advice.
Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
SCPS Writing Workshop
Meredith Sue Willis, author of Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel and Out of the Mountains, will lead a workshop on revising your book. The event is part of a series of free creative writing classes from the Department of Humanities, Arts, and Writing at NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS).
Monday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Niobe Way reading from Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection
In Deep Secrets: Boys’ Friendships and the Crisis of Connection, Niobe Way, a professor in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, offers an analysis of the intimate lives of boys that challenges the reader to reconsider many of the widely held assumptions about what it means to grow up male in America today.
Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m.
Richard Klin reading
Richard Klin is the author of Something To Say: Thoughts on Art & Politics in America whose writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, the Forward, the Bloomsbury Review, Parabola, the Rambler, and other outlets.
Thursday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
Launch of Dovetail, the student literary magazine
The Creative Writing Concentration of the McGhee Division of NYU invites you to a reading to honor its 2010-2011 graduates and to launch the latest edition of Dovetail, the student literary magazine. Featured readers include Tara Greenfield, Kellen Williams, and Norma Hopcraft.
Saturday. April 30, noon
Renne Khatami reading from The Little Pink Book
Renne Khatami, an artist and designer, will be reading from The Little Pink Book during the weekly story time for kids. Babies and toddlers will be lining up to take a multi-sensory tour of the color pink! Vivid, life-sized, full-color photographs delightfully highlight the color pink while playful rhyming words add to the fun. There are textures to touch, a flap surprise, and the smell of watermelon that you can almost taste.