The New York University Bookstore will host events in October featuring poet Deborah Landau, author Ann Hood, writing workshops and panels, and more in November at the Bookstore’s 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).
Wednesday, November 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: NBCC Secrets of Memoirs Panel
If the memoir craze is over, why is everybody still so obsessed with them? Join this lively, candid, free discussion spilling the inside scoop on the fate and state of writing, reviewing and publishing memoirs. Learn whether you need to write your entire book or just a proposal to get a book deal, how to make money during the process of finishing and the trick to get an agent quickly, saving six months’ time and avoiding rejection. Expert agent, editor, and author panelists include: Tin House editor Rob Spillman; Lindsay Harrison, author of Missing, and her Scribner’s editor Colin Harrison; Sheila McClear, author of The Last of the Live Nude Girls; WME literary agent Rebecca Oliver; literary agent Ryan Harbage; Publishers Weekly editor Mark Rotella, author of Amore; moderator, NBCC member, and Lighting Up memoirist Susan Shapiro.
Thursday, November 3, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Reading for Kids with Elisha DeMaria
Elisha DeMaria will be reading from Eric Carle’s wonderful books.
Monday, November 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reading: John Tauranac, author of New York from the Air: A Story of Architecture
John Touranc is adjunct associate professor at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Completely updated with new photographs and text, New York from the Air is a lush, romantic, and ultimately hopeful tribute to one of the most thrilling cities in history.
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Four Way Press Poets Rigoberto Gonzalez, Priscilla Becker, and Kathleen Ossip
Rigobero Gonzalez is the author of eight books, including his latest poetry book Black Blossoms and a memoir, Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, which won the American Books Award. The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and several international artist residencies, he is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University at Newark. Priscilla Becker is the author of Stories That Listen (2011); her first book of poems, Internal West(2003), won The Paris Review book prize. She has published poems, essays, and book and music reviews in numerous publications. She teaches poetry at NYU, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University. Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Cold War(2011); The Search Engine, which won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize; and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. She teaches at The New School, where she was a co-founder of LIT, and is the poetry editor of Women’s Studies Quarterly.
Wednesday, November 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m. p.m.
SCPS Writing Workshop with Ramin Ganeshram on “Incorporating Food into Whatever You Write”
The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Writing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) invites all new and experienced writers to another series of free creative writing classes at the NYU Bookstore. Master teachers from the Writing Program at SCPS lecture on a range of writing skills, followed by writing exercises and time for discussion.
Ramin Ganeshram is the author of Stir It Up: A Novel. Ganeshram is also a food writer, cookbook author and professional chef trained at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. She has written for the New York Times regional sections and Newsday as a food columnist and feature writer.
Thursday, November 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reading Eamonn Garon, author of The Sahara: A Cultural History
Eamonn Gearon is an author, Arabist, and analyst. An English-born Irishman, Gearon’s career has been the development of understanding and insight between the Greater Middle East and the West. The Sahara: A Cultural History covers the history of the Great Desert, from prehistoric origins to today’s political dramas.
Tuesday, November 15, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Évelyne Trouillot is an award-winning author from Haiti who has written essays, poetry, novels and a play, as well as short stories and fairy tales for children; some of her pieces were published in English in the anthology Words Without Borders. Born in Port-au-Prince, she lived more than ten years in the United States before returning definitively to Haiti in 1987. The event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Wednesday, November 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Rail Panel
Phong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, co-founder, editor and publisher of the monthly journal the Brooklyn Rail and the publishing press the Brooklyn Rail/ Black Square Editions. Anselm Berrigan is the poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail and co-editor of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan as well as the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan. Berrigan’s newest book, Notes from Irrelevance, was just published by Wave Books. Donald Breckenridge is the fiction editor of the Brooklyn Rail, editor of The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology and co-editor of the Intranslation web site. His new novel This Young Girl Passing is out now from Autonomedia. John Reed is contributing editor to the Brooklyn Rail and current member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle. His latest book is Tales of Woe.
Thursday, November 17, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
All Things Apple @ NYU
Introducing the “lunch and learn” sessions with NYU and Apple! Come learn all about the latest and greatest apps for Apple products and how you can incorporate them into your classroom and teaching experience. Ask our Apple Reps any technical questions and get answers on the spot. Bring your lunch, relax and learn!
Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reading: Inside/Outside @ NYU Bookstore with young adult authors Matt de la Pena and Dream Jordan
Inside/Outside is a series of readings sponsored by the McGhee Division at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Matt de la Pena is author of Ball Don’t Lie, Mexican White Boy, We Were Here, and the forthcoming novel I Will Save You (2011). Twice Recipient of ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adult prize, Matt teaches creative writing at NYU SCPS. Dream Jordan was raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn; Hot Girl is her first novel.
Saturday, November 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Storytime for Kids with Deb Lucke, author of Sneezenesia.
Deb Lucke is a writer and illustrator of children’s books with an interest in bad behavior and horribly embarrassing incidents.
Tuesday, November 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reading: Ann Hood, author of The Red Thread
Ann Hood is the author of nine novels, most recently, The Red Thread. She has also written a memoir, a book on the craft of writing, and a collection of short stories. Ann has won a Best American Spiritual Writing Award, the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction, and two Pushcart Prizes. She teaches at NYU’s Creative Writing Program.
Wednesday, November 30, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
NYU Faculty Poetry Reading with Deborah Landau, Rachel Zucker, and David Austell
Deborah Landau is the author of Orchidelirium, which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and The Last Usable Hour, a Lannan Literary Selection published by Copper Canyon Press. She co-hosts the video interview program Open Book on Slate.com and is the director of the NYU Creative Writing Program. Rachel Zucker is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Museum of Accidents, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. David Austell is the Director of the Office for International Students and Scholars at New York University where he also has an appointment as Associate Professor of International Education in the NYU Steinhardt School. He has just published his first book of poetry Little Creek & Other Poems.