The New York University Bookstore will host events in December that include a writing workshop, story times for kids, and more 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).
Monday, December 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Reading: NYU Bookstore Showcases McGhee Fiction Workshop
Students from the “Fiction Workshop” in NYU’s Paul McGhee Division, part of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will read from their work.
Wednesday, December 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
SCPS Writing Workshop: Lori Fischer on “Five Traits Every Great Character Has in Common”
The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Writing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies invites all new and experienced writers to this free writing class which will include writing exercises and time for discussion.
December’s session--“Five Traits Every Great Character Has in Common”--will be led by Lori Fischer, who wrote the critically acclaimed musical “Barbara’s Blue Kitchen.” Her short film “Dottie’s Thanksgiving Pickle,” starring Olympia Dukakis, was recently featured in the Hollywood Shorts Festival, and her feature film, “The Down Home Taster,” will be released in 2012. Fischer teaches “Writing Great Characters” at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS).
Thursday, December 8, 11:00 a.m.-noon
Elisha De Maria reads seasonal stories for kids
Join Elisha De Maria, an NYU Bookstore employee, and neighborhood friends for an hour of fun and educational stories. For children aged 2 to 8.
Sunday, December 11, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Story time and holiday sing-along for kids with Irene Brodsky
Join Irene Brodsky, educator, poet, and author of The Adventures of Silly Kitty, Princess Jasmine and First Puppy, for story time and a holiday sing-along. For children aged 2 to 8.