The New York University Bookstore will host events in February and March that include a writing workshop, a panel on addiction, a book launch-jazz performance combination, 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).
Tues., Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Martha Rhodes, James Tolan, Stephanie Brown, and Marcia Pelletiere
Martha Rhodes is a poet, editor, teacher, and the author of four collections of poetry: At the Gate, Perfect Disappearance, Mother Quiet, and The Beds. James Tolan is author of the chapbooks Red Walls and Whiskey and The Rake of Mourning. Stephanie Brown is the author of two collections of poetry, Domestic Interior and Allegory of the Supermarket. Marcia Pelletiere is a poet, musician, and multimedia artist. Miracle with Roasted Hens is her first poetry collection.
Wed., Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Karen Heuler—“Genre or Literary: What Kind of Writer Are You?”
The Department of Humanities, Arts, and Writing at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies invites all new and experienced writers to another series of free creative writing classes at the new NYU Bookstore. Master teachers from the Writing Program at SCPS will be lecturing on a range of writing skills, followed by writing exercises and time for discussion. Afterwards, instructors will sign copies of their books and offer additional advice to aspiring writers. Take advantage of this opportunity to sample NYU-SCPS courses and learn about the craft of writing. The Feb. 15 session will be led by Karen Heuler, whose most recent novel, The Made-up Man, published by Livingston Press, is about a woman who sells her soul to the devil to be a man for the rest of her life.
Thurs., Feb. 16, 12 p.m. - 2 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!
Thurs., Feb. 23rd, 6 p.m.
Film Screening – “Freedom Riders” by Stanley Nelson
“Freedom Riders” is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
Wed., Feb. 29, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Addiction Book Panel
Koren Zailckas (Smashed), New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff (Cocaine’s Son), literary agent Betsy Lerner (Food and Loathing), and substance abuse specialist Dr. Frederick Woolverton (Unhooked) will discuss how they grappled with their darkest moments, getting rid of toxic habits, and re-channeling creative energy. They’ll be joined by writing professor Susan Shapiro (Lighting Up) and her literary agent Ryan Harbage.
Thurs., March 1, 6:30 p.m.
Barry Wallenstein’s Book Launch Party and Jazz Performance for Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems
Barry Wallenstein has been collaborating since the 1970’s with jazz artists in the performance and recording of his poetry, and he continues to perform with musicians internationally. He is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at the City University of New York and an editor of the journal American Book Review. Mike Richmond teaches in the Jazz Studies Program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.