The New York University Bookstore will host events in October featuring Zadie Smith (October 30) and Mark Dery (October 24) as well as a demonstration of its Espresso Book Machine (October 9) 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, October 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Paul Binnerts, author of Acting in Real Time
Acting in Real Time by renowned Dutch director and acting teacher Paul Binnerts describes his method for Real-Time Theater, which authorizes actors to actively determine how a story is told. Paul Binnerts teaches at New York University and at the Amsterdam School of the Arts in the Netherlands.
Thursday, October 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Michael Lee, author of The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity: 8 Timeless Strategies for Achieving Financial Success
Michael Lee currently teaches at George Mason University and the University of Maryland.
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Espresso Book Machine Open House The NYU Bookstore will introduce its new Espresso Book Machine®. The Espresso Book Machine (EBM) is a cutting-edge printing solution which, at the push of a button, prints, binds, and trims a bookstore-quality, “perfect-bound” paperback book from a digital file. The EBM produces full-color covers, grayscale interior text, and illustrations in any font, style or language, opening up a world of possibilities for readers and self-published authors alike. The event will include a printing demonstration, question and answer period, and light refreshments.
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Celebrating New Work from 2012 CLMP Face Out Grantees
Designed to maximize the visibility of emerging writers, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses’ Face Out Program supports exceptional writers in partnership with their publishers to put a spotlight on important new experimental titles. The event will feature: Cynthia Cruz, The Glimmering Room (Four Way Books); Farrah Field, Wolf and Pilot (Four Way Books); Dan Machlin reading for Frances Richard, Anarch (Futurepoem Books); Dan Magers, Partyknife (Birds LLC); Kristin Prevallet, Everywhere Here and in Brooklyn (Belladonna Books).
Thursday, Ocotober 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Avery Monsen and Jory John, authors of K Is for Knifeball: An Alphabet of Terrible Advice
From the authors of the breakout bestseller All My Friends are Dead, comes a laugh-out-loud collection of bad advice that turns the children's alphabet book on its head. Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision-making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons. Avery Monsen is a New York-based artist and writer; Jory John is a California-based writer, editor, and cartoonist.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Stephen Ujifusa, author of A Man and His Ship: America's Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the SS United States
In the tradition of David McCullough's grand histories, the sweeping story of William Francis Gibbs' quest to build the fastest, finest ocean liner in history is set against the politics, culture, and enterprise of 20th-century America. The author, Steven Ujifusa, a historian, serves on the Advisory Council of the S.S. United States Conservancy.
Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Anja Achtenberg, author of the novel Blue Earth
Fiction writer and poet Achtenberg will be reading from her new novel.
Monday, October 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Book Club led by Karina Michli
Pick a great fiction book you've wanted to read and come to the meetup ready to discuss what you loved/hated about it. And if you'd like to pass it on to someone else in the group to read, bring the book itself too. Don’t belong to the group and want to join us, you can do so at http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Book-Discussions/.
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Panel discussion and readings by John Reed, Joseph Salvatore, and Matthew Vollmer
What does the choice mean for the writer, and what does it mean for the book? With the changing landscape of literature and publishing, how does the emerging author plot a course and find a road of her/his own? Snowball’s Chance by John Reed is at its 10th anniversary edition; To Assume a Pleasing Shape (2011) is Joseph Salvatore’s debut collection of short stories; Matthew Vollmer is the co-editor of Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo Interviews, Faux-Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts, and Other Fraudulent Artifacts (2012).
Wednesday, October 24, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Mark Dery, author of I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-By Essays on American Dread, American Dreams
Cultural critic and cult author Mark Dery will read from, and riff on, his new book. With respondent Stephen Duncombe, a professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Thursday, October 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Memoir Writing Workshop led by Nancy Kelton, author of Writing from Personal Experience
Monday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Chavisa Woods, author of Love Does Not Make Me Gentle or Kind
Brooklyn-based writer and artist Chavisa Woods will be reading from her new collection of writing.
Tuesday, October 30, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Zadie Smith, author of NW
Zadie Smith's new novel follows four Londoners as they try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal. Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and the essay collection Changing My Mind.