The New York University Bookstore will host events in November and December featuring former Rockette Greta Gleissner, author of “Something Spectacular: The True Story of One Rockette’s Battle with Bulimia” (Nov. 5), New Yorker humorist Ian Frazier and his “Shouts & Murmurs” editor Susan Morrison (Nov. 28), 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, November 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Greta Gleissner, author of “Something Spectacular: The True Story of One Rockette’s Battle with Bulimia”
“Something Spectacular” is Greta Gleissner’s personal chronicle of the devastating effects bulimia exacts upon her life during her time as a Rockette. In recovery from bulimia for the last 10 years, Gleissner uses her experience as a platform to help others. The event is co-sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work at NYU.
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Four Way Books Presents Fall Launch Poetry Reading
Poets reading are: Cynthia Cruz, author of “The Glimmering Room”; Blas Falconer, author of “The Foundling Wheel”; Farrah Field, author of “Wolf and Pilot”; Paul Lisicky, author of “Unbuilt Projects”; Jay Baron Nicorvo, author of “Deadbeat”; Victoria Redel, author of “Woman Without Umbrella”.
Thursday, November 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
“New Media Weekly” introducing Al Thompson and Franchesca Ramsey, moderated by Marc Cuevas
Al Thompson is an American film and television actor and stuntman. He has also been a casting director and producer. Franchesca Leigh Ramsey is a designer, comedian, and blogger. “New Media Weekly” is an in-depth talk show that covers the world of New/Social media featuring interviews with the people and companies that are the face and heart of the emerging industry. The show will be streamed live on YouTube.
Monday, November 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Poetry and Poetry in Translation with Bhisham Bherwani and Elena Rivera
Bhisham Bherwani will be reading from his poetry collection, “The Second Night of the Spirit”, and from translations published in “Atlanta Review”. Elena Rivera, a faculty member in NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will be reading from her collection of poetry, “The Perforated Map”, and from her award-winning translation of “The Rest of the Voyage” by the French poet Bernard Noel.
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Beyond the Hunger Games: Three NYU Faculty Read from Their Young Adult Novels
Tara Altebrando is the author, most recently, of the young adult novel “The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life”, in addition to three previous YA novels: “Dreamland Social Club”, which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Books for Teens of 2011; “The Pursuit of Happiness”; and “What Happens Here”. Beth Ann Bauman is the author of three books: the short story collection “Beautiful Girls” and the young adult novels “Rosie and Skate”, selected for the New York Times Editors’ Choice list and Booklist’s Top 10 First Novels for Youth, and “Jersey Angel”. Maya Sloan is the author of the novel “High before Homeroom” and ghostwriter of the memoir “Redefining Diva”. All three are faculty at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Wednesday, November 14, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Ashley Prentice Norton, author of the novel “The Chocolate Money”
Ashley Prentice Norton is a graduate of the Creative Writing Program at NYU; this is her debut novel about a mother-daughter relationship.
Thursday, November 15, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading by NYU Alumni with David McGloghlin, Eric Q Weinstein, and Richard Prins
David McGloghlin is author of “Waiting for Saint Brendan and Other Poems”; Eric Weinstein is author of “Vivisection”.
Monday, November 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Sumner Jules Glimcher, author of “A Filmmakers Journal”
Sumner Jules Glimcher was the Director of the Department of Film, Video, and Broadcasting at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He will read from his autobiography and discuss what he considers the elements of the publishing revolution.
Wednesday, November 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Publishing Panel moderated by Susan Shapiro
Join writing professor/author Susan Shapiro in this entertaining panel with her mentor, the humorist Ian Frazier, and his New Yorker “Shouts & Murmurs” editor Susan Morrison, as they discuss the differences in writing nonfiction and fiction, how to cross over, and how getting published in magazines and newspapers can lead to books.
Thursday, December 6; 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jayne Silberman, author and photographer of “In the Herd: A Photographic Journey with the Chincoteague Ponies and Assateague Horses”
Jayne Silberman has worked for many years as a psychotherapist. Her understanding of human dynamics and relationships informs her work with the wild herds, resulting in strikingly intimate views of the animals’ family and group life. The event is co-sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work at NYU.