The New York University Bookstore will host events in February that include a panel discussion on global sex trafficking (February 14), Howard Bloom, author of “The God Problem” (February 20), poetry readings, 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. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.998.4667 or go to www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Tuesday, February 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Author Reading - Lars Iyer
Lars Iyer, a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, is the author of two books on French author and theorist Maurice Blanchot (“Blanchot’s Communism: Art, Philosophy, Politics” and “Blanchot’s Vigilance: Phenomenology, Literature, Ethics”) and the novels “Spurious” and “Dogma” as well as the recently released “Exodus”.
Wednesday, February 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
The evening will feature the following poets: Tina Chang, author of “Gods & Strangers” (Four Way Books); Michael Klein, author of “The Talking Day” (Sibling Rivalry Press); Owen Lewis, author of “March in San Miguel” (Finishing Line Press); and Eileen Myles, author of “Snowflake / Different Streets” (Wave Books).
Thursday, February 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Making Change in The World - Panel Discussion on the Global Atrocity of Human Sex Trafficking
Hear author Stuart Perrin recount his experience as a child rescuer who established the first safe house in Kathmandu (Bahini Foundation), the catalyst behind his gripping suspense novel “Little Sisters” that reveals the global atrocity of human trafficking. He will discuss mass awareness, insight, inter-connectedness, and the influence that books have had on people who make change in our world. Other panelists include: Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, executive director of the Queens Council of the Arts; performer/writer Dipti Metha; Gloria Browne-Marshall, an associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and literary agent Edythea Ginis Selman, who will moderate the session.
Wednesday, February 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Reading: Howard Bloom, author of “The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates”
Howard Bloom, a former visiting scholar at NYU, is the author of “The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition into the Forces of History”, “Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind from the Big Bang to the 21st Century”, and “The Genius of the Beast: A Radical Re-Vision of Capitalism” as well as the recently released “The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates”.
Thursday, February 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading Featuring Sarabande Books Poets
The evening will feature poets whose works have been published by Sarabande Books, a nonprofit, independent, literary press founded in 1994: Lauren Shapiro, author of “Easy Math”;
Steven Cramer, author of “Clangings”; and Cleopatra Mathis, author of “Book of Dog”.
Wednesday, February 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
NYU Gallatin Faculty Poets: Emily Fragos, Jean Gallagher, Scott Hightower, and Idra Novey
The evening will feature poets who are part of the faculty at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study: Emily Fragos, whose latest book is “Hostage: New & Selected Poems” (Sheep Meadow, 2011); Jean Gallagher, who penned “Start” (Oberlin College Press, 2012); Scott Hightower, whose “Self-evident” (Barrow Street Press, 2013) is his fourth work; Idra Novey, whose most recent collection, “Exit, Civilian” (University of Georgia Press, 2012), was a 2011 National Poetry Series Selection. The event is co-sponsored with the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Thursday, February 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Mudfish Poets and Writers
The evening will feature poets and writers from the publication “Mudfish”: Terry Phelan, author of “Fires in Sonoma”; Alison Jarvis, winner of the Mudfish Poetry Prize; Nancy Hechinger, honorable mention, Mudfish Poetry Prize; Stephanie Dickinson, poet/novelist and editor of “Mudfish”; Lawrence Applebaum, poet/artist and editor of “Mudfish”; and Robert Steward, novelist.