The New York University Bookstore will host events in April that include readings by Stephen Wangh (April 4) and Scott Korb (April 16), as well as a poetry reading and a writing workshop, 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).
Monday, April 1, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
David Burstein, a graduate of New York University, is the author of “Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World” (2013).
Thursday, April 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Stephen Wangh, author of “The Heart of Teaching” (2013), speaks to experienced teachers and beginning teachers in all disciplines, but is particularly relevant to those in the performing arts, from which most of its examples are drawn. It brings essential insight and honesty to the discussion of how to teach. A playwright, director and acting teacher, Wangh has taught at New York University, Naropa University, and Emerson College.
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Scott Korb, author of “Light Without Fire: The Making of America's First Muslim College” (2013). Previous publications include “Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine” and “The Faith between Us,” a co-authored work. Korb teaches at the New School and NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. The event is co-sponsored by the Islamic Center at NYU.
Wednesday, April 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Frederick Feirstein and David Yezzi
Frederick Feirstein, author of “Dark Energy” (2013), has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. A dozen of his plays have been produced in New York and other cities. He is a member of the Playwright/Directors Unit at Actors Studio. David Yezzi is a poet and actor and serves as the executive editor of The New Criterion. His books include “The Birds of the Air” (2013), “Azores” (2008), and “The Hidden Model” (2003). His poems have appeared in the Atlantic, the Paris Review, the New Republic, and elsewhere.
Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Self Publishing with Helen Iranyi and Jeremy Slusarz
Get the scoop on how an author and a photographer explored the amazing new Espresso Book Machine technology at the NYU Bookstore. After working for 45 years in publishing, Helen Iranyi has edited “Royal Threads”, a memoir by her mother, Judith (1905-1986). “Royal Threads” is a raw saga of historical significance about how she survived World War I and the Russian Revolution as a child. Wishing to further explore the machine's capabilities, NYU Bookstore trade book supervisor Jeremy Slusarz set about designing a photography book expressly for the Espresso Book Machine. The resulting work, “Istanbul” documents two weeks in the life of the ancient city in the fall of 2010.
Tuesday, April 23, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Anya Achtenberg
Anya Achtenberg is an award-winning fiction writer and poet. Bring something to write on and something you've written.