The NYU Bookstore will host events this fall featuring John Fusco, Ben Marcus, Jonathan Moreno, Ruth Zaporah, and more at its 726 Broadway location.
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).
Wednesday, September 30, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Richard Lewis is the author of Why Hire Jennifer? How to Use Branding and Uncommon Sense to Get Your First Job, Last Job, and Every Job in Between. Why Hire Jennifer? is the intersection of personal branding and a strategic job search. It is a modern manual that arms job seekers to find their first “real” job and every job thereafter.
Wednesday, October 1, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Alexis De Veaux
Alexis De Veaux is the author of two award-winning biographies: Don’t Explain: A Song of Billie Holiday and Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde. A celebrated writer of poetry, children’s literature, plays, essays, and journalism, De Veaux is also an activist recognized for her life-long contributions to a number of women’s and literary organizations. With her new work, Yabo, Alexis has returned to her first love: writing fiction.
Tuesday, October 7, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meryl Meisler is the author of A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick. A Tale of Two Cities juxtaposes Meryl’s disco and Bushwick photographs with the writing of authors who grew up amongst the rubble.
Wednesday, October 8, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Chinese mafia collides with the Hollywood fringe in John Fusco’s newest work, DOG BEACH. This crime novel follows the exploits of Louie Mo, once Hong Kong’s greatest stuntman turned L.A. knee-breaker, as his latest target unexpectedly casts him in the role of a lifetime. Fusco, a veteran screenwriter, is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Tuesday, October 14, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Marcus is the author of Leaving the Sea as well as Notable American Women and The Age of Wire and String. His work has appeared in Grand Street, Harper's, McSweeney's, Conjunctions, and elsewhere. The recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, a Whiting Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant, he is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Columbia University.
Wednesday, October 15, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry/Short Stories Reading introduced by Four Way Books
Cynthia Cruz's third collection of poetry is Wunderkammer. Patrick Lawler is the author of five poetry books and the newly published collection of short stories, The Meaning of It. David Dodd Lee's most recent collection of poetry is Animalities. Howard Levy's second collection is Spooky Action at a Distance (CavanKerry Press). Gregory Pardlo's second collection of poetry is Digest. Cammy Thomas's second collection of poetry is Inscriptions.
Tuesday, October 21, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ruth Zaporah is a performer and director known world wide for her innovative work in physical theater improvisation training. She is the creator of Action Theater, an improvisational performance skill training process that is used in dance and theater institutes all over the world, focusing on awareness, listening, adapting, resiliency, time, space, and simplicity. Zaporah's memoir Improvisation on the Edge: Notes from On and Off Stage was published this fall.
Wednesday, October 22, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Jonathan D. Moreno in conversation with Arthur L. Caplan
Jonathan Moreno is the author of Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the Origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network as well as Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century and The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America. Arthur Leonard Caplan is a professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at NYU Langone Medical Center.
Wednesday, October 29, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Miriam Frank is the author of Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America, which tells the story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. This book chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s. Frank is a master teacher of Humanities at New York University.