The New York University Bookstore will feature a casting director’s confessions (Feb. 11), poetry readings (Feb. 12), the secrets to hot startups (Feb. 25), and more at the Bookstore’s 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place).
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 11, 6-7:30 p.m.
Jen Rudin, author of “Confessions of a Casting Director: Help Actors Land Any Role With Secrets From Inside the Audition Room”
Jen Rudin is an award-winning casting director who began her 30-year career in show business as a child actor at age eight. As a casting executive at the Walt Disney Company, Rudin conducted extensive talent searches all over the United States, identifying and hiring actors who went on to star on Broadway in The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid and in Disney movies like The Incredibles, The Princess and the Frog, Chicken Little, and Brother Bear.
Wednesday, February 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Featured poets: Cynthia Lowen and Kamilah Aisha Moon
Cynthia Lowen is the author of “The Cloud That Contained the Lightning” (University of Georgia Press); Kamilah Aisha Moon is the author of “She Has a Name” (Four Way Books), which tells the story of a woman with autism and her family as they share difficulties, doubt, anger, and love.
Thursday, February 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
**Note**: This event has been postponed until April 14 at 6 p.m.
Warren Lehrer, author of “A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Blue Mobley”
“A Life in Books” celebrates the mysteries and contradictions of the creative process, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium, and the lines that separate truth, myth, and fiction. Warren Lehrer is a writer and designer, acclaimed for capturing the shape of thought and reuniting the traditions of storytelling with the printed page.
Tuesday, February 18, 6-7:30 p.m.
NYU EBM Self-Publishing Presents Jean Lloyd, author of “Producing Brilliant Children”
**Note**: This event has been cancelled.
“Producing Brilliant Children” explores how to effectively teach reading and writing and also how to deal with school administrators, how to spot and instruct gifted children, and how to handle the particular issues of teaching in an underprivileged school system with students of low socio-economic status.
Wednesday, February 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading: “The Incredible Sestina Anthology”
For “The Incredible Sestina Anthology”, editor Daniel Nester has gathered more than 100 writers to show the sestina in its many incarnations: prose and comic sestinas, collaborative and double sestinas, from masters of the form to brilliant one-off attempts, all to show its evolution and the possibilities of this dynamic form.
The event is hosted by Daniel Nester, with readings from Paul Muldoon, Scott Edward Anderson, Patricia Carlin, Victor D. Infante, Jason Schneiderman, Carley Moore, and special guests.
Monday, February 24, 6-7:30 p.m.
Paul Rome, author of “We All Sleep in the Same Room” and Adelle Waldman, author of “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.”
“We All Sleep in the Same Room” is Paul Rome’s debut novel, a tale of moral erosion and collapse over the course of four fateful months in the fall of 2005. Adelle Waldman is a freelance journalist and book reviewer; “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” is her debut novel about the coming-of-age of a brilliant young literary man.
Tuesday, February 25, 6 -7:30 p.m.
Joel Gurin author of “Open Data Now: The Secret to Hot Startups, Smart Investing, Savvy Marketing, and Fast Innovation”
Gurin served as chair of the White House Task Force on Smart Disclosure, using Open Data to help consumers make informed choices on health care, financial services, education, and energy. Gurin, currently senior advisor at the GovLab at New York University, is the former editorial director and executive vice president of “Consumer Reports” and the former chief of the consumer bureau of the Federal Communications Commission.
Thursday, February 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
Susan Ostrov Weisser author of “The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories”
“The Glass Slipper” is about the persistence of a familiar Anglo-American love story into the digital age. Comparing influential classics to their current counterparts, Susan Ostrov Weisser relates how these stories are shaped and defined by and for women.