The NYU Bookstore will host Susan Shapiro’s publishing panel, with authors Ian Frazier and Rob Spillman (June 7), columnist D. Watkins (June 9), writer/performer Isaac Oliver (June 14), and more in June.
The New York University Bookstore will host Susan Shapiro’s publishing panel, with authors Ian Frazier and Rob Spillman (June 7), columnist D. Watkins (June 9), writer/performer Isaac Oliver (June 14), and more in June at its 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, June 7, 6-7:30 p.m. The Secrets of Book Publishing Talk
Learn about how to publish in all genres and hear the benefits of crossing genres in this talk with three New York luminaries:
• New Yorker staff writer, teacher, and bestselling humorist Ian Frazier, author of Great Plains, Travels in Siberia, Dating Your Mom, the comic novel The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, and the new collection Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces;
• Literary agent Betsy Lerner, former book editor and award-winning author of the writing book The Forrest for the Trees as well as The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir;
• Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House Literary Magazine and Tin House Books as well as the author of the debut memoir All Tomorrow's Parties.
The session will be moderated by New School Professor Susan Shapiro, author of Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Only As Good As Your Word, The Bosnia List, Unhooked, and What's Never Said.
Thursday, June 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
D. Watkins, author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir
D. Watkins, a columnist for Salon, is the author of The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir, a look inside the Baltimore drug trade. His previous book is The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.
Monday, June 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Tracy Barone, author of Happy Family: A Novel
In Tracy Barone’s debut, a fiercely independent woman is forced to come to terms with the family who raised her, the one who gave her away, and the one she desperately wants. An NYU alumna, Barone is a Hollywood producer.
Tuesday, June 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
Isaac Oliver, author of Intimacy Idiot
In this debut collection, award-winning writer and performer Isaac Oliver serves up a comedic cornucopia of sketches, vignettes, lists, and diaries from his life as a young, fanciful, and “extremely” single gay man in New York City.
Thursday, June 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Cara Bradley, author of On The Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine
Cara Bradley, author of On the Verge, will offer practical advice for living life from a place of clarity and vitality so you can meet your full potential. Bradley is a teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness.
Tuesday, June 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Writing Workshop with Nancy Davidoff Kelton
Nancy Davidoff Kelton will help you capture your memories and truths in your own voice while offering pointers on how to express yourself authentically. In-store writing exercises and marketing advice will be given. Davidoff Kelton is an author and writing instructor at the New School and New York University.
Tuesday, June 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
Mark Thornton, author of Kid Moses
This fiction debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Mark Thornton uses the experiences of one unfortunate but resourceful child to juxtapose urban homelessness with societies found in the wild, showing that even in places of violence and indifference, human compassion can be found.
Thursday, June 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Conjunctions: 66 Affinity Reading by Robert Coover, Elizabeth Gaffney, and Stephen O’Connor
The evening will feature contributors to the latest issue of the literary journal Conjunctions, edited by novelist Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College.