The New York University Bookstore celebrates National Poetry Month with a series of readings 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 Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

Tuesday, April 1 6:00-7:30 p.m.

SCPS McGhee Writing Program Presents:
Inside/Outside with Ruth Danon and Martine Bellen

Ruth Danon teaches creative and expository writing at NYU's McGhee Division. She is the author of Living With the Fireman, Work in the English Novel, and Triangulation From a Known Point. She has recently completed a new book of poems, Limitless Tiny Boat. Martine Bellen is the author of nine collections of poetry including her most recent book Wabac Machine. She has been a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the American Academy of Poets Award. Bellen is a contributing editor of the literary journal CONJUNCTIONS.

Thursday, April 3 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Author reading with Ian Doescher

Ian Doescher is the author of William Shakespeare's Star Wars and the forthcoming William Shakespeare's the Empire Striketh Back. Return to the star-crossed galaxy far, far away as the brooding young hero, a power-mad emperor, and their jesting droids match wits, struggle for power, and soliloquize in elegant and impeccable iambic pentameter.

Tuesday, April 8 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Poetry/Prose Reading with Shira Dentz, Sandy Florian, and Lucy Ives

Shira Dentz's latest work, Door of thin skins is a hybrid of poetry, prose, and visual elements, a tale that unfolds in a psychotherapist's and a state prosecutor's office and the mind of the poet regarding it all. Sandy Florian is the author of six books of hybrid prose; her most recent work is Boxing the Compass. She is a visiting assistant professor of Non-Western Literature and Creative Writing at West Virginia University. Lucy Ives's most recent poetry collection is Orange Rose. She lives in New York, where she is a deputy editor with Triple Canopy.

Wednesday, April 9, 6pm - 7:30pm--This event has been postponed until May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Author reading with E.L. Doctorow

E.L.Doctorow is the award-winning author of numerous titles, including Andrew's Brain, new this year for Random House. Internationally known for his unique works of historical fiction, Doctorow currently holds the Lewis and Loretta Glucksman Chair of English and American Letters at NYU. This event has been postponed until May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10, 6pm - 7:30pm

Mila Baker

In Peer-To-Peer Leadership: Why the Network Is the Leader, Mila Baker's inspiration is the peer-to-peer model of computing, which is also mirrored in social networking and crowdsource technologies. Baker teaches at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Wednesday, April 16, 6pm - 7:30pm

John Tauranac

In a new epilogue to the Cornell edition of The Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark, Tauranac highlights the continuing resonance and influence of the Empire State Building in the rapidly changing post-9/11 cityscape. Originally published in 1995, the book is far more than a work in architectural history; Tauranac tells a larger story of the politics of urban development. John Tauranac teaches at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Thursday, April 17, 6pm - 7:30pm

Reading/ Performance with Warren Lehrer

A Life in Books is an exploration of one man's use of books as a means of understanding himself, the people around him, and a half-century of American/global events. Warren Lehrer is a writer and designer, acclaimed for capturing the shape of thought and reuniting the traditions of storytelling with the printed page. A Life In Books is Lehrer’s 10th book and his first novel.

Tuesday, April 22, 6pm - 7:30pm

Warren Hoffman

The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical reveals the racial politics, content, and subtexts that have haunted musicals for almost 100 years. New archival research will have theater fans and scholars forever rethinking how they view this popular American entertainment. Warren Hoffman currently serves as the Associate Director of Community Programming for the Center of Jewish Life and Learning at Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Tuesday, April 29, 6pm - 7:30pm

Poetry Reading with April Naoko Heck and David Belton Austell

April Naoko Heck's first collection of poetry is A Nuclear Family. David Belton Austell is celebrating the paperback edition of his collection of poetry, Little Creek & Other Poems. Austell is assistant vice president and director of the Office of Global Services at NYU, where he is also an associate professor of international education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Wednesday, April 30, 6pm - 7:30pm

Poetry Reading with Maudelle Driskell, Benjamin Miller, Cathy Linh Che and Brett Fletcher Lauer

Maudelle Driskell is the author of Talismans (Hobblebush Press). Without Compass (Four Way Books) is Benjamin Miller's first book. Cathy Linh Che's first collection of poetry is titled Split (Alice James Books). Brett Fletcher Lauer is the author of A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books).

The event is co-sponsored by Four Way Books, a literary publication based in New York.

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