The NYU Bookstore will host events in February featuring filmmaker Bennett Singer and author Walter Naegle (Feb. 17), author Marc Solomon (Feb. 18), and a session on “The Secrets of Publishing” (Feb. 25) at its 726 Broadway location.

Photo: The NYU Bookstore

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, February 17, 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
NYU Bookstore Celebrates African American History Month
Join filmmaker Bennett Singer and author Walter Naegle for a screening and reading to celebrate civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. Five years in the making and the winner of more than 25 international awards and honors, “Brother Outsider” illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin, a visionary activist and strategist who has been called “the invisible man” and “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement. A disciple of Gandhi, a mentor to Martin Luther King Jr., and chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, Rustin received a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom —America’s highest civilian honor — from President Barack Obama. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with co-director Singer and a reading by Naegle, Rustin's surviving life partner and co-author of the newly published “Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist”.
Co-sponsored by NYU's Office of Government and Community Affairs.

Wednesday, February 18, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Marc Solomon, author of “Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits - and Won”
Marc Solomon is the national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, where he directs programs to win marriage equality nationwide. In “Winning Marriage”, Solomon gives the reader a seat at the strategy-setting and decision-making table in the campaign to win and protect the freedom to marry. In it, he reveals the inner workings of the advocacy movement that has championed and protected advances won in legislative, court, and electoral battles over the decade since the landmark Massachusetts ruling guaranteeing marriage for same-sex couples for the first time.

Wednesday, February 25, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
NYU Alumni Night at the Bookstore
“The Secrets of Publishing”

Learn the secrets of book publishing (fiction & nonfiction) from this panel, moderated by author Susan Shapiro, of publishing pros. Panelists include the following alumni authors:

Jo Piazza (GSAS '11) – “If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission”
Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro (GSAS '84) – “The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return”
Darin Strauss (GSAS '97) – “Half a Life: A Memoir”

Henry Holt book editor Sarah Bowlin (CAS '07) and literary agents Peter Knapp (CAS '09) and Sona Charaipotra (GAL '06) will also be in attendance.

5:00-6:00p.m. Networking Reception
6:00-7:30p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A

A 20 percent discount will be offered on most NYU insignia gifts and clothing, and on event-related books.

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