The NYU Bookstore will host events in December featuring ethnomusicologist Tamar Barzel (Dec. 1), poets Ruth Danon (Dec. 2), Emily Fragos (Dec. 3), and Deborah Landau and Matthew Rorher (Dec. 8), and more at its 726 Broadway location (between Astor Place and Washington Place).
The New York University Bookstore will host events in December featuring ethnomusicologist Tamar Barzel (Dec. 1), poets Ruth Danon (Dec. 2), Emily Fragos (Dec. 3), and Deborah Landau and Matthew Rorher (Dec. 8), and more 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 bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Tuesday, December 1, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tamar Barzel, author of New York Noise
New York Noise: Radical Jewish Music and the Downtown Scene focuses on the strange and compelling Jewish music that emerged from Manhattan’s downtown scene of the 1990s. Drawing on ethnographic and archival sources, Barzel’s research explores the convergence of cultural studies, creative identity, and musical sound. Barzel is a visiting faculty member in NYU’s Department of Music, which is co-sponsoring the event.
Wednesday, December 2, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Ruth Danon and Natania Rosenfeld
Ruth Danon teaches the Creative and Expository Writing Programs that she directs for the McGhee Division of the School of Professional Studies (SPS) at NYU and is founding director of the Summer Intensive Creative Writing Workshops at NYU’s SPS. She will read from her latest poetry collection, Limitless Tiny Boat. Natania Rosenfeld, professor of English at Knox College, will read from her collection of poetry, Wild Domestic. The event is co-sponsored by the Writing Program, McGhee Division of SPS at NYU.
Thursday, December 3, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Emily Fragos
Emily Fragos reads a selection of her work, to be followed by a conversation with poet KC Trommer. In addition to the 2015 Witter Bynner Fellowship in Poetry from the Library of Congress, Emily Fragos is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry and the 2014 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. She has published two books of poetry, Hostage: New & Selected Poems and Little Savage, and selected and edited five poetry anthologies for the Everyman's Pocket Library. Fragos currently teaches at Columbia and NYU. The event is presented in partnership with the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book, New York Empire State Center for the Book, and the NYU Gallatin Writing Program.
Tuesday, December 8, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading with Deborah Landau and Matthew Rohrer
Deborah Landau teaches in and directs the Creative Writing Program at NYU. She is also the author of The Last Usable Hour and Orchidelirium, and, most recently, The Uses of the Body. Matthew Rohrer is the author of several books of poems, most recently Surrounded by Friends, published by Wave Books. He teaches poetry at NYU and in NYU’s low-res MFA program in Paris.
Wednesday, December 9, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join Minetta Review, NYU's oldest literary and arts publication, and The Plague, NYU’s humor magazine, for the bookstore’s Second Annual Open Mic Night! The event will feature a variety of poetry, prose, and more.