The New York University Bookstore will host events next month featuring Iranian-American-Muslim comedian Negin Farsad (Sept. 20), attorney Gloria J. Browne–Marshall (Sept. 27), political commentator Marc Lamont Hill (Sept. 28), 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 the NYU Bookstore website. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).
Monday, Sept. 19, 6-7:30pm
Christopher Bram, author of The Art of History: Unlocking the Past in Fiction & Nonfiction (Graywolf, 2016)
The latest in The Art of series edited by Charles Baxter, The Art of History engages with both fiction and narrative nonfiction to reveal varied strategies of incorporating and dramatizing historical detail. Bram is a novelist and critic, and teaches at NYU’s Gallatin School.
Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6-7:30pm
Negin Farsad, author of How to Make White People Laugh (Grand Central Publishing, 2016)
From the acclaimed writer, director, and star of the hit documentary “The Muslims are Coming!" comes a memoir in essays about growing up Iranian-American in a post-9/11 world and the power of comedy to combat racism. Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American-Muslim female stand-up comedian who believes she can change the world through jokes.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6-7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Tim Tomlinson and Barry Wallenstein
Tim Tomlinson has lived and published work all over the world, including his recent poetry collection Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (Winter Goose Publishing, 2016). He currently teaches in NYU’s Global Liberal Studies program. Barry Wallenstein is an emeritus professor of literature and creative writing at City College (CUNY), an editor at American Book Review, and the author of nine books of poetry. His poetry has been recorded with jazz accompaniment: At the Surprise Hotel and Other Poems (Ridgeway Press, 2016) is his most recent poetry collection.
Thursday, Sept. 22, 6-7:30pm
Jon Birger, author of Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game (Workman Publishing, 2015)
Jon Birger is an award-winning magazine writer, a contributor to Fortune Magazine, and the author of Date-onomics. Using a combination of demographics, statistics, game theory, and number-crunching, Date-onomics makes the case that lopsided gender ratios among young college graduates — since 2000, four women have graduated for every three men — are what's really behind the rise of the hookup culture and the worsening dating prospects for educated women.
Monday, Sept. 26, 6-7:30pm
Open house on faculty self-publishing and Espresso Book Machine
From coursepacks to dissertations, to that novel you've always wanted to write, faculty can take advantage of NYU Bookstore’s Espresso Book Machine services for a variety of professional projects.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-7:30pm
Gloria J. Browne–Marshall, author of The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, a leading constitutional law professor, civil rights attorney, author and legal commentator tells the courageous story of the NAACP’s advocacy for voting rights from its first legal victory in 1915 to fighting unfair photo identification laws and voter suppression today.
The below event has been postponed--it is now scheduled for Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at the NYU Bookstore.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6-7:30pm
Marc Lamont Hill, author of Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond (Atria, 2016)
In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. Timely and eloquent, the New York Times-bestselling Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy. Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist and host of BET News, a political contributor to CNN, and a Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-7:30pm
Writing Workshop with Nancy Davidoff Kelton
Whether your impulse to write comes from a longtime yearning, recent itch, or a desire to get down your experiences, this workshop will help you capture your memories, childhood incidents, and truths in your own voice while offering pointers on how to: open up, express yourself authentically, get rid of internal critics, establish disciplined work habits, and avoid procrastination. The workshop, which includes in-store writing exercises and marketing advice, will be led by Nancy Davidoff Kelton, NYU and New School writing instructor and author of the memoir, Finding Mr. Rightstein (Passager Books, 2016).