The NYU Bookstore will host events in February featuring Karen Finley (Feb. 24), a Valentine publishing panel (Feb. 10), author Ann Neumann (Feb. 16), a pair of poetry readings, and more at its 726 Broadway location.

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The New York University Bookstore will host events in February featuring Karen Finley (Feb. 24), a Valentine publishing panel (Feb. 10), author Ann Neumann (Feb. 16), a pair of poetry readings, 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 www.bookstores.nyu.edu. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

Wednesday, February 10, 6pm - 7:30pm
Word Lovers' Valentine Publishing Panel
This panel, moderated by writing professor Susan Shapiro, will reveal the secrets of how to publish in top newspapers, magazines, and webzines as well as how to break into books—both fiction and nonfiction. Panelists include: New York Times editor Peter Catapano, author of “The Stone Reader” (Liveright); Janklow & Nesbit literary agent Kirby Kim; Beacon Press book editor Rakia Clark; FSG editorial director of kids & YA books Joy Peskin; Rollingstone.com editor Jerry Portwood; Putnam VP & executive editor Mark Tavani; Lilith editor Yona Zeldis McDonough, author of the novel “The House on Primrose Pond” (NAL/Berkely). Shapiro is author of “What's Never Said” (Heliotrope Books).

Tuesday, February 16, 6pm - 7:30pm
Ann Neumann, author of ”The Good Death: An Exploration of Dying in America”
Ann Neumann, visiting scholar at the Center for Religion and Media at NYU, will be in conversation with Jeff Sharlet, bestselling author of “The Family” and Mellon Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction at Dartmouth University. They will be introduced by Kali Handelman, editor of The Revealer.

Tuesday, February 23, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading: Hosted by Scott Hightower, poet, reviewer, translator, and faculty at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Readers include:
* B.K. Fischer, author of ”St. Rage's Vault” (Word Works, 2013)
* Patricia Spears Jones - author of ”A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems” (White Pine Press, 2015)
* Terese Svoboda, author of ”When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems” (Anhinga Press, 2015).
* Jonathan Wells, author of ”The Man with Many Pens” (Four Way Books, 2016)

Wednesday, February 24, 6pm - 7:30pm
Karen Finley discusses ”Shock Treatment: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition”
Karen Finley's raw and transgressive performances have long provoked controversy and debate. She has appeared and exhibited her visual art, performances, and plays internationally. The author of many books, including “A Different Kind of Intimacy”, “George & Martha”, and “The Reality Shows”, she is a professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Thursday, February 25, 6pm - 7:30pm
Poetry Reading with Kate Farrell and Mark Statman
Kate Farrell’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, and her work was chosen for three editions of ”Best Spiritual Writing”. Mark Statman’s most recent book of poetry is ”That Train Again” (Lavender Ink, 2015). A poet, essayist, and translator, Statman is an associate professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College.
 

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