The NYU Bookstore will host events in April featuring Joyce Apsel, author of Introducing Peace Museums (April 6), fiction reading with Idra Novey and Alvaro Enrigue (April 13), poetry readings (April 14), and more at its 726 Broadway location.
The New York University Bookstore will host events in April featuring Joyce Apsel, author of Introducing Peace Museums (April 6), fiction reading with Idra Novey and Alvaro Enrigue (April 13), poetry readings (April 14), 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).
Tuesday, April 5, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch - Smuggler's Blues: A True Story of the Hippie Mafia by Richard Stratton
A true-crime story that reads like fiction, Smuggler’s Blues is a psychedelic road trip through international drug smuggling, the hippie underground, and the war on weed. Author Richard Stratton is an acclaimed filmmaker and screenwriter whose films have won prizes at Cannes and the Berlin Film Festival. A writer and consultant for HBO’s “Oz”, he was the creator, writer, and executive producer of Showtime’s Street Time.
Wednesday, April 6, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Joyce Apsel and Michael Dinwiddie in Conversation
Joyce Apsel, author of Introducing Peace Museums (Routledge, 2016), and Michael D. Dinwiddie, lead a conversation about cultures of peace and Introducing Peace Museums. From Kyoto, Japan to Guernica, Spain to Dayton, Ohio, these sites include the art and history of nonviolent protest and anti-war movements along with peacemaking and reconciliation initiatives and invite visitors to "give peace a chance." Apsel is clinical assistant professor in Liberal Studies Program at NYU. Michael Dinwiddie is an associate professor at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Malcolm Nance author of Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe
In Defeating ISIS, internationally renowned intelligence veteran, author, and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance gives an insider’s view to explain the origins of this group, its violent propaganda, and how it spreads its ideology throughout the Middle East and to disaffected youth deep in the heart of the Western world.
Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fiction Reading with Idra Novey and Alvaro Enrigue
Idra Novey is an award-winning poet and translator. Ways to Disappear (Little Brown, 2016) is her debut novel about the disappearance of a famous Brazilian novelist and the young translator who turns her life upside down to follow her author's trail. Alvaro Enrigue is an award-winning novelist. Sudden Death (Riverhead Books, 2016)—Enrigue's first novel translated into English—is about a tennis match in the 16th century between the radical Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo who played with a ball made from the hair of the beheaded Anne Boleyn.
Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Four Way Books & Friends
Carla Carlson's chapbook Love and Oranges was published by Finishing Line Press in 2015. Cynthia Cruz is the author of four collections of poetry—all published by Four way Books. Her most recent collection is How the End Begins (2016). J. Chester Johnson is a poet, essayist and translator, whose writings have been published domestically and abroad and translated into several languages. Johnson's most recent collection is St. Paul’s Chapel & Selected Shorter Poems, second edition (St. Johann Press). James Fujinami Moore is a graduate student in the Hunter College MFA program for Poetry. Maya Pindyck’s most recent collection, Emoticoncert, is a Four Way Books 2016 title.
Thursday, April 21, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Jay Wexler author of When God Isn't Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide
When God Isn’t Green: A Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide (Beacon Press, 2016) is a nonfiction book about the previously under-appreciated fact that very often religious practices happen to harm the environment. In the book, Jay Wexler describes his travels around the world—from Singapore to Guatemala, from India to the northernmost point in Alaska, and much more—to investigate this phenomenon and figure out how societies can best balance religious freedom with environmental protection.
Tuesday, April 26, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading by Stanley Cohen, author of Convicting the Innocent
Convicting the Innocent is sure to fuel controversy over a justice system that has delivered the ultimate punishment nearly one thousand times since 1976, though it cannot guarantee accurate convictions. Stanley Cohen is a veteran award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist.
Wednesday, April 27, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Book Launch - Nineteenth-Century British Secularism: Science, Religion and Literature by Michael Rectenwald
Nineteenth-Century British Secularism offers a new paradigm for understanding secularization in nineteenth century Britain. Secularism represents a historic moment of modernity, a herald for understanding secularization and modern secularity. Michael Rectenwald is master teacher in Liberal Studies at NYU.