The NYU Bookstore will host musician Troi Irons (April 7), Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Johnson (April 12), poet Alicia Ostriker (April 25), and others at its 726 Broadway location.

The NYU Bookstore
The NYU Bookstore

The New York University Bookstore will host musician Troi Irons (April 7), Pulitzer Prize winner Ian Johnson (April 12), poet Alicia Ostriker (April 25), and others 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 Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

Tuesday, April 4, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion: Lauren Handel Zander  
Lauren Handel Zander is a life coach, university lecturer, public speaker, and author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life (Hachette Books, 2017). In the book, Zander explains how anyone can achieve amazing things when we start keeping the promises we make to ourselves, and offers a road map to get there. Introduced and moderated by Marc Wais, senior vice president for student affairs at NYU.

Wednesday, April 5, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion: Lindy West 
Lindy West, author of the memoir Shrill (Hachette, paperback edition 2017), is a columnist and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image.

Friday, April 7, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Music Event: Performance & Signing Troi Irons 
Def Jam/Circa 13 recording artist Troi Irons sings selections from her new album Turbulence.

Wednesday, April 12, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion Ian Johnson 
Ian Johnson, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author, presents his newly published book, The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao (Pantheon, 2017), in which he describes China's religious revival and the country’s search for values.
The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Religion & Media at NYU.

Thursday, April 13, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Poetry & Fiction Reading: Sophia Hanson & E.J. Mellow
Sophia Elaine Hanson presents work from Hummingbird, her first collection of poetry, and Radio - the second installment of The Vinyl Trilogy - weaving a tale of sacrifice, song, romance, and revolution. E.J. Mellow is author of the contemporary fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series and the recently published novel The Animal Under the Fur.

Tuesday, April 18, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion: Alan Schlechter and Daniel Lerner
Alan Schlechter and Daniel Lerner are the co-authors of U THRIVE: How to Succeed in College (and Life) (Little, Brown and Company, 2017). Dr. Alan Schlechter, director of the Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program at Bellevue Hospital, and life coach Daniel Lerner co-teach “The Science of Happiness” at NYU.

Wednesday, April 19, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion: Ariel Ennis 
Ariel Ennis, assistant director at the Of Many Institute for Multi-faith Leadership in the Office of Global Spiritual Life at NYU, is author of Teaching Religious Literacy: A Guide to Religious and Spiritual Diversity in Higher Education (Routledge, 2017).

Thursday, April 20, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion: Beth Kobliner
Beth Kobliner is a commentator, journalist, media personality, and New York Times bestselling author of the newly revised and updated Get a Financial Life: Personal Finances in Your Twenties and Thirties (Simon & Schuster, 2017).

Tuesday, April 25, 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Poetry Reading: Alicia Ostriker
In conversation with Kathy Engel
Alicia Ostriker is an esteemed and award winning poet and critic, author of 17 volumes of poetry, including her most recent collection Waiting for the Light (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017). Ostriker is distinguished Professor Emerita of Rutgers University, teaches in the low-residency Poetry MFA program at Drew University, and is currently a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Kathy Engel currently serves as chair and associate arts professor in NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Department of Art and Public Policy and Masters Program in Arts Politics.

Wednesday, April 26, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Memoir Reading: Melissa Febos & Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Melissa Febos is the author of Abandon Me: Memoirs (Bloomsbury Press, 2017) and Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010). The recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships, she is currently assistant professor of creative writing at Monmouth University and MFA faculty at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, an award given for her work on The Fact of a Body

Thursday, April 27, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reading/Discussion: Carlos A. Ball
Carlos A. Ball is a national expert on LGBT rights and is the author of many books and articles on the subject, including the recent The First Amendment and LGBT Equality: A Contentious History (Harvard University Press, 2017). Ball, who is Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar at Rutgers Law School, will be joined by Scott Skinner-Thompson who teaches at NYU School of Law. The First Amendment and LGBT Equality illuminates the story of the legal and cultural history of the First Amendment's crucial yet largely forgotten role in the first few decades of the gay rights movement.



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