Around Town | Meet the Authors Day in Harrison, New York

The Harrison Public Library will be hosting a “Meet the Authors” Day on Saturday, October 20, from 10 am to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public with registration. Once registered, you can attend one or all of the sessions.

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Around Town | Random House Open House

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LOCATION: Random House 1745 Broadway New York, NY 10019

Date/Time: Fri, December 7, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST

Tickets for Random House’s Fall Open House are going on sale Friday, September 28th, be sure to buy them before they sell out! The event will take place on Friday, December 7th. Join them for a day of book culture, connections, and discovery! Continue reading “Around Town | Random House Open House”

Around Town | May 8 – 14

Writers & Artists Respond: Dorothea Lasky

When: May 10, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Cost: Free (with museum admission)

The Jewish Museum is hosting a reading with poet Dorothea Lasky, followed by a discussion with Associate Curator Kelly Taxter. Lasky earned her MFA at the University of Massachusetts and has published three poetry collections: AWE (2007), Black Life (2010), and Thunderbird (2012). She has also had several chapbooks and poems published throughout various journals and magazines, such as the New YorkerParis Review, and American Poetry Review.

The poetry reading will be in conjunction with an exhibition of new paintings by artist Eliza Douglas. Douglas creates paintings “that teeter between realism and abstraction, balletic grace and slapstick humor.” The new works created for the Jewish Museum lobby, Shadow and Light, and Blood and Bones are part of a series Douglas began in 2016. They are titled with lines from the poems of Dorothea Lasky.

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Around Town | May 1 – 7

Watch Your Tone: A Reading

When: May 3, 2018 @ 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Cave Canem, 20 Jay StreetSuite #310-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: Free

Nathan McClain’s “Watch Your Tone” is an eight-session writing workshop where “participants focus their attention on the function of tone in their poems as a way of communicating and deepening their emotive charges.” To hear what the participants have been learning about craft in poetry, come out to this reading event to hear their poems that feature both playful and serious tones. Continue reading “Around Town | May 1 – 7”

Around Town | April 24 – 30

Bette Rockmore | David Pecker Lecture

When: April 26, 2018 @ 6–8pm
Where: Pace University, 163 Williams Street, 18th Floor

Bette Rockmore is the David Pecker Distinguished Professor of Publishing for 2017/18. Last semester, she gave an inspiring lecture on transitioning from the classroom to corporate America. This semester, she is coming back to continue providing advice to M.S. in Publishing students on post-graduation and how to prepare for corporate life. Continue reading “Around Town | April 24 – 30”