Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

Jul 16, 2013

Jack O’Brien and Ethan Hawke

“A Tony Award-winning theater director meets your ’90s crush. Jack O’Brien’s new memoir, Jack Be Nimble: The Accidental Education of an Unintentional Director, has been praised as “the best theatrical memoir since Moss Hart’s Act One” (Nathan Lane), and “pretty much delectable” (Playbill). Join O’Brien as he discusses his book and early career with actor Ethan Hawke, who O’Brien will direct in Lincoln Center Theater’s Macbeth this fall.” This free event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

Daniel Silva

Daniel Silva will be promoting his new book English Girl: A Novel at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street, Manhattan) at 7 pm.  This novel is about an affair a young girl has with the Prime Minister, and sounds scandalous and entertaining. This is a free event.

July 17, 2013

Brand Builders

At the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) branding experts Carly Heitlinger, Holly Linch and Katie White (former Cosmo editor!!) will be giving a talk on generating influence and driving opportunities. The panel will talk about strategies and tactics for the social business world. This free event begins at 6:00 pm. Pre-register online.

July 18, 2013

The Virgins of Islamic Paradise: A Global History

Professor Nerina Rustomiji will be giving a talk on the meaning of the virgin in Islamic literature and culture at the New York Public Library (42nd and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) Thursday July 18th at 1:15 pm. This talk is free on a first come, first served basis. The talk will be focused on American perceptions of Islamic culture, and discuss how stereotypes and assumptions became the norm for western understandings of Eastern culture.

July 19, 2013

Ian Rusten

At BookCourt (163 Court Street, Brooklyn) author Ian Rusten will be promoting his book The Beach Boys in Concert, an extensively researched and personal look at one of America’s favorite bands, the Beach Boys. This book signing is free and starts at 7:00 pm.

 

Around Town: Books and Magazine Events in NYC

7/08/2013

A Tribute to Russell Hoban

“NYRB Classics and McNally Jackson Books are joining forces on a new reading series, where well-known authors, editors, and translators of today will come together on a regular basis to shed light on their favorite nyrb-published writers. They will be kicking off the series with a celebration of the recent publication of Turtle Diary at a tribute event for author Russell Hoban, who died in December 2011. Ed Park, author of Personal Days and the introducer to Turtle Diary, Michael Miller, senior editor at Bookforum, John Wray, author of Lowboy, Damion Searls, writer and a translator of many classic twentieth-century authors, and others, will be discussing Hoban’s work and legacy.” This event starts at 7:00 pm at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

7/9/2013

Aisha Tyler at the Tribeca B&N

Aisha Tyler will be promoting her new book Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble (97 Warren Street, Manhattan). She is the host of The Talk and has been involved in many series and movies. This event begins at 6:00 pm and requires a wristband, and their website asks that you call the store for details.

7/10/13

Michael Cera @ Apple

Come to the Apple Store in Soho (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) to see Michael Cera promote his new movie Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus. This event starts at 6:00 pm and is free, register online.

Marcel Proust

Poets House (10 River Terrace, Manhattan) will be hosting an event for Marcel Proust in honor of a new translation of his famed French poetry.  Contributors will read from the new book and join in a Q & A section. This event is free and begins at 7:00 pm.

7/11/13

Stay, Illusion!

“In Stay, Illusion!, professor Simon Critchley and his wife, pychoanalyst, Jamieson Wiebster submit Hamlet to a prismatic set of readings, studying the play alongside other writers, philosophers, and psychoanalysts, from Benjamin, Lacan, Nietzsche, and Freud, to Melville and Joyce. Their witty exploration succeeds in showing us that–like an insistent ghost–Hamlet only has more to tell us with each passing era. Critchley and Wiebster will read from and discuss the book with Hari Kunzru, author, most recently, of Gods Without Men.” This free event starts at 7:00 pm at Mcnally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan)

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July 2, 2013

The Night Gwen Stacy Died

Author Sarah Bruni has written a new “Bonnie and Clyde-sque” novel and will be talking about it at McNally Jackson (52 Price Street, Manhattan) at 7 PM. This Spiderman inspired title reads like western-thriller, and is full of wit and entertainment.

July 3, 2013

Shani Boianjiu with Sarah Maguso

Author Shani Boianjiu has written a new book, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, which centers on Lebanese-Israeli boarder issues through the eyes of young people. This humanizing novel hits political and emotional issues. Join the author along with friend Sarah Maguso at McNally Jackson (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) at 7:00 for this event.

July 9, 2013

Lorca, Jews, and African-Americans: From Romance to Racism or Simple Misunderstanding?

Poet Federico Garcia Lorca is widely hailed as a champion of the underclass, in reference to his poetry on the failures of the economy set in 1920’s era America. However, many historians have ignored ethnocentric and racist remarks throughout his poetry. Sharonah Fredrick, a Hispanic Language and Literature scholar will be discuss Lorca’s problematic attitdudes to different ethnic communities. This talk begins at 1:15 and is on a first come, first served basis at the New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan).

July 10, 2013

Federico Garcia Lorca: Occupy Wall Street

At the New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) scholar Melcion Mateu will be discussing poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic book Poet in New York which focuses on the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The talk will reflect the current American Economic crisis, and relate issues of the past to today’s troubled times. This talk is free on a first come, first served basis, and begins at 1:15 pm.

July 12, 2013

Elusive Jane: In Search of Jane Austen

Every proper publishing student loves Jane Austen! The British author who ushered millions of young women towards literature is as alive in the minds of young women today as she ever was. The New York Public Library (42nd street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan) will host an event examining her life and works from 2:15-4:00. This event is free.

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June 25, 2013

The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Economic Scene” columnist (The New York Times) Eduardo Porter will be at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) Tuesday, June 25th discussing his views on consumption and economics. Why do we pay what we do for fancy handbags and luxury cars? This free event runs from 6:30 through 8:30.

The Inside Story of the Groundbreaking Comedy Machine the National Lampoon

Join the Strand Bookstore (12th Street and Broadway, Manhattan) June 25th for a humorous event chronicling the history of the National Lampoon Franchise with the brand’s founders. From magazines, to books, to movies, the brand’s impact is certainly long lasting. Purchase their book That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick or a 15 dollar gift card for entrance to the event at 7:00 pm.

June 26, 2013

Andrew Blum and Virginia Heffernan

McNally Jackson Bookstore (52 Prince Street, Manhattan) will be hosting an event on nature of the internet in relation to Andrew Blum’s book Tubes. Blum, a Wired correspondent will be joined by Virginia Heffernan, a national correspondent for Yahoo News. This free event begins at 7:00 pm.

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile

Chester Higgins Jr, New York Times staff photographer will be holding a lecture at the Mid-Manhattan New York Public Library (445 5th Avenue, Manhattan) on his photographs and documentation of ancient Africa. This free event will focus on culture and history, and begins at 6:30 pm.

Getting Started with iBooks

The Apple Store in Soho will be offering a free iBooks workshop on Wednesday, June 26th. Expect to learn how to create digital books for the iPad, and use exciting features like 3-D, videos, and interactive objects. Preregister for the event online. This workshop begins at 4:00.

Around Town: Book and Magazine Events in NYC

June 17, 2013Photoshop at Apple

The Soho Apple Store (103 Prince Street, Manhattan) offers many free workshops and classes.  This Monday they have a free Photoshop class at 1:00 pm. Learn design secrets and how to adjust and edit photos. Click the above link to register.

 

June 18, 2013: Secrets behind Book Publishing @ the Strand

Authors, agents, and editors will unite at the Strand Books Store (829 Broadway, Manhattan) for a discussion on the ins and outs of publishing. They will “de-mystify” the industry and give insight into their own career. This event begins at 7:00 pm and costs $15.00 (in the form of a gift card to the store.)

June 19, 2013: Questlove at Barnes and Noble

Roots drummer Questlove has written a book called Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove and will be promoting it at the Union Square Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street, Manhattan.)  This book isn’t just a memoir, but a personal look at fakes, philosophers, and music.

June 20, 2013: John Donne, Re-Done

At the New York Public Library (5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan) an event will be held honoring the British master poet John Donne. Contemporary poets will be reading their own work alongside Donne’s, and discuss his influence on their writing. This event begins at 1:15 and is first come, first served.

June 21, 2013: William Shakespeare

At the New York Public Library (5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Manhattan) discover the world of Shakespeare within the stacks. How have his words been translated from Renaissance England to today’s New York? This event begins at 2:15 and is free.