Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 pm
The Graduate Center Public Programs (CUNY)
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
What can today’s activists learn from the successes and failures of their precursors? First in this series, we welcome Larry Kramer, an award-winning playwright (The Normal Heart) and author, and a celebrated public health and gay rights advocate. As a pioneering AIDS activist, he co-founded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP in 1987. He speaks with Charles Blow, New York Times Op-Ed columnist and author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones.
Part of the series “The First 100 Days.” Presented with the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC), and the Ph.D. Program in History.
Admission is free, reservations are required. To make a reservation, click here.
Monday, February 27 at 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (& 12th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Unexpected, humorous, sometimes dark, and surprisingly heartfelt, here are tales that explore the secret life of men as they pass into adulthood, middle age, and old age confronting lust, pain, guilt, bewilderment, and mortality. O’Leary has won numerous literary awards for his stories and his title story was a finalist for the Mark Twain Award for Humor Writing. The collection fearlessly distills for the reader tinctures of joy, pain, madness, heartbreak, greed, and other components of the human capacity for good and evil, for beauty and ugliness. O’Leary showcases humanity in a fluent, fun read, which will let you peek into the most intimate and the well familiar entrails of existence. Few books around these days possess the capability to bring both a tear to your eye and smile to your lips, within the span of a few chapters, such as this work does.
Tim will be joined in conversation by Stuart Elliott, former advertising/media reporter turned freelance writer at Media Village.
Prior to the talk guitarist Christopher White will perform his song “Dick Cheney Shot Me In The Face.”
Admission is $15. Please click here to purchase admission.
Tuesday February 28 at 7:00 pm
The Center for Fiction
17 E. 47th St
New York, NY 10017
A must for emerging writers: we’ve partnered with Electric Literature and The Authors Guild to present a series of events aimed at giving you the essentials when it comes to your career. In this first of the series, our panelists Yuka Igarashi (Soft Skull Press, Catapult,) Michelle Legro (formerly of New Republic,) and James Yeh (VICE) will discuss how to pitch for online, and the ways in which writing for the web differs to print. Moderated by Dwyer Murphy of Electric Literature.
Admission is free. Feel free to RSVP for this event.